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United adds flights for August 2020

As demand for travel picks up again, United Airlines is adding nearly 25,000 flights to its schedule for August. Most of these additions will come in the form of domestic flights as United prepares to add over 600 daily flights to more than 200 airports across the United States, resume 50 suspended routes, and double the number of flights from its New York/Newark hub. By August, the airline will be operating 48 percent of its 2019 domestic schedule. In a press release, Ankit Gupta, United’s ...
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EU-UK trade talks break up early over 'serious' disagreements

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier complained of lack of respect and engagement by UKThe latest negotiations in Brussels on an EU-UK trade and security deal have broken up early, with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, complaining of a lack of respect and engagement by the British government.The two sides ended the week’s talks – the first held in person since February – a day ahead of the jointly-agreed schedule amid evident frustration at the lack of progress in bridging what both Bar...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, EU UK, David Frost, EU Brexit, Michel Barnier, Barnier


Belgium mulls charges over 1961 killing of Congo's first elected leader

Prosecutors say there are two living suspects allegedly linked to assassination of Patrice LumumbaBelgian prosecutors are investigating whether they can bring charges against people suspected of taking part in the killing of Congo’s first democratically elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, almost 60 years after his assassination.Belgium’s federal prosecutor Frédéric Van Leeuw said on Wednesday: “We are in the process of taking stock of the prosecutions that could be launched. The facts have been qua...
Tags: Europe, Law, Africa, World news, War Crimes, Belgium, Congo, Brussels, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, Frederic Van Leeuw, Patrice LumumbaBelgian


Coronavirus live news: Australia puts 300,000 back into lockdown; tourist flights to Greece resume

Fauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day; schools in Thailand reopen; global cases near 10.5mGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 10.19am BST Turkey on Wednesday urged the EU to correct the “mistake” of excluding it from the bloc’s list of safe coronavi...
Tags: Science, Greece, Australia, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Thailand, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Microbiology, Brussels


City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Eu, Best, Frankfurt, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Brexit, Bern, Paris Amsterdam, Barnier, Naomi Smith


European Union Bars American Travelers For Now As Borders Reopen

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Germany, India, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ap, Britain, United States, Italy, Switzerland, Uruguay, Brussels, Donald Trump


Belgian King's 'deep regret' over Congo suffering

Belgium's King Philippe expressed his "deep regret" on Tuesday (June 30) for the "suffering and humiliation" inflicted on the Democratic Republic of Congo during its 75 years under Belgian rule. According to his royal palace, it marks the first time a reigning Belgian monarch has communicated remorse for the atrocities committed in the European country's colonial past. DRC was a Belgian colony for 52 years and for 23 years before that the personal property of King Leo...
Tags: News, Africa, Belgium, Congo, Brussels, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Drc, Philippe, Leopold, Leopold II, Matonge, Felix Tshisekedi Philippe, Monique Fodderie


Britain and Brussels turn on each other for prolonging City's uncertainty

Deadline to agree regulatory equivalence for financial services and allow business after Brexit likely to be missedBritain and Brussels have each accused the other of holding up a decision on the City of London’s ability to do business in EU markets from next year, prolonging the financial services’ state of uncertainty about the future.Both parties had agreed to complete assessments of the other’s regulatory regimes for financial services by Tuesday 30 June, with the expectation that they would...
Tags: Europe, Business, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, Financial Sector, Britain, Brussels, Brexit, Michel Barnier


Brexit talks: key issues in Frost/Barnier discussions

Boris Johnson’s new security adviser is in Brussels for first talks since Covid-19 outbreakBrexit negotiations have resumed in Brussels in an attempt to break the deadlock over four key issues: fisheries, fair competition in trade, governance and security.Talks started on Monday with a two-hour, face-to-face meeting between David Frost, the chief UK negotiator, and the EU’s Michel Barnier, the first since the Covid-19 outbreak halted talks in March. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, David Frost, Michel Barnier, Frost Barnier


Brexit: Face-to-face trade talks between UK and EU begin in Brussels

UK and EU negotiators are meeting in person for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.
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The Future of Europe Could Be Decided in Poland

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The European Union has many problems, but the most fundamental may be the rift between northern and southern member states and the even deeper fault line running between west and east. That latter fissure is especially dangerous because, unlike the largely economic one between north and south, it tears at the EU’s core values, including democracy, freedom of the press and the rule of law.For the past decade, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has been flouting these p...
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Bloomberg, Budapest, Hungary, West, Poland, Catholic, Brussels, Bloomberg LP, Hannibal, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Kaczynski, Lech


Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens

Conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda faces main challenge from liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał TrzaskowskiVoting is under way in Poland’s presidential election, with the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, up against a field of challengers including the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski.Duda, who campaigned on a deeply conservative social agenda that was often laced with homophobia, is allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which since coming to power in 2015 has clashed with Brus...
Tags: Europe, World news, Poland, Brussels, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski Duda


The Philippines is investigating Wirecard and its missing $2 billion, and a local lawyer says he's being framed, say reports

The Philippines is investigating local businesses that partnered the collapsed German payments company Wirecard, the Financial Times reported. Wirecard went into administration and its former CEO Markus Braun was arrested after the firm claimed that more than $2 billion had disappeared from its balance sheet. Its auditor EY said the firm committed elaborate fraud. Wirecard had claimed the money was stored in two Philippine banks, which they both denied. Now the authorities will probe around fi...
Tags: Germany, Singapore, Trends, Philippines, Brussels, Ey, Financial Times, Reuters, Philippine, Tolentino, Wirecard, Markus Braun, Wirecard The Financial Times, Singapore Germany, ConePay International, Mark Tolentino


Masks...

I’d put it off and put if off but to no avail, I’ve had to sit down and make some masks. The Kayaker had sent me patterns and must have been on his tenth request for a mask, made with the fabric he had brought back from Africa in early March, before I capitulated. Does that return from Africa seem like half a lifetime ago now...yes it does. ’Hold your breath when you land in Brussels,’ I had said... ‘ Why?’ I hadn’t liked to bother him with the finer details of what was heading our way, a...
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Belgium's King Leopold II has a 21st century nemesis. He's 14 years old

Noah, a slight teenager wearing jeans and sneakers, is dwarfed by the bronze statue of Belgium's King Leopold II astride a horse. The statue, set high on a concrete plinth, has stood opposite the Royal Palace in Brussels since 1926.
Tags: Europe, News, Noah, Belgium, Brussels, Leopold II


EU parliament leader: Boris Johnson seems unwilling to find compromise in Brexit talks

Exclusive: David Sassoli says UK appeared unenthusiastic in recent trade negotiationsBoris Johnson appeared unwilling to compromise in order to secure a trade and security deal with Brussels when he joined EU leaders for a summit last week, one of the three who attended the meeting has told the Guardian.David Sassoli, the president of the European parliament, punctured a recent outbreak of optimism over a potential deal by warning that the EU had been left concerned at the end of a video confere...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Trade Policy, David Sassoli


Belgium's King Leopold II has a 21st century nemesis. He's 14 years old

Noah, a slight teenager wearing jeans and sneakers, is dwarfed by the bronze statue of Belgium's King Leopold II astride a horse. The statue, set high on a concrete plinth, has stood opposite the Royal Palace in Brussels since 1926.
Tags: Cnn, Noah, Belgium, Brussels, Leopold II


6 restaurants with dog-friendly patio dining in the San Fernando Valley

As we emerge, bleary eyed and shell-shocked, from our isolation, it does the heart and soul good to sit at an outdoor table, hopefully safer than dining inside — especially if you have a housebound pooch in tow. And we are blessed with a fine assortment of reopened restaurants, with comfortable dog-friendly patios. But do remember to use lots of hand sanitizer, before and after, and always keep your face mask near. Enjoy your food, and the sun, and the gentle breezes, and the company of Fido. Bu...
Tags: London, Dogs, California, La, Pets, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Brussels, Dining, Madrid


EU May Bar American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus

BRUSSELS -- European Union countries rushing to revive their economies and reopen their borders after months of coronavirus restrictions are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the scourge, according to draft lists of acceptable travelers seen by The New York Times.That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President ...
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Brexit talks hit by row over EU subsidies for farmers

Exclusive: Brussels accused of trying to stop UK government from defending British farmersBritish and EU negotiators have hit a new obstacle to securing a trade and security deal after clashing over €70bn of subsidies handed to European farmers by Brussels, the Guardian can reveal.The EU’s negotiating team led by Michel Barnier was accused in the latest round of talks of seeking to block the government from defending British farmers from cut-price European imports. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Farming, Brussels, Brexit, Trade Policy, Michel Barnier


Grasshopper Acquires U.S. Rights To Berlinale Prizewinning ‘Los Conductos’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Grasshopper Film has acquired U.S. rights to Camilo Restrepo’s critically acclaimed feature debut, “Los Conductos,” which won the best first film award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. “Los Conductos” — represented in international markets by Brussels-based Best Friend Forever — was expected to have its North American premiere at New Directors/New Films but the […]
Tags: News, Brussels, Berlin Film Festival, Grasshopper, Grasshopper Film, Camilo Restrepo


Europe to continue with digital services tax plans after US pulls out of talks: Report

