"Read my lips: We want to pay taxes,” Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s global head of public policy, told the nation’s mayors in 2016. In the years since, the home-sharing site has repeated the declaration in press releases, op-eds, emails, and on billboards. On its website, Airbnb says it is “democratizing revenue by generating tens of millions…

Dennis Muilenburg makes first meaningful remarks on Ethiopia and Indonesia crashes as scrutiny mounts on company The chief executive of Boeing on Monday night broke company leaderships near silence over two recent crashes involving the 737 Max aircraft type, as US federal prosecutors and regulators opened an inquiry into the planes development process. Dennis Muilenburg…

The prime minister had hoped to have another try at getting MPs to back the deal this week – but Speaker John Bercow effectively torpedoed that with his surprise intervention on Monday. Kuenssberg: Cabinet split on Brexit delay Brexitcast: The last days of Rome Merkel to fight for ‘orderly Brexit’ Brexit: A really simple guide…

Electric scooters Scooters with electric motors are already commonly used in several European countries and the US. But under the UK’s Highways Act 1835, footpaths can only be used by pedestrians – the driving of any “horse, ass, sheep, mule, swine, or cattle or carriage of any description” is banned. And electric scooters fall within…