US to shell out $6.6mn for White Helmets ‘vital operations’ weeks after promising funding freeze

The United States will resume funding for the controversial, militant-linked White Helmets, a month after the group had its financial support frozen. The State Department also lauded the group for saving “100,000 lives” in Syria. President Donald Trump has authorized the US State Department, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development, to […]

Funding NGOs & stirring dissent: Russian special commission exposes election meddling by US

A special commission report on foreign meddling in the 2018 presidential election has been unveiled in Russia’s Upper House. The document highlighted the main methods of the elaborate campaign, spearheaded by the US. The report, presented on Wednesday in Russia’s Upper House (the Senate), was prepared by the Commission for State Sovereignty Protection in cooperation […]

Congress fires back at Trump plan to end funding for space station in 2025

Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz, right, and Sen. Bill Nelson (background) both support extending ISS operations beyond 2025. (credit: NASA) At one point on Wednesday afternoon, US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned to his counterpart from Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson, and spoke of their mutual preference for continuing federal funding for the International Space Station throughout the […]

Onapsis Raises $31 Million Series C Funding Led by LLR Partners for ERP Cybersecurity

PRESS RELEASE: Investment to help fuel company growth in a fast-growing market for securing business-critical applications, such as SAP and Oracle Financials, amid rising threat of data breaches, financial fraud and heightened compliance mandates BOSTON & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 13, 2018– Onapsis, the global experts…Read More

Karamba Security Secures Additional $10 Million in Funding Round

PRESS RELEASE: Funds will be used to accelerate company growth to meet increasing customer demand HOD HASHARON, Israel & BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 10, 2018– Karamba Security, a world-leading provider of end-to-end automotive cybersecurity prevention solutions, today announced that it has secured $ 10 million…Read More

Striking Oklahoma teachers storm & occupy state capitol over pay and funding (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers stormed the state capitol and refused to budge when confronted by authorities about their loud chants. The protest appears to be part of a statewide strike over teacher pay and school funding. Over 30,000 teachers walked out of schools across Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, protesting what they say are teacher […]

Dropbox just went public and is now worth $20 billion — now read the CEO’s application for its first round of funding (DBX)

Dropbox Dropbox went public on Friday, and is now worth $ 20 billion. In 2007, Houston was just trying to get his startup off the ground as a solo founder, and applied to the presitigous Y Combinator program for his first funding.  On the application, he says he would have sold Dropbox for $ 1 […]

Senate moves toward passage of $1.3 trillion government funding bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images A $ 1.3 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government through Sept. 30 advanced in the U.S. Senate early on Friday, setting up an imminent vote on passage before the measure would go to President Donald Trump for signing into law. By a vote of 67-30, the Senate approved a procedural motion […]

Bestmile Announces Funding to Fuel Strategic Growth in Autonomous Mobility

PRESS RELEASE: Investment Leads Expansion of Micro-Transit, Ridehailing and Multi-Modal Solutions SAN FRANCISCO & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 22, 2018– Bestmile, the leading mobility platform that enables service providers to manage, operate and optimize autonomous vehicle fleets, today announced it has raised…Read More

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy taken into police custody over campaign funding probe

Christophe Petit-Tesson/Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said. A lawyer for Sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment.See the […]