Netherlands Princess Catharina-Amalia rejects $2.5 million yearly allowance

The heir to the throne of the Netherlands, Princess Catharina-Amalia Carmen Victoria, has rejected a A$2.5 million yearly allowance about to kick in at the end of the year. Catharina-Amalia turns 18 in December, which is when she can start getting €1.6 million (A$2.5 million) from the royal treasury. However, the princess is having none… Continue reading Netherlands Princess Catharina-Amalia rejects $2.5 million yearly allowance

FM heading to Luxembourg for EU foreign ministers council

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, departs Sunday for Luxembourg where he is due to attend the meeting the EU Foreign Affairs Council ahead of the main summit in Brussels late in the week. According to the foreign ministry, in the course of the Council’s deliberations, the EU ministers will discuss EU-Turkey relations, Lebanon and Indonesia. They… Continue reading FM heading to Luxembourg for EU foreign ministers council

Nuclear talks resume in Vienna after Iran elects hardliner Raisi as president

World powers resumed another round of nuclear deal negotiations with Iran on June 20, a day after hardliner judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi won presidential elections that could see the sanctioned OPEC producer seek to increase oil output this year. Several weeks of talks have failed to achieve a breakthrough on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of… Continue reading Nuclear talks resume in Vienna after Iran elects hardliner Raisi as president

Nuclear talks resume in Vienna after Iran elects hardliner Raisi as president

World powers resumed another round of nuclear deal negotiations with Iran on June 20, a day after hardliner judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi won presidential elections that could see the sanctioned OPEC producer seek to increase oil output this year. Several weeks of talks have failed to achieve a breakthrough on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of… Continue reading Nuclear talks resume in Vienna after Iran elects hardliner Raisi as president

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for North Carolina

A tropical storm warning has been issued for large swaths of the North Carolina coast as Tropical Depression Claudette continues to dump heavy rain across much of the southeastern US Sunday morning.Claudette was was located about 85 miles west-southwest of Atlanta as of 5 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).The storm is… Continue reading Tropical storm warnings are in effect for North Carolina

Shakespeare, Sappho risk ban under Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law

Shakespeare’s plays and the poems of Sappho could be banned from Hungarian classrooms and restricted in bookshops, publishers said on Thursday, under a sweeping new law that prohibits the promotion of “homosexuality or gender change” to under-18s. The association that represents Hungarian publishers said it was not at all clear how the ban, which passed… Continue reading Shakespeare, Sappho risk ban under Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law

Australia’s New South Wales Scraps Taxes on Electric Vehicles

Australia’s largest state economy will waive levies on electric vehicles and will offer other incentives, which add up to as much as A$490 million ($366.5 million), in an effort to increase the size of the EV market to half of all new sales within a decade. The package includes a A$3,000 rebate for the first 25,000 new… Continue reading Australia’s New South Wales Scraps Taxes on Electric Vehicles

SE Asia looks to Israeli to improve farming techniques

SINGAPORE — Israel’s agriculture technology companies are seeking business opportunities in Southeast Asia, as countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines look to the Middle East for ways to boost food production. Israeli agritech innovations have increasingly made their way into the farming communities in Southeast Asia through bilateral agricultural programs. Israel expanded its cooperation… Continue reading SE Asia looks to Israeli to improve farming techniques

Indonesia agrees to tax treaty with United Arab Emirates

Indonesia has agreed to a tax agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which tightens taxation rules for cross-border transactions amid increasing economic activity between the two countries. The agreement between Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates came into effect with the issuance of Presidential Regulation (Perpress) No. 34/2021 concerning the Avoidance of Double Taxation and… Continue reading Indonesia agrees to tax treaty with United Arab Emirates

Hungary ready to surprise Germany after France draw, says coach

After a heartbreaking late meltdown in Hungary first game on Tuesday which they lost 3-0 to defending champions Portugal, a team Rossi thought would be easier to face than France, the coach said he was happy for them to be the protagonists now. Hungary coach Marco Rossi was not sure his team would achieve much… Continue reading Hungary ready to surprise Germany after France draw, says coach