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Bitcoin Drops $8K to 3-Week Low, Altcoins Follow – Except Dogecoin
Bitcoin nosedived to three-week lows early Sunday, puncturing the frenzied speculative bubble built into several alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) in the wake of Coinbase’s recent debut on Nasdaq.
Israel removes mandatory outdoor mask use – another step towards normality
Masks do not completely disappear in Israel: they are still mandatory indoors, and Health recommends using them in large gatherings as well.
Brazil’s President rejects lockdown despite 370,000 Covid deaths
Brazil has seen more than 370,000 deaths from Covid, one of the highest rates in the world. However the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to order a lockdown, to help control the pandemic.
Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months
Fall comes amid warnings over speculation by novice investors in cryptocurrencies such as dogecoin
The Sun Never Set on the British Empire’s Oppression
Leaders in Myanmar, Hong Kong, and India see no issue in blaming former colonial overlords while using their repressive laws.
US Warns Of "Consequences" If Kremlin Critic Dies
"We are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose, and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," US National Security Advisor...
China fines internet giant Alibaba for 'abusing its dominant position'
The Alibaba Group, the world's biggest e-commerce company, was fined €2.3 billion by Chinese regulators on Saturday for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing tech industries.
What Coinbase’s Public Debut Means for Bitcoin and Crypto
AstraZeneca Could Have Vaccine Against South African Variant By End-2021: Report
AstraZeneca's Austria country manager, told the Kurier newspaper that studies, so far, indicating the existing AstraZeneca vaccine was less effective against the more infectious variant first documented in South Africa were "too small to...
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US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind
Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believes it is the future, emphasizing, “I do not want America to ...
If You Invested Your 3 Stimulus Checks In Bitcoin, Dogecoin Or Ethereum, Here's How Much You'd Have Now | Benzinga
Stimulus money in the pandemic has been a major factor behind the current boom in stocks and cryptocurrencies.
Unfussy Tailoring Was the Big Trend at Shanghai Fashion Week
Suits of all kinds dominated at Shanghai Fashion Week.
‘It was inevitable’: Bitcoin tumbles as Coinbase hangover rattles crypto assets
The mania that drove crypto assets to records as Coinbase Global went public last week turned on itself on the weekend, sending bitcoin tumbling the most since February.
UK Warships To Sail For Black Sea Amid Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Report
The deployment is aimed at showing solidarity with Ukraine and Britain's NATO allies, the newspaper reported.
5 interior tips to steal from this contemporary Beverly Hills home
This Beverly Hills home is enormous – but its design savvy is applicable to homes of all sizes
Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission
Black deportation staff called ‘cotton pickers’ by colleagues, court hears
Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK
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Bitcoin’s Silent Revolution: Technology And Invention, Plebeian And Ruler
The characteristics inherent to technologies enable the increasing freedom of citizens under rulership; Bitcoin is one such technology.
China Says It Has No Desire to Replace Dollar With Digital Yuan
China’s goal for internationalizing its currency is not to replace the dollar, and the efforts to create a digital yuan are aimed at domestic use, a senior central bank official said Sunday.
COVID-19: Shock over the death of an entire family in Argentina
A town is in shock over the death of an entire family from COVID-19. Mother, father and son passed away in just 48 hours.
Derek Chauvin says he will not testify at trial and testimony ends. Closings are set for Monday
Derek Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify on Thursday and the defense rested its case as the trial of George Floyd's death neared its final stages. Closing arguments are set for Monday, after which the jury will be s...
China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback
China's economy grew a record 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.
Amplify to launch 'clean living' ETF for new-age sensibilities: CEO
The clean living craze isn’t stopping at corporate America.
Google Used 'Double Irish' Loophole to Dodge Billions in 2019 Taxes
Under the now-outlawed "double Irish" tax dodge, corporations transferred their intellectual property to holding companies registered in Ireland but run from tax havens like Bermuda, which siphoned off profits through royalty fees.
Queen could 'step back' from duties after Philip's funeral, historian says
THE Queen could take a step back from duties after the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, a royal historian claimed.
Facebook Bans Users From Sharing New York Post Article About Black Lives Matter Co-Founder
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), Patrisse Cullors, recently came under fire for her real estate purchases in Los Angeles that amounted to over $3 million. A Saturday article posted by the New York Post (NYP) detailed her recen...
Over a year and $85bn later, US spies still don’t know ‘where, when or how’ Covid-19 hit the world – but it ‘could've been a lab’
The question of how SARS-CoV-2 came to wreak havoc on the planet is one many have asked but none, so far, have answered. The truth is out there, but the very people on the case could have every reason to ensure it doesn’t emerge.
Reopening verdict: 'It was 'buzzing, chaotic and crazy'
On Monday morning, many business owners across the country nervously flipped signs from 'closed' to 'open'.
U.S. to spend $1.7 billion tracking Covid variants as dangerous new strains make up half of all cases
The funds will be used to help improve the detection, monitoring and mitigation of "new and potentially dangerous strains," the White House said.
Citigroup to exit consumer banking in 13 markets
Citigroup is closing its consumer banking operations in 13 markets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Covid infection rate is approaching highest level ever, WHO chief warns
The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that an alarming rise in Covid cases has pushed global infections toward their highest level in the pandemic.
Cruise line CEOs met with White House Covid team, pressed for U.S. sailings to resume, sources say
The cruise CEOs made their case in this week's meeting to replace the government's phased-in approach to sailings from U.S. ports, sources told CNBC.
Hammerson: Shopping centre giant slashes rents in revival bid
Hammerson, owner of Birmingham's Bullring, is to cut rents for its retail tenants by 30% as it aims to recover from a year of lockdowns.
Gnome shortage: Lockdown and Suez canal blockage blamed
Supply chain issues and the popularity of garden centres during lockdown are causing a shortage of garden gnomes.
These 5 job searching strategies helped me get into Google, KPMG, and BCG. Mastering at least one of them will help you land a gig at top companies.
Eugene Hayden lists the pros and cons of using each strategy and shares how to maximize chances of getting into a top tech or consulting firm.
US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks
The US has announced sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks and other hostile acts.
US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots
The CDC still might not have enough data to evaluate a blood clot link by its Friday meeting, two senior health officials told Politico.
Amazon's Bezos: Union defeat does not bring 'comfort'
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has said the company's recent victory in defeating a high-profile unionisation drive in the US did not bring him "comfort".
The woman building HSBC's 3,000 roaming banker army
HSBC has started hiring hundreds of bankers under a new venture to seek out wealthy clients across China.
Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants?
It's been a tough week for Chinese tech firms.
Michelin-starred venue's €20 takeaway Covid burger
Unable to have guests due to the pandemic, a fine dining restaurant in Amsterdam turns to takeaways.
Prince Philip funeral: How the day unfolded
The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in an intimate funeral at St George's Chapel. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Queen was seated alone and only 30 people were able to attend. To mark the start of the service, a minute’s sile...
French Inmate Posting Food Videos From Jail Cell Now An Instagram Star
As his culinary fame grows, fellow prisoners have begun placing orders for favourite dishes.
Photo of hug during pandemic named World Press Photo of the Year
A picture of a hug during the coronavirus pandemic has been named World Press Photo of the Year.
US Planned To Assassinate Fidel Castro's Brother Raul In 1960: Declassified Documents
The plot came to light as Raul Castro prepares to leave Cuban politics by stepping down as head of the all-powerful Community Party of Cuba.
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