Fact Check: Do US Travelers Need a Visa to Visit Europe?

In the onslaught of fake news allegedly stemming from U.S. media sources, readers can now add another mark to their expanding chalkboard. Late last week, it was reported that Americans would be required to apply for visas beginning in 2021 if they wanted to visit Europe. U.S. citizens could apply through what’s known as the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). The completion of an online form and an $ 8 fee gives interested parties a travel permit that once initiated, lasts up to three years until renewal. False: US Citizens Do Not Need to Acquire a Visa to Travel

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BlackRock CEO Blasts UK for ‘Irresponsible’ Brexit Delays, Plans Exit to US & Europe

The head of the world’s biggest asset manager, BlackRock, has lashed out at the “irresponsible” British government as Brexit draws closer. In an interview with CNBC Squawk Box, CEO Larry Fink confirmed that BlackRock was moving more of its operations out of London. “We’re already now making bigger plans on moving different components of our business to the continent or to the United States.” It’s a significant shift in tone from last year when Fink said “only very few roles” will be moved out of London. It comes as prime minister Theresa May delays today’s crucial Brexit vote in Parliament.

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China First, EU Next? Donald Trump Faces New Major Trade War as Europe Threatens $23 Billion in Tariffs

By CCN.com: Following a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to slam taxes on cars and auto spares imported from the 28-member European Union, the EU has threatened a 23 billion dollar tariff spike on the United States. Speaking in Brussels to the European Parliament, the director-general for trade within the EEA, Jean-Luc Demarty, said … Continued

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Ford Touts Growth in North America, Downplays Losses in China & Europe in Q4 Earnings Call

By CCN.com: Ford gave its fourth-quarter earnings call this afternoon. Despite a serious decline in interest in China and Europe, the company posted a 1% improvement over last year’s Q4 revenues as a whole, and a 2% gain for the whole year. The earnings call was launched as the markets closed with F seeing a

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Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges (news.bitcoin.com)

The European Parliament has voted in favor of stricter regulations in the crypto sector. Crypto exchanges and wallet providers will be required to introduce customer due diligence procedures, including identity verification. The platforms will have to apply for registration in order to offer their services. The new measures come with the latest update of the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. 
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