(SkyNews) The European Commission President said a no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” and he was doing “everything to get a deal”. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Sky News that “we can have a deal” on Brexit. Mr Juncker said a no-deal Brexit would have “catastrophic consequences” and said he was doing “everything to … Continue reading (SkyNews) Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘We can have a deal’ and ‘Brexit will happen’
(SCMP) Gas-powered device passed for mass production after two years of research A Los Angeles police officer stands by a sound cannon at a demonstration in Anaheim – Chinese scientists say they have taken the technology to a new level. Photo: AFPChina has developed the world’s first portable sonic gun for riot control, the Chinese Academy of … Continue reading (SCMP) Chinese scientists develop handheld sonic weapon for crowd control
In four charts the FT’s Asia Markets correspondent Hudson Lockett illustrates how having a dollar-based financial hub on its doorstep matters to corporate China
(EUobserver) Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz criticised Ireland on Thursday over taxation of multinational companies. “In the area of taxes, Ireland has not behaved well, either globally or for their own citizens, or as an EU citizen,” he said, arguing that Ireland kept revenue that would have gone to other EU countries, and did unfair … Continue reading (EUobserver) Nobel economist: Ireland ‘not good EU citizen’ on taxes
(CNBC) Apple’s new lineup of iPhones went on sale in retail stores around the world Friday. Crowds gathered outside of Apple’s stores in Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and London, among other cities Lines also formed outside New York’s new Fifth Avenue Store which reopened on Friday after renovations. CEO Tim Cook greeted crowds there. Some analysts … Continue reading (CNBC) Apple’s iPhone 11 goes on sale with lines outside major stores around the world
These days, arguments can become a destructive land-grab for social media points, and quickly hit a dead-end. If we want to find solutions, it’s vital that we learn how to disagree thoughtfully and with curiosity. At this very moment, people are ready to pounce on anyone they deem “wrong.” And someone is definitely wrong on … Continue reading (NYT) How to Disagree Better
(Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some senior Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) officials have discussed the possibility of putting additional problematic assets worth billions of euros into a unit it created earlier this year, if the bank is able to sell assets already held within that “bad bank,” according to three bank sources.FILE PHOTO: A man … Continue reading (Reuters) Exclusive: Deutsche Bank has discussed adding assets to bad bank if sales go well – sources
(BBG) Portugal is sticking with its golden visa program even though locals are being squeezed.By Henrique Almeida19 de setembro de 2019, 05:01 WEST Ana Guerreiro points across the street at a handful of housing projects in Lisbon’s up-and-coming riverside neighborhood of Marvila. It’s where she moved in with her mother last year after soaring rents meant she could no longer afford … Continue reading (BBG) Europe’s Hottest Property Market Is Getting Too Hot for Some
(SluggerO’Toole) Too much for the DUP, too little for Dublin and the EU but enough to keep going? The direction of travel has seemed clear for some time. These reports bring it out into the open. Johnson has been talking up a deal based on an expansion of the original agri foods proposal. An actual … Continue reading (SluggerO’Toole) Is this really it? ” Northern Ireland would effectively become a special economic zone inside both the UK and the EU”
(EUobserver) Brexit MEPs during EU negotiator Michel Barnier’s speech: isolated (Photo: European Parliament) EU top officials on Wednesday (18 September) warned that the UK is heading for a no-deal break with the EU, unless the London government provides written proposals on the controversial Irish border issue. “There is very little time left. […] The risk of … Continue reading (EUobserver) Juncker: No-deal Brexit ‘palpable’
(ZH) Three videos appearing to show encounters between US Navy aircraft and what the military terms “UAPs” – so-called ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” – have accidentally been released to the public despite the military insisting that they were never cleared. According to RT, the clips, which have at this point been widely circulated, depict American aircraft interacting … Continue reading (ZH) US Navy Admits Leaked ‘UFO Tapes’ Are Real And Should Never Have Been Released
‘The future has come to meet us’. Ahead of climate strikes started by Greta Thunberg, the FT and the Royal Court collaborate on a short drama exploring inaction on climate change. Actress Nicola Walker, transmitting news from 2050, asks why we ‘never really learnt how to talk about this’.
(IsaraelHayom) One thing is for sure: The many problems of democracy are still preferable to the few (if any!) advantages of nondemocratic regimes. Spoiler alert: The answer to the question in the title of this article is, from our perspective, quite clear – Israel will be the unequivocal winner of the ongoing electoral process. However, … Continue reading (IsaraelHayom) Who will be the winner in the repeat election?
(DML) Sources say EU negotiators being ‘shown pieces of paper’ outlining PM’s plan The move came as No 10 revealed Brexit talks would step up from next week It has also emerged that the PM will soon discuss his plans with Angela Merkel Boris Johnson has started to share details of his Brexit blueprint with the EU as … Continue reading (DML) Boris Johnson ‘has Brexit blueprint’… but he can’t reveal it to EU chiefs as he is terrified it will be leaked to public
(GUA) PM’s negotiators intent on waiting until last minute before sharing plan with Brussels Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiators have so far only presented the EU with a draft of the withdrawal agreement with the backstop scrubbed out, UK government sources have confirmed. In a move that has caused tensions with EU leaders, Johnson’s team are refusing to … Continue reading (GUA) EU given Brexit draft with backstop scrubbed out, UK sources admit
The FT’s capital markets editor Katie Martin sees fading no-deal Brexit fears driving the pound’s recovery this week. On Friday the currency climbed back above $1.24 as markets breathed a sigh of relief.
(GUA) New York forum aims to ‘restore’ the climate by reducing atmospheric levels of carbon to those of a century ago A new effort to rally governments and corporations behind technologies that suck greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to help stave off disastrous global heating will be launched at the United Nations on Tuesday. The … Continue reading (GUA) UN hosts drive to suck back carbon and reverse climate change
(ECO) Tesouro português foi esta manhã aos mercados para financiar Estado em 1.250 milhões de euros. Obteve o montante mínimo pretendido a taxas ainda mais negativas do que anteriores operações. Portugal continua a aproveitar as condições favoráveis do mercado para se financiar. Desta vez, num duplo leilão de títulos de dívida de curto prazo, o Tesouro … Continue reading (ECO) Portugal financia-se em 1.250 milhões a juros negativos históricos
(CNBC) Facebook has partnered with Luxottica to develop augmented-reality Ray-Ban glasses, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. Facebook is hoping a partnership with Luxottica will result in the glasses reaching consumers by 2023, 2024 or as late as 2025. The glasses are internally codenamed Orion, and they are designed to replace smartphones, the sources … Continue reading (CNBC) Facebook working on smart glasses with Ray-Ban, code-named ‘Orion’
(CNN) President Donald Trump is stuck in a political box — largely of his own making — on Iran, a predicament that becomes more intractable with each alarming cycle of escalation.In the aftermath of a sophisticated attack on a Saudi oilfield, Trump is being torn between two political and character traits that are starting to define his foreign … Continue reading (CNN) Trump is trapped between two impulses on Iran