Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Petro: What is Venezuela’s new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?

Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the...

Palestinians ask ICC to consider Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity

A Palestinian delegation has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into what it says is “insurmountable” evidence of Israeli...

Trump steps up attacks on FBI over ‘spy’ claims as he fights back against...

Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference into the US presidential election, and the president’s evident frustration with the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller...

Majority of voters think Brexit will hit UK economy immediately, poll finds

A majority of voters think Brexit will harm the UK economy in the coming years, a new poll has found. The survey, carried out...

World Cup 2018: Jordan Pickford ready to step up and help end England’s penalty...

Jordan Pickford is ready to be England's penalty hero in Russia and is just as prepared to try his luck from 12 yards as he is to make a match-winning save. Three...

Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’

More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for...

Thousands died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria, new Harvard study says

More than 4,600 people are believed to have died in Puerto Rico from the catastrophic Hurricane Maria according to a new study – far in excess of...

Best for Britain chief campaigning for second referendum compares Brexit to appeasement of Nazi...

Brexit has been compared to the appeasement of Nazi Germany in the 1930s by a leading supporter of the Remain campaign. Lord Malloch-Brown, the former foreign office minister who heads the Best for...

Battle for Hodeidah: How the destruction of one Yemen port could send millions into...

Ramadan is particularly punishing in Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast, where the temperature is currently 36C. Many of the Houthi rebels who have...

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