Margrethe Vestager's star has waned, after a series of setbacks in EU courts. After the EU selected Calvino, Vestager, 55, said she would "resume" her duties at the European Commission, the Eu's executive arm. Vestager's star has waned in recent years following a series of setbacks in EU courts against some of the world's biggest companies, including Apple. She was even once in the running to become president of the European Commission. Such was her success, she became commission executive vice-president in 2019 with a portfolio that included the digital transition, one of the EU's priorities.
December 08, 2023 15:22 UTC
The UK's bill for its yet-to-be-realised plan for sending refugees to Rwanda is now up to R5.7 billion. The Rwanda scheme is at the centre of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's strategy to deter illegal migrants but as yet none have been moved there because of legal battles since the scheme was announced in 2022. The money sent to Rwanda would help its economic development and get the asylum partnership with the UK up and running, Pursglove added. The payments to Rwanda were not linked to a treaty the two countries signed on Tuesday, the interior ministry letter said. "The Government of Rwanda did not ask for any payment in order for a Treaty to be signed, nor was any offered," the letter said.
December 08, 2023 14:59 UTC
US President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) held talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, emphasizing the “critical need” to protect civilians and to separate them from Hamas terrorists, including through corridors. The two leaders discussed developments in Gaza, with Biden stressing the importance of the “continuous and sustained flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza”. Today, 13 more hostages – including a fellow American – were released by Hamas under a deal brokered and sustained through intensive U.S. diplomacy. He reiterated that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) must be permitted to access the remaining hostages held by Hamas terrorists. So Israel is insisting that Hamas follow through on the release of those women.
December 08, 2023 13:29 UTC
Italy: Codè Crai Ovest exceeds 2023 turnover expectationsCodè Crai Ovest cooperative achieved a turnover of €346mln in 2023, exceeding its initial forecast of €340mln. Source: esmmagazine.comAldi Spain plans December expansion spree to cap off busy 2023Discounter Aldi plans to conclude 2023 with a bang, expanding its Spanish network to more than 430 outlets. The discounter plans to open ten new stores across Spain in December, according to Spanish daily El Economista. Onions total availability (pounds per capita): 10.8; 4. Lettuce, leaf, and romaine total availability (pounds per capita): 12.6; 2.
December 08, 2023 13:04 UTC
Azziad Nasenya and Dorea Chege are among the Pink Ladies cast. Photo: Dorea Chege, Azziad Nasenya. The series, which features Shix Kapienga as Trizah, Azziad Nasenya (Cecilia), Dorea Chege (Anne), Brenda Gesare (Stephanie), and Pascal Tokodi (Charlie), airs daily on StarTimes. Dorea Chege, the series' main character, shared with the writer that the upcoming meet and greet session, starting at 5 pm, will be free of charge. Azziad, Dorea dazzle at Pink Ladies launchThe drama series was launched in November, and celebrities who attended looked dazzling in pink.
December 08, 2023 13:03 UTC
In a pop-up corner at the arts mall GMBB in Kuala Lumpur, visitors can learn more about the food, culture, and heritage of the Chetti community in Melaka through food portrait art. This exhibition, organised by The Rojak Projek, is aptly titled Chetti Food Portrait Art Exhibition, featuring works inspired by Chetti cuisine and food ingredients, video documentation and on-site research. 'The portrait foods are a beautiful way to showcase Melaka Chetti food. The portrait foods are a beautiful way to showcase Melaka Chetti food. Chetti Food Portrait Art Exhibition is showing at Level 1, GMBB in KL until Dec 10.
December 08, 2023 12:41 UTC
The appointment of a DIG rank officer as the head of the newly formed special investigation team marks a significant development in the ongoing scrutiny of Disha Salian’s death. Notably, Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis had previously initiated an SIT investigation during the last winter session. Several MLAs had previously urged the government for an SIT investigation, reflecting a broader call for thorough scrutiny. Disha Salian’s father, Satish Salian when approached about the SIT investigation into her death, responded by expressing that some individuals are falsely attributing statements to him, alleging that he had claimed his daughter was murdered. However, police are investigating this matter, so I cannot say much,” This adds a layer of complexity to the narrative surrounding Disha Salian’s tragic incident.
