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A new Alzheimer's drug exposes a 'fundamentally flawed' part of how the US pays for drugs

Hi, Good morning, and welcome back to Insider Healthcare. I'm Andrew Dunn, and today in healthcare news:A new Alzheimer's drug exposes a 'fundamentally flawed' part of how the US pays for drugs;The US will likely miss Biden's July 4 vaccination goal;GlaxoSmithKline faces a critical investor day as activist investor pressure increases.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. And let me know what we should be paying attention to going forward: [email protected] On t...
Tags: Europe, White House, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Alzheimer's Disease, Healthcare, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Biden, Fairfax Media, Chadwick Boseman, Elliott, GSK


UK denies Russia fired warning shots at Royal Navy ship off Crimea

MoD contradicts Moscow’s assertion that shots were fired at destroyer and bombs dropped nearbyThe UK has rejected claims from Russia that warning shots were fired at the British warship HMS Defender in the Black Sea on Wednesday morning, as it sailed off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea.Britain’s Ministry of Defence said “no warning shots have been fired” at the destroyer, contradicting a statement made by its Russian equivalent which said that shots had been fired and a warplane dr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Black Sea, Crimea Britain


Radiohead, New Order and more artists call for overhaul of post-Brexit touring rules

More than 200 UK acts including the Chemical Brothers, Kano and Wolf Alice back Let the Music Move initiative, calling for financial help and cutting red tape for EU toursBritish music acts including Radiohead, the Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro and Annie Lennox are calling on the UK government to offer financial support to help artists tour the EU post-Brexit.The terms of the Brexit agreement mean that performing artists of all kinds must now have work permits to earn money from gigs in EU coun...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Music Industry, Radiohead, Culture, Pop and rock, Kano, New Order, Brexit, Mark Knopfler, Annie Lennox


Five years on from the Brexit referendum, the result is clear: both unions are losing

The UK has been weakened, but so too has the EU. Relations between them need not be this badFive years after the fateful referendum on 23 June 2016, what is the current balance sheet of Brexit? Answer: two weakened unions, the British and the European, and bad-tempered relations between them. Lose. Lose. Lose.The weakening of the British union is obvious. There will be another referendum on Scottish independence within the next few years. Scottish nationalists may win it with the argument that S...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Brexit


Moving on: why the EU is not missing Britain that much

On the 5th anniversary of Brexit, commentators reflect on the EU’s success at rallying together after Britain’s exit On the night of 23 June 2016 a storm broke out over Brussels. Rain poured, thunder rolled and lightning flashed over the headquarters of the European Union’s institutions.Then in the small hours came a political thunderbolt almost no one had forecast: the UK had voted to leave the union. Five years on, the Brexit tempest has subsided – in Brussels, if not in London. Continue read...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Euro, Britain, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Brussels Rain


They might have got more Brexit sense out of Frosty the Snowman | John Crace

The UK’s chief negotiator with the EU did his best to prove why he isn’t really up to the jobYou win some, you lose some. We’re still nowhere near finding out if the government has a coherent plan for tackling social care – only late on Monday the prime minister cancelled a meeting with Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock due to take place on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the issue. So we can probably assume not. But we are a little better informed as to why the negotiations with the EU over the Norther...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Frost, Brexit, John Crace, David Frost, Matt Hancock, Rishi Sunak


Lord Frost says Brexiters did not expect UK’s relationship with EU to be as difficult now as it is – politics live

Latest updates: Frost says the post-Brexit relationship with the UK is ‘settling down’ but it will be bumpy for some timeLabour leader Keir Starmer axes chief aide Jenny ChapmanNo 10 says G7 summit not to blame for rise in Cornwall’s Covid casesUK government borrowing eases as recovery helps tax takeCoronavirus global updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm BST Tugendhat ends by thanking Frost for his time.But he repeats his earlier point about Frost effectively being Europe m...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, UK News, NHS, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Frost, Brexit, Jenny


Trump asked whether COVID-infected Americans abroad could be sent to Guantánamo Bay, book says

Getty Trump asked if COVID-positive Americans overseas could be sent to Guantánamo Bay. The February 2020 episode is detailed in a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters. "Don't we have an island that we own?" Trump asked, according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump pondered whether COVID-positive Americans abroad could be sent to Guantánamo Bay in the early days of the pandemic, according to a forthcoming book by ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Politics, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, United States, Cuba, Donald Trump, Caribbean, Trump, Health And Human Services, Don


EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit

Exclusive: number of UK productions seen as ‘disproportionate’ and threat to Europe’s cultural diversityThe EU is preparing to act against the “disproportionate” amount of British television and film content shown in Europe in the wake of Brexit, in a blow to the UK entertainment industry and the country’s “soft power” abroad.The UK is Europe’s biggest producer of film and TV programming, buoyed up by £1.4bn from the sale of international rights, but its dominance has been described as a threat ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Film, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Film Industry, Culture, Television industry, Brexit


Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Chris Christie, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Gop, Nato, Washington Dc


The Guardian view on the Liberal Democrats: seeing and shaping politics | Editorial

Clearly the death of Liberal England has been prematurely foretold, but more will be needed to turn a stunning byelection win into a successful revivalIt is often hard to try to derive a national message from a single byelection. The effect on party morale usually dwarfs that felt on government policy. The election of Liberal Democrat Sarah Green as the MP for Chesham and Amersham, a commuter-belt seat north-west of London, stuns on both counts. The result will make Conservative MPs in relativel...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, London, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Green, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Local Politics, Byelections, Boris Johnson, Hs2, Buckinghamshire, Chesham


