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Factbox: What's in the new UK-Australia trade deal?
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and Australia announced a free trade deal on Tuesday which the British government hailed as an important step in building new trade relationships following its departure from the European Union. Britain has said its deal will also benefit trade in services by cutting red tape. By contrast, Australia often uses up its duty-free sheep meat quota for the entire European Union, which currently stands at 19,186 tonnes. So unlike with the EU, Britain’s trade deal means that Australian exports of red meat to Britain can rise sharply before tariffs become an issue. Both Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that they viewed the UK-Australia trade deal as a precursor to CPTPP membership.
Persons: Loren Elliott, Downing, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Boris Johnson Organizations: European, REUTERS, European Union, EU, Australian, Trans, Pacific, British Locations: Britain, Australia, Tamworth , New South Wales, PACIFIC
Britain and Australia agree free trade deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he meets with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison at Downing Street in London, Britain, June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsBritain and Australia announced a free trade deal on Tuesday which London said would eliminate tariffs on all British goods and boost jobs and businesses across the country. "Today marks a new dawn in the UK's relationship with Australia, underpinned by our shared history and common values," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. Britain said it had agreed a cap on tariff-free agricultural imports from Australia for 15 years with the aim of protecting farmers - a hot political issue in Britain ahead of the agreement. Cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery will be cheaper to sell in Australia because of the agreement, Britain said.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Henry Nicholls, London, Johnson Organizations: British, Australian, Downing, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Henry Nicholls Britain, Australia, Downing
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Downing Street in London, Britain, June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsBritain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday. The agreement will be Britain's first trade deal since Brexit, and comes as London seeks to expand commercial and diplomatic links in the Indo-Pacific region. The deal will be keenly scrutinised by British farmers, who fear they could be forced out of business if the deal eliminates tariffs on lamb and beef imports from Australia. Australian Minister for Trade David Littleproud declined to reveal specifics but said Australian farmers would benefit from the deal.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Henry Nicholls, Trade Dan Tehan, Morrison, Tehan, Trade David Littleproud, Littleproud, Ben Wellings Organizations: British, Australian, Downing, REUTERS, Trade, 4BC, Monash University, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Henry Nicholls Britain, Australia, British, Asia
Britain and Australia announced a free trade deal on Tuesday which the British government hailed as an important step in building new trade relationships following its departure from the European Union. The deal is the first bilateral trade accord Britain has negotiated from scratch since leaving the EU last year. Britain is Australia's eighth-largest trading partner and Australia is Britain's 20th largest, with two-way trade worth A$26.9 billion ($20.7 billion). "This is the most comprehensive and ambitious agreement that Australia has concluded," Morrison said. Australian Minister for Trade David Littleproud said Australian farmers would benefit from the deal.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Johnson, Morrison, Boris Johnson, Henry Nicholls Read, Liz Truss, Trade David Littleproud, Littleproud Organizations: European Union, EU, Australian, British, Downing, REUTERS, Trans, Pacific, Trade, 4BC Radio, Thomson Locations: Britain, Australia, Europe, London
Australia says it's reached a free trade deal with Britain
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 1.00   time to read: +2 min
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the steps of 10 Downing Street in London on June 14, 2021. Britain and Australia had agreed on a free trade deal that will be released later Tuesday, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had reached agreement on the deal during negotiations in London, Tehan said. "Their agreement is a win for jobs, businesses, free trade and highlights what two liberal democracies can achieve while working together," Tehan added. The agreement is Australia's 15th free trade agreement.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Dan Tehan, Tehan, Morrison, David Littleproud, Littleproud, feverishly, Gabriele Suder, Suder Organizations: Britain's, Australia's, Downing, Australian Trade, Britain, European Union . British, Australian, Free, Australian Broadcasting Corp, Trade Department, RMIT University Locations: London, Britain, Australia
Sydney / Hong Kong (CNN Business) Australia and the United Kingdom are set to announce a free trade agreement Tuesday as Britain continues to forge new economic relationships post-Brexit. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will detail the plan during London morning hours at 10 Downing Street, a Morrison spokesperson told CNN Business. The United Kingdom has been brokering new trade arrangements since leaving the European Union early last year. The UK reached a deal late last year with the European Union, one of its most critical economic partners. Britain has also negotiated with the United States on some issues — including suspending some tariffs — but a broader deal with Washington remains elusive.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson, Morrison, Brexit Organizations: CNN Business, Australian, British, Downing, European Union Locations: Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom, London, Britain, United States, Washington
