19 October 2019


US slams EU tariffs targeting Airbus, wine and whiskey (2)
The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday (18 October), despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high- profile targets. The tariffs, which took effect just after midnight in Washington (0401 GMT), came after talks between European officials and US trade representatives failed to win a last-minute reprieve.
European governments move to veto Facebook's digital money (4)
Business European governments move to veto Facebook's digital money 19 Oct 2019 05:38AM (Updated: 19 Oct 2019 05:40AM) WASHINGTON: Major European players are joining forces to block Facebook's proposed digital currency because of the dangers it poses to national sovereignty, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Friday (Oct 18). The firm opposition from France, Italy and Germany adds to the mounting
New HBO series 'Watchmen' hopes to match original's ambition (1)
By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) - Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s.
U.S. tariffs on EU products over aircraft subsidy dispute take effect (2)
Video PlayerClose WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) - Additional U.S. tariffs on a wide range of goods from the European Union (EU) after World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on aircraft subsidies took effect on Friday, a move likely to fuel trade tensions between the two sides. Early this month, the WTO gave the United States permission to levy tariffs on 7.5 billion U.S.
European countries move to block Facebook's Libra digital currency (1)
Issued on: 18/10/2019 - 21:04Modified: 18/10/2019 - 22:14 Illustration of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency Studio Graphique France M'edias Monde Text by: NEWS WIRES France, Italy and Germany are together preparing measures to block Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency from use in Europe, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Friday. Advertising Read more "Libra is not welcome on European soil," Le Maire told reporters the
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