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Top US Diplomat For Europe Resigns After 16 Months On The Job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would leave his post in mid-February. “Wess has done an outstanding job as assistant secretary,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “I have valued his...
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3 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Jan. 25-31)

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa  Take a trip into the spirit world with Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo on Saturday, Jan. 26. TLC, which airs Caputo’s program “Long Island Medium” weekly, describes her as “an average mom from Long Island in every way except one: She talks to the dead.” For her show at Agua Caliente, Caputo will let “the Spirit” guide her through the audience to deliver messages from the beyond to her fans. If you don’t want to trek out to the desert to see Caputo talk to ghost...
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Macron and Merkel are trying to safeguard Europe, not dominate it | Simon Tisdall

For all its undoubted flaws, a new friendship treaty sees a bigger picture that is lost on Britain’s small-minded leadersIt is tempting to indulge in some typical British lip-curling over the grand-sounding Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation and Integration signed on Tuesday by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), capital of Charlemagne’s lost but not forgotten ninth-century European empire.The pact, reaffirming the 1963 Élysée treaty that set the two countri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Merkel, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Simon Tisdall, Charlemagne


Juha Saarinen: Europe's digital mess drags on

COMMENT: Regulation of technology is fascinating stuff that often generates a huge amount of controversy.Take the European Union's overhaul of copyright legislation to make it more suitable for a digital reality, but which ended... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, European Union, Juha Saarinen


Tesla has received approval to start selling the Model 3 in Europe (TSLA)

Tesla has received approval from the Dutch regulator RDW to begin selling the Model 3 sedan in Europe, a Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider. Deliveries of the long-range versions of the Model 3 are expected to begin for European customers in February, the representative added. The European and Chinese markets are expected to be important sources of growth for Model 3 sales. Tesla has received approval from the Dutch regulator RDW to begin selling the Model 3 sedan in Europe, a...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Nissan, Musk, Carlos Ghosn, Europe TSLA


Mooncard raises $5.7 million for its expense platform

French startup Mooncard raised a $5.7 million funding round (€5 million) from Raise Ventures, Aglaé Ventures and business angels. The company provides a service to track and manage your company’s expenses with the help of good old plastic cards. Corporate credit cards aren’t as widespread in France as in the U.S. and other countries. That’s why fintech startups have been trying to find a way to streamline expenses for French startups. Mooncard lets you get as many cards as you want for your team...
Tags: Startups, Europe, France, Tech, France Newsletter, Fintech, Wirecard, Mooncard, Raise Ventures Aglaé Ventures, Air France Vinci Virtuo Ledger


Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would […]
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Gryphon buys skincare brand RoC

Gryphon Investors has acquired New York City-based RoC, an anti-aging skincare brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Sawaya Partners LLC was financial adviser to Johnson & Johnson on the transaction while Luc-Henry Rousselle at LSH Partners did likewise for Gryphon. PRESS RELEASE January 22, 2019 (San Francisco) – Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based middle market private equity firm, announced today that it acquired RoC® Skincare (“RoC”), ...
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Ardian invests in Optimind

Ardian has made an investment in Paris-based Optimind, a consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed; although Optimind said the Ardian investment was part of a fundraising round that totaled 25 million in euros. PRESS RELEASE Paris, 22 January 2019. Optimind has chosen Ardian, a world leading private investment house, to support its growth and development as part of a fundraising round totalling €25 million. Optimind is an independent consulting firm that provides support to insurance fi...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Americas, US, Trends, Santiago, Paris, Seoul, Zurich, PE Deals, Ardian, ARDIAN Ardian, Alexis Saada, Geoffroy de La Grandière, Europe Frankfurt Jersey London, Luxembourg Madrid Milan Paris


