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Brexit talks falter as UK claims EU is hardening negotiating stance

Progress stalls as robust lobbying from France alleged and tussle ensues over UK subsidies regulatorBrexit negotiations took a sudden step backwards Thursday afternoon Downing Street said, after furious French lobbying pushed the EU to make late demands.The apparent eleventh hour hardening of the EU position was said to have destabilised the troubled talks, peeling back progress made over the previous 24 hours. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry


Ryanair orders further 75 Boeing 737 Max jets worth up to £6.7bn

Airline defies Covid pessimism and concerns public may avoid model due to safety fearsRyanair has ordered a further 75 Boeing 737 Max planes worth up to $9bn (£6.7bn), defying aviation industry pessimism over coronavirus and concerns that the public may avoid the model due to safety fears.Europe’s biggest short-haul airline has now ordered a total of 210 of the aircraft that its chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has described as a “gamechanger” for the carrier’s business model. Continue reading....
Tags: Europe, Business, UK News, World news, Ireland, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Michael O'leary, Boeing


Brexit: French PM says country must compromise in fishing deal

Jean Castex says coastal communities must prepare for ‘new era’ in visit to biggest fishing portFrance’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has visited the country’s biggest fishing port to warn that his government had to compromise and that coastal communities should prepare for a “new era” as the Brexit talks entered its decisive days.With negotiators working through the day and night in London, Castex travelled to Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, to advise representatives of the fishing industry...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry, Jean Castex


French PM warns of 'new era' as Brexit talks enter decisive days

In visit to country’s biggest fishing port, Jean Castex says his government has to compromiseFrance’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has visited the country’s biggest fishing port to warn that his government had to compromise and that coastal communities should prepare for a “new era” as the Brexit talks entered its decisive days.With negotiators working through the day and night in London, Castex travelled to Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, to advise representatives of the fishing industry th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry, Jean Castex


Are small businesses really ready for Brexit?

With just 28 days to go, UK firms tell about lack of government communication and supply worriesWith just 29 days to go before the end of the transition period, the government is urging businesses to get ready for Brexit.But how are small to medium-sized businesses – the family businesses that are the backbone of the country – faring? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Small Business, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brexit


Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new case – as it happened

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, tests positive; Law Council concerned over federal government’s Asio powers bill; health minister says vaccine rollout on track for March. This blog is now closed Sydney hotel quarantine worker diagnosed with Covid-19NSW hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 7.49am GMT With that, we’ll be closing the blog for today. Thanks as always for reading. We’ll be back with the news as it happens, tomorrow morning.Here is ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Liberal


China targeting Biden team, intelligence chief warns, amid fresh trade war measures

William Evanina speaks of Beijing’s influence campaign ‘on steroids’, as Congress passes bill targeting big companies such as Alibaba A counterintelligence chief in the US has warned that Chinese agents are already targeting the personnel of President-elect Joe Biden, as well as those close to his team, as Congress unveiled more measures targeting big Chinese companies.William Evanina, from the office of the US Director of National Intelligence, told the Aspen Institute Cyber Summit on Wednesday...
Tags: Business, Congress, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Alibaba, Biden, National Intelligence, William Evanina, Aspen Institute Cyber Summit


Congress passes measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

Bill could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from markets, as US also widens ban on cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in May, sending it to Trump, who the W...
Tags: Business, Congress, Senate, White House, China, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House, Global Economy, Alibaba, Bill, Donald Trump


Australia politics: Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new Covid case – question time live

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, returns positive result; Greg Hunt says vaccine rollout still on track for March; coronavirus traces found in sewage in Sydney’s north-west. Follow all the latest live • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 3.24am GMT Michael McCormack’s dixer seems to be aimed at Andrew Bolt:I say to people listening to this watching this there are jobs in the regions, good well paying jobs come have a look, come to the regions you won...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, House, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Andrew Bolt


