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EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

World
March 23 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States have leveled new rounds of sanctions against Myanmar's military leadership over its February coup and subsequent escalation of violence deployed against protesters. The EU announced the sanctions Monday targeting 11 people, 10 of who are among the highest ranks of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, including its commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. The 11th person is the chair of the Union Election Commission over his role in cancelling the results of the 2020 Myanmar parliamentary elections. Advertisement The Tatmadaw seized control of the country Feb. 1 in a coup on accusations that the fall elections were fraudulent, declaring itself the State Administrative Council and arresting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members...
Airline bosses urge PM not to impose blanket hotel quarantine policy

Airline bosses urge PM not to impose blanket hotel quarantine policy

Business
UK airline bosses have written to Boris Johnson insisting there is not enough evidence that imposing hotel quarantines on all travellers arriving into the country is necessary.The chief executives of British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic were among those who signed the letter to the prime minister which also called for support to help the industry survive. It came after vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News the government would soon make an announcement on the policy - and that people should hold off on booking a summer holiday. Image: Travel industry insiders expect a decision on the policy imminently The letter to Mr Johnson from airline chief executives said: "We have seen no compelling scientific evidence that intro...
MLB owners, Rob Manfred to impose 60-game season after MLBPA rejects offer

MLB owners, Rob Manfred to impose 60-game season after MLBPA rejects offer

Sports
June 22 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to play the 2020 season under the terms of their March agreement with the MLB Players Association, the league announced Monday night. The league's owners voted to implement a 60-game season, hours after the MLBPA's executive board turned down MLB's latest 60-game proposal that included full prorated pay and expanded playoffs. According to ESPN and The Athletic, the union voted 33-5 to reject the owners' offer. Advertisement "The MLBPA Executive Board met multiple times in recent days to assess the status of our efforts to resume the 2020 season," the union said in a statement earlier Monday. "Earlier this evening, the full board reaffirmed the players' eagerness to return to work as soon and as safely as possible. "To that en...
US set to impose tariffs on $7.5bn of EU exports in Airbus row

US set to impose tariffs on $7.5bn of EU exports in Airbus row

World
The US has been given the go-ahead to impose tariffs on $ 7.5bn (£6.1bn) of goods it imports from the EU.It is the latest chapter in a 15-year battle between the US and the EU over illegal subsidies for planemakers Airbus and rival Boeing.The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling will mean tariffs on EU goods ranging from aircraft to cheese, olives and jumpers from 18 October.Brussels has threatened to retaliate similarly against US goods.What happens next?US trade officials said the tariffs would be set at a 10% rate on aircraft and 25% on agricultural and other items.They have published a list of all the items that will be subject to the additional tariffs, most of which will apply to imports from France, Germany, Spain and the...