UK agrees post-Brexit trade deal with Australia
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Holly Ellyatt | ) www.cnbc.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) elbow-bumps a greeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) in the doorway of 10 Downing Street in London, United Kingdom on June 14, 2021. The U.K. has agreed a free trade deal with Australia which it said marked a "new dawn" in its relationship with the country. The deal — known as a Free Trade Agreement or FTA — means it will cost less for British businesses to sell products like cars, confectionery and Scotch whisky into Australia, the U.K. government said Tuesday. "Today marks a new dawn in the UK's relationship with Australia, underpinned by our shared history and common values," U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. The deal was flagged late Monday when Australia's minister for trade said Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had agreed the broad terms of the agreement over dinner in Downing Street in London.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Johnson Organizations: British, Australian, Downing Locations: London, United Kingdom, Australia, Downing
Jeff Bezos is planning to fly to the edge of space aboard a spaceship built by Blue Origin, the spaceflight company he founded in 2000. Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Isaiah J. Downing/Reuters"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," Bezos said in an Instagram post announcing his plans last week. "I want to go on this flight because it's a thing I wanted to do all my life. It's an adventure — it's a big deal for me," he added in an accompanying video.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Isaiah J, Downing, I've, Bezos, It's Organizations: Origin, Shepard, Reuters Locations: Colorado Springs , Colorado
The deal announced Tuesday with Australia is the first bilateral trade agreement the United Kingdom has negotiated from scratch since it left the European Union last year . Britain has also struck deals with Japan and Norway, but they were based on existing agreements negotiated by the European Union. The deal with Australia comes as the UK government struggles to get along with the European Union, its most important trading partner. But several trade experts have pointed out that even membership of the CPTPP won't balance out the negative impact of leaving the European Union. The risk is that, in its eagerness to strike new trade deals and prove that leaving the European Union was worthwhile, Britain gives too much away.
Persons: Brexit, Boris Johnson, Simon Usherwood, it's, Joe Biden's, Scott Morrison, Liz Truss's, Nick von Westenholz, Von Westenholz, Johnson, William Bain ,, David Henig, Dmitry Grozoubinski Organizations: London, CNN, European Union, The, Department for International Trade, European, Australia, The Open University, CNN Business, Britain's, Australia's, Downing, Britain, National Farmers ' Union, Chambers of Commerce, Trans, Pacific, European Centre, EU, ExplainTrade Locations: Australia, United Kingdom, Britain, Japan, Norway, European Union, Northern Ireland, Brussels, England, United States, India, London, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Wales, Singapore, European, EU, Geneva
Nuggets center Jokic apologises after being ejected against Suns
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Jun 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) controls the ball as Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) defends in the third quarter during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsDenver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has apologised after the NBA's MVP was ejected for taking a swing at Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne in Sunday's Western Conference semi-final exit. Jokic caught Payne across the face as the Serbian attempted to steal the ball with 3:52 remaining in the third quarter. Suns guard Devin Booker confronted Jokic after the foul and the teams briefly scuffled before being separated. He finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds as Denver lost Game Four 118-125 and were swept 4-0 in the best-of-seven series.
Persons: Nikola Jokic, Ayton, Isaiah J, Downing, Cameron Payne, Jokic, Payne, Devin Booker, Booker Organizations: Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Ball, USA, Sports Denver Nuggets, Western, Suns, Denver, Thomson Locations: Denver , Colorado, USA, Serbian
Paralympians still battle misconceptions, says Stockwell
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Rory Carroll | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Jun 20, 2020; Antero Junction, Colorado, USA; USA Paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell rides during the USA Triathlon CO - COVID Ride Across Colorado at Colorado Highways. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsSports fans still fail to recognize the huge effort and dedication it takes to get on to a Paralympic team, American triathlete Melissa Stockwell said. "Some misconceptions are that with the Paralympics, we just sign up and go to the Games," the Iraq war veteran told Reuters. "The hope is that people continue to realize that and put us on that same level playing field as Olympians." Stockwell, who has partnered with Team USA sponsor Nabisco to promote Olympics-themed snacks, encouraged people to take on new challenges.
