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January 30 2015
France Looking At Taxing Netflix, Amazon To Fund Film And Tv - Yahoo News
Paris (AFP) - France is looking to decide this year on how it might tax US online giants Google, Amazon and http://michelyhua.blogs.experienceproject.com Netflix to help fund its heavily subsidised film and television sector in response to changes brought on by Internet video streaming. Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin told Les Echos business newspaper in an interview published Thursday "different paths" were being looked at on the French and EU levels to make sure the Internet majors contributed, and she wanted "to find a solution" by the end of this year. "It's an urgent issue for http://ericksonnukm.centerblog.net the financing of French production, which they (the US Internet companies) profit from because they are also advertisers," she said. "I have no doubt the solutions France will come up with will also interest Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland." The comments were the latest sign that France is determined to protect its audiovisual sector, and will counter any attempts by the big American companies to avoid French taxes used to support domestic productions. French President Francois Hollande Kim Kardashian said in October that European laws on audiovisual services should be overhauled so that digital companies based outside of Europe but streaming to European customers are subject to the same taxes as European firms. View gallery France may tax streaming video providers, such as Amazon, to bolster the state-subsidised French TV France has already taken a first step this year by changing its laws to compel online companies located outside of the country but selling to French consumers to pay sales tax. That measure notably hits Netflix, which started streaming to French customers in September 2014. Its European headquarters are moving this year from Luxembourg to The Netherlands.
January 28 2015
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January 27 2015
Austria Finmin Says Expects Swiss Franc To Weaken In Longer Term - Yahoo Finance
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January 25 2015
Hollywood Top Power Lunch Spots: 3 Up-and-comers - Yahoo News
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Paris police investigators said they are making more headway in piecing together the possible network behind the Jan. 9 attack at a Jewish grocery than they have on the brothers who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Terrorism Charges Three Belgian suspects arrested on terrorism charges after the Jan. 15 operations were identified today as Marouan E., born in 1989; Mohamed A., http://lumunguianw.inube.com/blog/4163410/the-maze-is-held-in-conjunction-with-the-maddock-rural-renissance-festival-which-features-3-days-of-entertainment-for-all-ages/ born in 1988; and Billel H., born in 1988. Their custody was extended today by a Brussels court, the prosecutors said. All three are charged with participating in terrorist activities and infractions of the law on weapons. Marouan E. is also charged with armed rebellion with premeditation, the prosecutors said.
Germany's Defense Minister Criticizes Airbus Over New A400m Delays - Yahoo News
View photo A new Airbus A400M military aircraft rolls on the runway after landing at Orleans air base, September BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's defense minister has criticised Airbus over new delays in the delivery http://www.23hq.com/pagedvqq/story/19400745 of A400M military transport planes, saying the company had a serious problem with product quality. The German armed forces took delivery in December of the first of a total of 53 A400M aircraft that it has ordered, with a further five due to be handed over this year. However, the defense ministry said last week there were signals from European defense equipment agency OCCAR, which is negotiating with Airbus on behalf of governments seeking to buy the planes, that A400M deliveries could be delayed. "The Airbus announcement of further A400M delays hits us at the most inconvenient time," Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Der Spiegel magazine in excerpts of an interview to published in Saturday's edition. "At stake is not http://uu031986cew.blog.com just the image of the company, but also Germany's reliability as an alliance partner," she added. "Airbus seems to have a serious problem with its understanding of product quality." The minister said she expected Airbus to make every effort to minimise the impact of the delays on the armed forces. German military inspectors checked the first A400M plane in November and listed 875 defects, including missing insulation of electric cables and leaked hydraulic oil on the main landing gear and tires, Spiegel reported, citing internal documents. A spokesman for Airbus said the company was in contact with its clients on the matter and declined to give further comment. This week a company executive said Airbus' Defence and Space division will reveal a revised 2015 delivery schedule for the A400M at the end of February.
Belgium Arrests Another Suspect In Terrorism Probe - Bloomberg
He was charged with participating in terrorist activities. In a raid on Jan. 15 in the eastern town of Verviers, Belgian police back link killed two men suspected of planning a major attack and arrested three others in searches there and around Brussels. The shootout came a week after three http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml days of attacks in France killed 17 people, triggering a Europe-wide swoop on suspected terrorist cells. Belgian prosecutors today released partial identities of the suspects shot dead in Verviers: Sofiane A., who has Belgian and Moroccan nationality and was born click here! in 1988; and Belgian national Khalid B., born in 1991. Authorities in the Netherlands opened their own investigation after the passport of a Dutch national, identified as Zaiud K., was found in the house raided in Verviers, the Belgian prosecutors said. Paris police investigators said they are making more headway in piecing together the possible network behind the Jan.
