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 […]

How three countries are creating the roadmap to a cashless society

This is a preview of the Global Payments Landscape report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report  here. Noncash payments are on the rise worldwide. As new players emerge to capitalize on consumer appetite for digital payment methods, three mature markets — the UK, Australia, and Sweden — have become standouts for what […]

Terror warning: The most dangerous countries in the world MAPPED

The most dangerous countries in the world have been mapped in a new study which looked at the safety of every country on the planet. A travel risk map for 2019 has highlighted where in the world there is the greatest security risk. Countries in central and northern Africa and the Middle East were revealed […]

Safest countries in the world revealed with this surprising country making the list

The safest countries in the world have been collated by Which? Travel using statistics from a number of reports. Using crime rate data from the World Economic Fund, natural disaster risks from the World Risk Report and health risks from the NHS Fit for Travel advice, the top 20 safest places with the lowest crime […]

These 29 countries have the safest banks in the world

Reuters/Kacper Pempel Most of us in developed countries take for granted that our money is safe. Put it in a bank, and in theory at least, it doesn’t going anywhere. But that’s not necessarily true everywhere. So Business Insider took a look into the countries with the safest banks, using the World Economic Forum’s recently-released Global […]

Should Countries Profit Each Time You Buy an iPhone? This Economist Says Yes

The iPhone would not be such a smart phone without GPS, a touch screen or the internet. And who funded the development of those technologies? U.S. taxpayers, observes Mariana Mazzucato, who believes the state can be the boldest innovator, and ignoring it in Silicon Valley mythmaking is “extremely dangerous.” She points out that even the […]

Facebook’s Level Up is available for game streamers in 21 countries

Facebook is still continuing its assault against Twitch, as the social media giant has expanded its Level Up Program to game streamers around the world, totalling 21 countries. The Level Up Program helps streamers build a community on Facebook. Streamers that are eligible can earn some extra cash through Facebook Stars — similar to Twitch […]