Qatar Airways is to press on with plans to build a stake of up to 4.75 percent in American Airlines (AAL.O) in the near future, despite the "categorical" opposition of the U.S. company's management, Qatar Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Thursday.
Eight heads of state and government from the European Social-Democratic parties have met in Paris in June 22 under the invitation of François Hollande. They have unsurprisingly decided to support the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker for President of the European Commission. Invited were Matteo Renzi (Italy), Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Danemark), Victor Ponta (Romania), Robert Fico (Slovakia), BohuslavSobotka (Czech Republic), Joseph Muscat (Malte), Werner Faymann (Austria), Elio di Rupo (Belgium), Sigmar Gabriel (German vice-Chancellor) and Martin Schulz.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has presented his resignation to President Hollande this morning, in order to build a new government without left-wingers Arnaud Montebourg and BenoîtHamon. The display of power is intended at suppressing dissent in the government and in the National Assembly, it involves a doctrine of shock and domination to impose austerity by every mean.
Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark and the Netherlands are the sole countries which have not taken their decision them on who they will send to the European Commission. In Belgium, negotiations for the new government are slowing down the designation of the Commissioner. The home country of the Commission and Denmark should send a woman to Berlaymont. Three women are already nominated, and Slovenia may also send a woman (the country's leaving government has actually sent a list of candidates, asking Jean-Claude Juncker to make his choice), but that will make up however for a total of only 6 women (perhaps a maximum of 8).
The UK spy agency GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters), together with other intelligence services, has been accused of scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, exactly like cyber-criminals. Any computer, big or small, in the world, can be the target of hacking.
GCHQ has been accused of much since Edward Snowden loaded up on USB sticks and parted company with the US National Security Agency (NSA). Now, German newspaper Heise has accused GCHQ of port scanning servers wholesale.