RiverVest appoints CFO

RiverVest Venture Partners has named Sivan Weitzman as chief financial officer. Previously, she was the CFO at Halman Aldubi Investment House. PRESS RELEASE ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan. 22, 2018) – Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced that Sivan Weitzman has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Weitzman brings with her experience as CFO at an Israeli investment firm where, during her 13 years there, assets under management grew from $250 million to $14 bill...
Tags: Europe, Israel, Trends, People, St Louis, Melzer, Sivan, Weitzman, Rivervest Venture Partners, RiverVest, RiverVest Venture Fund IV, Sivan Weitzman, Halman Aldubi Investment House, Jay Schmelter RiverVest, Guy Weitzman, Betsy Cohen


AVP collects $150 mln for second early-stage fund

AXA Venture Partners has raised $150 million for second early-stage fund. AVP Early Stage II will invest in tech businesses in North America, Europe and Israel. PRESS RELEASE PARIS, January 22nd, 2019 AXA Venture Partners (AVP) raises $150 million for second Early Stage Fund. AVP, a venture capital firm investing in high-growth technology companies, announces it has completed the first closing of the second vintage of its Early Stage Fund (AVP Early Stage II) with $150 million (€130 million). Th...
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Privateer-owned Tilray to buy cannabis cultivator Natura

Tilray Inc, a Nanaimo, British Columbia-based cannabis research and production company, has agreed to acquire Leamington, Ontario-based Natura Naturals Holdings Inc, the parent company of a licensed cannabis cultivator. The price of the transaction is C$35 million. Tilray is a portfolio company of Seattle-based cannabis-focused private equity firm Privateer Holdings. PRESS RELEASE NANAIMO, B.C. – Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultiv...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Canada, Portugal, M&a, Seattle, Quebec, Ontario, London Ontario, Cowen, Natura, High Park, Leamington Ontario, Tilray, Cantanhede, Tilray Inc


Macedonia’s Name Change Deal Is a Triumph for the E.U., But Worrying for Democracy

The E.U.’s support for Macedonia's name change flows from ideals of European integration — but ignores political realities on the ground
Tags: Europe, News, Uncategorized, Macedonia


Wynd raises $82 million for its store management service

French startup Wynd raised another $82 million (€72 million) from Natixis, Sofina and BNF capital. The company started with a point-of-sale solution for restaurants and other brick-and-mortar stores. It now provides a one-stop-shop for all your digital needs when it comes to managing your offline and online sales. The startup has raised $127 million in total (€112 million) from today’s new investors as well as Sodexo, Orange and Alven. Wynd provides a software-as-a-service platform for everythin...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Tech, France Newsletter, Wynd, Carrefour, BNF, Natixis Sofina, Sodexo Orange, Alven Wynd, Monceau Fleurs


Drunk Siberian man hijacks Moscow-bound plane, say Russian police

Man allegedly told crew he was armed and demanded diversion shortly after takeoffRussian police detained a drunken man whom they say threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after takeoff.The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the diversion of the plane after it had taken off from the Siberian city of Surgut on Tuesday. The plane landed in the city of Khanty-Man...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Russian Investigative Committee, Surgut, Aeroflot, Khanty Mansiysk


Drunk man tried to hijack Moscow-bound jet, say Russian police

Passenger arrested after he forced pilots to divert plane, sparking terror alertA drunk passenger who attempted to hijack a Moscow-bound plane has been arrested, Russian officials have said. The Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut suddenly made a 180-degree turn after take-off on Tuesday, sparking concerns of possible terrorism. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Aeroflot


France and Germany seal new deal as Brexit looms

A new treaty between two of Europe's closest friends - but why now, and what's in it?
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Brexit


France and Germany provoke populist anger over 'friendship pact'

Macron and Merkel sign update to 1963 Élysée treaty to restate commitment to EUFrance and Germany have renewed their vows of postwar friendship, aiming to show that the traditional engine powering the EU project is still strong, but drawing strong criticism from nationalist and populist parties advancing across the continent.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and German chancellor, Angela Merkel, signed the 16-page update to the 1963 Elysée treaty on Tuesday in the German border city of Aach...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, World news, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Aachen, Macron, Charlemagne


France and Germany provoke populist anger with 'friendship pact' renewal

Macron and Merkel sign update to 1963 Élysée treaty to restate commitment to the European UnionFrance and Germany have renewed their vows of postwar friendship, aiming to show that the traditional engine powering the EU project is still strong but drawing fierce criticism from the nationalist and populist parties advancing across the continent.President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the 16-page update to the 1963 Elysée treaty on Tuesday in the German border city of Aachen,...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, World news, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Aachen, Macron, UnionFrance


Native American beats drum in students face..

