Blasket Island: 23,000 people apply for two summer jobs

Image copyright Lesley Kehoe Image caption Great Blasket is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, off the west coast of Ireland A couple have received over 23,000 applications for two summer vacancies on the remote Great Blasket Island, County Kerry. Alice Hayes and her partner, Billy O’Connor, posted…

Mnuchin Warns U.K., Italy Over Digital-Tax Plans

DAVOS, Switzerland—Italy and Britain will face U.S. tariffs if they proceed with a tax on digital companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned. Mr. Mnuchin issued the warning after France agreed to delay the imposition of its own digital tax in the…

Trump impeachment: What you need to know about the Senate trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA beginner’s guide to impeachment and Trump For only the third time in history, an American president is facing an impeachment trial, with hearings set to start on Tuesday at 13:00 (18:00 GMT). Such a trial could, in theory, lead to President…

Pompeo Meets Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó, Vows Continued U.S. Support

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised more action to help Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó after the two met Monday on the sidelines of a counterterrorism conference in Bogotá. Mr. Guaidó, defying a travel ban, slipped secretly into Colombia to meet with U.S. and regional allies this week in…

Ask HN: Bypass App Store Subscription Fees?

Anyone have any suggestions on how to get around Apple App Store subscription fees? Netflix and Spotify do it, but also several smaller apps too. I can’t seem to find the magic combo for Apple ignore it in an app I’m developing. Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22103166 Points: 1 # Comments: 0…

Sir Keir Starmer makes it onto Labour leadership ballot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Keir Starmer is currently the party’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer is the first Labour leadership candidate to pass the final hurdle to get onto the ballot. The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) says it is backing the shadow…

Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly Across China, as Confirmed Cases Triple

BEIJING—A newly identified virus originating in central China has spread quickly around the country and across Asia, infecting 156 new patients in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other densely populated cities, and reaching South Korea for the first time—a major escalation in the pneumonia-like disease’s transmission. The number of confirmed cases…