Uber Eats couriers in Europe to be offered free accident and sickness insurance

December 16, 2017

Uber has announced it’s launching a free insurance package for independent couriers delivering food for its Uber Eats business in nine European markets. It says all couriers with an active account in the covered markets will be able to take up the product free of charge. The plan will be introduced from January 8, 2018, and will include personal accident insurance during a delivery trip; a cash benefit for severe sickness…


Tillerson Calls on Europe to Back Latest Sanctions on Iran

October 24, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on European governments to join a U.S.-led sanctions regime against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, saying that countries doing business with the Islamic Republic’s force do so at their own risk. The Revolutionary Guards “foment instability in the region and create destruction in the region,” Tillerson told reporters in Riyadh on Sunday after talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and other top officials. European…


How to Make Sure Global Companies Pay Their Taxes

October 1, 2017

We all know by now that big multinational corporations, from Apple Inc., to Pfizer Inc., to IKEA of Sweden AB, minimize their tax bills by exploiting differences in tax rates and rules between different countries. Outrage is running high, especially in Europe, where there’s strong pressure on politicians to extract more taxes from big companies, especially the U.S. tech giants.  There’s a clean and fair solution in plain sight. It’s not…


Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push

September 29, 2017

Tesla Inc. on its home turf. The German automaker will build its fifth battery plant globally and create more than 600 jobs in the region, the company said Thursday in a statement. The Alabama factory will assemble electric sport utility vehicles, taking on Tesla’s Model X and making Stuttgart-based Daimler the first European company to assemble plug-in autos in the U.S. “We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary at our production facility in…


Deadly Barcelona attack is worst in a day of violence in Spain

(CNN)Spain saw one of its most violent days in recent memory as a spate of incidents throughout the country appeared to be connected to a terror attack Thursday in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured. As police searched for the van driver, Spain’s Prime Minister called it an act of “jihadi terrorism.” Here are the latest developments in a tragic day: Two suspects — one…

August 24, 2017

A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says ‘behead traitors’

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him — lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate “traitors,” a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue. “This experience has unified us, made us stronger,” the President said. “This wasn’t the first attack…

July 16, 2017

Fire breaks out in London’s Camden Market

(CNN)Ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters responded to a fire in London’s Camden Market, a well-known tourist attraction, early Monday morning, the London Fire Brigade said. No information about the cause of the fire or injuries was immediately available. The open-air Camden Market, near central London, is a popular tourist attraction that features more than 1,000 shops, stalls, food outlets and entertainment venues. It opened in 1974 with…

July 10, 2017