Another nascent proptech startup targeting ‘Generation Rent' is London-based Homie, which might best be described as a concierge-style service that promises to save Londoner's time, hassle and money when going in search of their next rental property. Today the company is disclosing that it has raised a further $4 million in Seed funding in a round led by Connect Ventures. Read More [...]
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Munich speech emphasised continued cooperation but was vague over how the UK would respect ECJ's roleWelcome to the Guardian's weekly Brexit briefing. You can also catch up with our Brexit Means podcast right here.Also: producing the Guardian's independent, in-depth journalism takes time and money. We do it because we believe our perspective matters, and it may be your perspective too. If you value our Brexit coverage, please become a Guardian Supporter. Thank you. Continue reading... [...]
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In 1991, when Moldova broke free of the Soviet Union, the pro-Russian region of Gagauzia wanted to remain. Twenty-seven years later, its tiny capital looks like a monument to a vanished Europe Continue reading... [...]
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French Ice Dance Duo Overcome ‘Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction To Win Silver Medal
A wardrobe malfunction may have cast a shadow on the first of their two Olympic performances this week, but French ice dance duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron refused to let the costume snafu dash their medal hopes. [...]
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Children, born to nine different women, were taken into foster care in 2014 but will now move to Japan with father aged in his 20sA Thai court has ruled in favour of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian. The case harks back to late 2014, when Thai police said they had found 13 babies fathered by a Japanese national with nine [...]
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Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot. [...]
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Mia Davies says Joyce has become ‘a distraction at both federal and state level'The Western Australian arm of the National party has announced it no longer has confidence in Barnaby Joyce, claiming he has become “a distraction at both federal and state level”.The largely symbolic gesture has been brushed off by Joyce, who responded to the Nationals WA leader, Mia Davies, with a statement pointing out her party had no MPs within the federal parliament, [...]
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Iceland's image as a paradise of fairness hid a gender pay gap, but now it is illegal to give women lessOn the face of it, Iceland is a good place to be a woman. For nearly a decade, it has been rated the world's most gender-equal country. It was the first to directly elect a female president, nearly half its MPs and company directors are women, and first-class daycare and parental leave help ensure almost [...]
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US justice department alleges that companies based in British Virgin Islands and Anguilla are linked to a North Korean bankA prominent Labour MP has accused British overseas territories of undermining the security services by helping North Korea breach US sanctions.Margaret Hodge, a former chair of parliament's public accounts committee, said it was “bonkers” that companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Anguilla had reportedly helped breach US sanctions, according to allegations in a US [...]
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