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Five European cities where you can retire on $35,000 a year

Five European cities where you can retire on $35,000 a year

Finance
Living well on less is a constant in retirement planning.If life in the U.S. seems as if it would overstretch your assets, you might want to consider moving abroad. Moving overseas takes planning and research. You'll want to check visa and residency requirements, and health-care access. Remember, you'll still be taxed as a U.S. citizen by Uncle Sam.International Living, which publishes information about life abroad — including firsthand accounts — has a new report on five European cities where retirees can live large on just $ 35,000 a year or even less.Social Security is the major source of income for most older Americans, according to the Social Security Administration, with an average benefit check for retired workers of $ 1,404.If a couple brings in two checks per month, th...
Trump threatens 20% tariff on all European cars

Trump threatens 20% tariff on all European cars

Business
Donald Trump has threatened a 20% tariff on all European cars if the EU does not remove trade barriers introduced on Friday. His threat - which if carried out would represent a serious escalation of the burgeoning trade war - comes hours after new EU tariffs on goods imported from the US came into force. Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018 In response to Mr Trump's tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the EU has imposed tariffs on ...
Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Technology
Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations.The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software "malicious".Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was "untrue" and demonstrated a "distinct lack of respect".The row comes after the US and UK took steps to remove Kaspersky software from some government systems.'No danger'On 13 June, the European parliament adopted a cyber-security defence motion to combat the "unprecedented threat" the organisation faces from state-sponsored hacking. Part of the strategy will involve a review of hardware and software used in its various institutions to find the "potentially dangerous programme...
Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

Technology
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform.Mr Zuckerberg apologised for Facebook's tools being used "for harm".But his testimony did not please all MEPs at the meeting, some of whom felt he had dodged their questions.One leading UK politician later said the session at the European Parliament had been a "missed opportunity"."Unfortunately the format of questioning allowed Mr Zuckerberg to cherry-pick his responses and not respond to each individual point," said Damian Collins, chair of the UK Parliament's Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee.The format was very different from that of Mr Zuck...