Persons: Melissa Stockwell, Isaiah J, Downing, Stockwell, I've, that's, triathletes Organizations: Colorado Highways, USA, Sports, Paralympic, Iraq, Reuters, Paralympic Games, U.S, Team USA, Nabisco, Thomson Locations: Antero, Colorado, USA, American, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Rio, United States
Venture capital firm Seraphim Capital is, unusually, planning to IPO and aims to raise $211 million. A venture capital fund that focuses on space startups is going public, giving retail investors a potential shot at backing the next SpaceX. London-based Seraphim Capital is aiming to raise $211 million as part of plans to IPO in on the London Stock Exchange in the summer. Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is one of a raft of high-profile entrepreneurs investing their private wealth into space tech. Private investment into the commercial space industry is booming more generally, reaching a record $8.9 billion last year, according to figures from Space Capital.
Persons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, James Bruegger, Seraphim, Seraphim Capital's, Isaiah J, Downing, Draper Esprit, Bruegger Organizations: Seraphim, Entrepreneurs, Elon, SpaceX, London Stock Exchange, Seraphim Capital, Space Investment Trust PLC, AST, Science, Reuters, Virgin Galactic, Origin, Space Capital, of America Locations: London
Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnamed people — at least one of whom is a multimillionaire — are about to place their lives in the hands of Blue Origin's rocket engineers. (The money will go to Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future.) For the rest of us — who don't have access to Blue Origin's rocket design or risk calculations — it's difficult to say just how much risk Bezos is taking. The New Shepard crew capsule parachutes to a landing at Blue Origin's Launch Site One in Texas, January 14, 2021. A sneak peek at the final design of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule for suborbital space tourists.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Shepard, Mark, Bezos, John Logsdon, George Washington, New Shepard, George Nield, Nield, Isaiah J, Downing, There's, Logsdon, , It's, Gary Lai, Origin's, That's, we've Organizations: Shepherd, Policy Institute, NASA, Federal Aviation, Space Transportation, Shepard, Reuters, Space Shuttle Program, Challenger, Space Shuttle, CNN Locations: Colorado Springs , Colorado, West Texas, Texas,
Although Britain's decision to leave the European Union is not officially on the G-7 agenda at the two-day gathering by the sea in Cornwall, England, a diplomatic feud over Northern Ireland, the only part of the U.K. that borders the 27-nation bloc, continued to escalate. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson held separate meetings with both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. "The Good Friday Agreement & peace on the island of Ireland are paramount," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted after meeting Johnson at the G-7 on Saturday. President Macron and I stand together, ready to take on the toughest challenges we face. pic.twitter.com/OSnbdMLxa1 — President Biden (@POTUS) June 11, 2021The issue looks unlikely to be resolved before the G-7 seaside summit concludes on Sunday and shows that Brexit remains an underlying fracture among European allies, even as Biden hopes to strengthen cooperation over China.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, E.U, , Biden, Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen, Macron, Merkel, France's Macron, OSnbdMLxa1 — Organizations: European, Britain's, NBC, Northern, Downing, Twitter Locations: European Union, Cornwall, England, Northern Ireland, Britain, Northern, Ireland, Belfast, China
Blue Origin auctions a rocket trip to space with Bezos
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( Eric M. Johnson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States April 5, 2017. While the funds raised from the event are earmarked for charity, Blue Origin is hoping to galvanize enthusiasm for its nascent suborbital tourism business. Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, as well as Musk’s SpaceX, have also discussed using their rockets to link far-flung global cities. UBS says that long-haul travel market could be worth more than $20 billion, though several barriers such as air-safety certification could derail the plans. Blue Origin has not divulged its pricing strategy for future trips.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Isaiah J, Downing, Origin’s, aeronauts Richard Branson, Elon Musk, ” Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas Organizations: SEATTLE, Shepard, REUTERS, Inc, Elon, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc, VSS Unity spaceplane, UBS, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Reuters Locations: Colorado Springs , Colorado, United States, West Texas, Branson
Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( Eric M. Johnson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing/File Photo/File PhotoWithin four minutes of the open of Saturday’s live phone auction, bids reached beyond $20 million. While the funds raised from the event are earmarked for charity, Blue Origin is hoping to galvanize enthusiasm for its nascent suborbital tourism business. Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, as well as Musk’s SpaceX, have also discussed using their rockets to link far-flung global cities. UBS says that long-haul travel market could be worth more than $20 billion, though several barriers such as air-safety certification could derail the plans. Blue Origin has not divulged its pricing strategy for future trips.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Isaiah J, Downing, Origin’s, Bezos, aeronauts Richard Branson, Elon Musk, ” Bezos, Mark, , ” Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas Organizations: SEATTLE, Shepard, REUTERS, Origin’s, Inc, Elon, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc, VSS Unity spaceplane, UBS, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Reuters Locations: Colorado Springs , Colorado, United States, West Texas, Branson
