Virgin Hyperloop reportedly loses $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia after Richard Branson pulls out of ‚Davos in the Desert’

Virgin Hyperloop reportedly loses $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia after Richard Branson pulls out of ‚Davos in the Desert’

Saudi Arabia has pulled its $1 billion investment in Virgin Hyperloop One in response to the company joining droves of others who pulled out of the Kingdom’s Future Investment Initiative— colloquially known as „Davos in the Desert” — following the disappearance and possible murder of a naturalized US citizen and Washington Post columnist, the Financial…

Trump is placing his trust in someone who is either lying, or can’t stop his henchmen from brutally killing journalists

Trump is placing his trust in someone who is either lying, or can’t stop his henchmen from brutally killing journalists

There’s an expanding mountain of evidence that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and multiple reports suggest his death was a result of orders from the highest levels of the kingdom’s government, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But US President Donald Trump has largely stood by the Saudi…

Theresa May offers to extend the Brexit transition period by another year

Theresa May offers to extend the Brexit transition period by another year

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Theresa May has told European leaders she is prepared to extend the Brexit transition period by another year, keeping the UK tied to EU rules and regulations until at least December 2021. The UK prime minister told a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels that she would be willing to accept a…

Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following what they say was his „mishandling” of several scandals this year. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella are joining forces…

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

In the past year, tech giants including Facebook and Google have faced a wave of scandals stemming from whether they can protect the huge amount of data they collect in order to target ads. Apple, as a company that primarily sells luxury computers like the MacBook and iPhone, not advertisements, has largely avoided these scandals.…

Trump doubts Turkish officials and touts arms deal with Saudi Arabia when asked about Khashoggi disappearance

Trump doubts Turkish officials and touts arms deal with Saudi Arabia when asked about Khashoggi disappearance

President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed doubts that Turkish officials have audio and video recordings proving Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by his government. Trump said the US has requested access to audio and video pertaining to the alleged killing „if it exists.” „We have asked for it, if it exists. We have asked,”…

White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation said to Business Insider. McGahn was said to be on his way out of the White House, which was expected to happen after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. McGahn reportedly had a 20-minute farewell…

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has already revealed an elaborate and widespread effort by the Russians to meddle in the 2016 US election. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Rosenstein said, „I have a solemn responsibility to make sure that cases like that are…

Women’s Champions League: Chelsea 1-0 Fiorentina

Women’s Champions League: Chelsea 1-0 Fiorentina

Karen Carney’s eighth-minute penalty proved the only goal of the game in KingstonChelsea outplayed Fiorentina but had to settle for a mere 1-0 lead in their Women’s Champions League last-16 tie. Karen Carney’s early penalty was the only goal as the Blues were thwarted by several fine saves from Swedish goalkeeper Stephanie Ohrstrom. The hosts’…