Firefighters are seen on the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper after a helicopter crashed into the building, 10 June 2019. Photo credit: New York City Fire Department
G20 promise international tech tax accord, cloud computing deal and opioid maker files for bankruptcy. Delano’s breakfast briefing for Tuesday.
Helicopter crashes on New York City skyscraper
The pilot of a helicopter was killed when it crash landed on top of a New York City high rise building near Times Square. No other injuries were reported. Officials said there was no link to terrorism. Weather conditions were reportedly poor. Sources: BBC, Deutsche Welle, Guardian and Reuters.
Tory ten stand for UK PM
Ten Conservative Party MPs have officially entered the race to replace Theresa May in Number 10. Sources: BBC, Deutsche Welle and France 24.
Dozens dead in Mali massacre
At least 95 people were killed during an attack on a village in central Mali. A rival ethnic group is believed to be behind the massacre, part of ongoing conflict in the region. Sources: Deutsche Welle, France 24 and NPR.
G20 vow to tighten international digital tax rules
The G20 finance ministers agreed to set common rules by 2020 on corporate tax for big tech firms. The “two pillar” approach could reduce the practice of booking revenue in lower tax jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Ireland. Sources: Financial Times, Reuters and Telegraph.
Salesforce snaps up Tableau
The cloud computing giant Salesforce acquired Tableau Software, which provides data analytics to the likes of Netflix and Southwest Airlines, in a $15.7bn deal. Sources: Financial Times, Reuters and Techcrunch.
The pharmaceutical firm Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection following its $225m settlement with the US government over charges it bribed doctors to prescribe its addictive opioid painkillers. Sources: Financial Times, Guardian and NPR.
9:45am: Robert Schuman Hospital’s nephrology clinic receives a certification of excellence. 10am: Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce presents its 2018 annual report.
Search for ET, part 1: We may be more likely to find alien life living on moons (not on planets), researchers posit, according to the Independent. Search for ET, part 2: Belief in aliens is “a new form of religion” posits an author who told Vox, “I was shocked to discover the level of scientific inquiry into extraterrestrial life”. We’re ET: SpaceX is looking for partners for its mission to send humans to Mars (and back to Earth) which could launch as soon as 2024 or 2026, per Ars Technica.