Donald Trump has a message for anyone who wants to tax big U.S. tech firms: hands off.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "I'm not going to let people take advantage of American companies because if anyone's going to take advantage of American companies it's going to be us, it's not going to be France" It makes for some awkward encounters at this week's gathering of NATO leaders outside London.
Because French President Emmanuel Macron has already introduced a digital services tax, levied on the revenue of big international tech firms. Trump says that's aimed squarely at the likes of Google and Amazon.
His administration may impose tariffs on French goods in retaliation.
Now UK prime minister Boris Johnson says he too will press ahead with a similar tax.
Under the plan major tech firms will pay a 2% levy on the money they make from UK users.
That's certain to draw Trump's ire, though Johnson may see electoral advantage in defying the U.S. president.
The question is whether Washington will retaliate.
It says it could impose 100% duties on 2.4 billion dollars of French goods over its digital tax.
Former prime minister Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s post-Brexitsecurity commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. TheConservative former prime minister repeatedly said “what?” in disbelief andappeared to mouth “utter rubbish” as Michael Gove outlined how the UK will beexpected to boost its security outside the EU.
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Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. The former prime minister repeatedly said "what?" in disbelief and appeared to mouth "utter rubbish" as Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove outlined how the UK will be expected to boost its security outside the EU to MPs in the House of Commons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Greater Manchester may be offered millions in extra funding to accept thestrictest coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson seeks to prevent alockdown revolt and mayor Andy Burnham presses for a Commons vote to break the“impasse”. The Labour mayor was said to have had a “constructive” conversationwith the Prime Minister’s chief strategic adviser, Sir Edward Lister, over theweekend and further talks have been scheduled for Monday.
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French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamistterrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb onFriday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. The teacher haddiscussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class, authoritiessaid.
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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's bronze statue to be unveiled at Leicester Square, London as DDLJ marks its silver jubilee on 20th October. Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty to join hands for an adaptation of the comedy of errors, Cirkus. It will also star Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde and Varun Sharma in pivotal roles. For minute-to-minute updates from Bollywood, stay tuned with Desimartini.
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[NFA] Domestic and world leaders, rivals and allies alike, have lined up to send their good wishes to Donald and Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19. Though some were a little less sympathetic. Lucy Fielder reports.
Wildlife volunteers have been attempting to herd a group of northern bottlenose whales out of a loch in northwest Scotland in hopes of luring them back into the open sea.
The mission is urgent because this weekend a NATO military exercise is due to take place nearby, and there are concerns that the animals will be distressed by the noise it creates. Report by Fullerg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down as Labour Party Leader. The socialist leader made the announcement on Friday. after the Labour Party lost a number of seats to the Conservatives in the U.K. General Election...