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Gibraltar election CALLED: Parliament dissolved – ‘Need strong leadership for Brexit’ | World | News

Gibraltar election CALLED: Parliament dissolved – ‘Need strong leadership for Brexit’ | World | News

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo dissolved Parliament on Monday and called for an election to be held on October 17. Mr Picardo, who is now the acting Chief Minister, hopes to secure a “renewed strong mandate” to take Gibraltar through and beyond Brexit. Speaking at a press briefing he said: “Gibraltar will need settled and strong […]

Pakistan to send its 1st astronaut to space by 2022, says country’s tech minister — RT World News

Pakistan to send its 1st astronaut to space by 2022, says country’s tech minister — RT World News

Pakistan’s technology minister has confirmed that the country will be sending its first astronaut to space within the next three years, with the assistance of China. In an interview Sunday, Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the selection process will begin in 2020 as Pakistan and its partner China commence preparations to launch Pakistan’s first manned […]

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel: ISNA

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel: ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran’s semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. “It was detained near Iran’s Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities […]

Beekeeper raises $45M Series B to become the ‘Slack for non-desk employees’ – TechCrunch

Beekeeper raises $45M Series B to become the ‘Slack for non-desk employees’ – TechCrunch

Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by Thayer Ventures and Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank, with participation from previous backers including Atomico, Alpana Ventures, Edenred Capital […]

Italy news: How EU appointment could backfire on Rome – ‘Government born in Brussels!’ | World | News

Italy news: How EU appointment could backfire on Rome – ‘Government born in Brussels!’ | World | News

Paolo Gentiloni, former Prime Minister and founding member of the Democratic Party, said he was “honoured” after it was revealed he is likely to get the powerful economic and monetary affairs portfolio. But the news was quickly attacked by former interior minister Matteo Salvini who said Italy’s new Government was the country’s first to be […]

Live: Saudi attacks send oil prices soaring

Live: Saudi attacks send oil prices soaring

Some analysis here from CNN correspondents on the ground in Saudi Arabia and Iran: Saturday’s attacks strike “at the heart of the country’s lifeblood and the basis of its economy,” says CNN’s International Diplomatic Editor, Nic Robertson, from Riyadh. The 19 strikes at two facilities were the result of “very clear and careful precision and […]

Leeto helps works councils manage perks – TechCrunch

Leeto helps works councils manage perks – TechCrunch

French startup Leeto provides a service for French works councils, better known as comités d’entreprise. The fintech startup lets you hand out perks to employees using a simple web service combined with a payment card. Leeto recently raised a $2.2 million funding round (€2 million) from Founders Future and various business angels, such as Thomas […]

Solomon Islands votes to cut ties with Taiwan amid China tension: official media

Solomon Islands votes to cut ties with Taiwan amid China tension: official media

Houses are seen in Honiara in the Solomon Islands, June 3, 2019. AAP Image/Darren England/via REUTERS TAIPEI (Reuters) – The Solomon Islands’ government has voted to cut official ties with Taiwan, its official Central News Agency reported on Monday, as China puts pressure on countries that continue to maintain diplomatic ties with self-ruled Taiwan. Taiwan […]

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