January 20 2015
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January 19 2015
Australia Beat India To Signal World Cup Ambitions - Yahoo News
Finch hit five fours and two sixes in his 127-ball knock but missed out on his seventh ODI century as Australia chalked up their second win in the tri-series, which also involves England. Australia's chase got off to a strong start with the openers putting on 51 runs before the dangerous David Warner (24) spooned a simple catch to Suresh Raina at extra cover. Shane Watson (41) also began aggressively but looked desperate resource when boundaries stopped flowing and lost his off-stump to left-arm spinner Akshar Patel going for http://choiibbeqafe.sosblogs.com/The-first-blog-b1/President-Obama-s-Hawaii-Vacation-Day-7-Yahoo-News-b1-p142.htm a slog-sweep. Steve Smith (47), who punished India in the preceding four-test series, continued to trouble them, once again exposing the visitors' bowling limitations with his century stand with Finch. From 216-2, Australia lost four quick wickets to inject fresh excitement in the contest but eventually prevailed when James Faulkner hit the winning boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Earlier, Sharma did not threaten the record 264 he blasted against Sri Lanka last year but the Indian opener gave Australian bowlers an insight into his intentions ahead of next month's World Cup with an almost a run-a-ball knock. Opting to bat first, India slumped to 59-3 inside the first 13 overs before Sharma and Raina (51) set about rebuilding the innings adding 126 for the fourth wicket. Sharma's 138 came off 139 deliveries and was highlighted by nine boundaries and four sixes at the MCG, which will host the World Cup final.
January 18 2015
Japan's Midfielder Endo Reaches 150 Int'l Caps - Yahoo Sports
"Me going level with Matthaeus is a bit of an insult to Matthaeus," said Japan's record caps holder, initially discarded by Japan coach Javier Aguirre following their flop at last year's World Cup before forcing his way back into the Mexican's reckoning. "But winning so many caps is obviously something I can be proud of, and matching Matthaeus is another thing I can look back on and boast about when I'm no longer playing. "I remember my first international appearance and my first goal for my country. But I don't want to look back and single out any one game," added the J-League player of the year after becoming the 16th player in FIFA records to reach the 150-cap milestone. "I mean, I don't think I'm finished yet," said Endo, dubbed Japan's "mole in the hole" by former Gamba Osaka manager Akira Nishino for his ability to pop up in space. "I plan to prolong my international career as long as I can," added Endo, who scored source in the 4-0 thrashing of Palestine in Japan's opening game at the Asian Cup last Monday and turns 35 three days before the tournament final in Sydney on January 31. "Endo is a wonderful human being," said Aguirre, who brought him back into the international fold after a poor run of form since taking over from Alberto Zaccheroni post-Brazil. "He is a big presence http://www.purevolume.com/gonzalosgvf/posts/9069004/Farrah+Abraham+To+Appear+On+Botched+With+Dr.+Terry+Dubrow+And+Dr.+Paul+Nassif+%7C+Reality+Tv+Magazine for this team." Endo, who shuns the limelight in a Japan team dominated by spiky cult hero Keisuke Honda and the mercurial Shinji Kagawa, insisted he still had a role to play for the defending Asian Cup champions. "I think I can still improve and believe there's more to experience," said Endo, who helped Gamba to a domestic treble this year.
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January 15 2015
France, Israel Mourn; Man Linked To Paris Attacker Held - Abc News
a phrase one writer said meant to show that the survivors of the attacks forgave the gunmen. "I think that those who have been killed, if they were here, they would have been able to have a coffee today with the terrorists and just talk to them, ask them why they have done this," columnist Zineb El Rhazoui told the BBC. visit "We feel, as Charlie Hebdo's team, that we need to forgive the two terrorists who have killed our colleagues." Two masked gunmen opened the onslaught in Paris with a Jan. 7 attack on the paper, singling out its editor and his police bodyguard for the first shots before killing 12 people in all. Ahmed Merabet, a French Muslim policeman, was one of the victims, killed as he lay wounded on the ground as the gunmen ? brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi ?
