The World Trade Organisation on Wednesday (Oct 2) gave Washington the green light to slap annual tariffs on US$7.5 billion (€6.8 billion) worth of EU goods in retaliation for the bloc's illegal support of Airbus. The case began in 2004, when Washington accused Britain, France, Germany and Spain of providing illegal subsidies and grants to support the production of a range of Airbus products. (AFP/GUILLAUME SOUVANT) The ruling is the largest arbitration award in WTO history and a landmark moment in the Airbus-Boeing battle, which threatens to intensify already strained trade relations between the US and the European Union. In Washington, President Donald Trump hailed the decision, calling it a "big win" for the United States and claiming credit for the outcome of the 15-year-old case. "We're having a lot of wins at the WTO," Trump said. "All of those countries were ripping off the United States for many years and they know I'm wise to it." The EU immediately threatened … [Read more...] about WTO approves US tariffs on EU goods in Airbus retaliation
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How long will Mitt Romney stand up to President Trump? If history is the judge, as long as it’s good for Mitt Romney. For now, the senator from Utah and former Republican presidential nominee is at least sticking his neck out. And, being Romney, no doubt checking to see who else is following. With a few tweets from his personal Twitter account, Romney is now one of four Republican senators who have faulted Trump for trying to drag foreign countries into America’s presidential politics. The others are Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Rob Portman of Ohio. To the pro-impeachment brigade, this is exciting news. But anyone who knows Romney from his days as governor of Massachusetts also knows it’s way too early to nominate him for a Profile in Courage Award. At any given moment, Romney is looking out for what’s best — for Romney. That not to say he never gets behind a cause that’s good for others, too. But with Romney, cause is so … [Read more...] about Romney will stand up to Trump as long as it’s good for Romney
News : Travel Related: American Airlines I have a childish palate when it comes to my taste in food. While I think that one of the more recent additions to the American Airline’s First Class menu is horrific, I explain more here, the AA warm cookies win my heart. The scent in the cabin is wonderful as they’re heated up, the satisfying sweet crunch is delicious. Being British, I find that a cookie (or biscuit) goes extremely well with my cup of tea. American Airlines has, however, changed their supplier and View From The Wing reports that these new cookies are less gooey but too sweet: The new cookie is “a little less gooey than the last cookie which is actually a good thing. It didn’t disintegrate picking it up. That said I didn’t love the consistency, and it was too sweet for my taste. I’d prefer it to be paired with something to give it better balance.” While we’re not talking about the introduction of a new high-end champagne or a … [Read more...] about Is New American Airlines First Class Cookie Good Or Bad?
13 Oct Tips for Travelers Who Prefer Healthy Eating Posted at 18:29h in Blog by Victoria One complaint many travelers have is that it can be a challenge to avoid junk food while on the road. But with a little planning that concern can be completely eliminated. Yes, it is entirely possible to travel, have fun and enjoy yourself while eating healthful foods. Like anything else that’s good for you, though, you need to make a bit of an effort to get the best results. Here are some tried-and-true ways that experienced travelers make sure they don’t overdo it on cruise-ship freebies, tourist food bars, beach-side kiosks and other tempting sources of calorie-rich, nutritionally nil repasts. Stock Up on Whole-Wheat Tortillas You can either make your own tortillas or buy some of the whole-wheat versions at the grocery store. Either way, you’ll be doing yourself a favor. Not only are tortillas nutritious but they store and pack easily. If you seal them well, … [Read more...] about Tips for Travelers Who Prefer Healthy Eating
Each team’s 2019 attendance, 2019 won-loss record and gain or decline from 2018: Team 2019 Record Up/down Philadelphia 2,727,421 81-81 569,297 Minnesota 2,294,152 101-61 334,955 San Diego 2,396,399 70-92 227,863 N.Y. Mets 2,442,532 86-76 217,537 Cincinnati 1,808,685 75-87 179,329 Oakland 1,662,211 97-65 134,623 L.A. Dodgers 3,974,309 106-56 116,809 Atlanta 2,655,100 97-65 99,319 St. Louis 3,480,393 91-71 76,806 Milwaukee 2,923,333 89-73 72,458 Chi. White Sox 1,649,775 72 -89 40,958 Boston 2,924,627 84-78 29,052 Pittsburgh 1,491,439 69-93 26,123 Texas 2,132,994 78-84 25,887 Tampa Bay 1,178,735 96-66 23,762 Miami 811,302 57-105 198 L.A. Angels 3,019,012 72-90 -1,204 Colorado 2,993,244 71-91 -22,636 Chicago Cubs 3,094,865 84-78 -86,224 Arizona 2,135,510 85-77 -107,185 Houston 2,857,367 107-55 -123,182 N.Y. Yankees 3,304,404 103-59 -178,451 Kansas City 1,479,659 59-103 -185,448 Cleveland 1,738,642 93-69 -188,059 Baltimore 1,307,807 … [Read more...] about MLB Attendance 2019 vs. 2018