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Billionaire Oleg Deripaska: Bank of Russia Should Adopt Bitcoin Payments
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska advices Russia to follow El Salvador’s example and accept BTC as a payment method.
How Hong Kong can keep its edge after G7 tax deal
The city’s government may need to address a lack of whistle-blower protection and modern day slavery legislation if it is to remain competitive, writes Neil Newman.
Saudi Says US Downsizing Military Assets Won't Affect Its Defence Capabilites
Saudi Arabia's talk of strength came after it intercepted the largest number of Yemeni rebel drones in a single day.
Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Kara Swisher that people who criticized his shifting stance on masks are "actually criticizing science," Axios reported.
What is a global minimum tax, and how will it work?
The global minimum tax rate proposed by the Group of 7 (G7) aims to clamp down on tax evasion and prevent countries from competing by offering lower taxes to attract multinationals.
Iran's Supreme Leader Still Arbiter Of Nuclear Deal
"Whether the president is Person A or Person B is less relevant than whether their system is prepared to make commitments to restrain their nuclear program," Jake Sullivan, US national security advisor, said.
New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population
The data was published to help monitor and understand the risk of people contracting COVID-19 again. The data will be published regularly as part of the PHE Weekly Surveillance Report, according to a release.
China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials
China's Sinovac previously said trials of its shot in Brazil showed around 50 percent efficacy in preventing infection and 80 percent in preventing cases requiring medical intervention.
Dubai Airport Terminal 1 To Reopen This Week After 15-Month Closure Due To Covid
Over 40 international airlines will now gradually shift operations to the reopened terminal, the airport's main facility for foreign airlines, from terminal 2 and 3, it said.
5 Undeniably Cool Projects Built by Designers and Their Dads
From a souped-up Airstream to an experimental cabin in the woods, these creations benefited from some paternal wisdom.
Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal
The Pfizer vaccines, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected on Friday due to close expiration date, were identical to those given to citizens inside Israel, the country’s health ministry said.
Iranians Denied "Free And Fair" Election: US As Iran Elects New President
However, an official said US will continue indirect talks with Iran on the US rejoining the 2015 nuclear accord that Donald Trump had abandoned.
Analysis: Putin got exactly what he wanted from Biden in Geneva
Even before US President Joe Biden met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, expectations were low.
Israel Raises Alarm On Iran's New President's Views On Nuclear Programme
Iran has elected its most extremist president to date, said Israel, adding that Ebrahim Raisi is committed to Tehran's rapidly advancing military nuclear program.
It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also
Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.
Egypt ranks 94th globally in fixed broadband internet speeds during May
Egypt’s ranking fell one place to 94th globally in fixed broadband Internet speeds during May on the Speedtest Global Index, which measures Internet speeds worldwide.
7 style update ideas to steal from this contemporary Yorkshire home
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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over "Enemy Propaganda"
"The great winner of yesterday's elections is the Iranian nation because it has risen up once again in the face of the propaganda of the enemy's mercenary media," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
Winston Churchill "Superyacht" Painting To Auction In New York
"The Moat, Breccles," a signed 1921 oil landscape by Winston Churchill, is estimated by Phillips at $1.5 million to $2 million, far from the $11.6 million netted by another painting from the wartime British prime minister sold by Angelin...
As Iran veers right, ties with Gulf Arabs may hinge on nuclear pact
Gulf Arab states are unlikely to be deterred from dialogue to improve ties with Iran after a hardline judge won the presidency but their talks with Tehran might become tougher, analysts said.
Iran summons British envoy over alleged attacks on expatriate voters
Britain’s ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was summoned over alleged disruptions in the voting process in cities including London and Birmingham, it was reported.
Kuwait marks 60 years of independence from Britain
In 1899, Kuwait came under British control, became British protectorate after World War I
‘Every step we take’ could be monitored and analysed if facial recognition tech isn’t reined in, UK data watchdog warns
The head of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raised alarm over the potential abuses of facial recognition software, after several investigations found that the technology was not being properly deployed.
