American radio host Alex Jones reaped millions spouting conspiracy-laden falsehoods that helped drive up sales of products like libido boosters, exploiting an internet ecosystem that experts say makes misinformation a lucrative business.
PARIS (Reuters) -The European Central Bank should raise interest rates by 50 basis points (bp) on Dec. 15, French central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Sunday, reinforcing expectations for the ECB to slow the pace of monetary tightening. The ECB has raised rates by a record 200 basis points since July, but a slowdown in euro zone inflation and more benign signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve have solidified the case for a 50 bp move after back-to-back 75 bp hikes.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The EU will adapt its state aid rules to prevent an exodus of investment triggered by a new U.S. green energy subsidy package, the bloc's chief executive said on Sunday. "Competition is good ... but this competition must respect a level playing field," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a speech in the Belgian city of Bruges. "The (U.S.) Inflation Reduction Act should make us reflect on how we can improve our state aid frameworks and adapt them to a new global environment," she added.
Troops have been training to cover as firefighters and ambulance crews in the event of industrial action.
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Taking charge amid the chaos triggered by his predecessor’s mini-Budget, one of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s first acts as Chancellor was to scale back the level of state financial support for households’ energy bills.
The U.S. and the EU have so far sought to be conciliatory about the bill, saying last week they would seek to tackle the bloc's concerns about the package, known as the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act. EU members worry the $430 billion bill, with generous tax breaks for U.S. companies, may disadvantage European companies from car manufacturers to makers of green technology. Officials from both sides are due to address the issue at a meeting next week, but Bernd Lange, the chair of EU parliament's trade committee, said he no longer expects a negotiated solution as only small changes could still be agreed through talks.
A Hong Kong billionaire is poised to resurrect plans for a vast East London development once championed by Boris Johnson and David Cameron.
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Seven workers at the hazardous Sellafield nuclear waste site have tested positive for drugs over the past twelve months.
Britons need to be kept aware of the cost of leaving the EU, says Swati Dhingra
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Many of the protesters were understandably oblique. Some held up blank sheets of paper. Others displayed an exclamation mark on a red background - the symbol of a message that can’t be delivered on WeChat, China’s main messaging platform. One woman brought a pair of alpacas, the physical manifestation of an online meme based on the Mandarin for “grass mud horse” – cào nǐ mā – sounding like an insult that urges the subject to perform an unspeakable act on their mother.
Veteran chemist Fin McCaul said the sector was already facing a workforce crisis and could not be stretched to enact the plans without better funding.
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Col John Blashford-Snell CBE, 86, is a former British Army officer and a renowned explorer and author. He has led more than 100 expeditions, including the first ever descent of the Ethiopian Blue Nile (1968), the first vehicle crossing of the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia (1971‑72) and the navigation of almost all 2,700 miles of the Zaire (now Congo) River in Africa (1974‑75).
Brussels is to overhaul rules on state aid amid fears Joe Biden's $430bn (£350bn) green technology energy subsidies risk sparking an exodus of cash from Europe.