Lawyer gives details of airman’s complaint over Corsica incident where he was tied to target while bombs and bullets hailed around
A French pilot has filed a legal complaint after being subjected to a hazing ritual in which he was tied to a target and had fighter jets open fire around him, his lawyer has said.
The young man had just been posted to an airbase in the south of the island of Corsica in March 2019 when he was grabbed by colleagues and tied up with adhesive tape, his lawyer said, confirming details first published in La Provence newspaper.Continue reading...
About 7.3 million tax returns processed by early March appear to qualify for a new unemployment tax break, according to a report.
The move follows the departures announced last year of technology giants including Oracle, Palantir and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Montana and South Carolina are ending participation in federal unemployment programs in June. More states may follow.
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About 29% of unemployed Americans have been out of work at least a year, a period of joblessness stretching to the early days of the Covid pandemic.
French president says US and UK should start exporting doses around the world instead
Emmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.
Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposal to waive patents and criticised the lack of exports coming from “Anglo-Saxon” countries.Continue reading...
Goldman Sachs formally kicked off the cryptocurrency trading era on Wall Street.
Ultimately, Britain will need to find a way to cooperate with its closest neighbours without resorting to gunboat diplomacy
When the UK and the EU finalised their trade deal last December, you could be forgiven for assuming that Boris Johnson had fulfilled his pledge to “get Brexit done”. But as events this week have proved, the process is far from over. An argument with France over fishing rights around the island of Jersey rapidly descended into threats, blockades and the government sending in the navy.
The current dispute rests on differing interpretations of one part of the trade and cooperation agreement (TCA), the trade deal that now governs economic relations between the UK and the EU. While Jersey is not part of the UK and was never within the EU, the TCA replaced the Bay of Granville agreement, which used to govern fishing rights in Jersey’s waters.
Marley Morris is associate director for migration, trade and communities at the Institute for Public Policy Research.Continue reading...
The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Beyond Meat, Peloton, Roku, and more.
Futures opened slightly higher in extended trading as investors awaited Friday's highly anticipated jobs report.
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Rising asset prices in the stock market and elsewhere are posing increasing threats to the financial system, the Fed warned in a report Thursday.
Shares of ARK Innovation are down another 3% on Thursday, bringing its weekly losses to nearly 10%.
French fishers ended their protest around the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday.
French trawler crews, angered by limits on access to British fishing grounds, had sailed in a flotilla to Jersey earlier on Thursday to register their protest.
Representative Hugo Lehuby said the French government needed to proceed with retaliatory measures such as the one suggested by France’s sea minister, Annick Girardin, to cut power supplies to Jersey if its fishers are not granted full access to UK waters under the post-Brexit trading termsContinue reading...
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The loans, which started going out this week, range from $5,000 to $100,000, depending on business need.
Asymptomatique and télétravailler, home working, among additions to 2022 edition of Le Petit Larousse
One of the bibles of the French language, Le Petit Larousse, is to include a record number of new words many of which have emerged from the coronavirus epidemic.
The 2022 edition of the famous illustrated dictionary contains 170 additional entries to reflect what its editors describe as an unprecedented year of challenges both in health and language.Continue reading...
The IRS will start issuing tax refunds on unemployment benefits in May. Married couples who file a joint return may wait weeks or months longer.
In Britain, some investment platforms are lobbying for the government to let retail investors take part in IPOs.
The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Etsy, Uber, Zynga, Rocket Companies, and more.
British navy patrol boats, protesting French fishers and Brexit – a summary of the escalating row
The immediate threat to which the prime minister was apparently responding when he dispatched the patrol vessels on Wednesday evening was a mooted blockade by French fishing boats of the port of St Helier, Jersey’s main entry point for supplies. French fishers accuse the Jersey authorities of limiting access to the waters around the Channel island – and being in breach of the post-Brexit arrangements agreed between the EU and the UK in its Christmas Eve trade and cooperation agreement. A flotilla of boats full of angry fishers did indeed gather at the port on Thursday morning under the watchful gaze of two Royal Navy River class patrol vessels. The bigger picture, however, is the rancour and tension between Britain and EU member states after a bruising few years since the June 2016 referendum result.Continue reading...
Chinese electric car start-up Nio announced it plans to begin deliveries in Norway in September, for the company's first entry into a market outside China.
Jean-Yves Le Drian says pandemic will haunt world for years without action by rich countries
The Covid-19 pandemic will haunt the world until 2024 unless the G7 focuses on increasing vaccine production, in part by facilitating it in Africa, the French foreign minister has said.
Jean-Yves Le Drian added there was a debate to be had about loosening restrictions on pharmaceutical companies’ patents, but the number one priority was increasing production.Continue reading...
U.S. stock index futures were little changed during overnight trading on Wednesday.
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States asked hundreds of thousands of workers to repay their unemployment benefits during the Covid pandemic. Now, many will be getting refunds.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is ending expanded unemployment benefits in June and replacing them with a $1,200 return-to-work bonus.