ITV Plc, owner of the U.K.’s biggest commercial TV station, suffered a Twitter account hack today with postings attributed to the “Syrian Electronic Army,” a name also used last week when The Financial Times’s social media accounts were infiltrated with links to war atrocity videos.
Continued threats from Africa and the Middle East at a time when the U.S. is pulling back from its engagements led to France’s decision to spare its military from spending cuts, French President Francois Hollande said.
French President Francois Hollande lauded the “courage” of Germany’s Social Democrats to cut benefits and scale back job protection a decade ago, crediting the policies for buoying the country’s labor market.
A regional leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union said she’s worried about a “problematic” relationship with France because both nations remain the hub of the European Union.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent.
Gerard Depardieu, the French actor just awarded Russian citizenship, praised his “special relationship” with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov as he started filming a movie in the mainly Muslim Russian region.
European Union leaders struggling to find a consensus on how to overcome the debt crisis and revive economic growth will use a summit meeting this week to focus on fighting tax evasion and on the bloc’s energy policy.