Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 3:37 AM EDT Aug 17, 2019 The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, a day after a judge in the British overseas territory ordered its release. The U.S. move late Friday deepens a weeks-long diplomatic dispute between Tehran and Washington. It also comes amid a standoff between the two countries after President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear accord with Tehran and reimposed sanctions. Tensions in the Persian Gulf have been on the rise since. The tanker "Grace 1" was seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off the coast of Gibraltar. Authorities suspected it of violating European Union sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. Its seizure aggravated fears of a conflict in the Persian Gulf, where Iran claims control of the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway for oil shipments. But despite a last-minute U.S. attempt … [Read more...] about U.S. issues warrant to seize Iran oil tanker ‘Grace 1’
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Daniel B. Kline The Motley Fool Published 10:00 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 America's teenagers have a lot on their minds. They worry about school, about fitting in, about guns, about the environment, about just figuring out who they really are. But given that for the most part, mom and dad are still paying the bills, you might be surprised at how many of them are already worrying about money and their financial futures. According to a new survey from Junior Achievement and Citizen's Bank, 45% of teens say they're worried they won't be able to afford to live on their own when they reach adulthood, while 47% are worried about paying for college. The study also showed that 40% worry about finding a fulfilling, well-paying job, and 33% are concerned that they don't know enough about how to manage money. "These survey findings show a disconcerting lack of confidence among teens when it comes to achieving financial goals," said Jack Kosakowski, CEO of Junior Achievement USA, in a press … [Read more...] about U.S. teens worry about future financial independence.
Lutsenko shared details about his meeting with the U.S. ambassador way back in 2017. PGO chief Yuriy Lutsenko / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has admitted that U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch did not give him a do not prosecute list, which he had previously stated. "The meeting [with the ambassador] took place in the PGO [Prosecutor General's Office], at this very table in January 2017," Lutsenko told the Ukrainian TheBabel online publication. "She was accompanied, so was I. Mrs. Yovanovitch was interested in Vitaliy Kasko's case. The fact was that Mr. Kasko's mother got registered for official housing [in Kyiv], while she had never left Lviv. That had signs of abuse." Read also The Hill: Top Ukrainian justice official says U.S. ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list Lutsenko recalled Yovanovitch insisted Kasko was an outstanding anti-corruption activist, and "the criminal case discredited those who were fighting against corruption." "I … [Read more...] about Ukraine Prosecutor General Lutsenko admits U.S. ambassador didn’t give him a do not prosecute list
The European Commission published on Wednesday for public consultation a list of U.S. goods worth 20 billion U.S. dollars that it might target for additional tariffs, as counter measures against what Brussels says are American subsidies to Boeing. There has been a decade-long fight in the World Trade Organization between Brussels and Washington over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, the world’s two leading large aircraft makers. On March 28, the WTO’s Appellate Body made a ruling regarding the European Union’s complaint that the U.S. illegally subsidized Boeing. Washington called the ruling at the time a “major win” for the United States, saying the ruling rejected “28 of 29 EU claims” and rejected “arguments by the EU that the U.S. federal and state programs gave more than 10 billion U.S. dollars in subsidies to Boeing large civil aircraft. But the European Commission said “EU scores final victory in the WTO Boeing dispute”, … [Read more...] about Aviation: EU targets 20 bln U.S. goods for tariffs against subsidies to Boeing
The European Commission published on Wednesday a list of $20 billion worth of U.S imports it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute, reports Trend with reference to Reuters The United States and the European Union have been battling for almost 15 years at the World Trade Organization over subsidies given to U.S. planemaker Boeing and its European rival Airbus. The Commission’s list of U.S. imports, now subject to public consultation, includes fish, tobacco, suitcases, planes, helicopters, tractors and video game consoles. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about EU issues $20 billion list of U.S. imports for tariffs in Boeing case