EU threatens to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports

EU threatens to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports

Thursday, 13 June 2024 | AP | BRUSSELS

The European Union threatened Wednesday to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing’s subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said it would impose provisional tariffs that would result in Chinese automakers facing additional duties...

Apple poised for late start in AI race with big ambitions

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | AP | new york

Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday is expected to herald the company’s move into generative artificial intelligence, marking its late arrival to a technological frontier that’s expected to be as revolutionary as the invention of the iPhone. The widely anticipated display of AI to be embedded in the iPhone...

Japan economy shrinking, although slightly less than previously thought

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | AP | tokyo

The Japanese economy shrank at an annual rate of 1.8 per cent in the first quarter of this year, slightly better than the initial estimate at a 2.0 per cent contraction, according to revised government data on Monday. The revision was due to private sector investments, at minus 0.4 per cent,...

Missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels strike 2 ships in Gulf of Aden: US military

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | AP

Missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck two ships in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said on Sunday, the latest assaults on shipping in the region. One anti-ship ballistic cruise missile hit the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged cargo ship Norderney forward station late Saturday, starting a fire that those on board put...

Newly chosen Haitian PM discharged from hospital after spending a night

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | AP | Port Au Prince, Haiti

(): Haiti’s newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille was discharged from a hospital on Sunday after spending a night in treatment for an undisclosed condition.  In a video published on YouTube, Conille said he is now feeling well and is “ready” to continue to help steer the country out of its...

Pak PM vows to ‘eliminate terrorism’

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday pledged to “relentlessly eliminate terrorism” from the country after seven soldiers, including a Captain, were killed in a terrorist attack in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province a day earlier. The incident occurred when the convoy of security personnel heading towards Kachi Qamar, Sarband Post...

90 countries to attend Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit that Russia is snubbing

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | AP | bern (switzerland)

n Nearly 90 countries and organisations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend despite Russia’s refusal to participate in the conference, Switzerland’s president said on Monday. Viola Amherd told reporters in the Swiss capital that the summit, on Saturday and Sunday, will aim to...

Shehbaz, Nawaz wish Modi on taking oath as PM

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | PTI | islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his elder brother and the ruling party supremo Nawaz Sharif on Monday wished Narendra Modi for taking oath as the prime minister for the third consecutive term. In his message posted on X, Nawaz, the former prime minister and chief of the Pakistan Muslim League...

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