Monday, September 24, 2018

World news

Vero wants to be the new instagram. But there’s some big problems

Artists and other social media users are flocking to a new site called Vero. The app and social network is being touted as the new Instagram. But it has already been found to have a...

Arizona suspends Uber from testing self-driving cars

The ride hailing firm has around 100 self-driving cars in the US state. The governor of Arizona on Monday suspended Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal...

Donald Trump is not finished yet, no matter what his critics might say

One year on, and America has, somehow, survived a full 12 months of the Trump treatment. Even the President’s greatest fans – and those devoted to him...

Former Google employee wants to apply blockchain to pigs and hotel bookings

Taiwan wants to ensure it isn't left behind as companies from US to China race to unlock the potential of blockchain technology. A Taiwanese startup led by a former Google employee intends to employ the...

Grenfell Tower: Jeremy Corbyn demands £1bn to install sprinklers in all high-rise social housing

Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Chancellor to set aside £1 billion in the Budget to retrofit sprinklers in all high-rise social housing blocks. In the wake...

Dutch national railway company NS stops cheap group retour tickets because of fraud on...

The NS stops selling the cheap group retour with which travelers and distributors commit fraud on a large scale. The railway company will replace the two-week ticket card with a ticket that obliges passengers...

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded funds dried up,...

Health warning over salt content in vegetarian sausages

Popular vegetarian sausages are so salty that one portion contains more than half a pizza, research has warned. Meat-free sausages including some made by Linda McCartney and Quorn contain significantly more salt than the level...

Tokyo Grand Slam 2017: Inside the world’s most spiritual sport

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads. A stone's throw from the Japanese capital's space age domed baseball stadium, and in the shadow of a nearby...

Sainsbury’s reports 9% fall in first-half profit

Sainsbury has reported a 9 per cent fall in profit for the first half of its financial year, becoming the latest retailer to cite rising costs...