Nobel economics prize winner hopes to inspire ‘many, many other women’

Nobel economics prize winner hopes to inspire ‘many, many other women’ »

15 Oct, 2019

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 puts on brave face with Libra

Facebook puts on brave face with Libra »

15 Oct, 2019

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-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer

E-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer »

8 Oct, 2019

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 refund form launched online

Thomas Cook refund form launched online »

7 Oct, 2019

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.

Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants new freedom

Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants new freedom »

2 Oct, 2019

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 delivers long-delayed consumption tax hike

Japan delivers long-delayed consumption tax hike »

1 Oct, 2019

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%.

More than 150,000 individuals return home after Thomas Cook stopped trading

More than 150,000 individuals return home after Thomas Cook stopped trading »

25 Sep, 2019

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.

Thomas Cook has set up rescue talks for last-ditch

Thomas Cook has set up rescue talks for last-ditch »

22 Sep, 2019

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.