US unveils measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

House passes bill that could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from US stock markets, the same days the US banned more cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in ...
Tags: Business, Senate, White House, China, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House, Global Economy, Alibaba, Donald Trump, Trump, XinjiangThe US House of Representatives


Australia politics live: Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new Covid case

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, returns positive result; Greg Hunt says vaccine rollout still on track for March; coronavirus traces found in sewage in Sydney’s north-west. Follow all the latest live • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.17am GMT It’s the international day of persons with disabilities.Bill Shorten attended an event in parliament held to highlight the day.I’ve questioned whether 2 tell this story as theres a sense of shame in it. A ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Australian economy


Australia politics live: NSW hotel quarantine worker tests positive for Covid

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, returns positive result; Greg Hunt says vaccine rollout still on track for March; coronavirus traces found in sewage in Sydney’s north-west. Follow all the latest live 9.18pm GMT NSW Health has issued its official alert on the new Covid case – it is not connected to the fragments which were found in the wastewater: NSW Health was notified late last night (2 December 2020) of a new case of Covid-19 in a person who works at...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, NSW Health


Canadian security firm GardaWorld raises G4S takeover offer to £3.7bn

Investors have two weeks to decide whether to accept final offer of 235p a share in cashA Canadian security firm has increased its takeover offer for the UK outsourcing group G4S to £3.68bn in a final bid for its larger rival.GardaWorld said it would pay 235p a share in cash, up 24% from its previous 190p-a-share offer, which would value G4S at £3bn. The Canadian firm has also reached a deal with G4S pension trustees on a £770m funding package for the pension scheme. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Americas, World news, G4s, Canada, Mergers and Acquisitions, GardaWorld, GardaWorld raises G4S


Something for secret Santa? The Freemasons open a gift shop

If you want white gloves, a gavel, or a teddy bear in a masonic apron – or just fancy a glimpse inside the society’s London HQ – this could be the place to shopName: Freemasons.Age: Their origins can be traced back to the stoneworkers’ guilds, whose members built the great medieval gothic cathedrals. The first Grand Lodge was established in 1717, in London. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Santa, Grand Lodge, Freemasons


Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Plan

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Tags: Business, New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Economy, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska, House, New Jersey


Brexit: UK has lowered demands on fish catches, says EU

Significant gap remains as two sides enter crucial 48 hours of talksBoris Johnson has lowered his Brexit demands on Brussels by asking for up to 60% of catches in UK waters back from EU fishing fleets but the gap between the negotiators remains wide, Michel Barnier told the bloc’s capitals ahead of what he said would be a crucial 48 hours.In briefings to EU ambassadors and MEPs in Brussels, the bloc’s chief negotiator said Downing Street had revised its demand down from 80% but that it was uncle...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry


Aston Martin in row over 'sockpuppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study

Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s directorAston Martin is at the centre of a climate lobbying controversy after a study co-commissioned by the company that cast doubt on the green credentials of electric vehicles was found to have been attributed to a PR company registered to the wife of a director at the luxury carmaker.The study, which has since been widely debunked by experts, was presented as “groundbreaking” third-party research an...
Tags: Business, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Travel and transport, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, EVs, Aston Martin, directorAston Martin


Joe Biden warning dashes UK hopes of early US trade deal

President-elect says he won’t sign any new agreements until US is more competitiveBritain’s hopes of securing an early trade deal with the US have been dashed by a warning from Joe Biden, the president-elect, that America will not sign a trade deal with anyone until the US has sorted out its competitiveness.Britain had been closing in on a trade deal with the administration of Donald Trump, a fierce opponent of the European Union, but Biden has said in a New York Times interview that his priorit...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, US, America, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, New York Times


Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged – as it happened

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions and the OECD warns Australia over China exports. This blog is now closedAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.36am GMT And that’s where we’ll leave the blog for today. Thanks as always for reading, we’ll be back tomorrow, with Amy Remeikis at the helm in the morning.Here’s what happened today: 7.11am GMT ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions; OECD warns Australia over China exports; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.11am GMT The Liberal MP Bridget Archer has given a passionate speech against her own government’s policy on the cashless debit card....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Nike Japan ad on teenage bullying and racism sparks debate

