New iPhones on display at the Apple store in Milan. Photo: Piero Cruciati/AFP Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung €10 and €5 million respectively for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones.
UK citizens currently enjoy visa-free travel in the EU, but that could change with Brexit. The UK is set to leave the 28-nation bloc on 29 March 2019.
Mr Macron said suggestions that UK visitors to France might be denied visas were “fake news”.
“We will not stop visas for UK people in case of no deal,” he said.
Measures would be taken to cover flights, ferries and businesses as well, he added.
Russian “troll factory” the Internet Research Agency and a separate group of Iranian hackers used networks of Twitter accounts to spread divisive information , according to a new database released by the social network.
Under fast-track trade rules, the US Trade Representative cannot start trade negotiations until 90 days after notifying Congress. Last night he sent that notification to Congress. The letter from the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, to Congress said the USTR planned to start talks between “the first and fifth largest economies in the world … as soon as it is ready after it exits the European Union on March 29, 2019.” The United States wants to develop “cutting edge obligations for emerging sectors where U.S. and U.K. innovators and entrepreneurs are most competitive.” The UK – US free trade deal will cover the biggest transatlantic bilateral trading relationship in the world, right over the airspace of Ireland… The letter also reveals that although the EU prevents the UK from formally negotiating a trade deal until after Britain escapes from the EU’s grip, Liam Fox and he have established a US-UK Trade & Investment Working Group which is “laying the groundwork for a potential future free trade agreement” .
A Tory MP allegedly broke election spending rules in order to put an end to Nigel Farage’s parliamentary ambitions, a court has heard. South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, 52, along with his election agent Nathan Gray, 29, and party activist Marion Little, 63, are accused of being complicit in the submitting of false expenditure declarations following his victory on May 7. Southwark Crown Court heard how the Conservative Party put extra resources into the campaign to win the Kent seat in a bid to “see off” Nigel Farage’s political ambitions. “Nigel Farage indicated he would step down as Ukip leader if he failed to win South Thanet,” said prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee QC, “so it was clear this was not going to be any ordinary election campaign. “Marion Little went on to effectively manage Craig Mackinlay’s election campaign so that he would be elected and Nigel Farage would be defeated. “This was not just what is known as a marginal seat, but it was a contest which could see off Nigel Farage’s Parliamentary ambitions forever.” The election contest became a “two-horse race” which was won by Mackinlay with a majority of around 2,800 in an electorate of 70,000.
Actor Steve Carell told Esquire in a recently published interview that his hit sitcom The Office might be impossible to make in today’s politically correct culture due to the “inappropriate behavior” of his character Michael Scott. “(I)t might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago,” Steve Carell said about The Office .