Tag: Europe

A New Type of Conflict: France’s Ongoing Struggle for Pensions

Yves here. The limited media reporting on protests in France over pension “reform” depicts Macron as having won by outlasting the opposition. This account indicates that while some players, like certain union leaders, have surrendered, the rank and file, as well as other interests, are carrying on. I’m not in a position to validate whether […]

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At Auschwitz, Survivors Plead ‘Never Forget’

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Poland — In a solemn ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the last living witnesses to the crimes that took place in this Nazi concentration camp testified to their experience and called on others to never forget. Many were frail, walking only with the support of friends or relatives. They […]

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Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1972 Fiat 130 Coupe

<img data-attachment-id="1706534" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-the-luxurious-1972-fiat-130-coupe/fiat-130-002/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002.jpg" data-orig-size="800,533" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1972 Fiat 130" data-image-description=" https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/fiat/130/130-coupe/1972/111688 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1706534 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured a couple of Fiat coupes lately, their special, swoopy bodies representing redesign work carried […]

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Apple keeps telling governments it’s pro-consumer, but that’s not true

I’m a long-time Apple user, but not an Apple apologist. In other words, I’ve spent years separating my love for iPhones from my knowledge that most of them will break if dropped accidentally — and that making beautiful, fragile devices has been Apple’s deliberate design strategy for years. It’s impossible to calculate how much money […]

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One Less Market for the Internet’s Favorite Vehicle?

You’re right — there’s no way we can determine with any certainty what the internet’s actual favorite ride is, but the amount of lust poured out over the unattainable Suzuki Jimny is noteworthy. People love this little Japanese box, even if its short wheelbase and solid axles add up to a ride most wouldn’t want […]

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E.U. Farm Chief Pledges to Tackle Corruption in Subsidy Program

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s new top agricultural official promised on Thursday to introduce anticorruption measures in response to a New York Times investigation that revealed how the bloc’s huge farm subsidy program underwrites a system of political patronage and land grabbing. The $65-billion-a-year fund is one of the world’s largest subsidy schemes. The money, […]

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Trump Is Abusing His Tariff Power, Too

So here’s the story: Donald Trump has abused the powers of his office to threaten a U.S. ally. His threat is probably illegal; his refusal to produce documents about his decision process is definitely illegal. And his claims about the motivation for his actions don’t pass the laugh test. You probably think that I’m talking […]

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It May Be the Biggest Tax Heist Ever. And Europe Wants Justice.

They made quite a team. One was an Oxford-educated wunderkind who handled the complicated math behind the transactions. The other was a beefy, 6-foot-2 New Zealander with an apparent fondness for Hawaiian shirts, who brought in clients and money. Martin Shields and Paul Mora met in 2004, at the London office of Merrill Lynch. Mr. […]

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Back to Normal: U.S. Auto Tariff Threats Return for EU

<img data-attachment-id="1705998" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/back-to-normal-u-s-auto-tariff-threats-return-for-eu/shutterstock_636139745/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="trump" data-image-description=" Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1705998″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_636139745.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to impose fresh tariffs on European automotive imports if the region can’t […]

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Report: Whichever country claims AI supremacy this decade will rule the Earth

The Brookings Institution last week published a report from global economy expert Indermit Gill prophesying that the AI leader in 2030 will go on to rule the planet until at least 2100. The territories in the running include the US, China, and the European Union. Economists appear to have reached a general consensus that artificial intelligence […]

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Defeat Device Suspicions Lead to Mitsubishi Probe

<img data-attachment-id="1694726" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/10/tomorrows-triumph-mitsubishi-motors-reinventing-itself-making-moves/shutterstock_422098843/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,651" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="mitsubishi motors sign mitsubishi logo" data-image-description=" FotograFFF/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-610×397.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694726″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-610×397.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-610×397.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-768×500.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_422098843.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Mitsubishi is under investigation by German prosecutors for the suspected use of illegal defeat devices […]

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France and U.S. Move Toward Temporary Truce in Trade War

PARIS — France and the United States appeared to strike a temporary truce in a trans-Atlantic trade war, French officials said Tuesday, after President Emmanuel Macron agreed to suspend a tax on American technology giants in exchange for a postponement of threatened retaliatory tariffs on French goods by the Trump administration. The apparent détente emerged […]

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Michel Houellebecq’s Fragile World

Is man an animal? If there is a question that reverberates through the entire oeuvre of the French writer Michel Houellebecq, one presented with great emphasis in his most recent novel, Serotonin, it is this. The question can, of course, be qualified in various ways. One could add racial or cultural or class modifiers—Is the […]

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Brexit: Digging In

Had Donald Trump managed the difficult task of having a bad effect on the already not well reputed Boris Johnson? The Tories’ posture toward Brexit says that could be the case. Specifically, inebriated by the close-at-hand formal Brexit date of January 31, Johnson and more recently his Chancellor Sajid Javid have taken to making aggressive […]

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Apple should replace the iPhone’s Lightning port, not remove it

After blowing a decade releasing confusingly numerous Macintosh computers, Apple invited founder Steve Jobs back to his company, kicking off a historic period of growth through reduction. Jobs slashed entire product lines, redesigned Macs to focus on simplicity, and — with sharp marketing — turned the nearly bankrupt company into an industry leader. Apple then […]

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Rare Rides: A First-generation Maserati Quattroporte From 1967

<img data-attachment-id="1705438" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-a-first-generation-maserati-quattroporte-from-1967/mas00003-3_1/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1.jpg" data-orig-size="1712,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1967 Maserati Quattroporte" data-image-description=" https://www.ruotedasogno.com/en_gb/cars/maserati/1967-maserati-quattroporte.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-450×284.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1705438 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”385″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-450×284.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-768×484.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-120×76.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Maserati’s Quattroporte has always been a large, sports-oriented luxury sedan, though the sports part occasionally waned in its influence. Through six […]

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EU mulls 5-year ban on facial recognition tech in public spaces

(Reuters) — The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters. The plan by the EU’s executive — set out in an 18-page white paper — comes amid a global […]

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Rare Rides: An Elegant 1966 ASA 411 Berlinetta, Founded by Ferrari

<img data-attachment-id="1703612" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-an-elegant-1966-asa-411-berlinetta-founded-by-ferrari/attachment/9684463/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463.jpg" data-orig-size="2560,1440" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1966 ASA 144 Berlinetta" data-image-description=" http://www.venividivici.info/en/collection/asa/411-berlinetta ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1703612 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9684463-800×450.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>A short-lived Italian experiment, the ASA brand was created by Enzo Ferrari himself. Think of it as […]

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