Boris Johnson is blocking plans to increase the £20billion divorce offer to the EU. The Foreign Secretary has warned Theresa May that he cannot accept a further 'unilateral' increase in the size of the divorce payment without written guarantees from Brussels on a future trade deal. The EU is demanding agreement on a £53billion divorce bill by next Friday as a condition for starting trade negotiations this year.
Brussels yesterday launched an investigation into a scheme hatched by George Osborne that allows multinational companies to get around tax-avoidance measures. EU officials said the probe would examine whether rules signed off by the former Chancellor let firms avoid paying tens of millions of pounds in tax. Experts however questioned the motivation behind the 'farcical' investigation and suggested that it was an 'anti-Brexit attack'.
The European Union’s leading figures tentatively welcomed the election of a ‘boy wonder’ in Austria but warned him about forming a coalition with the far-right. Brussels told Sebastian Kurz, who is poised to become the continent’s youngest leader, that he must form a ‘pro-European government’. The 31-year-old, whose Austrian People’s Party topped the polls after promising a tough line on immigration, was yesterday weighing up a coalition with the country’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".