December 08, 2023 10:33 UTC
Last month, a vehicle carrying two KRA officials was swept away by floods as they travelled from Lunga Lunga along the Likoni-Lunga Lunga Highway in Kwale. Some individuals were fortunate enough to be reduced from perilous situations, narrowly escaping losing their lives after their vehicles were swept away by flash floods. In the simulation, the experts provided valuable tips on how to save a motorist or passenger who is drowning. Get off the seat belt: Your priority should be getting out of the car. Roll down your window: This is the next step to consider after taking off the seat belt, offering yourself a window to swim out.
December 08, 2023 09:23 UTC
Trending nanny Rosie said she has no idea who Cartoon Comedian is. Photo: Cartoon Comedian, Presenter Ali/YouTube. What Cartoon Comedian thinks of RosieThere were some who insisted that her Lebanese boss was using her to enrich herself on social media by making content about her. In an interview that was reshared on Instagram by Nairobi Gossip Cub, Rosie was asked if she knew her doppelganger Cartoon Comedian and she said:"No, I do not know her, and we are not related." Expedition Safaris, a prominent travel company, stepped forward to gift Rosie a fully paid three-day trip to the enchanting Maasai Mara.
December 08, 2023 06:35 UTC
Daily NationThe daily covered the events in the National Assembly where Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu appeared before the departmental committee on Education to address the concerns about the results of the 2023 KCPE examination. Errors were experienced as candidates received wrong results, with the CS laying blame on the telecommunication company charged with relaying the results to candidates via their short message services. Machogu told the lawmakers that the results on the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) online portal were accurate, admitting anomalies in the ones sent via SMS. The StandardThe publication highlighted the stance of Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua on the NADCO recommendations. The Narc Kenya leader further expressed her reservations about the proposed modalities of auditing the 2022 General Election.
December 08, 2023 05:54 UTC
Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Kamau Thugge on Tuesday took his biggest monetary policy gamble yet with the country’s largest rate increase since 2011, betting on the move to cushion the shilling and keep a lid on inflation. The higher rate should also tighten shilling liquidity, which should help lower demand side inflation. Bankers warned ahead of the MPC meeting that a rate increase would lead to mass defaults among borrowers given the situation in the economy. “High rates will lead to less credit and that could slow the economy. Bringing back portfolio investors into the market will also take more than a rate increase, economists warn, given the supply problem that has blighted the country’s forex market.
December 08, 2023 03:38 UTC
The Murban prices are the lowest in six months, with the closest being $69.15 (Sh10,607.73) per barrel posted in June. A sluggish demand in the United States and China due to slowed economic activities has been cited as the reason behind the falling crude prices globally. Kenya’s pump pricing schedule lags the global trends by two months, meaning that the current drop in crude prices can only be felt locally from February, at the earliest. The high prices have since forced the government to reinstate the fuel stabilisation fund to prevent prices from breaching the Sh220-mark. High pump prices significantly drive up the cost of living given that the Kenyan economy is diesel-driven.
December 08, 2023 03:28 UTC
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December 08, 2023 01:32 UTC
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December 08, 2023 00:57 UTC
The High Court has suspended the prosecution of Controller of Budget, Ms Margaret Nyakang’o, until May next year when a petition filed by West Mugirango MP Stephen Mogaka will be heard. The MP moved to court arguing that her arrest and prosecution were meant to embarrass, harass and put her to shame for ulterior motives. “That a conservatory order is hereby issued suspending the prosecution of Margaret Nyakang'o in Mombasa Chief Magistrate's criminal case no. He said the arrest and prosecution is a knee-jerk reaction motivated by ulterior motives and unprecedented abuse of process. Mr Mogaka will be asking the court to quash the charges and prohibit the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Renson Ingonga from maintaining the charges.
December 08, 2023 00:46 UTC