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China made a ‘huge strategic blunder’ in retaliating against Europe, former U.S. negotiator says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flags of the European Union (left) and China. Nelson Ching | Bloomberg | Getty Images China made a “huge strategic blunder” when it retaliated against Europe by imposing sanctions on EU politicians, former top White House trade negotiator Clete Willems......

“America is back”: Brussels upbeat on eve of Biden’s Europe trip

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the May jobs report after U.S. employers boosted hiring amid the easing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, U.S., June 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe this week will signal......

As Vaccines Turn Pandemic’s Tide, U.S. and Europe Diverge on Path Forward

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Over Memorial Day weekend, 135,000 people jammed the oval at the Indianapolis 500. Restaurants across the United States were thronged with customers as mask mandates were being discarded. The formula, which gained the Biden administration’s blessing,......

Facebook Faces Two Antitrust Inquiries in Europe

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LONDON — European Union and British regulators said Friday that they were beginning separate antitrust inquiries into Facebook, broadening their efforts to rein in the world’s largest technology companies. The investigations by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-nation bloc, and Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority, take aim......

Biden’s G-7 tax offer will win crucial political points in Europe with tougher battles ahead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as they meet to discuss the state’s progress against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Sportrock Climbing Centers in Alexandria, Virginia, May 28, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein......

Aryzta eyes repositioning in Europe, Rest of World

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SCHLIEREN, SWITZERLAND — Total revenues at Aryzta AG totaled €621.9 million ($760.7 million) in the third quarter ended May 1, down 3.5% from the same period a year ago. Results included €260.5 million ($318.6 million) in revenues from discontinued operations, which include the Aryzta North America business that was sold......

Top Credit Suisse FIG banker in Europe to join Jefferies -sources

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The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) has lost a key dealmaker in Europe, two sources familiar with the move said, as a pay-driven exodus of top investment bankers which began in the......

Poland and its Eastern European neighbors are setting a fine example for America

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Josh Hammer I’m writing from Warsaw, Poland, my first time behind the old Iron Curtain and first trip back to Europe since the onset of COVID-19. Despite the overcast weather endemic to this part of the globe, the mood on the ground is unmistakably buoyant. Poland, along with its fellow......

The Internet Is Cracking Up At These 58 Hilarious Eurovision 2021 Memes And Reactions

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Last year, the Eurovision Song Contest was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and it left the fans very disappointed, but it just made them look forward to this year’s competition even more. Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for came last Saturday, and Europe and Australia chose their winner,......

New Political Pressures Push U.S. and Europe to Stop Israel-Gaza Conflict

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — A diplomatic flurry from the White House and Europe added pressure on Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday to halt their 10-day-old conflict before it turned into a war entangling more of the Middle......

Europe Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire in Israel-Palestinian Fighting

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers overwhelmingly called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, according to the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell Fontelles. All of the member states......

Covid Live Updates: Some Restrictions Are Lifted in Europe, but Cautions Remain

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Castle Square in Warsaw on Saturday, during the first weekend after Poland eased pandemic restrictions.Credit…Leszek Szymanski/EPA, via Shutterstock In Poland, bars and restaurants reopened on Saturday after being shut for months; in......

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s......

A Scratched Hint of Ancient Ties Stirs National Furies in Europe

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LANY, Czech Republic — In a region long fought over by rival ethnic and linguistic groups, archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered something unusual in these turbulent parts: evidence that peoples locked in hostility for much of......

Toshiba unit hacked in Europe, conglomerate to undergo strategic review

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A unit of Toshiba Corp (6502.T) was hit by a ransomware attack, overshadowing an announcement of a strategic review for the conglomerate and an upbeat profit forecast. Toshiba Tec Corp (6588.T), which makes point-of-sale systems and copiers, said had been hacked by DarkSide, the group the U.S. FBI has blamed......

Takeaway.com publishes prospectus for proposed $7 billion GrubHub buy

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FILE PHOTO: The app for Just Eat is displayed on a smartphone in this posed picture in London, Britain, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville//File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Just Eat Takeaway.com, the Dutch food ordering and delivery company, on Wednesday published the prospectus for its proposed $7 billion takeover of......

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