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07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA In the top 100 of 2020 Sustainable Destinations

07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA IN THE TOP 100 OF 2020 SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS In 2020, Dark Sky® Alqueva reaches the Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations in an atypical year where rural destinations reached and conquered an important space in tourist demand. People began to feel the need for space, to have fewer people...

Augusta raises additional $115m for litigation and dispute funding

Investment in response to growing demand from lawyers Augusta, the UK’s largest litigation and disputes funder by case volume announces it has raised a further US $115m from a multi-billion-dollar US-based investment manager. In 2018, Augusta secured £150m from a global investment fund, to finance business growth and investment in funding cases....

An affiliate of Sun European Partners announces that it has completed the sale of Famosa

Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun European Partners” or “Sun”) today announces that one of its affiliates has completed the sale of Fábricas Agrupadas de Muñecas de Onil, S.A. (“Famosa” or “the Company”), a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and distributer of toys in Spain and throughout the world, to Giochi Preziosi S.p.A..  Famosa,...

Huge Tax Changes for Self-Employed Following Publication of New Legislation

On 11 July 2019, the Government published draft legislation outlining the IR35 changes coming to the private sector, which are expected to affect 250,000 businesses. The reform will impact users and suppliers of personal service company contractors in the private sector. Companies have only nine months to plan for the new off-payroll changes, as they...

Young people pick their banking partners for the future

Battle of the brands Generation Z calls the brands it will bank on in 2030 Britain Banks most trusted for handling payments and safe storage of dataTech brands first choice for creating smart, real-time servicesAs a sector, financial services scores poorly for ethics and positive social impact More than two in five young people (43%) believe that...

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Report Aims at ‘Reconciling’ France and Algeria, Its Former Colony

A government-commissioned study offers proposals to address longstanding grievances. But it does not recommend an official apology and skirts the issue of systemic torture.PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday received a much-anticipated report aimed at achieving a “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” two...

Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs and international trade, Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has died, the office of the president said on Wednesday. The cause was complications related to Covid-19. Mr. Moyo became the fourth high-ranking official in Zimbabwe to succumb to the virus since the start of the pandemic.“The late minister...

The Times's 24-Hour Global Relay: New York to Hong Kong and Seoul to London

From New York to Hong Kong/Seoul to London, journalists can collaborate around the clock to report on a breaking story.Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.Time zones can pose a challenge for a news operation that covers the breadth of the world. But they can...

Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region Dims Hopes of a Long-Sought Peace

The deadly unrest comes just weeks after United Nations and African Union peacekeepers said they would end their mission in the region.NAIROBI, Kenya — Hundreds of people have been killed or injured in violence that enveloped Sudan’s Darfur region in recent days, dampening hopes for long-lasting peace in an area that has been plagued by fighting...

Uganda’s Leader of 35 Years Is Re-elected Amid Accusations of Vote-Rigging

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner although his main opponent said the result was “fabricated.”NAIROBI, Kenya — President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has won a sixth term, the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday, after a campaign marred by a lethal crackdown on the opposition, an internet blackout and accusations...