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SpaceX to launch Starlink satellite service in the Philippines
Billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will launch its satellite broadband service in the Philippines, a first in Southeast Asia, the trade secretary said on Thursday.
* SpaceX's business permit application is being processed while the company scouts locations for its gateways, said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
* The company is setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country, and aiming to deploy three gateways in the first phase of their launch.
* Lopez did not specify a timeline or investment figure for the launch.
* SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access to far-flung regions or when communications are disrupted during natural disasters.
* SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Black history: Can school curriculum help curb racism?
A generation could be changed with the right education and representation in schools, a woman who felt "traumatised" by her school days has said.
WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox reported in more than 20 countries
The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but des...
Hong Kong seeks to revive global banking status with major summit
Hong Kong's central bank plans to hold a major conference in November it hopes will draw global banking bosses, sources said.
Sudan women’s activist wins human rights prize
Sudanese women’s activist Amira Osman Hamed has won a Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, the organization announced.
Prince William holds future of British monarchy in his hands
While nearly all attention will be focused next week on Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne this year, for those with eyes on the future of the ...
UK battles to keep Jaguar Land Rover’s planned EV production
Britain lagging behind in race to build vital large-scale and local battery factories
Billionaire’s stake in BT faces security probe
The government is to examine French billionaire Patrick Drahi's increased stake in BT over national security concerns, the telecoms giant has said.
World Bank boss warns over global recession
The head of the World Bank has warned that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could cause a global recession as the price of food, energy and fertiliser jump.
China Opens Exchange Bond Markets to Overseas Investors
China will allow foreign institutional investors to trade bonds on its smaller exchange market in its latest step to attract more capital inflows by opening its financial market...
UK equities head for best week since mid-March
UK's FTSE 100 inched higher on Friday, putting the blue-chip index on course for its best weekly showing since mid-March, although oil and gas stocks came under renewed pressure...
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