Bruce Schreiner Associated Press Published 11:00 PM EDT May 20, 2019 Louisville, Ky. – American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products. The whiskey industry hailed the arrangement to ease trade tensions among the North American allies and said it hopes it’s the first of several rounds of good news on the trade front. Distillers have suffered shrinking exports since the last half of 2018 due to tariffs in some key markets. President Donald Trump last Friday lifted import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delayed auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. In return, the Canadians and Mexicans agreed to scrap their retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including American whiskey. But U.S. whiskey makers still face significant trade hurdles in the … [Read more...] about U.S. whiskey makers toast end of Canada, Mexico tariffs
Headache at end of period
Secret plans to allow an extension of the Brexit transition period may result in Britain remaining tied to EU rules beyond 2020, according to reports. The move is said to be designed to convince DUP leader Arlene Foster that a “backstop” plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland will not come into force. The potential extension of the transition period, which would see the UK stay in the EU single market and customs union, is being considered ahead of a crunch summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Under the current plans, if there is a Brexit deal the transition period will last until the end of 2020. During this time the UK will accept Brussels' rules without having a seat at the table. But the Guardian and Daily Telegraph that the option of a potential extension was being considered to allow extra time to drawn up a deal and avoid the need to use the controversial "backstop" arrangement. The Department for Exiting the European Union said it would not comment on speculation. The … [Read more...] about Britain ‘in secret talks over Brexit transition period extension’
News / UK and world by Press Association October 12, 2018, 11:39 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The UK could remain tied to Brussels’ rules beyond the end of 2020 to give negotiators more time to finalise a trade deal, according to reports. The potential extension of the transition period, which would see the UK stay in the EU single market and customs union, is being considered as intensive negotiations continue ahead of a crunch summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Under the current plans, if there is a Brexit deal the transition period will last until the end of 2020, during which the UK will accept Brussels’ rules without having a seat at the table when they are decided. But the Guardian and Daily Telegraph reported that the option of a potential extension was being considered by negotiators in Brussels to allow extra time to drawn up a deal on the future UK-EU relationship – and avoid the need to use a … [Read more...] about May’s Brexit headaches continue ahead of crunch summit
THE Ebola virus claimed more than 11,000 lives when it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in an outbreak beginning in December 2013. Now the disease has reared its ugly head once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking fears of a pandemic. Here's what we know. Where is the latest outbreak of Ebola? Dozens of people have been killed by an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the second outbreak so far this year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in October 2018 that 118 people had died from the illness and a further 188 people had contracted the virus. Despite the sobering numbers, WHO has praised the DRC for "doing an outstanding job in an extremely difficult situation". Director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said they were at a "critical point" in the outbreak after introducing experimental treament to sufferers. Nine neighbouring countries have been put on alert following the outbreak. Fifty-two patients had received an … [Read more...] about What is the Ebola virus, how bad is the latest outbreak in the DR of Congo and what are the symptoms?
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