Elon Musk plans to launch a person around the moon in a giant new SpaceX rocket ship

Elon Musk plans to launch a person around the moon in a giant new SpaceX rocket ship

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch a private citizen around the moon. The company’s announcement came Thursday night via Twitter, and it included a rendering of the spaceship that will make the voyage: the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. „SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around…

LEGO launch their first sustainable blocks made from sugarcane – and they hope to roll it out to most products by 2030

LEGO launch their first sustainable blocks made from sugarcane – and they hope to roll it out to most products by 2030

Danish toymaker LEGO has high ambitions for its sustainability program: by 2030, the company intends to manufacture most of its products and packaging using environmentally friendly materials or recycled sources. In 2018, the company took its first step towards these goals by introducing plastic blocks made of plant-based materials — in the shape of plants.…

EU to launch tariffs against US on Friday

EU to launch tariffs against US on Friday

Image copyright Devaki Knowles Image caption The EU will target emblematic US exports such as blue jeans The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top official has said. The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium earlier this month.…

Iranians launch banknote protest

Iranians launch banknote protest

Image copyright Twitter / @mohamma22877029 A group of Iranian Twitter users are spreading protest messages by writing slogans on banknotes. „Banknotes are our un-censorable messengers,” one user wrote, referring to a rumoured plan to permanently block the popular messaging app Telegram, which is by far the most popular digital communication tool in Iran. Slogans included…

Fifa set to meet over $25bn offer to launch two tournaments

Fifa set to meet over $25bn offer to launch two tournaments

Gianni Infantino was elected president of Fifa in February 2016Fifa is planning to hold a special meeting next month at which two lucrative tournaments could be given the go-ahead. Football’s world governing body is said to have held „promising” consultations in recent weeks with regional confederations, individual football associations and leading clubs over the creation…

US and allies launch strikes on Syria

US and allies launch strikes on Syria

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS prepared to „sustain” strikes until Syrian regime stops using chemical agents – TrumpPresident Donald Trump says he has approved US military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the UK and France. The strikes are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the…

Santander is set to launch an international money transfer app with Ripple

Santander is set to launch an international money transfer app with Ripple

Ana Patricia Botin, chairman of the Spanish bank Santander. REUTERS/Sergio Perez Santander UK CEO: „This spring, if not one beats us to it, we will be the first large retail bank to carry out cross-border payments at scale with blockchain technology.” Consumer app in partnership with Ripple set to be launched to customers in Spain,…