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In Politically Polarized U.S., State Secession Talk Gains Steam

Great Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union has encouraged secessionists in the U.S. – from California and Texas to Vermont – who view their state as distinct from the country as a whole. 1,189 more words


Here's Why Ryanair Shares are Bouncing Despite the Brexit Gloom

Normally, you wouldn’t expect to see a stock rise 5% on the day that the airline concerned, at the top of its earnings cycle, warned of looming price wars, massive disruption to its peak season business and grave regulatory risks, but that’s what Ryanair Plc has managed. 634 more words


EU Hits Daimler and Others With Record $3.2 Billion Cartel Fine

The European Commission has issued its biggest-ever antitrust fine, hitting four truck manufacturers with a total penalty of €2.93 billion ($3.24 billion) for illegal collusion between 1997 and 2011. 281 more words


A Top EU Lawyer Says Data Retention Laws May Be Legal

One of Europe’s top legal advisers thinks the data retention laws in Sweden and the U.K. may be legit—with strict conditions.

Data retention laws are a form of mass surveillance that involves forcing telecoms operators to keep logs of who contacted whom and when (though not usually the contents of conversations). 998 more words


MGE Kit Hotspot Repeater Simplex DMR/D-Star Plug & Play

Something new from Italy this time and €189.90 worth of D-Star repeater. I’m a little green on this as have never used it but will supply the information below and it’s available from Mediaglobe and the information came via an email a little while ago. 224 more words

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The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform

Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health

On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. 354 more words


Theresa May Just Picked This Man to Lead Britain Out of the EU

David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. 752 more words