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El Salvador: Chivo Wallet Has 2.1 M Users, Soon Bigger Than All Local Banks Combined
The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced that 2.1 million citizens are using the new government-backed Chivo cryptocurrency wallet. He also said that the current rate of user adoption soon make it bigger than all the banks i...
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Huobi Exchange Will Suspend All China Based Accounts Later This Year
One of the major cryptocurrency exchanges, Huobi Global, that serves mainland China customers, announced it will suspend all China-based user accounts later this year.
Most Prisoners Can't Vote, But They're Still Counted In Voting Districts
For the redrawing of voting maps, some states are making a little-known change to their census numbers that is expected to shift political power away from rural, predominantly white prison towns.
A 19th-Century Barn Is Revived as a Cozy Mountain Retreat in the Czech Republic
A Czech designer partners with local stonemasons and carpenters to convert a tattered structure into a boutique guesthouse in the Carpathian Mountains.
The attempt to hold Epik.com accountable for the content of its clients' websites is like blaming Gutenberg for the NYT's fake news that dragged the US into the useless war against the nuclear weapons Iraq never had.
The proper means of fighting against outrageous, annoying and invalid opinions is by education and free, open and public debate. Using censorship as the means instead is a characteristic of the worst dictatorships in human history. By d...
5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Philippines' Manila
Leonardo Tristan, a disaster officer in Looc town on Occidental Mindoro island, said the force of the quake sent some residents rushing outside.
Crypto exchange giants stop taking China users
Two of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges have halted new registrations for Chinese users, taking one of the first actions to comply with Beijing’s latest cryptocurrency ban.
UK to offer more than 10,000 foreign workers temporary visas to tackle supply chain crisis
Up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of Christmas, the government has said in a statement.
Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy
Olaf Scholz: "Robotic" Social Democrat Within Grasp Of Angela Merkel's Job
Olaf Scholz is often described as boring, but could be on the verge of a sensational upset after Sunday's election.
Ransomware shame: More than half of business owners conceal cyber-breach
The ransomware scourge may be even worse than widely believed as most business executives hide cyberattacks, a new survey says.
Iran Fails To Fully Honour Agreement On Monitoring Equipment: UN Nuclear Watchdog
Iran allowed International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to replace memory cards in most of the equipment, as agreed on September 12, the IAEA said
Bitcoin.org Domain Disabled After Alleged Cybersecurity Breach
The direct URL for the Bitcoin white paper (its technical description) on Bitcoin.org shows either "404 Not Found" or "This site can’t be reached".
SPD narrowly ahead in exit polls for Germany's landmark election but final result uncertain
Germany's left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) celebrated a narrow lead in exit polls published after voting ended in Germany's federal election, but the final result of the closely fought contest remains uncertain.
Canada, China and US were all doomed to lose in Meng Wanzhou’s case
Analysis: After the Huawei chief’s detention, the saga rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating battle
Images of the Week: Dua Lipa Shuts Down the Catwalk at Versace
Plus, Rihanna releases Savage x Fenty volume 3.
Facebook ‘overpaid in data settlement to avoid naming Zuckerberg’
Lawsuit alleges settlement in Cambridge Analytica case driven by desire to protect founder
Why hard work alone isn't enough to get ahead
We're constantly taught the recipe for getting ahead is to put our heads down and outwork everyone else. But that's not quite right.
Spyware ‘found on phones of five French cabinet members’
Mediapart claims indicate that devices were targeted by NSO’s Pegasus spyware
3 Russian Fighter Jets Escort US Bomber In Pacific Ocean: Report
The bomber had subsequently moved away from the border, while the Russian jets had returned to their bases, says report
Zoom meetings mean you have to face your own face
Is that little flickery square in the corner of the screen the real me? By Eva Wiseman
Switzerland votes to make same-sex marriage legal by near two-thirds majority
Switzerland agreed to legalize civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay marriage.
