As the scientific community raises pressure against the UK Government for the lack of scientific funding, BoE Chancellor George Osborne had given in, vowing that he would protect the scientific community’s funding from inflation and further cuts.

Osborne said the science resource budget would rise by £100,000 to £4.7 billion and will have it protected “in real terms” until the end of the Conservatory Parliament.

Total science spending will be £500 million higher than it was in 2015-16.

But scientists still say it isn’t enough.

The Science and Technology Committee urged Osborne to use the spending review to map out boosting public and private investment in science.

Osborne did not mention this report or committing 3% of GDP from 1.7% on scientific ventures.

This urged Nicola Blackwood, the Science and Technology Committee Chair to say Osborne’s vow is a farce.

“New science research facilities do not have the annual resources to run at capacity, because ‘batteries are not included’ with capital spending. This must be put right as a matter of urgency,” she said.

“If Britain wants to retain its status as a science superpower and compete at the cutting edge of science and tech, the Government must ultimately aspire to match the higher science investment of rivals like Germany and the US.

“Spending on science and innovation is not a state subsidy, it is a strategic investment that creates high value jobs, boosts productivity and attracts inward investment. Increasing science investment would supercharge our science base by attracting private sector R&D investment from industry, charities and overseas investors alike.”

However, she expressed pleasure to introduce inflation protection for the core science budget, but only 3% of the GDP would be enough to satisfy what the community needs.

US observers and news sources confirm that Russia hand launched air strikes against Syrian Rebel Alliances including ISIS in Syria. Meanwhile, the US criticises Russia for attacking IS and protecting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the same time time, which is viewed as counter-productive by the country.

The move comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin received permission to engage Syrian rebels from the Russian Parliament.

According to sources, Russian aircraft attacks had focused on non-rebel and militant targets. TV reports include airstrikes against Jisr Al-Shughour. Local media laso reported Russia does not focus on Islamic state alone but other rebels including those backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States.

However, Jisr Al-Shughour is home to al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front and Lebanon militants al-Mayadeen.

The Syrian National Council, opposed to Assad, said Russia’s air attacks did not reap any fruit as the four areas Russia hit on Wednesday had no militant presence.

Meanwhile, Russia claims all allegations as an “information attack” against Russia.

The Russian Military itself states the attack had destroyed 12 IS targets in Syria during its first attack. The military claimed it attacked a command centre. Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the country’s military operations adhered to international law.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states urged Russia to end its military operations in the area. Saudi had vowed to improve its support to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Assad is a close ally of Russia and a negotiating partner with legitimate arms deals in the country.

Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Sunni Arab country, said Russia’s military action can jeopardise Syria’s future.

Meanwhile, the United States condemned Russia’s actions as it may create confusion between US and Russian pilots flying in the same airspace.

Korea electronics giant and one of Apple’s tech rivals Samsung sees its net profit fall by 8 per cent in the second quarter of the year. Analysts blame the tight competition between Apple’s iPhone and new Chinese smartphone rivals deterring its own line.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s semiconductor department had increased its profit, helping narrow the losses.

The mobile division had fallen to 2.76tn won from 4.42tn won a year earlier. Samsung said the sales of Galaxy S6 fell short of expectations because the demand was so high for the product but production had been slow.

Vice President for Mobile Business Park Jin-Young, the company hopes to scale up its phone sales business for better profit in the coming quarter as budget models are announced.

Samsung has been in lukewarm water since 2013 as temperature slowly rises due to the increasing competition in the smartphone market. It is the fifth time the tech giant had seen its quarterly profit drop consecutively.

Meanwhile, their pre-earnings guidance had been accurate in foreseeing the fall in profits.

Accusations of corruption in the highest levels of international Football, Sepp Blatter remains unshaken. His support across Asia and Africa has cemented his position as the top representative of FIFA despite 14 of its executives have been accused of fraud and graft.

According to Nigerian Football Federation newly-elected president Amaju Pinnick, “Blatter feels Africa.”

“He sees Africa and he has imparted so much – a lot of developmental programmes.

“Without Blatter we wouldn’t enjoy all the benefits we enjoy today from Fifa. What Blatter pushes is equity, fairness and equality among the nations. We don’t want to experiment.”

Almost every FIFA project that had guaranteed good economic returns for every community in the world had been under Sepp Blatter. Chad, one of the most underdeveloped areas of Africa, had earned 26 projects from FIFA with technical centres, a headquarters in Africa that holds seminars about refereeing and everything else about football.

Blatter had also pushed the funding in every football nation with a project under his name, which garnered him huge amounts of support despite the FIFA’s biggest crisis yet.

According to German police, Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz took the controls of the Airbus A320 and locked out the aircraft’s captain. He then set it to crash on the French Alpine Mountains, where all 150 passengers and crew of the Germanwings flight had met their end.

Meanwhile, police haven’t secured a motive as to why the 27-years-old pilot would take the entire plane on his hands.

After the French Prosecutors’ announcement of the analysis, almost every international airline had changed their rules to require a second crew member to be in the cockpit at all times. The United States has made this compulsory. European countries have not made the rule compulsory until today.

Canada has required all its airlines to comply with the new safety rules. Easyjet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Air Berlin complied immediately after the prosecutors’ announcement.

Germanwings Parent Lufthansa CEO is yet to discuss the new rules with other leaders in the industry. He believed the rule was unnecessary. However, social media had placed pressure on the company.

Despite his probable actions, Lubitz was not a terrorist, according to German and French officials. He was a young man who had a good physical and mental health and had no sign of inducing harm for others.

