US suspends tariffs on French luxury goods over tax on Silicon Valley tech giants

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Washington has backed down from plans to hit $1.3 billion of French products with new tariffs. The Trump administration announced the tariffs in July 2020 in response to France’s digital services tax, which it believes is “unfairly” targets the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.While welcoming the decision, the EU, which itself is trying to find common ground on the taxation of tech giants, noted that all such actions should be resolved through the World Trade Organization (WTO). The 25 percent levy, targeting French goods such as handbags, cosmetics, and soap, was set to become effective on Wednesday. The levies were meant to be in retaliation to France’s attempt to hike taxes on American tech giants. The USTR believes that the move will promote a coordinated response in all of the ongoing investigations. However, the US Trade Representative’s office made a last-minute U-turn, announcing on Thursday the punitive measure wouldn’t be enforced.The top trade negotiator explained that the suspension comes “in the light of the ongoing investigation” of similar digital services taxes (DST) being considered or adopted in 10 other countries. In a tweet, EU Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovski also warned that Brussels is “ready to explore all options should the US unilaterally apply these trade measures,” but still hopes to find a “timely global solution to the fair taxation of the digital sector.”

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Jennifer Aniston’s Friends Want To Set Her Up With Non-Famous Men?

Gossip Cop is not entirely surprised by the falsity of Life & Style’s article since the tabloid has published a number of inaccurate articles about the actress. Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Celebrity Rumors Jennifer Aniston Life & Style But Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this made-up dating claim. There have been no talks amongst her friends about setting Aniston up with “businessmen,” a “chef,” “Silicon Valley executives” or anyone else “not famous.” A mutual connection of ours and Aniston tells us it’s untrue, and a rep for the actress also says it’s “bogus.”
While it’s true that Aniston has been relying on her friends since her split from Theroux, she’s in good spirits and not looking to date anyone now, famous or not. There’s a chef, too, and some Silicon Valley executives,” adds the vague and phony sounding “source.”
After rattling off the names of husbands Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, and ex-boyfriends Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, the magazine maintains the former “Friends” star has “had her fill of celebrities, and her pals think she could find lasting happiness with someone who’s not famous.” “Her friends believe she should have someone who can come home to her at night,” asserts the alleged “insider.” Having been supposedly jealous of Theroux’s flirtatious behavior, Aniston’s buddies want to fix her up with a “self-assured non-celeb.”
Well, let Gossip Cop assure you none of Aniston’s pals shared any of this with the tabloid. We’re told the story is completely “bogus.”
According to Life & Style, Aniston’s friends are “itching to set her up with a new man.” A so-called “source” tells the tabloid that the actress’s matchmakers, including Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Kimmel and Courteney Cox, have “already started talking about eligible bachelors.” “Most of the guys they’re thinking of are businessmen, CEOs of companies. In that off-base story, the publication contended Aniston wanted to “move out of her comfort zone.” Part of that, asserted the outlet, was wanting to “try a stint on Broadway” and “be taken seriously as an actress.” What can’t be taken “seriously,” however, is the tabloid’s claim about having an Aniston “insider” who’s sharing untrue information about her future dating plans. Share The Facts

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Jennifer Aniston’s friends want to set her up with non-famous men. Whether the magazine manufactured this tall tale on its own or received its information from an unreliable “source,” the claims are wrong. Notably, even though one of the main reasons the couple split was because he preferred being on the East Coast while she enjoyed California, the magazine wrongly reported in July 2017 that Aniston was thinking of moving to New York. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston’s friends already want to set her up, but not with anyone famous, contends a new tabloid report.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Sold Bel-Air Mansion For $17.8 Million

The couple renovated the 10,000 square feet house completely when the purchased it, reportedly spending millions to transformed it into a modern, minimalist home. The sale for this Bel-Air home was closed four days ago and both parties were represented by The Altman Brothers, Matt and Josh from Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing L.A.’
Kanye West eyes his musical comeback with a feature on CyHi The Prynce new single “Dat Side” which was released last week. Kim and Kanye purchased the home, which sits on 1-acre of land, in 2013 for $9 million. They have been living inside the crip while they renovate their massive Hidden Hills mansion which they will now call home. He was briefly hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration and has been keeping out of the public eye ever since. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper is also working on his next album but so far no release date or title has been released. TMZ reported that the couple recently offloads the expensive home to a Ukrainian philanthropist named Marina Acton, who is someone that is well known in Silicon Valley. Tweet
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made a cool $9 million profit when they sold their Bel-Air mansion for $17.8 million. Ye has been keeping a low profile since his mental breakdown a year ago in the middle of his hugely successful Saint Pablo Tour.