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Cut-price apparel retailer Primark predicts that store closures during COVID-19 will cost it $1.4 billion

David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images British fashion giant Primark's sales were down 30% year-on-year in the quarter, its parent company said. More than 75% of its stores are currently closed. Primark's total loss from store closures could reach £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion), it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Store closures could cost British fast-fashion giant Primark £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion) in lost sales, parent company Associated British Foods (AB Food...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, UK, England, US, Trends, Austria, Fast Fashion, Retail, Debenhams, Boris Johnson, UK retail sales, Primark, Germany Ireland, AB Foods, Lockdown


Pompeo hasn't recognized Biden as president-elect but is about to travel to 7 countries that have

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removes his protective mask during a bilateral meeting with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 28, 2020. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to leave Friday for a 10-day trip to seven countries: France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.  Pompeo has followed President Donald Trump's example and has not recognized President-elect Joe Biden as th...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, Trends, Georgia, Qatar, Turkey, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


US Lobbying Firm Tried To Enlist Global Ambassadors To Help Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by the Justice Department show that Mercury LLC drafted messages for at least six envoys to send to senior U.S. government officials that expressed support for a plan to eliminate Deripaska’s major...
Tags: News, Sweden, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Russia, US, World news, Ukraine, Ap, Britain, United States, Ireland


No joy for Irish in Europe

Daniell McVeigh leads on the Irish women's team in Austria Ireland's hopes of gold medal glory ended on day one of the European Ladies and European Boys Team Championships.The women lost 6-1 to No 1 seeds France in their Flight A opener at Murhof in Austria, sharing the foursomes 1-1 thanks to a 19h hole victory for Annabel Wilson and Mairead Martin before the French won all five ...
Tags: Europe, England, Sweden, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Serbia, Nick Faldo, Golf, Finland


New AWS Paris region makes it easier for customers to follow France’s data privacy rules

 Amazon Web Services launched a new region in Paris today to serve customers in the European Union. This is AWS’ fourth region in the EU after Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. One advantage of the Paris region is that it makes it easier for tech companies in France to comply with its data privacy regulations. Read More
Tags: TC, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Paris, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Germany Ireland, United Kingdom One


Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland

BERLIN (AP) — A union called Tuesday on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, while the carrier's Irish staff voted for industrial action on Dec. 20.The Cockpit union said... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make Traveling In Europe

By: Erin Snell Credit: Shutterstock (edited) Aside from the typical advice not to drape yourself in an American flag (or the equivalent Team America uniform of stonewashed jeans, North Face fleece, running shoes, and a baseball cap), here are a few real-life tips to help you avoid making regrettable mistakes while traveling through Europe. More: The Most Beautiful Place in Every EU Country Credit: Shutterstock Expecting to travel on plastic The monarchies may largely be disbanded but cash is s...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Southeast Asia, US, Eu, Prague, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Croatia, Venice, Customs, Black Sea, Border Patrol, Huffington Post


Passing the torch

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” — Ben Sweetland Image credit: LOCOG I’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to start things both in my personal life and professional career. I love the rush of creating something out of nothing, pouring all my energy into the project, working hard and often achieving (or at least getting close to) a state of “Flow”. But “starting” is only part of the journey. Finding successors to pass the torch to, can be...
Tags: Google, London, US, Ceo, Paris, Warsaw, Campus, McDonough, Germany Ireland, Campus London, Management 101, Succession, Techbikers, Google for Entrepreneurs, Campus Tel Aviv, Google Campus London