(GUA) What went wrong at British Steel?

(GUA) Why the UK’s second-largest steelmaker has entered insolvency British Steel has entered insolvency after the government refused to provide it with a £30m loan, saying the terms the company and its private equity owner Greybull Capital were asking for would have amounted to unlawful state aid. Here are the answers to some key questions. What has … Continue reading (GUA) What went wrong at British Steel?

(DML) Now EE and Vodafone drop Huawei phones from their 5G network launch lineup as chip designer ARM distances itself from the company over US ban

(DML) Firms EE and Vodafone have pulled Huawei’s phones from their 5G networks  UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff not to do business with the company The reports follow Google’s decision to pull the company’s android license An order from President Trump last week effectively banned technology firms from ‘foreign adversaries’ trading with US companies … Continue reading (DML) Now EE and Vodafone drop Huawei phones from their 5G network launch lineup as chip designer ARM distances itself from the company over US ban

(DML) Jamie’s recipe for disaster: Experts reveal faults that led to collapse of chef’s sprawling restaurant empire

(DML) Critics claim Oliver’s restaurants were over-priced for their ‘mid-range’ offering But his recipe books still sold millions and cooking shows continued to do well With rise of food delivery apps and online reviews three chains failed to survive Jamie’s Italian, Union Jacks and Barbecoa have all gone into administration  Pictured: Jamie Oliver on The … Continue reading (DML) Jamie’s recipe for disaster: Experts reveal faults that led to collapse of chef’s sprawling restaurant empire

(BBG) Farage’s Brexit Party to Trounce May, Sporting Index Says

(BBG) Farage’s Brexit Party to Trounce May, Sporting Index Says May to Deliver New Brexit Proposal to Win Over Lawmakers Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is poised to dominate the upcoming European elections in the U.K., according to spread betting firm Sporting Index. The anti-EU party will win 28 seats, the firm said. Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading (BBG) Farage’s Brexit Party to Trounce May, Sporting Index Says

(Independent) Nigel Farage claims Brexit Party victory will result in ‘buy one get one free’ hit on May and Corbyn

(Independent) Brexiteer claims Westminster ‘terrified’ by his party Nigel Farage has claimed a decisive victory for the Brexit Party in the European Parliament elections could see the end of both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, in a “buy one get one free” result. The prominent Brexiteer rallied his supporters ahead of Thursdays poll, claiming Westminster was “terrified” by the … Continue reading (Independent) Nigel Farage claims Brexit Party victory will result in ‘buy one get one free’ hit on May and Corbyn

(NYT) In China, Some Fear the End of ‘Chimerica’

(NYT) A factory in central China’s Jiangxi Province. “I hope China and the U.S. can find a better way to coexist,” one Chinese entrepreneur said. Wu Shichun is one of countless Chinese entrepreneurs who over the past four decades have prospered from access to American customers and money. Today, as the American government threatens to … Continue reading (NYT) In China, Some Fear the End of ‘Chimerica’

(LeMonde) Antonio Costa : « Je partage les mêmes idées que Macron »

(LeMonde) Dans un entretien avec « Le Monde », le premier ministre socialiste portugais, associé à la gauche radicale dans son pays, explique pourquoi il veut s’allier avec le président français au niveau européen. Premier ministre socialiste du Portugal depuis 2015 grâce à une alliance inédite avec la gauche radicale, Antonio Costa est souvent présenté comme l’un … Continue reading (LeMonde) Antonio Costa : « Je partage les mêmes idées que Macron »

(EP) “La primera pinacoteca de Portugal sufre el abandono del Estado”

(EP) António Pimentel, director del museo portugués de Arte Antiguo, se marcha hastiado por la burocracia tras nueve años en el cargo António Pimentel (Penacova, 58 años de edad) deja en junio la dirección del Museo Nacional de Arte Antiguo (MNAA) de Lisboa. Después de nueve años en el cargo, este historiador del arte se marcha hastiado … Continue reading (EP) “La primera pinacoteca de Portugal sufre el abandono del Estado”

(Reuters) Venezuela opposition’s envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials

(Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Venezuelan opposition’s envoy to the United States said he met Pentagon and State Department officials in Washington on Monday to discuss “all aspects of the Venezuelan crisis.” Carlos Vecchio, opposition leader Juan Guaido’s ambassador to Washington, said in a message on Twitter that the talks held at the State Department … Continue reading (Reuters) Venezuela opposition’s envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials

(NYT) How Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

(NYT) President Trump’s re-election campaign has spent far more than any single Democratic presidential candidate on Facebook advertising, reprising a strategy that was central to his 2016 victory. Total Spending on Facebook Ads So Far This Year Bill de BlasioNotes: The spending figures are for Dec. 30 to May 18. The data comes from Facebook and includes … Continue reading (NYT) How Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

(BBG) For Many Wealthy Brazilians, Portugal Is Becoming the New Miami – Bloomberg

(BBG) Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Bellino knows a good deal when he sees one. So after more than a decade living in Miami, he decided to move across the Atlantic to Portugal, where a booming real estate market and tax breaks are attracting a growing number of wealthy Brazilians. The 53-year-old multimillionaire, who made his fortune … Continue reading (BBG) For Many Wealthy Brazilians, Portugal Is Becoming the New Miami – Bloomberg

(BBC) Germany to return Portuguese Stone Cross to Namibia

(BBC) The German Historical Museum has announced it will return a 15th century monument to Namibia after it was taken during the colonial era. The Stone Cross is a Portuguese navigation landmark placed on the southwest African coastline in 1486. But when the area was under German colonial control in the 1890s, the cross was … Continue reading (BBC) Germany to return Portuguese Stone Cross to Namibia

(GUA) Conan Osíris: the flamboyant outsider denied his shot at Eurovision

(GUA) Osíris inflamed Portugal with his outrageous attire and provocative multicultural sound – and was assumed to be a sure-fire contender before getting voted off in the semi-final When Jimmy Carr toured Portugal this March, he mocked the country’s Eurovision contender, Conan Osíris. “Why has he got spoons on his face? And who’s that guy who dances … Continue reading (GUA) Conan Osíris: the flamboyant outsider denied his shot at Eurovision

(Stampa) 48 ore a… Porto, fra storia, arte e buon vino

(Stampa) È la seconda città del Portogallo e il principale centro del nord del Paese. La sua storia coincide con quella del Paese, a cui ha dato il nome. É chiamata la “città del granito”, perché palazzi e chiese del centro storico sono costruiti con questa pietra e col ferro. L’aria tenebrosa di questi materiali … Continue reading (Stampa) 48 ore a… Porto, fra storia, arte e buon vino

(ZH) Xi Sends Trump A Message: Rare-Earth Export Ban Is Coming

(ZH) Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five “nuclear” options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling countless US supply chains that rely on these rare commodities, and forcing … Continue reading (ZH) Xi Sends Trump A Message: Rare-Earth Export Ban Is Coming

(BI) Chinese tech giant Huawei has developed its own operating system as a ‘plan B’ in case it’s barred by the US government from using Google and Microsoft products

(BI) The Chinese tech-giant Huawei confirmed it has developed its own operating system that could replace Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows should it be barred from using American-made products, according to a recent report by the German newspaper Die Welt. The prospect of being banned from such products has intensified for Huawei in the wake of its recent lawsuit … Continue reading (BI) Chinese tech giant Huawei has developed its own operating system as a ‘plan B’ in case it’s barred by the US government from using Google and Microsoft products