European leaders doubled down on their plans to introduce digital services taxes after the US suspended talks with European countries on evolving a new global tax framework for technology companies and warned them of retaliatory measures on June 17. The Financial Times reported both these developments. Steve Mnuchin, the American Treasury Secretary had reportedly sent a June 12 dated letter to four European finance ministers — UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, French Economy Minister B...
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Microsoft is the latest to criticise Apple’s App Store policies

Microsoft president Brad Smith is the latest to question Apple’s App Store practices, saying that it imposes strict rules on developers, and takes a big cut out of their revenues. “I do believe the time has come, whether we’re talking about Washington, D.C., or Brussels, for a much more focused conversation about the nature of app stores, the rules that are being put in place, the prices and the tolls that are being extracted and whether there is really a justification in antitrust law for every...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Facebook, Spotify, News, Microsoft, Washington, Politico, US, Eu, Netflix, Antitrust, Brussels


Microsoft Says Antitrust Regulators Need To Review App Stores

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith said it's time for antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe to discuss tactics that app stores use to take advantage of those who want to distribute their software. Some app stores create a far higher barrier to fair competition and access than Microsoft's Windows did when it was found guilty of antitrust violations 20 years ago, Smith said Thursday at an event sponsored by Politico. He didn't specify whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Microsoft, Tech, Bloomberg, Brussels, Smith, Brad Smith, Microsoft Corp, Review App Stores


Microsoft Says Antitrust Regulators Should Review App Stores

Antitrust regulators are currently investigating competition in digital marketplaces, focusing on Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple. Microsoft is not involved in the investigation, but Microsoft joined the conversation today when president Brad Smith said at a Politico event (via Bloomberg) that it's time for regulators to take a look at app stores. Smith was careful not to name Apple or Google, but those are the two companies that have major digital software marketplaces and that are the f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Politico, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, Antitrust, Brussels, App Store, Smith, Brad Smith, Apple Microsoft, Facebook Amazon Google, App Store Microsoft


Microsoft took a subtle dig at Apple's controversial App Store rules as the iPhone maker is getting hit with 2 antitrust probes (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft's Brad Smith said it's time for regulators to have a "more focused" discussion about how app stores are governed and whether they violate antitrust rules. When speaking with Politico, Smith said app stores have created "higher walls" than barriers that existed in the industry 20 years ago, when Microsoft was facing antitrust scrutiny. Smith didn't mention Apple by name, but seemed to be referencing the tech giant's App Store policies, through which the company takes a 30% cut of tran...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Microsoft, Trends, European Commission, Brussels, Department Of Justice, App Store, Smith, Cto, Margrethe Vestager, Brad Smith, App Store Apple, David Heinemeier Hansson, Lisa Eadicicco


Michael Gove warns Northern Irish voters will reject EU over bureaucratic customs rules

Michael Gove has warned Northern Ireland will vote to break away from EU customs rules if Brussels is too "bureaucratic" about enforcing the new border in the Irish Sea. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster told MPs on a scrutiny committee that there would be "unfettered access" of Northern Irish products to mainland Britain. Pressed on whether that meant no exit declarations on goods travelling to the mainland, he said, "absolutely". Michel Barnier said at the end of the fourth round of Bre...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Britain, United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Brussels, Gove, Lancaster, Irish Sea, Michel Barnier


17 best American food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley

Some time back, flipping through a copy of one of the weekly news magazines, my eye was caught by a double-page advertisement for a contest sponsored by one of the cigarette companies. The advertisement consisted of a map of the United States, and a banner headline about winning a gourmet tour of America. I stared at the ad, dumbfounded. I have long come to believe that one of the best-kept culinary secrets of the world is that American food is really great stuff, and here that secret was, laid ...
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Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence

A black European Union lawmaker says she was a victim of police violence in Brussels. This is German Green party deputy Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana in the European Parliament on Wednesday (June 17). "I would like to inform you and the colleagues that I have been the victim of police violence by Belgian police. I consider this a discriminatory act with a racist tendency. Yesterday, while leaving the (Brussels) North tra...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Mali, Brussels, European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, Brussels North, German Green party, Pierrette Herzberger Fofana


EU says 'sovereign' UK has taken back control of its fishing waters

The European Union has accepted that Britain will take back control of its waters after the end of the Brexit transition period, the president of the European Commission said on Wednesday. Ursula von der Leyen said that all Brussels wanted was a long-term agreement over fishing rights that gave guarantees to EU boats that had fished UK waters for years. The latest hint at an EU willingness to compromise over its demand for a status quo fishing deal “under existing conditions” still ruled out the...
Tags: Japan, UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, European Commission, WTO, Boris Johnson, Brussels, European Court Of Justice, European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, Michel Barnier, Mrs von der Leyen, Canada Brussels