EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe… at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, said they wouldn’t support the latest version of the proposal. European Parliament Member Julia […]

Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in select European countries

Tesla’s Model 3 design studio is now open for everyone in left-hand drive European countries, and that means it’s now taking orders from the public in those markets. The automaker started displaying the new vehicle in European showrooms in November 2018, hinting at its impending release. While it began taking orders from reservation holders in […]

Top 5 countries opting to ditch US dollar & the reasons behind their move

The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback. Global tensions caused by economic sanctions and trade conflicts triggered by Washington have forced targeted countries […]

Holidays 2019: The best countries to travel to next year – including Turkey and Japan

Holidays in 2019 are just around the corner with a few days to go until the new year rolls in. Many Britons will be planning when to take their annual leave, as well as what destination to travel to. Thankfully, there are a number of countries which should be visited in 2019 for a range […]

Holidays 2019: Safest countries in the world to travel next year

Holidays in 2019 are likely to be booked in just a few days as Britons make the most of the January sales. Popular places next year are thought to be Japan, which is hosting the Rugby World Cub, and Itay, with it being the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. However, attempting […]

The US is warning other countries against using Huawei’s 5G tech

Back in October, American politicians asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reconsider Huawei’s involvement in his country’s 5G plans. Turns out Canada isn’t the only US ally the government has warned against using the Chinese tech giant’s products. According to The Wall Street Journal, the government has reached out to Germany, Japan, Italy and […]

‘Vicious’ stalker moved countries, hired private eye & ordered £200 of pizza to pursue her ex

An Irish woman has been jailed for four years after a “sinister and sustained” decade-long harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, whom she drove to thoughts of suicide with inventively relentless stalking. The sentence was handed at Lewes Crown Court, after Lina Tantash was found guilty on two counts of stalking, and handed a series of […]

What democracy? 70% of ‘not free’ countries get US military aid

Washington has a habit of bombing defenseless nations in the name of democracy, but isn’t the least bit squeamish about selling weapons and giving military aid to countries its own human rights watchdogs deem dictatorial. Freedom House, a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) set up in 1941, publishes an annual Freedom in the World report, which […]

Countries Are Dead, So It's Time to Think Differently

OZY has spent the last nine months reporting from every country on earth for our Around the World project, and we’ve noticed something surprising: “Countries” don’t really mean as much as they once did. Everything from the digital economy to international crime makes our system of national borders feel dated, and the innovative new trends […]