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1. Iran has warned US sanctions rule out a diplomatic resolution. Slapping sanctions on Iran's supreme leader marks the "permanent closure of the path of diplomacy," the Iranian government said.
2. SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites. Elon Musk's company said it was one of the most difficult launches it's attempted so far.
3. Hong Kong protesters are buying adverts. The group raised more than HK$5 million ($640,500) through crowdfunding...
Stocks are dropping as Trump fanned fears of an escalating conflict with Iran and an unending trade war with China
Stocks dropped on Tuesday after Donald Trump slapped sanctions on Iran's supreme leader and a report indicated he "feels comfortable with any outcome" from his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The news fanned fears of an escalating conflict with Iran and an unending trade war with China.
"Optimism is fading a little and we would expect investors to perhaps take some risk off the table ahead of the meeting," said Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com.
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Boris Johnson said that MPs will not block a no-deal Brexit on October 31.
A government minister has warned that around a dozen Conservative MPs would bring down the government in order to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal on Halloween.
However, Johnson said MPs will allow a no-deal to happen as they'll face "mortal retribution" if Brexit does not happen on Halloween as scheduled.
The frontrunner to succeed Theresa May told the BBC that he can renegotiate the Brexit deal to remove the...
How Tableau's CEO pulled off a giant $15.7 billion sale to Salesforce with no experience of running or selling a public company
Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky is fresh from Salesforce's $15.7 billion deal to buy his company.
Selipsky is an Amazon cloud software veteran who had never run a public company before joining Tableau, nor had he ever negotiated a mega-acquisition.
Salesforce was already interested in buying Tableau, which sells data visualization software, by the time Selipsky joined. He says a relentless focus on customers made the firm more attractive.
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Elon Musk says SpaceX will try its 'most difficult launch ever' early Tuesday morning. Here's how to watch live video of the 3rd-ever Falcon Heavy rocket mission.
SpaceX just launched its third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket — the world's most powerful operational launch system — on Tuesday around 2:30 a.m. ET.
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, said it "will be our most difficult launch ever" because the mission will take multiple rocket-engine firings and last about six hours.
The goal is to deploy 24 satellites into orbit around Earth, including an atomic clock for NASA and the ashes of 152 people.
SpaceX is streaming live video of the launch, which...
'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' had a sluggish opening weekend, showing the game does not yet possess the magic of 'Pokémon Go'
Niantic's "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" had a sluggish opening weekend compared to predecessor "Pokémon Go."
App analysis site Sensor Tower reports "Wizards Unite" was downloaded by 3 million people, and players spent $1.1 million.
"Pokémon Go" was downloaded 24 million times on its opening weekend and players spent more than $28 million.
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The opening weekend for "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," the phone game from the makers of "Pokémon Go," has...
Amazon Prime Day, Amazon's middle-of-July sales bonanza, will start on July 15 and last two full days.
It offers steep discounts on a variety of products, similar to a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale.
In 2018, Prime Day became the largest sales event in Amazon's history, but it was leapfrogged by Cyber Monday later in the year.
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Amazon Prime members won't have to wait much longer for their favorite day of the year.
Amazon announced on Tuesday...
Boris Johnson continues to be dogged by questions over the row with his girlfriend which resulted in police being called.
An uncredited picture of the couple, apparently reconciled, was released to the press, which appeared on many front pages on Tuesday.
However, social media users have questioned whether it was staged, or even taken some weeks before.
Johnson on Tuesday repeatedly refused to say when the photo was taken.
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UK banking unicorn Monzo secures $2 billion valuation in new funding round from Y Combinator Continuity — 'It's a huge validation for us'
UK challenger bank Monzo has raised $113 million in fresh funding to take the company's valuation to $2 billion.
The bulk of the funding comes from Silicon Valley fund Y Combinator Continuity and another new investor, Latitude.
Monzo will use the funding to help its expansion into the US and develop its other products including marketplace.
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Challenger banking continues to boom in the UK with another monster funding round for a British...
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Google is warning employees who want to march with the company at San Francisco's Pride parade that they're not allowed to protest YouTube's LGBTQ+ policies. A Google spokesperson confirmed with Business Insider on Monday that employees would be in violation of its corporate policy if they were to protest the company while marching with its float.
Apple is making a big expansion into Seattle, with plans to put 2,000 employees in...
Iran's refusal to negotiate under new sanctions could push Trump closer to his hawkish advisors, and nudge the US towards full-on war
President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Monday, specifically targeting its supreme leader Ali Khamenei and other key officials.
Top Iranian officials responded by saying that the sanctions equated to the "permanent closure" of US-Iran diplomatic relations, and that Tehran would not negotiate with Washington under those sanctions.
The lack of dialogue between the US and Iran could nudge Trump closer to an all-out war with Iran.
Trump has so far resisted his hawkish advisers who...
Iran's president said the Trump administration is 'afflicted with mental retardation,' turning their conflict increasingly personal
Iran's President Hasan Rouhani accused the Trump White House of being "afflicted with mental retardation" in a TV address on Tuesday.
Rouhani said that new sanctions, targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader, show that the US is not serious about finding a diplomatic end to their current conflict.
The US on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In recent weeks tensions between Iran and the US have surged. Iran shot down a US drone, and...