CNN reports fresh outbreaks of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are sweeping across Europe as they have in Asia. Amid renewed lockdown measures, the virus is sending a clear message: no country is safe from a resurgence. Germany was a model for effectively handling the pandemic. Steered by calm, clearly communicating Chancellor Angela Markel, Germany responded rapidly and quickly built an infrastructure for mass testing.
European Union leaders may not reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus plan on Sunday (July 19), German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as marathon negotiations ran into a third day. Francis Maguire reports.
European Union leaders ended a second day of negotiations late on Saturday without a concrete plan to pump hundreds of billions of euros into their economies ravaged by coronavirus and would resume on Sunday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would maintain 15% tariffs on Airbus aircraft and 25% tariffs on other European goods, despite moves by the European Union to resolve a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies. Ciara Lee reports
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government is making “good progress” on Brexit deal negotiations with the European Union ahead of the December 31st deadline but adds that “there remain gaps on a couple of big issues”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Canary Islands became Spain's second region to all but ban smoking in the streets on Thursday as part of measures to stop a resurgence of coronavirus infections, and other regions considered a similar ban. Gavino Garay has more.
Italy's richest family is the Ferraro family. They founded confectionery giant Ferrero Group. The company is run by Giovanni Ferrero. Under his guidance the value of assets acquired through his CTH holding company increase by 40% last year. Business Insider reports this was partly due to CTH's $300 million purchase of Danish cookie business Kelsen Group last year.