However, the intent to destroy the aircraft was clear. The rapid descent of the vehicle showed the crash was a voluntary act.

Thousands of people from the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe will come together in their country’s respective shrines to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Auschwitz is well-known for being the “heart” of the holocaust, which had killed millions of lives in the name of unethical research during WWII. 2015’s Holocaust Memorial Day marks the camp’s 70th year of liberation.

The event will be attended by senior politicians, dignitaries and religious leadrs. Survivors of the holocaust will also be joining the national commemoration in central London.

Around 70 candles created by Sculptor Anish Kapoor will be lit across the United Kingdom. The candles represent each year the Nazi concentration camp in Poland had been liberated.

One of these candles will also be lit at Auschwitz itself.

Meanwhile, all over the UK, events would be held in Shetland, Outer Hebrides, Truro and Northern Ireland and Wales. Authorities estimate that 1,000 guests will attend the event in Central London.

Guests will be hearing speeches, watch actual documentation of the Nazi camp.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said: “The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is ‘keep the memory alive’. It is vital that we all remember and reflect upon the horrors of the past and honour those who survived. On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember for a purpose, we learn from the past and consider how we can help build a better future.”


European Union lawmakers are largely in favour of having Google broken up by anti-trust regulators. This is the latest in the series of setbacks for the world’s most popular search engine.

Google has been in the EU’s hotseat since 2010 because of its privacy issues, the refusal to curb search results, copyright concerns and tax controversies.

German Conservative Lawmaker and co-sponsor of the bill Andreas Schwab said that the number of lawmakers in favour of breaking up the tech giant is a signal to the European Commission.

“Monopolies in whatever market have never been useful, neither for consumers nor for the companies,” he said.

Schwab said he had nothing against Google and was a regular user. “I use Google every day,” he said.

Google has not commented on the statement. Meanwhile, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she will review and talk to complainants about the case before they decide on the next step.

Meanwhile, several European politicians criticised the proposal.

“Parliament should not be engaging in anti-Google resolutions, inspired by a heavy lobby of Google competitors or by anti-free market ideology, but ensure fair competition and consumer choice,” said lawmaker Sophie in’t Veld from the Parliament’s ALDE liberal group.

The Computer and Communications Industry Association, a lobby group made up of Google, eBay, Facebook, Microsoft and Samsung, said that unbundling Google was an “extreme and unworkable solution.”


Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group Nusra Front together with other Syrian rebel factions launched attacks against Syrian army checkpoints, police headquarters and the governor’s office in Northwestern Syria Monday. The clash had left 35 Syrian troops and rebels dead in Idlib.


Syrian rebels are gaining ground against the Syrian regime. The rebels have taken over villages and towns in strategic locations to launch guerilla tactics and gain a foothold of government bases and armories. Syrian forces were powerless against the surprise attacks.


According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian military is facing difficulty handling the Nusra Front and simultaneous checkpoint attacks. Working with a network of Syrian activists inside the country, the observatory noted that Nusra Front suicide bombers have targeted regime forces to lower their numbers.


Activist Asad Kanjo said that the attacks morally defeated many Syrian regime soldiers. According to Activists, policemen aided rebels in entering the governor’s office.


Mastoumeh Hill in the Idlib Province was also overtaken. Syrian helicopters had targeted the sight. The skirmish left 15 rebels and 20 soldiers dead.


In the province of Deir al-Zour, a car bomb exploded near an Islamic State-run hospital, which killed four people and a child.


Meanwhile, fighting has intensified in Kobane where Syrian Kurdish fighters are defending the strategic town from the hands of the Islamic State.


the military audience in Florida, US President Barack Obama promised that recent actions against ISIS will not involve sending ground troops to the front lines. After Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey recommended sending ground troops, Obama replied with a responding “no” to the possibility.

Currently, the more than 400 military advisers in Iraq will be sufficient to deal with the threat of ISIS. These military advisers assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Iraqi and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and outfit them with the weapons and supplies provided by supporting nations. These advisers can also call in airstrikes from US air fighters and drones.

Airstrikes do not count as a front combat role, but rather a supporting role The White house official policy insisted that Dempsey’s recommendations were in line with a narrow definition of combat that overlooks the lines of combat in the field.

“I want to be clear. The American Forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not, and will not have a combat mission. They will support Iraqi forces on the ground as they fight for their own country against these terrorists” Obama said in a gymnasium at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

US Secretary of State John Kerry had also said that US troops will not play a combat role in Iraq. He said before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that coalition members agreed to help in other ways, such as cutting off funding for the Islamic State, stopping the number of recruits flying in to support the combat efforts and providing humanitarian aid.


French President Francois Hollande is now deep with his government in the biggest political crisis in France as the government has failed after austerity talks have failed. According to The Elysee, Hollande has commissioned Prime Minister Manuel Valls to create a new government to address the situation.

Arnaud Montebourg and Education Minister Benoit Hamon of the Socialist party have criticised the government’s economic policies and its effectiveness in addressing France’s economic stagnancy early this year.

According to Montebourg, France’s economic crisis was a result of erroneous political decisions regarding austerity policies extending the economic crisis. It is due to the stubbornness of the French government and other European countries about austerity measures that had left economic troubles in other areas of the country.

Meanwhile, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi had encouraged countries to boost demands for their products and go away from austerity to reviving the growth of economies. He said policymakers were ready to add monetary stimulus to save Europe’s economy.

The euro bloc is facing great deficits after unemployment remained high a few months after the growth post-euro zone crisis. With high unemployment, Europe remains fragile to economic recession, with Germany and France reaching economic stagnancy with economies contracting by 1%