Kudlow: Xi Jinping has issued 'declaration of war' against capitalism
Singapore Reports 1,939 Covid Cases, Highest Since April Last Year
A recent rise in cases after the relaxation of some COVID-19 measures has prompted Singapore to pause further reopening
United States of America - President Addresses UN General Debate, 76th Session
Joe Biden, President of the United States of America addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 21-27 September 2021). “US military power must be our tool of last resort, ...
Iceland elects Europe's first-women majority parliament
Iceland looked to have elected a woman-majority parliament but a recount of votes on Sunday showed there will still be more men than women in the chamber, state broadcaster RUV reported.
Myanmar Junta Blames Internet Blackouts On Anti-Coup Fighters
Post-coup Myanmar is no stranger to internet blackouts, with the junta imposing one in the early hours of February 1 as soldiers arrested Suu Kyi
Spice Girl among stars to begin phone-hacking claims against Murdoch empire
Melanie Chisholm, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt latest to allege voicemail interception
David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’
The historian and TV presenter on the story of former slave Olaudah Equiano and the significance of Black History Month
Gorbachev At 90, Looking Back At A Career That Changed History
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who turns 90 on March 2, presided over the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War.
Ted Cruz Attacks Biden In Epic Speech Slamming Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Policy
On the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attacks President Biden over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, claiming Biden's decision helped Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
China - President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English)
Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 21-27 September 2021). Chinese President Xi today told the General Assembly, “Democ...
Energy regulator Ofgem says gas crisis not its fault
The boss of the regulator tells the BBC no-one could have predicted the sharp rise in gas prices.
Chinese regulators unite forces to crack down on crypto
The Chinese government is getting more serious about cracking down on the cryptocurrency industry as state authorities are bringing forces to combat crypto operations in the country.
Healthcare workers are burned out by the Covid-19 pandemic and need care themselves. But who will help the helpers?
Amid alarming reports about the number of medical staff in the UK who are in need of support, RT asks two experts about the impact of the health crisis on those on the frontline and what can be done to offer them aid.
We can’t even freely debate Islam without being accused of Islamophobia. British universities are becoming cancel-culture prisons
An Oxford University provost who was previously chair of the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission this week apologised to students for having allowed his college to host a Christian conference.
Robotics and Blockchain Top Startup Genome's List of Fastest-Growing Industries
Agricultural technology, big data, and other tech sectors continued speedy growth, according to a new report on the global state of entrepreneurship.
UK To Offer 10,500 Post-Brexit Visas To Ease Worker Shortages
The short-term visas, which will start next month and last until late December, come as huge queues form at petrol stations following fuel supply problems and after earlier disruption to deliveries of food and other goods.
A Sparkling Kitchen Renovation Hits the Reset Button on an ’80s Home in New York
To accommodate a young family leaving the city, design firm Stewart-Schafer revamps the kitchen and living areas of an outdated upstate home in just three months.
The Best Street Style at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022
The third leg of fashion month is underway in Milan, and Acielle is documenting all the best street style looks. See her latest photos here.
A Brooklyn Brownstone Packed With Sublime 19th-Century Charm
Listed for the first time in decades, this two-family gem is fitted with exposed brick, exquisite woodwork, and ornamental mantles.
How to Wear the Top Color Trends for Fall 2021
Yellow, pink, and orange dominated the runway and, now, street style. L’OFFICIEL gives you the complete guide to wearing the top Fall 2021 color trends.
A teenager on Tiktok disrupted thousands of scientific studies with a single video
Researchers were caught by surprise after a short video sent a flood of new users to a survey platform. Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager.
All Nuclear Powers Will Have to Join Arms Control Talks One Day, UN Disarmament Chief Says
All nuclear powers will at some point have to sit at the negotiating table for arms control talks, UN Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told Sputnik on Saturday.
Huawei Executive Gets Hero's Welcome In China, Hails "Strong Motherland"
Meng Wanzhou was released from legal detention in Canada after striking a deal with the US prosecutors over a bank fraud case
Analysis: UK and France reheat one of the world's oldest rivalries at a risky time for both
In the week that world leaders gathered in New York City for the UN General Assembly, one person's absence cast a long shadow over what was already set to be a tense few days.
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