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07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA In the top 100 of 2020 Sustainable Destinations

07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA IN THE TOP 100 OF 2020 SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS In 2020, Dark Sky® Alqueva reaches the Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations in an atypical year where rural destinations reached and conquered an important space in tourist demand. People began to feel the need for space, to have fewer people...

Augusta raises additional $115m for litigation and dispute funding

Investment in response to growing demand from lawyers Augusta, the UK’s largest litigation and disputes funder by case volume announces it has raised a further US $115m from a multi-billion-dollar US-based investment manager. In 2018, Augusta secured £150m from a global investment fund, to finance business growth and investment in funding cases....

An affiliate of Sun European Partners announces that it has completed the sale of Famosa

Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun European Partners” or “Sun”) today announces that one of its affiliates has completed the sale of Fábricas Agrupadas de Muñecas de Onil, S.A. (“Famosa” or “the Company”), a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and distributer of toys in Spain and throughout the world, to Giochi Preziosi S.p.A..  Famosa,...

Huge Tax Changes for Self-Employed Following Publication of New Legislation

On 11 July 2019, the Government published draft legislation outlining the IR35 changes coming to the private sector, which are expected to affect 250,000 businesses. The reform will impact users and suppliers of personal service company contractors in the private sector. Companies have only nine months to plan for the new off-payroll changes, as they...

Young people pick their banking partners for the future

Battle of the brands Generation Z calls the brands it will bank on in 2030 Britain Banks most trusted for handling payments and safe storage of dataTech brands first choice for creating smart, real-time servicesAs a sector, financial services scores poorly for ethics and positive social impact More than two in five young people (43%) believe that...

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Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region Dims Hopes of a Long-Sought Peace

The deadly unrest comes just weeks after United Nations and African Union peacekeepers said they would end their mission in the region.NAIROBI, Kenya — Hundreds of people have been killed or injured in violence that enveloped Sudan’s Darfur region in recent days, dampening hopes for long-lasting peace in an area that has been plagued by fighting...

Uganda’s Leader of 35 Years Is Re-elected Amid Accusations of Vote-Rigging

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner although his main opponent said the result was “fabricated.”NAIROBI, Kenya — President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has won a sixth term, the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday, after a campaign marred by a lethal crackdown on the opposition, an internet blackout and accusations...

Uganda’s Leader of 35 Years Is Re-elected After Bitter, Bloody Campaign

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner although his main opponent said the result was “fabricated.”NAIROBI, Kenya — President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has won a sixth term, the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday, after a campaign marred by a lethal crackdown on the opposition, an internet blackout and accusations...

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

One day after the election, Bobi Wine, the top rival to the incumbent president, sounded an alert from his home, saying, “We are under siege.”NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that he...

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Guatemalan forces clear road of migrants bound for US, some agree to return to Honduran border

Guatemalan security forces have cleared a road occupied by hundreds of U.S.-bound migrants who crossed into the country from Honduras last week.Read More

Uganda accuses US of trying to 'subvert elections' after ambassador blocked from visiting Wine's home: report

Uganda accused the U.S. of meddling in "internal politics" on Tuesday after security personnel blocked the U.S. ambassador from visiting musician turned opposition leader Bobi Wine at his home this week, according to a report. Read More

Georgia teen jailed in Cayman Islands released early

A Georgia college student jailed in the Cayman Islands for violating COVID-19 quarantine measures is back home, according to media reports. Read More

Is anything being done to stop another pandemic emerging from China?

A year since the words "novel coronavirus" crept into news headlines, and over 2 million lives have been claimed as a result of the disease – officially termed COVID-19. Moreover, it has permeated every pocket of the planet, morphed into dozens of different strains, shuttered the world economy, overwhelmed health care resources, and rendered millions...

Kremlin foe Navalny remanded for 30 days by judge, spokeswoman says

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been remanded in custody for 30 days by a judge after a court hearing at a police precinct, according to his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh.Read More