We've all seen it I'm sure.. The big news about the young man standing in front of a Native American that's way too close for my comfort, just listening with a "grin" on his face... The NA tells him to go back to Europe?!?! Umm, you lost that battle a while back dude.. Go back to your casino and collect your NA Welfare check.. And what about the Black Guy that walks by calling the white kids "Future School Shooters"?? So what, the white guys were doing their school chant.. Where are all ...
Tags: Europe, Weapon, Political News and Discussion


Mastercard fined £504m by Europe for competition breach

The European Commission fines the payments giant for stopping retailers looking for cheaper services.
Tags: Europe, News, European Commission, Mastercard


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess imposter theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


UBS sets gloomy tone for Europe's banks

UBS warned of a tough start to 2019, after reporting an outflow of funds from its flagship wealth management business at the end of last year, sending a shiver through the European banking sector.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, Ubs


Netflix copycats are changing the streaming game and making viewers pay the price

Netflix gained over 27 million subscribers over the past 6 years. Since then, a number of streaming services have launched — there's Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and soon we'll have Disney+. These companies began to create exclusive and original content to keep their viewers. But that means consumers could pay $10 to $15 a month for each service to access all the content they want — or resort to online pirating. Michelle Yan: Streaming services will soon cost you more than cable TV. Well,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Africa, Marvel, Disney, Dc Comics, Trends, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Starz, Tbs, Bittorrent, Batman


Brexit: May set to reject calls for free vote on amendment designed to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am and 12.14am) also includes an essay from the leading psephologist Sir John Curtice looking at whether voters really want a second referendum. He says the answer depends enormously on how you frame the question. If you ask people if they favour the public being offered a “vote” on the deal, they are likely to say yes, whereas if you ask th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Len McCluskey, Downing Street, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, John Curtice, Curtice


'Golden visa' schemes pose risk to EU security, Brussels to say

European commission is expected to sound alarm on their use to attract wealthyBrussels is to warn EU member states that the “golden visa” schemes used by Britain and others to attract the wealthy have exposed the continent to corruption and organised crime.A report from the the European commission, expected to be published on Wednesday, claims the schemes designed to encourage the super-rich to invest in return for residency rights or citizenship pose a danger to the continent’s security. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Organised Crime, Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia


No-deal Brexit would mean hard Irish border, EU confirms

Spokesman says it is ‘pretty obvious’ border controls would be needed under no dealFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU has confirmed it will enforce a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, despite the risk it would pose to peace.In comments that will be highly uncomfortable for Dublin, Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief spokesman told reporters it was “pretty obvious” that border infrastructure would be necessary if the UK were to leave without...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean Claude Juncker, Dublin, Brexit


NATPE: Mediapro, Televisa Strike Co-Production Alliance (EXCLUSIVE)

MIAMI —  Mediapro, one of Europe’s biggest independent TV groups, and Mexican TV giant Televisa, have inked a multi-year production alliance to co-develop and co-produce a minimum of three drama series aimed at fueling Televisa’s premium programming and output for Mexico and the U.S. but also targeted at worldwide markets. Linking two of the most […]
Tags: Europe, News, Mexico, Miami, Natpe, Televisa, Mediapro, Mediapro Televisa Strike Co Production Alliance


EU regulators fine Mastercard more than half a billion euros

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe.The Commission, which polices competition, said... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, Eu, Ap, Commission, Brussels, Mastercard, The European Commission