White House denies Iran ransom payment

White House denies Iran ransom payment

The White House on Wednesday denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans. Amid revelations that the US helped airlift $400 million worth of Swiss francs and euros to Iran after a prisoner release, the White House insisted the two […]

Make it rain: Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all

Make it rain: Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all

In a global first, Switzerland holds a referendum on Sunday on a radical proposal to provide the entire population with an unconditional, basic income designed to fight poverty, inequality and provide “a dignified” existence to all. Driven by a popular initiative that collected the requisite 100,000 signatures, the universal basic income (UBI) aims to revamp […]