Day: June 18, 2019

Facebook launches its own global cryptocurrency: Libra

Facebook launches its own global cryptocurrency: Libra

Facebook Inc plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook said it has linked with 28 partners to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity governing its new digital coin, which it will ...

Berlin’s ballooning rents to be frozen for five years

Berlin’s ballooning rents to be frozen for five years

Berlin's city government decided on Tuesday to freeze rents for five years, heeding complaints from residents that their once famously affordable city was pricing them out. For decades after German unification in 1990, the capital was a magnet for artists, musicians and students drawn by housing far cheaper than in ...

Nigel Farage’s milkshake attacker told to pay him compensation

Nigel Farage’s milkshake attacker told to pay him compensation

A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has been ordered to pay him compensation to cover his suit-cleaning bill after pleading guilty to common assault and criminal damage. Paul Crowther, 32, threw the milkshake over Farage, one of the leading figures in ...

Investigation launched as patient dies waiting to be treated at Midlands hospital

Tsunami warning as 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, with shaking strong enough to damage buildings and prompting a 0.2-1.0 metre tsunami warning, reports Reuters. There were no immediate reports of damage, although areas hardest hit by the quake could not be contacted by ...

South Lodge Spa – Review

South Lodge Spa – Review

If you are looking for a luxury spa hotel, an hour from London, this is the place for you. The venue, a five-star Jacobethan mansion, is delightful, but the newly built spa will take your breath away. South Lodge has ample grounds covering many acres with walking paths that you ...

Abu Dhabi Edition – Review

Abu Dhabi Edition – Review

The EDITION range of hotels always offer uber-luxury venues and the very best in service and style, and this hotel is no different. This hotel is the first of the brand to set up in the Middle East. It’s waterfront location and design are a sight to behold. It has ...

Danny Baker sacked over “racist” Tweet about new royal baby

Teenager who called Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ is jailed

A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain's Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported. Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted far-right online propaganda which included an image ...

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people. The video for Swift's new single "You Need to Calm Down" featured a surprise cameo ...

Global Warming Is Good For The Economy

EU issues ‘green’ investment guide to help combat climate change

Europe sought to increase the flow of money into businesses that tackle climate change on Tuesday with the publication of European Commission guidelines on what qualifies an investment as environmentally friendly. The European Union has agreed to substantial reductions of carbon emissions by 2030 and its executive wants the bloc ...

Tory members would see the party destroyed in order to secure Brexit

The majority of Conservative members would countenance the destruction of their own party if it meant Brexit was delivered. A new poll has revealed that exiting the European Union has become a priority for members, subverting traditional loyalties and reshaping political priorities. The majority (54 per cent) said they would ...

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini questioned in Qatar World Cup probe

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini questioned in Qatar World Cup probe

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. Platini's lawyer William Bourdon was not immediately available for comment. The detention of the ...

Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports – environmentalists

Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports – environmentalists

Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok. Southeast Asia has seen a staggering spike in imports of plastic and electronic waste from developed countries after ...

Is this the man to lead Chelsea in a new direction

Chelsea legend likely to be named manager

Derby County boss Frank Lampard would find it hard to say no to Chelsea if they offered him the manager's job, his uncle Harry Redknapp has told the BBC. Lampard, who spent 13 trophy-laden years as a player at Chelsea, guided Derby to the Championship (second-tier) playoff final in his ...

No-deal Brexit chills send pound to a five-month low vs euro

Signs that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson may be a step closer to becoming Britain's next prime minister sent the pound tumbling to a five-month low versus the euro on Tuesday as investors worried about the risks of a hard exit from the European Union. The pound dived to 89.66 pence versus ...