Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in Bitcoin

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees’ salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday. GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure, will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by […]

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast.A former local government official, a civilian militia member and a motorist who witnessed the shooting said the Islamist militants tried to storm the outpost […]

Schools closed, flights delayed after UK snowfall

A man skis down a hill near Ruthin, north Wales as heavy snowfall blankets the area on December 11, 2017. The heaviest snowfall to hit Britain in four years caused widespread yesterday with roads becoming hazardous and flights grounded following runway closures. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS Britain was recovering Monday after heavy snow […]

Britain and EU reach deal on Brexit divorce terms

Britain and the European Union reached a historic deal on Brexit divorce terms on Friday that allows them to open up talks on a future relationship after the split. Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reach the breakthrough. The European Commission announced that […]