EU leaders to threaten UK's Johnson with trade war over N.Ireland - The Times
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses the foreign aid cap with a member of an engagement group during a visit to Falmouth's Maritime Museum to meet volunteers and to thank them for hosting the media centre for the G7 Summit, in Falmouth, Britain June 10, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERSEuropean Union leaders will threaten British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a trade war over Northern Ireland, The Times reported on Friday, without citing sources. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will use one-to-one meetings with Johnson on Saturday to demand that Britain honours the terms of the Brexit deal in relation to Northern Ireland, The Times reported. Downing Street said that Johnson would dismiss the EU’s threats and make clear he was ready to override a key part of the agreement this month unless the bloc backs down, The Times reported. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Leon Neal, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Johnson, Downing Organizations: British, Falmouth's Maritime Museum, REUTERS European Union, The Times, Thomson Locations: Falmouth, Britain, British, Northern Ireland
Opinion | Boris Johnson Is a Terrible Leader. It Doesn’t Matter.
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Samuel Earle | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
According to Mr. Cummings, Mr. Johnson initially claimed that the coronavirus “is only killing 80-year-olds” and wanted to be injected with the coronavirus live on television to show that there was nothing to worry about. (As it happened, Mr. Johnson contracted the virus in late March and spent a week in a hospital.) But Mr. Johnson (whose reputation for not just surviving career-ending controversies but thriving on them has earned him nicknames like “Teflon Johnson,” “Houdini” and, less flatteringly, “the greased piglet”) has coasted through the turbulence. In his testimony, Mr. Cummings recalled complaining to Mr. Johnson that the handling of the pandemic was “chaos.” “Chaos isn’t that bad,” the prime minister replied, according to Mr. Cummings. “Chaos means that everyone has to look to me to see who’s in charge.”The chaos may suit Mr. Johnson, but for Britain it has been devastating.
Persons: Cummings, Johnson, , Houdini, , Europe —, Johnson’s, Robert Peel’s Organizations: Downing, Conservative Party, Conservatives Locations: Britain, Europe
Bitcoin's energy usage has become a lightning rod amid the rising popularity of ESG investing. Cathie Wood's Ark Invest explains why they think this will lead to more renewable and solar mining. He believes that bitcoin mining could not only yield more renewable energy but also provide more reliable power to the grid. How bitcoin mining could increase the use of renewable energyTo see how bitcoin mining can increase the adoption of renewable and solar energy, Elmandjra said it's important to understand how bitcoin consumes energy. "Because bitcoin's energy footprint has grown so rapidly, people sometimes assume that it's going to eventually take over the entire energy grid," he said.
Persons: Tesla, Elon Musk, bitcoin, Elmandjra, Cathie Wood, El, Nayim Bukele, Frank Downing, . Downing, Downing, stablecoins Organizations: Cambridge, Ark Invest, Ark Investment Management, chimed Locations: bitcoin, Philippines, Netherlands, .
UK PM Johnson offers Tokyo Olympics some big power support
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives by boat to visit the workshop of Scott Woyka, ahead of the G7 summit, in Falmouth, Cornwall, Britain June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson/PoolBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday gave the Tokyo Olympics a show of public support at a meeting with Japan's Yoshihide Suga and welcomed efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the global spread of the coronavirus, is scheduled to start on July 23. "The prime minister expressed his support for the Tokyo Olympics, and welcomed Japanese efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely," a Downing Street spokesperson said after the meeting. Tokyo 2020 would be "grateful" if G7 countries could support the Summer Games going ahead as planned, Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto said on Friday.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Scott Woyka, Tom Nicholson, Japan's Yoshihide Suga, Suga, Johnson, Seiko Hashimoto Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS, British, Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo, Downing, Olympic, Games, Olympic Committee, Thomson Locations: Falmouth , Cornwall, Britain, Tokyo, Carbis Bay
He says he will publish evidence about Johnson's handling of the Covid pandemic on his Substack. ACOBA's form for former civil servants and special advisers includes sections for those establishing an independent consultancy. ACOBA's guidance says former special advisers "must not, at any time, draw on any privileged information gained in office" in their post-government activities. Even if the Committee goes on to publish evidence submitted after publication by Substack, parliamentary privilege will not apply, potentially opening him up to legal action. Prior to leaving the government, Cummings was in the top pay band of special advisers, receiving between £140,000 and £144,999 a year.
