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Trump plans new legal challenges to subpoena for tax returns

NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s effort to get hold of President Donald Trump’s taxes appears far from over, despite a historic Supreme Court ruling.Attorneys for Trump indicated in a federal court filing Wednesday they would bring new legal challenges against Vance’s subpoena for the tax records. Trump will argue that the subpoena…

More than 13 million automobiles recalled by manufacturers in the first semester of 2020 (Number of the day)

To date, Toyota is the automaker to have recalled the most vehicles in 2020, according to a report published by Finbold. Between January 1 and July 13, 2020, a total of 13,362,759 vehicle units were recalled to garages around the world for technical checks that mainly related to safety flaws. Japanese automaker Toyota issued the most…

Apple wins EU court battle in 13-bn-euro tax case

Brussels (AFP) – A European court on Wednesday annulled an EU order that Apple repay Ireland 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes, in a major legal setback for Brussels.The commission’s historic ruling against Apple was delivered in August 2016 by Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a shock decision that put Europe on the…

Google to buy $4.5 bn stake in digital unit of India’s Reliance

Mumbai (AFP) – Google will buy a $4.5 billion stake in Reliance’s digital unit and jointly develop an entry-level smartphone with the Indian conglomerate, the two companies said Wednesday as global tech giants race to grab a share of the country’s massive market.”We are delighted to welcome a household name in India and worldwide, Google,…

Trump blasts Biden and China in unfocused campaign-style speech

For more than an hour, President Donald Trump pilloried Joe Biden, progressive Democrats, mail-in voting and a range of other people and topics in a rambling speech on Tuesday that was supposed to be about new U.S. sanctions on China.Trump opened the grievance-filled diatribe in the White House Rose Garden by announcing he had just…

One vine day: Thai wine sisters take aim at booze monopoly

Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (AFP) – Sisters Mimi and Nikki have battled Thailand’s tropical climate, chased off elephants from their vineyards and won over a sceptical public to their award-winning wine. Now they’re taking on the “unfair” booze laws critics say benefit the kingdom’s billionaire booze monopolies.Rows of Syrah, Voignier and Chenin Blanc grapes stretch across the…

Powerful Eruptions On The Sun Might Trigger Earthquakeson July 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Through decades of research, scientists have learned that large, powerful earthquakes commonly occur in groups, not in random patterns. But exactly why has so far remained a mystery. Now, new research published July 13 in Scientific Reviews, asserts the first strong — though still disputed — evidence that powerful eruptions on the sun can trigger…

U.S. Executes Daniel Lewis Lee, First Use Of Capital Punishment Since 2003

The United States federal government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in 17 years.The Supreme Court allowed for the resumption of the federal death penalty. Daniel Lewis Lee, a convicted murder of an Arkansas family and a white supremacist, was killed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. In…

Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Glee Late Co-Stars Naya Rivera & Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has broken her social media silence and is paying tribute to her late Glee co-stars, Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith. Rivera’s body was discovered in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California on, July 13 which was also the seventh anniversary of Monteith’s death. The actress was confirmed dead five days after she was reported…