In rather odd news: Denmark helped US gather data on European officials, says report.
Happens a lot, I recall this from a few years ago. Unless you are in a pact such as 5 Eyes, then just being allies won't prevent each other's security services being interested.
Indeed. Just been reading “The spy and the traitor” by Ben McIntyre regarding Oleg Gordievsky. Surprising how intertwined all these spy bodies are. Good book, excellent author and well worth a read to open eyes as to what goes on out there.....and that involved Denmark spies as well.
Given that a huge proportion if multi national companies are American, this will be a huge boost for the USA and a disaster for countries like Ireland
That depends i guess. Corporation Tax is 21% and Biden apparently wants to raise to 28%. Apparently it was as high as 35% so I guess there will still be incentive for many companies to stay in other places
"Russia used bombs and gunfire in “warning shots” against a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Wednesday.
A Su-24 aircraft dropped four bombs in waters near the Royal Navy destroyer H.M.S. Defender and a border patrol ship fired its gun to divert it after the British vessel entered Russia’s territorial waters off Crimea and refused to heed radio warnings, the ministry said, according to the Interfax news service.
Russia alleged the ship was 3 kilometers (2 miles) into its waters near Cape Fiolent, south of its naval base in Sevastopol, when the incident occurred around noon local time. The Defender reversed course and left Russian waters within four minutes of the bombing, the ministry said."
"President Macron's party was already sidelined in these elections after its poor showing in the first round.
Marine Le Pen's also scored badly last Sunday, but she at least had hopes of picking up one region - which would have been a first and a boost for her presidential bid.
It didn't happen - once again her voters stayed away from the polls - and overall these elections have been a big disappointment for the hard right.
The winners are the mainstream right whose candidates held on easily to the regions they already controlled. One of them the former minister Xavier Bertrand, whose fief is the northern Hauts-de-France region, is now openly a candidate for the presidency next year."