EU, US announce deal to remove Kentucky Bourbon tariffs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Kentucky Distillers Association has been informed that the United States and the EU have agreed to remove tariffs on Kentucky Bourbon and American whiskey. Kentucky Distillers; Association president Eric Gregory said the tariffs cut bourbon exports by nearly 50%, costing Kentucky distillers millions of dollars. …

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Lessons from the Taliban takeover and forecasts for the future

After several postponements, the Punjab Referendum Commission announced that the Punjab independence referendum would be held on October 31, 2021. The Commission was appointed by the US-based Khalistani separatist group Sikhs for Justice. The Commission ”consists of“ non-aligned direct democracy experts ”who are to organize and hold a referendum on …

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Fetty Wap arrested, charged over role in Heorine and fentanyl smuggling – The Hollywood Reporter

Rapper Fetty Wap was charged Friday with participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York area. The rapper, real name Willie Maxwell, was arrested Thursday at Citi Field, home of the Mets, where the three-day Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival …

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Africa courting EU for unused World Bank and IMF reserves

By JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE African countries are wooing members of the European Union to reallocate their unused reserves to the World Bank and IMF to support cash-strapped economies that are burdened with debt and reeling from the effects of the pandemic. They say reallocation, along with trade deals and ending inequalities …

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SRWB wants to increase water tariffs by 50 percent – Malawi 24

By Solister Mogha – MANA The Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) has said it wants to increase its water rates by 50 percent in an effort to support operating costs. Speaking in an interface with editors from various news houses in Zomba on Thursday, SRWB chairman Ibrahim Matola said that …

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From floats to concrete: the new British port in the Falklands

The morning of September 26 was good for Lenya Run Karim of the Pirate Party. Once the preliminaries results were announced, things were clear: The 21-year-old University of Iceland law student, from a Kurdish immigrant family, had become the youngest MP in the country’s history. In historical significance, however, this …

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Johnson renews threat to EU over trade with Northern Ireland

ROME (AP) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday renewed Britain’s threat to sever part of the Brexit divorce deal he signed with the European Union unless a dispute over trade with Northern Ireland is not resolved. The UK has threatened to trigger an emergency break clause in the deal …

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Lebanese lawmaker denies US accusation of money trafficking | News from USA®

BEIRUT (AP) – A Lebanese lawmaker targeted by US sanctions on Friday denied accusations he had squeezed tens of millions of dollars out of his country in crisis. Jamil el-Sayyed, a former security chief and current member of parliament, challenged his accusers to reveal the name of a government official …

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FNCCI welcomes decision not to cut electricity tariffs – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

KATMANDU, OCTOBER 28 The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) welcomed the decision of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reduce electricity tariffs and not increase electricity demand charges . In a statement released today, the federation said the reduction in the electricity tariff will bring greater …

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Unmanned technology dominates Turkey’s border security summit

ANKARA, Turkey – More than 100 defense companies from around the world visited Turkey this month as the country considers modern solutions to improve its border protection capabilities. Participants at the third summit on military radar and border security, held on October 5-6 in Ankara, mainly discussed options for defending …

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