Philip De Witte

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India’s BankBazaar Raises $60M Series C Led By Amazon

BankBazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, has scored a $60 million Series C led by Amazon, with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, and returning investors Sequoia Capital and Walden International.<p>The platform aggregates …

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1177000/1177965_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397258_4ee9cb9790730a39658afbd0dc24e658<p><b>Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.</b><p>Writing in Science, …

Climate Change

12 things everyone gets wrong about Germany

As an expat who's been in the US for almost a decade, I hear a lot of silly questions about my homeland. But some stereotypes are steadfast, widespread, and unshakeable, whether they are true or not.<p>Here's my attempt at dispelling some of the more persistent falsehoods.<p>Ok, so it's not French, but …

Angela Merkel

NASA's New Horizons weathers trouble just days from Pluto

After its decade-long journey to the edge of our solar system, a NASA spacecraft ran into some technical problems just 10 days short of when it's supposed to make its closest approach to Pluto and send back reams of unprecedented new information about the ex-planet.<p>On Saturday, NASA reported that …

Greek MPs back new austerity plan as nation faces day of judgment

Despite a big parliamentary vote in favour of a deal with its creditors, Greece could be cut loose if it fails to win over EU leaders at a weekend of summits<p>Greece is facing its day of judgment as eurozone countries decide whether to open negotiations on a third multi-billion euro bailout for the …

Greeks resigned to bailout plan despite voting against austerity

On the subdued streets of Athens, Greeks accept that their PM Alexis Tsipras had little choice but to make €13bn offering to creditors<p>Greeks who turned out in their millions to reject austerity last week seemed more resigned than angry on Friday about the government’s punishing last-minute offer to …