Trump trade representative to investigate French tech tax

WASHINGTON — The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook — a move that could lead to U.S. taxes on French imports.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that the tax, expected to be passed by the French Senate Thursday, “unfairly targets American companies.”Lighthizer’s agency will investigate the tax under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 — the same provision the Trump administration used last year to probe China’s technology policies, leading to tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports.The French digital services tax would impose a 3% annual levy on French revenues of digital companies with yearly global sales worth more than 750 million euros ($844 million) and French revenue exceeding 25 million euros.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

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Possible sighting of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague

first_imgHe is believed to have been wearing Timberland boots like theseCredit:Suffolk Police  Mr McKeague is described as 5ft 10in, white, of medium build with short, light brown hair.He is believed to have been wearing a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt and brown suede Timberland boots at the time of his disappearance. Nicola Urquhart, mother of Corrie McKeague Officers were called by a man who told them he had been driving in the area when he spotted a man in light clothing at the back of a sugar beet factory at around 4.20am.A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Police are currently working to see if this can be confirmed as Corrie, however (we) are continuing to ask anyone who may have seen him anywhere in the area in the early hours of Saturday to come forward.” CCTV footage showed Mr McKeague walking alone and eating fast food in Brentgovel Street at 3.25am.Mr McKeague, who had the weekend off, was reported missing on the following Monday, September 26, after he failed to turn up at RAF Honington. Timberland boots His mother Nicola Urquhart fears someone else may have been involvedCredit:Chris Radburn /PAcenter_img Mr McKeague was last seen in Bury St EdmundsCredit:Suffolk Police  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An RAF serviceman who has been missing for a month may have been spotted heading towards his base, police said.The last confirmed sighting of Corrie McKeague, 23, was in the early hours of September 24 after he had been with friends on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.Now Suffolk Police said they have received a report of possible sighting of Mr McKeague near the Hollow Road industrial estate, heading towards RAF Honington. His mother, Nicola Urquhart, of Dunfermline, Scotland, fears someone else may have been involved but police said there was no evidence of criminality.Police scoured woodland areas in the vicinity and also searched a bin lorry, believing his phone had been lost or discarded and ended up in rubbish. Corrie McKeaguelast_img read more

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