Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Migration dispute escalates between France and Italy

France's Finance Ministry hoped to shortly reschedule a meeting with Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria that was canceled in the midst of a row over immigration, a French government source said. Some countries feel justified in stopping migrants ...

Trump declares oil prices 'too high', blames Opec

Crude inventories fell by 4.1 million barrels in the week to June 8, exceeding analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2.7 million barrels. Trump's tweet - similar to one he wrote in April, blaming OPEC for "artificially Very High" oil prices - ...

AT&T cleared to buy Time Warner for $85 billion AT&T cleared to buy Time Warner for $85 billion

The tie-up would Wednesday largest USA pay-TV operator and the second-largest wireless phone carrier with Time Warner, owner of premium channel HBO , the Warner Bros studios, Cartoon Network and CNN . A federal judge has cleared AT&T's planned acqu...

People Are Not on Board With IHOP's Transition to IHOb People Are Not on Board With IHOP's Transition to IHOb

America loves burgers, and IHOP wants to be a bigger player at lunch and dinner. "While IHOP has the brand recognition to support this kind of creative renaming, you have to wonder whether IHOP saying "We're about burgers now" is really com...

"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . "It is the case that we are prepared to make security assurances necessary for the North Koreans to engage in that denuclearization ", stated Pompeo. They said Pakistan supplied vital...

Elon Musk sells first 1,000 flamethrowers for the Boring Company

Some owners are now reselling the devices for as much as $5,000 on eBay . The tech billionaire shared pictures of distributing his most popular (and most controversial to date) fundraising technique for the Boring Company today via his Twitter .

Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

With Net Neutrality coming to an end, there are fewer rules governing how internet service providers can operate. Of course as he's done all along, FCC boss Ajit Pai is trying to paint a decidedly different picture of what the repeal actually...

S.Korean exchange Coinrail says hit by hackers, bitcoin slides S.Korean exchange Coinrail says hit by hackers, bitcoin slides

While South Korea has become a hotbed of trading in cryptocurrencies, Coinrail is among South Korea's smaller trading platforms. Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked .com for just $39 per month. The price of bitcoin fell mo...

International House of...burgers?

Last week , we speculated that maybe the b was breakfast, or brunch - or beets. "The change in fact celebrates the debut of the brand's new Ultimate Steakburgers, a line-up of seven mouth-watering, all-natural burgers ", the statement said, with C...

Trump G7 summit: Trudeau, Macron fight over tariffs means trade war Trump G7 summit: Trudeau, Macron fight over tariffs means trade war

Senior government officials are quietly drawing up a list of ways for Canada to retaliate against the United States if it's hit with even more tariffs by its closest ally. "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in ...

Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritises 5G network over content Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritises 5G network over content

Hans Vestberg , now head of Global Networks and the company's CTO, will succeed Lowell McAdam , who will serve as executive chairman of the board until he retires at the end of the year. McAdam added, "On behalf of the Board, management team and all...

Donald Trump calls for barrier-free trade within the G7 Donald Trump calls for barrier-free trade within the G7

President Trump earlier told reporters he had proposed the idea of a tariff-free G7 to other leaders and described his talks with them as "extremely productive". But a grinning Trump answered for him: "He's happy", he cracked. He stirred things up...

G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat

Just before taking off from Charlevoix, Que., Trump called the Group of Seven summit "really tremendously successful" before launching into a tirade about how unfairly he believes the countries in the group have been treating the USA, while complim...

ZTE settles US Commerce Department sanctions case, to pay US$1 billion ZTE settles US Commerce Department sanctions case, to pay US$1 billion

The agreement includes a $1 billion penalty for ZTE and another $400 million in trust to cover future possible violations. But the first official announcement came this morning from U.S. Still, the resolution of the ZTE case may clear the way for t...

The official name of the Porsche Mission E is the… Porsche Taycan The official name of the Porsche Mission E is the… Porsche Taycan

Porsche on Friday introduced the official name of its battery electric vehicle as part of a ceremony in Europe marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars . Features such as the flared haunches, LED tail-light strip and coupe-like rear end will rem...

Testy Trump to ditch G7 summit early, White House says Testy Trump to ditch G7 summit early, White House says

For the past week, it was an open question in official Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, given his recent trade actions against the other G7 countries and his increasingly antagonistic comments about their approach to global relations.

Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

In statement released by the GFA, Nyantakyi pointed out that he was resigning because of the controversy surrounding the latest investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team. Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to ta...

Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund was projected to have sufficient funds until 2032, four years later than forecast last year. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 - no change from the projection a year ...

Wilbur Ross Says U.S. and ZTE Have Reached an Agreement Wilbur Ross Says U.S. and ZTE Have Reached an Agreement

Following the ban on selling USA -made hardware (and potentially software ) to ZTE earlier this year, it appears that the company may have reached a compromise with the US government, according to Reuters . US senators said they plan legislation to...

