(GUA) Italian PM resigns with attack on ‘opportunist’ Salvini

(GUA) Giuseppe Conte tells Italian Senate that far-right leader has triggered political crisis to serve his own interests Giuseppe Conte has resigned as Italy’s prime minister after blasting Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, as an “opportunist” for triggering a government crisis that could have “serious consequences” for Italy. Conte said he would formally … Continue reading (GUA) Italian PM resigns with attack on ‘opportunist’ Salvini

(GUA) Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro confirms months of secret US talks

(GUA) ‘Various contacts’ made, says embattled president, amid reports he is negotiating a way to stand down Nicolás Maduro has confirmed top Venezuelan officials have been talking to members of Donald Trump’s White House, after reports his second-in-command had been negotiating his downfall with the United States. “I confirm that for months there have been contacts … Continue reading (GUA) Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro confirms months of secret US talks

(BBC) Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate worker

(BBC) A worker at the UK’s Hong Kong consulate has been detained at the border for allegedly violating the law, China has confirmed. Media reports on Tuesday said Simon Cheng, who is thought to be from Hong Kong, went missing on 8 August during a business trip. China’s foreign ministry said Mr Cheng was detained … Continue reading (BBC) Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate worker

(EUobserver) US warns Greece on Iranian oil tanker

(EUobserver) The United States has warned Greece not to give harbour to an Iranian oil tanker suspected of smuggling oil to Syria in defiance of EU sanctions, saying it would treat the act as support for terrorism. The ship was previously seized by the British navy and detained in Gibraltar, but Gibraltar let it go … Continue reading (EUobserver) US warns Greece on Iranian oil tanker

(JN) Portugueses metem vinhos de Berardo no pódio

(JN) A Sogrape e a Adega de Pegões são as que vendem mais garrafas nos supermercados, onde o domínio é alentejano, mas a novidade no último ano é a ascensão da Bacalhôa e da Aliança. Detida pelo empresário madeirense, a empresa de Azeitão tem mesmo a marca mais popular. A polémica passagem de Joe Berardo … Continue reading (JN) Portugueses metem vinhos de Berardo no pódio

Huguette de Botton (1930-2019) – Minha Prima e Madrinha de Baptismo

Huguette de Botton. Foi salva pela porteira do prédio onde vivia na Republica de Vichy porque os pais foram enviados para os campos de concentração. A minha Avó Elfride, Mãe do meu Pai, que também era Judia, mas agnóstica, e era Prima direita dela, foi buscá la à Republica de Vichy (que coragen e noção … Continue reading Huguette de Botton (1930-2019) – Minha Prima e Madrinha de Baptismo

(ZH) “I See No Future Here”: Migration To Taiwan Surges 28% As Hong Kong Residents Flee

(ZH) Hong Kong was already one of the world’s most unaffordable cities before the unrest over the extradition bill started 11 weeks ago. But now, it’s both unaffordable and not particularly safe, more residents are looking to maybe find somewhere less expensive, that’s not quite such a political powder keg. Given that most people in the … Continue reading (ZH) “I See No Future Here”: Migration To Taiwan Surges 28% As Hong Kong Residents Flee

(DN) Português vai liderar financeira do grupo Renault

(DN) João Miguel Leandro assume presidência executiva do RCI Bank a partir de 1 de setembro. Português também será administrador do grupo Renault. O RCI Bank and Services, a financeira do grupo Renault, vai ser liderado por um português a partir de 1 de setembro. João Miguel Leandro foi o nome escolhido para suceder a … Continue reading (DN) Português vai liderar financeira do grupo Renault

(SCMP) Was China’s Arctic push behind Donald Trump’s wish to ‘buy’ Greenland?

(SCMP) Greenland is gaining attention from global super powers including China due to its strategic location and its mineral resources Icebergs float behind the town of Kulusuk in Greenland. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump’s reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered … Continue reading (SCMP) Was China’s Arctic push behind Donald Trump’s wish to ‘buy’ Greenland?

(Reuters) Parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

(Reuters) LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. In his first trip abroad as leader, Johnson is due to meet … Continue reading (Reuters) Parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

(BBG) The most important Brexiter isn’t Boris Johnson

(BBG) Dominic Cummings is hell-bent on pushing through a no-deal Brexit and ignoring parliament In the highly entertaining Channel 4 drama about the 2016 referendum campaign “Brexit: The Uncivil War,” Benedict Cumberbatch, playing the mastermind of the Vote Leave campaign, is sometimes found crouched in the narrow pantry where he retreats to think. It’s not … Continue reading (BBG) The most important Brexiter isn’t Boris Johnson

(EUobserver) New EU anti-money laundering blacklist in October

(EUobserver) Vera Jourova, EU’s commissioner for justice, announced that she is undertaking a new attempt to create an EU blacklist of countries that are open to fraud and money laundering in October, before the end of the current European Commission’s mandate, according to the Financial Times. The former list was torpedoed in February by several … Continue reading (EUobserver) New EU anti-money laundering blacklist in October

O.P (Reuters) Portugal’s fuel-tanker drivers call off strike: union

O.P.Sem ver nenhum estudo de opinião,e antes que apareçam, e a menos que apareça algum grande escândalo envolvendo o PS, sou de opinião, puramente intuitiva,que o PS ganha as próximas eleições legislativas com maioria absoluta.FCMP — (Reuters) Portugal’s fuel-tanker drivers voted on Sunday to call off an indefinite strike, with their union agreeing to negotiate … Continue reading O.P (Reuters) Portugal’s fuel-tanker drivers call off strike: union

(ECO) Alexandre Soares dos Santos, o empreendedor político – António Costa

(ECO) O empresário deixa um grupo gigantesco, mas o que fica de mais importante não são os negócios, é a cultura de independência num país do “respeitinho” e de subserviência a quem manda.Seis ‘episódios’ de Soares dos Santos no ECO24 (em vídeo) Ler Mais Alexandre Soares dos Santos deixou-nos muito mais do que o império económico, … Continue reading (ECO) Alexandre Soares dos Santos, o empreendedor político – António Costa

(Gov.uk) Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act – ending all EU law in the UK

(Gov.uk) The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain’s EU (EEC) membership in 1972.Published 18 August 2019From:Department for Exiting the European Union The 1972 Act is the vehicle that sees regulations flow into UK law directly from the EU’s lawmaking bodies in Brussels. The announcement … Continue reading (Gov.uk) Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act – ending all EU law in the UK

(SCMP) Japan overtakes China as the biggest creditor to the US, as Japan’s June Treasuries holdings jump to a 30-month high

(SCMP) Japan increased its holdings of US bonds, bills and notes by US$21.9 billion to US$1.12 trillion, the highest level in more than two and half years China’s ownership rose for the first time in four months to US$1.11 trillion, up by US$2.3 billion A yen note is seen in this illustration photo taken June … Continue reading (SCMP) Japan overtakes China as the biggest creditor to the US, as Japan’s June Treasuries holdings jump to a 30-month high