Two-minute film draws support as ‘amazing’ while others accused company of creating a false impression of Japan A video made by Nike Japan that explores bullying and racism using three schoolgirl footballers has sparked praise and outrage online, including calls to boycott the company’s products.The two-minute film, which was released on Monday, had racked up 14.2m views on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon and more than 63,000 likes. More than 16,000 people had commented. The YouTube version had b...
Tags: Business, Japan, Nike, World news, Asia Pacific, Nike Japan


Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker will not be charged; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 6.22am GMT Greens senator Lidia Thorpe is currently giving her first speech in parliament. She is ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Victoria, OECD


Transformed by the holy spirit? The bar pretending to be a church to beat Covid rules

A tequila bar in Nottingham has plans to get around tier 3 by registering itself as the Church of 400 Rabbits and claiming it is a place of worship. It’s not the only establishment trying to find loopholesName: The Church of 400 Rabbits.Age: Pending approval from the Nottingham’s registrar general. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Pubs, World news, Nottingham, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus


New California Ski Resort Guidance Bans Day Of Ticket Sales

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California has issued new coronavirus guidelines for ski resorts.  Among the rules outlining social distancing and mask-wearing, ski resorts must limit capacity and access to base areas. To do that, the resorts must discontinue day of ticket sales and limit parking lot access to lift pass holders only. The state guidance says customers must purchase tickets in advance or have a season pass. Additionally, the guidance recommends encouraging customers to use apps or purchase i...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sacramento, Roseville, Cbs, Ski Resorts, South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, Coronavirus, Tahoe News, Arden Fair Mall Black


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.18am GMT And with 28 comebacks in that QT, we are done. (there were a few ‘coming back’ mentions...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, OECD, Labor party


UK and US lock in behind Australia in China row

Australia’s allies take aim at China’s campaign of ‘disinformation’The British government has vowed to stand with Australia to “protect our key interests and values” and push back at “disinformation” amid a deepening rift in Canberra’s relationship with Beijing.The American ambassador to Australia also accused a Chinese foreign ministry official of spreading “disinformation through fabricated images and disingenuous statements” about Australia. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Australia, China, US, International Trade, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter, national accounts reveal

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.22am GMT Sky News has a new host.Cory Bernardi will host his own show, ‘Bernadi’ from next year....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, OECD, Labor party


Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?

Analysis: Amid rising trade tensions, Chinese interests are keen to develop a high-quality deposit in Guinea. Analysts warn any restrictions on Australian sales to China would ‘send shockwaves through the market’Across China and around the clock, furnaces fuelled by Australian iron ore pump out the steel the country needs to build its way out of the coronavirus downturn.But as China’s trade war with Australia has become louder, working its way from unofficial stoppages to swingeing tariffs on ba...
Tags: Business, Australia, China, Africa, Australia news, Mining, Guinea, Rio Tinto, Brazil, Australian education, Western Australia, Australian economy, Across China, Australian foreign policy


Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan COVID Relief Plan

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Tags: Business, New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Economy, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska, House, New Jersey


This recession has not spared Australia's youth. Nothing could be further from the truth

Despite a rise in part-time employment, those in their late teens and early 20s are in the most precarious position of anyone in that cohort since the 1990sFreedom lost: the generation coming of age in Australia’s pandemic-fuelled recessionAfter a childhood in foster care, I finally felt my life was on track. Then the pandemic hitWhen a recession hits, being young is not a place you want to find yourself – as everyone during the early 1980s, 1990s, and GFC found. Every recession always hits the ...
Tags: Business, Australia, Australia news, Unemployment, Young People, Youth Unemployment, Australian economy, Gfc, Coronavirus



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