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UK says it won't cut food standards for US
Number 10 says it won’t give in to US calls to allow chlorine-washed and hormone-treated meat into the UK.
healthcare  governmentIncompetence  globalization  win 
18 days ago by joeybaker
EU and Japan create world's biggest free trade zone
Almost all tariffs on trade between the European Union and the world’s third-biggest economy have been removed. European companies could save around a billion euros in duties each year.
globalization 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Majority of Brits now against Brexit and back second EU referendum.
Three in 10 (31%) Brits think Theresa May is the best person to lead the country through Brexit, ahead of Jeremy Corbyn on 24%.
popularStupidity  popularism  popularUnrest  globalization 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Pakistan summons CEOs of Nestle, Pepsi, Coca-cola and others for exploitation of water resources
International Business News: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading the two-member bench, had taken suo motu notice of the issue on Friday and sought data reg
corporateSoverignty  globalization 
september 2018 by joeybaker
'Broadband is as essential as water and electricity' - report
More and more governments around the world now keep an eye on the status of broadband as part of their national plans with nearly half of the world’s population now using the internet, according to a report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Along with governments actively looking to address connectivity, at least 15 countries now have strategies in place for promoting the safe use of artificial intelligence. With the vast majority of the world’s connected population inhabiting urban and densely populated areas, the problem of how to connect those in rural and remote areas to the internet is still a challenge – and an expensive one. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an estimated $450bn...
globalization  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
President Trump refused to back down on his administration’s tariffs against U.S. allies, arguing that the European Union is “as bad as China” in its trade policies
President Trump on Sunday refused to back down on his administration’s tariffs against U.S. allies, arguing that the European Union is “as bad as China” in its trade policies.
globalization  trumpPropaganda  globalGameOfThrones  trumpIncompetence 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: 'We will not back down'
Canada’s foreign minister announced Friday that Ottawa plans to impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on July 1, joining other major U.S. allies striking back in the escalating trade dispute.
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  globalization 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Harley-Davidson to Shift Some Production of Motorcycles Out of U.S. After EU Tariffs
Not long ago, President Donald Trump pointed to Harley-Davidson Inc. as an example of what was going to go right for manufacturing in America. Now, Harley seems to encapsulate a lot of what’s going wrong.
trumpIncompetence  globalization 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Brexit has already cost the U.K. more than its EU budget payments, study shows
The damage to the U.K. economy caused by the vote to leave the European Union two years ago already exceeds the size of the budget contributions Britain will be able to claw back when it finally leaves the bloc, according to an economic study by the Centre for European Reform.
popularStupidity  globalization 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Trump calls for Russia, ousted from group of leading industrial nations after annexing Crimea, to be reinstated
Trump calls for Russia, ousted from group of leading industrial nations after annexing Crimea, to be reinstated.
trumpStupidity  globalUnrest  globalization 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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