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Amazon Denies Anonymous Source Rumors: No Plans Yet to Accept Bitcoin
Amazon spokesperson commented that the previous reports of the company planning to accept Bitcoin this year are not true.
Family vows to resist US government attempt to keep intelligence work of woman accused of killing teen a secret
The parents of a British teenager killed in 2019 said Monday that they will strenuously oppose an attempt by the US government to keep secret the employment details of the woman accused in the traffic death.
COVID-19 Linked To Substantial Impact On Intelligence In Recovered Patients
"These results accord with reports of long-COVID, where "brain fog'', trouble concentrating and difficulty finding the correct words are common," notes the study published in 'The Lancet - EclinicalMedicine' journal last week.
Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge
The price of some cryptocurrencies has surged, after retailer Amazon revealed it was hiring an expert in the field.
Sen. Ron Johnson demands answers from Biden on administration's work with Big Tech to censor online posts
Sen. Johnson called the Biden administration's 'flagging' of social media posts 'a dangerous assault on freedom of speech'
US State Secretary Antony Blinken Presses On Democracy On Call With Tunisia president
In his call, the top US diplomat urged the Tunisian President to "maintain open dialogue with all political actors and the Tunisian people," the State Department said.
Stocks hit records ahead of Tesla earnings
Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla all report this week
'Hegemony Or Territorial Expansion Simply Not In Our DNA'
Xie Feng said that the China-US relationship is now in a stalemate and faces serious difficulties, fundamentally, is because some Americans portray China as an "imagined enemy".
NYC’s ‘biggest problem is crime’, real estate expert says
'If the safety isn't there,' real estate can't recover, Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman said
The best days of Bitcoin are 'definitely' ahead, market expert says
Bitcoin likely to make new all-time highs, Michael Lee predicts
Amazon job ad sends Bitcoin surging to $40,000 amid payment speculation
An online advertisement for a “digital currency and blockchain product lead” on Amazon.com’s recruitment website sent Bitcoin soaring by 11% today - heading towards the $40,000 mark for the first time in more than a month.
Self-isolation exemption list expanded amid NHS app ping chaos
The number of sectors that can skip quarantine as part of a pilot scheme is to be increased, as more testing sites are set up across England.
Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government
Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bust
Three Major Summer Street Style Trends from Four Cities
When in Paris, Milan, Sydney, and Florence...
World Bank To Finance Extra COVID-19 Vaccines For Poorer Nations
The new mechanism will allow those countries to buy additional doses on top of the subsidised ones they will already receive via Covax.
Staircase ideas – looks for your hallway to make a stylish stairway
The staircase is often the first thing, making an imporatant first impression. Create a stylish stairway for your home with these brilliant staircase ideas
Germany To Warn Of Future Floods With Mobile Phone Alerts
"Not everyone has always been enthusiastic about the idea in recent months. But I've decided that we're going to do it...," Interior Minister said in parliament.
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In French First, Same-Sex Protestant Pastors Get Married
Emeline Daude and Agnes Kauffmann, both in their early thirties, tied the knot inon Saturday, they said.
Do Vaccinated People Need To Go Back To Masking? What Experts Say
Covid vaccines remain extremely effective against the worst outcomes of the disease -- hospitalization and death -- and breakthrough infections remain uncommon.
Insider Reveals: Amazon To Accept Bitcoin Payments By End of 2021, Plans Its Own Coin for 2022
The rumors that the ecommerce giant Amazon might be warming up to Bitcoin and crypto payments are strengthening. “It begins with Bitcoin,” said an anonymous insider on Amazon’s intent to enter the cryptocurrency payments arena.
Crypto Companies Opening Europe Branches In Fintech-Friendly Ireland
Republic of Ireland has become a new favorite destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Crypto companies have been opening offices in the EU member state and well-known players are now l...
Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online 'metaverse'
Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his vision to transform Facebook from a social media network into a “metaverse company” in the next five years.
Pegasus scandal: Are we all becoming unknowing spies?
The allegations that spy software known as Pegasus may have been used to carry out surveillance on journalists, activists - and even perhaps political leaders - highlights that surveillance is now for sale.
