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    In pictures: EU politicians ♥ Apple (honest)
    Aug30

    In pictures: EU politicians ♥ Apple (honest)

    Apple was on Tuesday ordered to pay back a staggering €13 billion in taxes to the Irish government as the EU’s competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, continued her take-no-prisoners approach to state aid. But don’t believe for a second that European politicians will be giving up their iPhones, or even cutting back on being pictured...

    Vladimir Putin to skip UN General Assembly
    Aug29

    Vladimir Putin to skip UN General Assembly

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September, the Kremlin announced Monday. “The president does not plan participation in the General Assembly this year,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to the TASS news agency. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is...

    Trump’s mob-linked ex-associate gives $5,400 to campaign
    Aug26

    Trump’s mob-linked ex-associate gives $5,400 to campaign

    A Russian-born, mafia-linked businessman whose ties to both Donald Trump and loyalists of Russian President Vladimir Putin have sparked scrutiny, visited Trump Tower last month for undisclosed business, he told POLITICO. The businessman, Felix Sater, also donated the maximum allowable contribution to Trump’s presidential campaign, according...

    Breitbart: ‘Radical,’ ‘dangerous’ and heading this way
    Aug26

    Breitbart: ‘Radical,’ ‘dangerous’ and heading this way

    LONDON — Stephen Bannon intends to get Donald Trump into the White House — and then he’s set on conquering Europe. Described as “the most dangerous political operative in America,” Bannon is Trump’s newly-appointed campaign chief and the executive chairman of Breitbart News, an influential and highly controversial American news site...

    What the doyen of the advertising world is worried about
    Aug24

    What the doyen of the advertising world is worried about

    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the British advertising conglomerate WPP, gave his assessment of the economic and political forces affecting the advertising industry in the company’s latest financial results on Wednesday. The upshot: Companies are still being super-cautious because of a “cocktail” of economic, political and business...

    Trump open to ‘softening’ some immigration laws
    Aug24

    Trump open to ‘softening’ some immigration laws

    Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he’s open to a “softening” of laws affecting undocumented immigrants, further distancing himself from his previous hardline proposals. Trump’s latest explanation of his immigration views came during a town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who asked the nominee, “Is there any part of the law...

    David Petraeus: Beware ‘the rise of ISIS 3.0’
    Aug23

    David Petraeus: Beware ‘the rise of ISIS 3.0’

    These days, Gen. David Petraeus is far from the battlefield. Petraeus, who retired in 2011, works in New York as a partner at the private equity firm KKR and is chairman of the KKR Global Institute. In his spare time, the retired four-star general is a professor at the City University of New York and the University of Southern California and a...

    Trump is already helping Putin consolidate control of Ukraine
    Aug23

    Trump is already helping Putin consolidate control of Ukraine

    MOSCOW—In living rooms and kitchens across Russia and Ukraine, the U.S. presidential election is as riveting to TV viewers as “Game of Thrones” is to their American counterparts. Every time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Russian hackers or the Donbas (the disputed region of eastern Ukraine) —...

    Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit
    Aug23

    Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit

    LONDON – Theresa May began the summer reiterating that “Brexit means Brexit.” She will return to work on Wednesday under pressure to explain what British withdrawal will look like. In her absence, a chasm of expectation has opened up between increasingly hardline expectations in Westminster, where Euroskeptics believe their plan for a short,...

    Russia casts shadow over Estonia’s presidential vote
    Aug23

    Russia casts shadow over Estonia’s presidential vote

    Estonia’s opposition Center Party has long argued for closer ties with Moscow, but presidential candidate Mailis Reps has broken with that tradition, declaring herself “no friend of Russia.” In the shadow of Moscow’s aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the largely symbolic Estonian presidency has gained weight partly thanks to...

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