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European Tax on Digital Giants Faces Resistance Led by Ireland

France's campaign to institute a new levy for digital companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. ran into early difficulties as the European Union seeks to align its tax policy with more modern and technologically focused businesses. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told colleagues at

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-16 11:22:28

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Tallinn (AFP) - Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley's mega profits fall into public coffers. Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe and EU finance m

BREITBART - 2017-09-16 07:00:00

Latest disinformation narratives: Get ready for pro-Kremlin tinnitus

Screenshot of the featured image in an article on Finnish MV-lehti media claiming that the "NATO hybrid centre has a license to kill." 2017/09/16 - 19:24 Analysis & Opinion A recent target of this disinformation method has been The European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybri

EUROMAIDANPRESS.COM - 2017-09-16 16:24:12

Poland hikes defence spending surpassing NATO target

Trump tweet after London attack draws UK rebuke Provided by AFP The Polish parliament, in which the rightwing government has a majority, endorsed plans by Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz, seen in May 2017, to raise the budget from the current 2 percent of GDP to 2.5 percent by 2030 Poland on Fr

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 17:19:18

Russia Kicks Off Huge Zapad 2017 Military Exercises With Belarus

LONDON - Russia kicked off what Western powers expect to be the country's largest military exercise since the Cold War on Thursday, a massive mobilization of forces that has triggered unease among U.S. officials and their allies in Eastern Europe. Land, sea and air units will be taking part in wa

NBC NEWS - 2017-09-14 10:59:13

FIFA Rankings: India drop 10 spots to be placed 107th

India has slipped ten spots below in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings to be placed 107th, despite positive performances during the previous month. The Blue Tigers had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot two months earlier. But they dropped

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 09:01:26

Russia war games in Belarus spark anxiety in Baltics

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are watching with concern the latest round of Russian military drills that some analysts think might be the largest of their kind since the Cold War. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who often criticizes Russian leaders, said the war games getting underway in Be

MCCLATCHY - 2017-09-14 15:50:00

Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 A Belarus' soldier aims his anti-aircraft gun at a training ground at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircra

YAHOO! - 2017-09-14 18:12:59

Finnish woman abducted in Afghanistan has been freed

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Finnish woman who had been kidnapped in Afghanistan was released Thursday and is safe, officials said. The Foreign Ministry in Helsinki said the family had asked for privacy, and the person's employer, a Swedish organization, had chosen not to confirm any names or disclo

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-14 16:14:00

Russia is about to kick off a war game that is freaking out NATO - here's what we know

Russia is going to war on Thursday, and though it's against a fictional country, NATO has been panicking about it for months. Every four years, Moscow conducts its large Zapad military exercises in western Russia and Belarus for six days, and this year it will engage the fictional country of Veis

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-14 14:27:16

How Testilio wants to rethink software testing

Software testing is one of those routine tasks that has to be done to iron out every glitch in a piece of software. For many it's not inspiring stuff, but for Estonian company Testlio, and its CEO Kristel Kruustk, testing has become something of a passion. The company came about after Kruustk was on

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 14:08:49

Russia's Zapad-2017 war games explained

Russia insists it will stick to international rules in its 2017 military drills with Belarus, but NATO and many western European nations remain on edge. DW looks at the games and why they could be a cause for concern. What is Zapad? Zapad, which means "west" in Russian, is a joint military drill con

DW.COM - 2017-09-14 13:03:44

Eurozone Employment Growth Slows Marginally

(RTTNews) - Eurozone employment grew at a slightly slower pace in the second quarter, Eurostat reported Wednesday. Employment increased 0.4 percent sequentially in the second quarter, following a 0.5 percent rise in the first quarter. Year-on-year, employment growth stabilized at 1.6 percent. In t

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-13 12:48:23

How do e-residents pay taxes?

E-Residency enables anyone to conduct business globally so international taxation must be easier for everyone too. Estonia currently ranks first in the International Tax Competitiveness Index and enables entrepreneurs to pay Estonian taxes entirely online with minimal hassle. That's no reason to be

MEDIUM - 2017-09-13 09:28:22

Robert Griffin III: Former NFL star shows off basketball prowess in Estonia

Sept. 13 (UPI) - He might not be on an NFL roster but Robert Griffin III is still dominating one sport: rec league basketball. The former Heisman Trophy winner and rookie phenom for the Washington Redskins posted a video on social media Tuesday, showing off his basketball skills during a session in

BREITBART - 2017-09-13 07:00:00

Report: Google & Facebook Avoided Up To $6.42B In EU Taxes

Google and Facebook avoided up to 5.4 billion ($6.42 billion) in European Union taxes in a period from 2013 to 2015, Dutch Member of the European Parliament Paul Tang reportedly wrote in his new report which is set to be publicized tomorrow, as reported by Reuters. The document is said to outline so

ANDROID HEADLINES - 2017-09-13 16:45:55

RGIII takes part in practice with Estonian football team

Robert Griffin III is bringing the American version of football to Europe. The former Washington Redskins quarterback fled the wrath of Hurricane Irma this week for his wife's native country of Estonia, taking part in a pickup basketball game a day ago. Today, Griffin put his football talents to wor

247SPORTS - 2017-09-13 16:09:33

U.S. Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions

The U.S. Army docked tanks and other fighting vehicles in northern Poland Wednesday, swelling its presence to two armored brigades in Europe. The reinforcement is a response to regional fears that Moscow may attempt another landgrab in its former sphere of influence, following the annexation of Crim

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-13 16:01:43

DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 29

Sept 12 (Reuters) - For other diaries, please see: U.S. Federal Reserve Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events -------------------------------------------------

CNBC - 2017-09-12 00:00:00

Europe wants tech giants to pay higher taxes

Tech giants like Google or Amazon might end up paying a lot more tax in Europe, if a new EU initiative goes through. A debate concerning whether tech giants should pay taxes wherever they produce value has been scheduled for September 15. So far, they are only paying taxes where they are physically

BETA NEWS - 2017-09-12 22:20:04