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January 13 2015
Asian Soccer Tournament Is Field Of Dreams For Palestine's Players - Yahoo News
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January 12 2015
Strong Winds Cancel Women's World Cup Downhill In Austria - Yahoo Sports
review View gallery The finish area of an Alpine Skiing women's here. World Cup course is seen in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) -- Organizers were rebuilding the infrastructure at a women's World Cup course after a storm destroyed the finish area and the safety fencing, forcing the cancellation of a downhill on Saturday. The International Ski Federation said there's still a chance a super-G can be held on the same course Sunday, though temperatures rising to above 10 degrees Celsius (50F) stock market have been affecting the icy slope. ''Unfortunately the chance is quite big we won't succeed,'' FIS women's race director Atle Skaardal said. ''It's all really soft now. We lost five to 10 centimeters of snow over the last couple of hours. Incredible how fast it goes.'' Temperatures were expected to drop again, but another storm has been forecast for Sunday afternoon, prompting FIS to bring forward the starting time of the super-G by 15 minutes to 11 a.m. (1000 GMT). An even earlier start wasn't possible due to other televised events, including the opening run of a men's World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland.
January 10 2015
Hollywood Backs French Mag After Own Free Speech Storm - Yahoo News
Celebrities expressed outrage and support online, while http://byrdyjxz.soup.io the Motion Picture Association of America made a direct link between the Paris massacre that killed 12 and the hacking and threats to Hollywood studio Sony Pictures over the movie "The Interview." "We are shocked and saddened by the horrific terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo that occurred today," said MPAA head Chris Dodd in a statement. "Our industry has experienced firsthand cowardly attempts (to destroy) freedom of speech, and we offer our expression of support to the victims and their families, as well as the French people." Sony Pictures initially resisted demands by hackers that it cancel the film's December 25 release date. But it gave in the week before Christmas, before changing its mind again and releasing it from December 24. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) called the Paris attack -- in which masked gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" -- a "despicable act of terrorism." "Journalists know that their jobs carry risks, but these brazen killings were particularly shocking in that these journalists were not operating in an overseas combat zone, but were at work in their own offices in a democratic nation," it said. Hollywood stars took to Twitter and other social media to voice solidarity with the French publication, and France more generally. "Obviously this is terrible and tragic and upsetting," said comic actress Tina Fey, cited by industry journal Variety. "It makes you remember how important free speech is and must be defended.
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Germany Says Not Planning For Greek Euro Zone Exit - Yahoo Finance
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Australia 251-6 After Day 4, 348 Ahead Of India - Yahoo News
It means a lot more to go out there and make 50 in both innings. "But I want to come back tomorrow and win the test match for Australia that's what we would be after first and foremost." Burns and Brad Haddin (31 not out) combined for a rapid 86-run partnership from 8.4 overs to stretch the lead beyond the highest successful fourth-innings run chase at the SCG that is 288, achieved by Australia against South Africa in 2006. View gallery India's Virat Kohli follows through on a pull shot against Australia on the third day of their c That record, the difficulty of batting last on Sydney's turning pitches, and the safety of already having the series secured meant an overnight declaration was expected, unlike in the previous drawn test in Melbourne where stand-in skipper Smith was criticized by some for batting on too long. "The wicket spun and I think it will only get harder to bat on as the game goes on," Burns said. "It's a great position for Australia to be in at the end of day four. "We'll go come out tomorrow and I'm sure we're going to http://steelealuf.blogs.experienceproject.com create 10 opportunities.
January 09 2015
Hollywood Backs French Mag After Own Free Speech Storm - Yahoo News
"Our industry has experienced firsthand cowardly attempts (to destroy) freedom of speech, and we offer our expression of support to the victims and their families, as well as the French people." Sony Pictures initially resisted demands by hackers that it cancel the film's Kim Kardashian's Holiday Plans: 1 Present For North? - Yahoo News December 25 release date. But it gave in the week before Christmas, before changing its mind again and releasing it from December 24. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) called the Paris attack -- in which masked gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" -- a "despicable act of terrorism." "Journalists know that their jobs carry risks, but these brazen killings were particularly shocking in that these journalists were not operating in an overseas combat zone, but were at work in their own offices in a democratic nation," it said. Hollywood stars took to Twitter and other social media to voice solidarity with the French publication, and France more generally. "Obviously this is terrible and tragic and upsetting," said comic actress Tina Fey, cited by industry journal Variety. "It makes you celebrity new remember how important free speech is and must be defended. We all must stand firm on issue of free speech.
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January 05 2015
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Danny Deking's father, Chet Deking, 57, of Sugar Grove, also participated because he wanted to be part of the effort to get nourishing food to hungry children. Others working out that day included best friends Dylan Nauert and Jaumaureo Phillips, both 18, of Sugar Grove. The former Kaneland Knights football players said they are now playing football for their universities, Nauert for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and Phillips for Aurora University. "I want to support the cause and support the kids," Phillips said. "I want to support the cause," Nauert said.
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