Esther Duflo, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, said she hopes her win will "inspire many, many other women to continue to work." Speaking at a press conference following Monday's announcement, Duflo also said she hoped that her win would encourage "many other men to give [ women ] the respect they deserve."
Facebook's Libra currency plan appeared to be on the rocks after five big payment providers dropped out last week. But the remaining members insisted that ahead it's full steam.
E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well.
Thomas Cook customers who had booked holidays with the collapsed travel firm can now claim for a refund online. About 800,000 people had been due to take trips with the firm in the coming months, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is handling the refund process.
It's a skill you never forget once learned, as the saying goes: Now immigrants to Finland can receive free cycling lessons to help them better integrate into life in the bike-loving nation.
Japan has increased its consumption tax for the first time in five years, bringing the long-delayed policy into effect despite concerns it may knock the economy. On Tuesday, the country raised its sales tax rate from 8% to 10%.
After the UK tour operator and airline Thomas Cook stopped trading, the UK Civil Aviation Authority initiated the biggest peacetime repatriation to take over 150,000 people back to the UK.
In a final bid to secure a rescue agreement, Thomas Cook will hold crisis talks. It is understood that the meeting with its largest shareholder and creditors is scheduled for Sunday morning at City law firm Slaughter & May. Within days, the tour operator could be administered unless he finds £ 200 m in additional resources.