G7 leaders must not be afraid to reach agreements without US - Macron

Trudeau's strong words continued when he appeared on the top-rated USA political Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press". The Canadian prime minister has called the decision " totally unacceptable " and " insulting " during various media appearance...

Trump wrongly accused Canada of torching White House in War of 1812

The historical faux pas could be explained by the fact that the act was in retaliation to America's attack on York, Ontario - a British colony that eventually became Canada. USA stocks were trading higher on Wednesday. When asked whether or not the...

Petrol prices hit four-year high, ACCC says Petrol prices hit four-year high, ACCC says

After the one paisa reduction in fuel prices on May 30, which caused much criticism from the Opposition, prices have since fallen continuously. Petrol prices in Australian cities reached their highest levels in nearly four years last month, wit...

Oil falls as United States supply grows, OPEC considers higher output Oil falls as United States supply grows, OPEC considers higher output

President Donald Trump complained about OPEC and high oil prices in April . "The catalyst for this recent pullback in oil was the mention of revisions to the now capped" production policy by Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, says Sevens Rep...

IHOb? After 60 years, IHOP hints at forthcoming name change IHOb? After 60 years, IHOP hints at forthcoming name change

Whether it's a joke or a legit name change, people are not happy with this upcoming letter swap. "Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb. #IHOb", the company posted on its Twitter account. Twitter users have been responding to the teaser tweet with t...

Trump Wants Bilateral Deal With Ottawa Instead of NAFTA - White House Trump Wants Bilateral Deal With Ottawa Instead of NAFTA - White House

His preference now, and he asked me to convey this, is to actually negotiate with Mexico and Canada separately. Still, Larry Kudlow told "Fox & Friends" that Trump isn't going to withdraw the USA from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Qatar Airways CEO says only a man can do his job Qatar Airways CEO says only a man can do his job

Al Baker's sexist remarks are even more problematic, given his new status as the chairman of IATA, whose responsibilities include the formulation of industry policy and standards for some 278 airlines. He eventually went on to tell Bloomberg: "We a...

Tesla 'quite likely' to meet Model 3 goal; Musk remains chairman Tesla 'quite likely' to meet Model 3 goal; Musk remains chairman

Speaking at the shareholder meeting , Musk said Tesla should be able to produce 5,000 units per week of its flagship Model 3 electric sedan by the end of June. Musk told investors that an announcement about a China factory would come "really soon"...

Trudeau And Macron Team Up Against Trump Over U.S. Tariffs Trudeau And Macron Team Up Against Trump Over U.S. Tariffs

Trudeau was also asked about possible concessions the U.S.is seeking in the NAFTA talks. The federal government wants to consult Canadians before enacting its response, which targets not only US steel and aluminum , but also a wide variety of go...

Starbucks to close stores for racial-bias training on Tuesday Starbucks to close stores for racial-bias training on Tuesday

About 175,000 employees are taking part. Many retailers, including Walmart and Target, said they already offer some racial bias training. One afternoon wouldn't really be "moving the needle on the biases", especially with a company that has as ma...

Another Alberta multi-million dollar lottery victor Another Alberta multi-million dollar lottery victor

Two tickets sold in the Sault Ste. Six Maxmillions prizes, worth $500,000 each, were sold in the Brampton area, Richmond Hill, the Thunder Bay area, Sault Ste. Maxmillions continue to grow after the jackpot reaches $60 million. In all, 33 tickets...

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks' Executive Chairman Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks' Executive Chairman

CNBC adds that he will serve as "chairman emeritus". Schultz, who oversaw the transformation of Starbucks into a global chain with more than 28,000 locations, had left the CEO job at the company a year ago to focus on innovation and social impact...

Pomeranian dog dies in carrier on Delta flight Pomeranian dog dies in carrier on Delta flight

Alejandro was checked on". "We lost a family member. That's exactly what happened, and someone has to be responsible for it", Dellegrazie said . A family is searching for answers after its dog was found dead on a Delta Air Lines flight layover...

Commerce Secretary To Press China To Buy As Allies Seethe Over Tariffs Commerce Secretary To Press China To Buy As Allies Seethe Over Tariffs

While details are still being finalised, both countries worked to implement the consensus reached from earlier trade talks in Washington in various fields such as agriculture and energy, which Beijing says will be void if US President Donald Trump...

Facebook Defends Sharing User Data With Smartphone, Tablet Makers

The New York Times says the data shared included Facebook users' education history, relationship status, work, political leanings, religion, and upcoming events. They said its partnerships were governed by contracts that strictly limited use of t...

Microsoft is said to have agreed to acquire coding site GitHub Microsoft is said to have agreed to acquire coding site GitHub

Word on the street is that Microsoft has been talking to GitHub, the famous code repository company that so many developers use on a regular basis, about a potential purchase. That's because there is a lot of distrust of Microsoft in this cohort, whi...

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