British food and drink exports to EU fall by £2bn in first quarter of 2021

Industry body says analysis of HMRC data shows structural rather than teething problems with BrexitBritish food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn in the first three months of 2021, with sales of dairy products plummeting by 90%, according to an analysis of HMRC data.Brexit checks, stockpiling and Covid have been blamed for much of the downturn, but the sector has said the figures show structural rather than teething problems with the UK’s departure from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Food & drink industry, Brexit, EU Continue, Trade Policy


UK asks EU for more time to resolve Brexit sausage row

Request over Northern Ireland comes amid moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in UK local electionsThe UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland.It comes as the UK announces moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in local elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, David Frost


Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


Wind turbines clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, UK EU, Trade Policy


Biden apologized for losing his temper when a CNN reporter pressed him on Putin, saying he 'shouldn't have been such a wise guy'

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Geneva Airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington as he wraps up his trip to Europe. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Biden apologized for losing his temper with a CNN reporter on Wednesday. "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy," he told reporters. CNN's Kaitlan Collins had pressed Biden on his meeting with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Geneva, Biden, Collins, Summit, Geneva Switzerland


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


UK criticises Leo Varadkar over united Ireland comments

Irish deputy PM’s remarks ‘unhelpful and ill-advised’, says Northern Ireland secretaryThe British government has rebuked Ireland’s deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, for saying he believed there could be a united Ireland within his lifetime.Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, told the Commons on Wednesday the comments were “unhelpful and ill-advised”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Leo Varadkar, Brandon Lewis, Fine Gael


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban

Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade warThe UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the Brexit protocol and avert a trade war.Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, was speaking days after Boris Johnson warned he would do “whatever it takes” to protect Northern Ireland’s position as part of the UK. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Lord Frost, Frost the Brexit


US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


Fiona Hill says Russia's hackers 'already declared war' on the US and want to prove they're a 'major cyber force'

Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, testifies to a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump on November 21, 2019. Erin Scott/Reuters Fiona Hill told the Financial Times that Russia "declared war quite a long time ago in the information sphere." Hill's comments came ahead of Biden's highly anticipated summit with Putin in Geneva. After recent hacks and cyber attacks l...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Fbi, United States, US Senate, Geneva


British nationals in France face losing rights if they miss residency deadline

Call to extend 30 June deadline over fears Britons will lose access to healthcare and pensionsCampaigners have warned that tens of thousands of British nationals living in France and three other countries risk losing their rights to local healthcare, residency and employment rights if they do not apply to remain resident in the next 14 days.British in Europe, a group set up to protect the post-Brexit rights of about 1.2 million UK nationals living on the continent, have called on France, Latvia,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Brexit, Malta, France Latvia Luxembourg


Biden and Erdogan play nice at NATO summit, showing the US and Turkey still need each other despite tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets President Joe Biden ahead of their meeting within the NATO summit at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, on June 14, 2021. Dursun Aydemir/Getty Images Biden and Erdogan met on Monday with US-Turkey relations at a historic low. It's unclear what they discussed specifically but Biden said the meeting was "good." Erdogan's autocratic leadership style and purchase of a Russian missile defense system has strained ties. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Nato, Brussels, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


GOP Rep. Jim Jordan rips into Joe Biden for attending the same G-7, NATO summits with US allies that Trump went to multiple times

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Jim Jordan appeared to criticize Biden on Monday for attending diplomatic summits in Europe. "While Biden pals around with his buddies in Europe, the border crisis rages at home," he tweeted. Conservatives have sought to make immigration at the US-Mexico border a rallying cry against Biden. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on Monday appeared to criticize President Joe Biden fo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Foreign Policy, Nato, Arizona, Cornwall, Ohio, Brussels, Jordan


GOP Rep. Jim Jordan rips into Biden for attending the same G7, NATO summits with US allies that Trump went to multiple times

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Jim Jordan appeared to criticize President Biden for attending diplomatic summits in Europe. "While Biden pals around with his buddies in Europe, the border crisis rages at home," he tweeted on Monday. Conservatives have sought to make immigration at the US-Mexico border a rallying cry against Biden. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on Monday appeared to criticize President Jo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Foreign Policy, Nato, United Kingdom, Arizona, Cornwall, Ohio, Brussels


The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Welp, the mobility event is over and we had loads of interesting interviews and anyone with an Extra Crunch subscription can access the videos. For instance, Rita Liao moderated a panel with executives from three Chinese robotaxi companies — WeRide, AutoX and Momenta — that also test and develop in Europe and the United States. One inter...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Indonesia, California, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Softbank, America, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg


Kamala Harris did 'comprehensive' media training ahead of her heavily-criticized NBC interview, according to new report

Vice President Kamala Harris. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris received media training ahead of her first foreign trip, CNN reports. A Harris aide described the training as routine. She was specifically prepped on a border question that later landed her in hot water. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Ahead of her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris sat for extensive media training that involved polishing ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Nbc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, El Salvador, Honduras, Central America, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Caleb Howe, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Biden plans to push NATO allies to take a tougher line with China, but their militaries aren't equipped for the challenge

President Joe Biden at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 14, 2021. STEPHANIE LECOCQ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Biden is in Belgium to meet NATO leaders. They plan to take a tough new position on China, a key priority for Biden. But a recent report said European militaries are too ill equipped to meet challenges posed by China. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden plans to push NATO allies to adopt a tougher stance towards China at his first ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, China, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Beijing, Nato, News UK, Belgium, Pentagon, Brussels, Biden



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