How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber 'World War III'
As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks.
Why some people don't want a Covid-19 vaccine
Social media is rife with posts disparaging the vaccine hesitant – but these reactions to a complex and nuanced issue are doing more harm than good.
Indian tax officials raid newspaper that took on Narendra Modi over the pandemic
Tax authorities in India raided several offices of one of the world's biggest-selling newspapers on Thursday, a move journalists and leading opposition politicians described as an attack on press freedom.
Ya miao: Taiwan's workers revolt by ‘squeezing the second’
Staff arrive exactly on time at offices across Taiwan. It’s a practice called ‘ya miao’ – and it carries an important message about workplace autonomy.
WhatsApp blocks 2 million Indian accounts in battle against spam messages
WhatsApp blocked 2 million accounts of Indian users in a month to prevent harmful behavior, the company said in its first ever compliance report published under the country's strict new information technology rules.
Is French cuisine forever changed?
Alain Ducasse says the pandemic accelerated the evolution of French cuisine. But some are in no hurry to abandon the generations-old rituals that define the Gallic art of eating.
Australia’s anti-lockdown protesters slammed as Sydney’s outbreak grows
Australia’s anti-lockdown protesters have been slammed amid fears they may have fuelled the spread of Covid-19.
Why worker loyalty is at a breaking point
People are no longer prepared to return to pre-pandemic ways of working. If pressed to do so, many may choose to quit instead.
Belgium devastated by flooding for second time in just over a week
In Dinant, in the Walloon region, heavy rainfall washed away cars, leaving them strewn across the town.
Budget dining room ideas – serve up a fresh look on a shoestring
Looking for budget dining room ideas? Enjoy our round-up of the most affordable and simple ways to make your dining room more beautiful NOW
Images of the Week: Justin Bieber Stars in Balenciaga's New Campaign
Plus: Prince George turns 8.
US: IRS Tax Form For 2021 Focuses On Taxable Crypto Transactions
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently modified the crypto question included in the main U.S. tax form. The scope of the question was reduced, and the IRS is now focusing on taxable cryptocurrency transactions.
Nap-Worthy Couches and Chairs You Can Buy Online
Your friends will understand why you fell asleep during movie night.
How to Style Fashion's Most Controversial Jeans Trend Once and For All
These outfit ideas might just convince you to give mom jeans a try.
Take a Look at the Most Expensive Homes in the World
You don't have to be a millionaire (or billionaire) to dream about the rambling estates of moguls and movie stars. Here are just a few of our favorite properties that broke records when they were listed.
9 Face Mists To Keep You Cool All Summer
Beat the heat with these refreshing sprays.
Google co-founder Larry Page reportedly hiding out in Fiji
The reclusive billionaire and Google co-founder has stayed mostly on the heart-shaped Tavarua island in Fiji.
Fauci: US might 'still have polio' if media back then opposed vaccine
Top US scientist Anthony Fauci on Saturday blasted commentators who sound an anti-vaccination theme, saying America might still be battling smallpox and polio if today's kind of misinformation existed back then.
Boy's bedroom ideas that are chic, cool and creative
We've rounded up the most stylish boy's bedroom ideas to provide all the inspiration you need to design the coolest space for your kids
To Celebrate its New Williamsburg Store (Open Today!) Ganni Hosted a Dinner-Dance Party
Unsurprisingly, Ganni’s arrival in Brooklyn was cause for a seriously stylish celebration.
Malcolm X series produced by daughter Ilyasah Shabazz in development
According to recent reports, a Malcolm X series produced by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, is officially in development.
NSO’s Pegasus is not the problem. The problem is the backdoor in IOS and Android.
NSO sells its spyware software services to countries which buy most of their military weapons from the massive arms industries of the liberal Western democracies, such as the United States, UK, France and Germany. My dear Guardian fri...
Vatican Discloses Property Portfolio For First Time Ahead Of Fraud Trial
The 2020 budget showed that the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See owns 4,051 properties in Italy and some 1,120 properties in London, Paris, Geneva and Lausanne.
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