Persons: Dominic Cummings, coronavirus, Cummings, Boris Johnson's, ACOBA, who's, I've Organizations: Business, Cabinet, Advisers, Department Locations: Downing, Westminster, Whitehall
As part of the agreement, Biden and Johnson will also work to reopen travel between the U.S. and U.K. as soon as possible. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed the updated Atlantic Charter agreement aboard Air Force One while en route to the U.K. Wednesday for Biden's first trip abroad as president. “There'll be a refresher of the Atlantic Charter, which is now 80 years old,” Sullivan told reporters. And while the Atlantic Charter represents the latest chapter in the "special relationship" between Washington and London, the British government said this week that Johnson doesn't like that term. An aide told The Atlantic in a profile about Johnson that the prime minister thought the phrase appeared needy.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Biden, Johnson, Jake Sullivan, Biden's, , ” Sullivan, Franklin D, Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, ” Biden, Brexit, , Irish Republic —, Sullivan Organizations: WASHINGTON, British, Charter, Downing, U.S, Air Force, Atlantic Charter, UN, NATO, European Union, Irish Republic Locations: United Kingdom, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, Northern Ireland, United States, Washington, London
gives the pair an opportunity — and incentive — to work toward common ground as Johnson is eager for trade agreements. Johnson, until recently, was so unwaveringly close to Trump that it would seem hard for this not to color his relations with Biden. Back in 2019, after Johnson's Conservative Party won a majority in Parliament, Biden called the new British prime minister a "physical and emotional clone" of Trump. So Biden should be cultivating his relationship with Macron as carefully as the one with Johnson. These relationships across the ocean require constant reassurance, particularly in the wake of the four years of the Trump administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, he'll, Johnson, Donald Trump, Biden, Winston Churchill, Trump, Churchill, Downing, Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch, Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken's, Philip Stephens, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Angela Merkel, Merkel, Donald Trump's Organizations: British, European Union, The, Johnson's Conservative Party, U.S, Britain's Guardian, Trump Oval Office, London, Sun, Britain, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Macron's Initiative, Europe Locations: Cornwall, England, Trump, Soviet Europe, Western Europe, Britain, Downing, Kenyan, France, U.S, British, Europe, German, Germany
Biden and world leaders will be entertained on an English beach during the G7 summit. The leaders will sit around fire-pits on the beach, toast marshmallows, and be serenaded by sea shanties. The meeting comes amid rising tensions between Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A diplomatic tussle between UK prime minister Boris Johnson and President Biden about Brexit threatened on Thursday to overshadow the three-day summit. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced to cancel his visit due to the severe coronavirus outbreak across the country, however.
Persons: Biden, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Emily Scott, Simon Stallard, Du Hug, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden Getty, Biden —, Donald Trump, David Frost Organizations: UK, US, India's, Northern, Northern Ireland, Biden, Downing Locations: firepits, Cornwall, Mains, Newlyn, leeks, Australian Shiraz, Cornish, Carbis, England, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, India, South Africa, South Korea, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain, Northern, EU, Europe
In a few weeks, Bezos will embark on his own 11-minute trip outside of the Earth's gravitational pull, decades after he first became obsessed with space travel. Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" in 2016. But Bezos had hinted years earlier that space travel was rapidly becoming his focus. Bezos added that he believes if he doesn't pursue space travel, "we will eventually end up with a civilization of stasis," which he said he finds "demoralizing." It's his generation's role, he said, to lower the barrier of entry to space travel.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Shepard, Bezos, You've, Mark Bezos, Lawrence Preston Gise, Brad Stone's, Gise, Kevin Winter, Jean, Luc Picard, Amazon's, Isaiah J, Downing, Axel Springer, Mathias Döpfner Organizations: Amazon, Origin, Shepard, Atomic Energy Commission, Apollo, Wired, Miami Herald, Starship Enterprise, Museum of Flight, Reuters, Washington Post Locations: South Texas, South Florida, NASA's, Hunstville , Alabama, Kent , Washington, Seattle
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