In early 1965Ed Wynne, an official from the Foreign Office in London in his late 40s, arrived at the door of a two-storey villa set in the discreet calm of a genteel housing estate in colonial Singapore. But Wynne was no ordinary official ... A junior official, four local people and two “IRD ladies”, seconded to the unit from London, would join him ... AP.
Oct 18 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces ... read more ... ....
EL SALVADOR’S unfolding experiment as a first adopter of the crytocurrency Bitcoin could be increasingly powered by new streams of renewable energy, the chief of the country’s hydroelectric commission told reporters Friday ...Last month, El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender alongside the U.S ... .
Projected sea level rise would mean 40% of the buildings in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro would be permanently flooded and entire islands would disappear, potentially costing the Pacific country its status as a nation, according to a devastating new report from the World Bank... So that is a quite big impact,” she said ... It really hit hard.” ... .
The missionaries had been heading home from building an orphanage when they were pulled off a bus by a gang, according to media reports. Haiti has witnessed more than 600 kidnappings already this year. At least 15 American missionaries and family members have been kidnapped by a gang outside the Haitian capital, security sources said Sunday ... .
Barcelona eased the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman by beating Valencia 3-1 at Camp Nou on Sunday evening. Jose Gaya put the visitors ahead after five minutes but Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay turned the game around before half time. And Philippe Coutinho added a third as a substitute five minutes from time to make the game safe ... ....
Chemical giant Ineos is to invest around £1.69 billion in green hydrogen production. The company said it will be Europe’s largest ever investment in electrolysis projects to make green hydrogen with the potential to “transform” zero carbon hydrogen production ... Ineos chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe said ... Sir Jim Ratcliffe (Martin Rickett/PA). PA. / ... Most Read.
The report noted Clark repeatedly tried to “induce Rosen into helping Trump’s election subversion scheme”, including by telling Rosen that if he agreed to join their cabal to overturn election results, Clark would turn down an offer Trump had made him to become attorney general in place of Rosen ... .
ROME — Tens of thousands of Italians called for a ban on the extreme right as they rallied in Rome on Saturday after protests over a tough coronavirus pass regime last weekend degenerated into riots blamed on neo-fascists. Carrying placards reading “Fascism... The violence has focused attention on the country’s fascist legacy ... Image. Section ... Right .
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Rocking back and forth, Shlomo Ben Yaakov reads from a Torah scroll at a synagogue on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Intermittently his soft mellow voice rises in Hebrew and he is joined by the dozens who recite after him ... "I consider myself a Jew," says Mr Yaakov ... His given Igbo name is Nnaemezuo Maduako ... Secessionist surge.
Deep sea exploration is a national priority, Emmanuel Macron announced this Tuesday during the presentation of the “France 2030” project. Stocks are scientific, economic and geographical. The deep beach is an unknown world, more than just a place ... At the time of the advent of space tourism, only four humans had sunk so deep ... France left.
SAN SALVADOR, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday to air a range of complaints against President Nayib Bukele, from adopting bitcoin as legal tender to firing Supreme Court judges, viewed by critics as a power grab ... "We are totally losing rights because today they do not respect the laws ... ....