Rocket Lab launch switcheroo shows the flexibility of the new orbital economy

New Zealand-based launch provider Rocket Lab has announced its next commercial mission, “As The Crow Flies,” taking an Astro Digital satellite to orbit in October. Interestingly, this launch originally had a different payload, but was switched out on fairly short notice — not exactly a common practice in this business.

Five Takeaways From Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

Reading Time: 4 minutes Afghans have voted in an election that was twice-delayed and widely expected to be scrapped until just weeks before the vote. Voters braved security threats and concerns over widespread fraud to cast their ballots in the fourth presidential vote since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. But the September 28 vote was tainted by new and old issues, although the process appeared...

Families of Brit ISIS jihadis are ‘plotting to smuggle them from Syria back to UK’ intelligence sources claim

BRITISH families are planning to smuggle relatives who went off to join ISIS out of Syria and back to the UK, intelligence s claim.
Spooks have reportedly detected “chatter” among those living in Britain about how they can help those suspected of being members of the terror group return home.
Kurdish forces stand guard as a woman with her child walks past after she has left BaghouzAFP or licensors
ISIS members have already been smuggled out of camps in Syria where British citizens are currently being held, according the Daily Mail.

'Enough is enough': Saudi foreign minister warns of danger of appeasing Iran

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Eric Shawn: The Saudi warning to Iran
His excellency Adel al-Jubeir warns the world against ‘appeasement.’

Saudi Arabia‘s top diplomat has sounded a new warning against appeasing Iran.

“The Iranian history of the past 40 years has been one of aggression especially against my country,” Saudi Arabia State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubier told Fox News Wednesday. “Appeasing Iran has only fueled Iran’s aggressive behavior.”

In swipe at Trump, China tells U.N. tariffs could plunge world into recession

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Friday that tariffs and trade disputes could plunge the world into recession and Beijing was committed to resolving them in a “calm, rational and cooperative manner.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Abacus Accounts SE 3.5 (Demo)

Elon Musk was visibly excited as he took the stage on Saturday night at SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Behind him stood the hull of a gleaming, bullet-shaped rocket clad in stainless steel. It looked like something pulled straight from the pages of a pulp science fiction novel, but this is no fantasy. It’s Starship: the upper stage of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket that Musk hopes will soon carry humans to the moon and eventually to Mars.

This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass

The app industry shows no signs of slowing down, with 194 billion downloads in 2018 and over $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and more time using their mobile devices than watching TV. In other words, apps aren’t just a way to spend idle hours — they’re a big business. And one that often seems to change overnight. In this new Extra Crunch series, we’ll help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps — including everything from the OS’s to the apps that run upon them, as well as the money that flows through it all.

The Countries With The Best (And Worst) Work-Life Balance

The Countries With The Best (And Worst) Work-Life Balance

Colombians are among those struggling most with their work-life balance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mexicans’ lives aren’t really in balance either, and as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, the United States and the United Kingdom also perform pretty poorly, coming in 11th and 12th out of all 35 OECD member countries (plus Russia, Brazil and South Africa) covered in the Better Life Index for 2019.

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