'Mozart effect': Listening to composer's Sonata For Two Pianos K448 can prevent epileptic seizures, study finds
Researchers say listening to Mozart can lead to a decrease in epileptiform discharges, the brain waves that can cause seizures.
Jeff Bezos space trip: Date, cost, and what rocket will he fly in?
Jeff Bezos became, literally, the richest man in the world after founding Amazon.
A ransomware attack can begin in surprisingly simple ways
Hackers often look for cracks in an organization's human shield
Dozens of women sue Pornhub - alleging explicit videos were uploaded without their consent
More than 30 women accuse MindGeek, parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos.
China sends three astronauts to new space station in first crewed mission for five years
Flag-waving children singing patriotic songs watch as three astronauts blast off for China's space station module.
NASA 'keeping eye' on Jeff Bezos and other space astronaut billionaires
Worth $177B, Bezos is the world's richest man; Musk is second at $151B
How Huawei is revolutionising the London shopping experience
The brand continues to innovate with its immersive experience store in east London’s Westfield Stratford City, writes Winston Eavis
‘Windows 11’ is coming and it's giving off 'serious Mac vibes'
The new Windows 11 operating systems 'feels a lot like MacOS'
HSBC finally offloads its French retail bank, but at a loss of $2.3bn
After 18 months, sale is in sight
Lift off! China sends astronauts to new space station
China launched its first crewed mission in five years, heading to the Tianhe core module of its new space station for a three-month stay.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos backing nuclear fusion plant in the UK
General Fusion has raised approximately $300M from its investors to date
‘Seattle toilet water’: Coffee shop asks fans to rename frappuccino
‘F*ckstar orange frappé’ was among the most popular choices
'Flying car' drone race series launched - with remote pilots to battle in three events
The Airspeeder series will see up to four teams use remote pilots to control drones in three events in 2021. It's billed as the first 'flying car' race series
Airbnb Is Selecting 12 Lucky People to Travel the World for Free
Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live anywhere, Airbnb is giving 12 people funds to travel for 10 months.
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen implements prefab elements to metamorphose a dated Victorian in just four days.
A Darling Craftsman in L.A.
The charming 1910 home boasts a sage-green exterior and a sustainably landscaped yard that supports the local ecologies of butterflies and bees.
Paraguay Follows El Salvador: Bitcoin Bill on the Table in July
Paraguay’s National Deputy, Carlitos Rejala confirmed that plans are in place to discuss the formal legalization of Bitcoin next month.
Miami Mayor Wants to Bring Chinese Bitcoin Miners to Florida
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has a message to Chinese Bitcoin miners facing regulatory crackdown in China: Miami could offer cheap nuclear energy to mine bitcoin.
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Palestinians Cancel Deal For "About To Expire" Covid Vaccines From Israel
Palestinian Authority's Health Minister said they were told the vaccines' expiration date was in July or August, but that turned out to be in June.
Other Way Around: New Study May Amend Charles Darwin's Theory on 'Sexual Selection'
Szekely insisted that his and his colleagues’ findings do not invalidate Darwin’s theories of natural selection and sexual selection.
Ireland wants a 'compromise' on Biden's 15% global tax plan
Ireland, known for its low tax rates, wants a compromise over global taxation, the country's finance minister told CNBC.
Crypto Lode of $100 Billion Stirs U.S. Worry Over Hidden Danger
Regulators are worried about hidden risks to investors and even the financial system stemming from a fast-growing corner of the crypto market meant to be immune from volatility.
Inside the elite UK tech event attended by the rich and famous
Hundreds of the biggest names in European tech rubbed shoulders with politicians and wealthy investors on the lawns of the Soho Farmhouse private members club in rural England at what was one of the first major tech events to happen in o...
Footprints of possibly last dinosaurs to walk Britain found in Kent
Scientists find fossilised footprints of multiple dinosaur species preserved by sediment in Folkestone
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