Tag Archives: Matthew Larotonda

13Nov/17

Think bitcoin’s getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

10Nov/17

Embattled Uber loses UK workers rights appeal

A British tribunal has upheld a lower body’s decision that Uber drivers are entitled to rights including minimum wage and vacation time. It’s yet another blow to the taxi service as it struggles to survive in its most important European market. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Musk shrinks ‘Big F***ing Rocket,’ claims 2024 Mars mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than NASA, and has downsized the plans for its “BFR” rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

04Sep/17

Growing pressure for Suu Kyi as Myanmar violence swells

Nearly 90,000 of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya have fled the country’s violence since August, as international criticism mounts on its Nobel Peace Prize laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to do more to protect the minority. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Kremlin: Trump Moscow real estate inquiry was ignored

The Russian government has confirmed that a close adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump contacted the Kremlin during the presidential campaign regarding a stalled real estate project in Moscow, but the emailed request was ignored. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Scaramucci lashes White House colleagues in obscene rant

Open warfare erupts within the White House, as Donald Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci attacks senior Washington officials in a scathing rant published in The New Yorker. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

26Jul/17

Male fertility drops 50 percent in four decades – report

An analysis of 185 studies appears to confirm sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, with no sign of abating. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading