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 2021-07-23 02:36 

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Airport Echoes With Sobs And Farewells In Hong Kong Exodus...

Twice a day Hong Kong's virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China's increasingly authoritarian rule start a new life overseas, mostly in Britain.London flights tend to lea...

 2021-07-23 00:37 

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Iraqi Officials Discuss US Military Presence On Washington Visit...

Senior officials from Baghdad were in Washington Thursday for preliminary talks on the US military presence in Iraq, ahead of an upcoming meeting between leaders of the two countries, the Pentagon said in a statement.US President Joe Biden is set to host ...

 2021-07-22 17:02 

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How To Buy Ethereum On Coinbase In 5 Easy Steps...

Interested to invest in the second biggest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin? Here's how to buy Ethereum on Coinbase in five easy steps.A quick primer on EthereumIf you've been following cryptocurrency, then you are familiar with Bitcoin, the de facto ...

 2021-07-22 11:04 

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What Bitcoin's Link With Tesla Means For Public Trust In Our Financial Markets...

Cryptocurrencies have been experiencing a lot of volatility, and while there are surely numerous factors behind this — China doubling down on its crackdown of cryptocurrency, for example — the m...

 2021-07-22 03:41 

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Hong Kongers Arrested For Sedition Over 'Sheep Village' Children's Books...

Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children's books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition, police announced Thursday.The arrests by the new national security police unit, which is s...

 2021-07-22 01:30 

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Elon Musk Helps Bitcoin Price Surge To $32,000; Tesla May Again Accept BTC Payments...

American electric vehicle company Tesla may again start accepting bitcoin as payment. The announcement helped the cryptocurrency's price rebound to $32,000.Bitcoin's price surged Wednesday afternoon after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company may r...

 2021-07-21 23:06 

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McCarthy Withdraws His Jan.6 Committee Nominees After Pelosi Rejects Two...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday withdrew five Jan. 6 investigative committee nominees after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his chosen members.Pelosi rejected Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from t...

 2021-07-21 20:24 

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'I Pump But Don't Dump' Bitcoin, Says Musk...

Tesla founder Elon Musk said Wednesday he personally has invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but that he does not manipulate or "dump" the digital currencies.In a wide-ranging online panel discussion that included Twitter and Square fou...

 2021-07-21 20:13 

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Taliban Seem To Have 'Strategic Momentum' In Afghanistan: Top US General...

The Taliban appear to have the "strategic momentum" in their sweeping offensives across Afghanistan, but their victory is far from assured, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff General Mark Milley said Wednesday.Nearly 20 years after the U...

 2021-07-21 19:33 

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Faces First Test On Senate Floor...

President Biden's goal of passing a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal is going to face its first big test as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer brings a procedural vote to the floor on Wednesday.Republicans have been looking to delay the ...

 2021-07-21 18:47 

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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: Controversial But Unstoppable...

The soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, set to double natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany, has divided European capitals and raised tensions with Washington.After a senior US official announced Wednesday an agreement with Germany on the p...

 2021-07-21 17:59 

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Hong Kong Police Charge Four Former Apple Daily Staff Under Security Law...

Hong Kong's national security police charged four former senior staff of shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily late Wednesday night.Local media reported that the paper's former deputy chief editor Chan Pui-man, managing editor Fung Wai-kon...

 2021-07-21 12:00 

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Hong Kong Police Detain Three Former Apple Daily Editors Under Security Law...

Hong Kong's national security police detained two former senior staff of shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Wednesday, shortly after they arrested the paper's former executive editor-in-chief.Local media reported that the paper's...

 2021-07-21 07:50 

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Why US Won't Be Able To Shirk Moral Responsibility In Leaving Afghanistan...

The majority of the remaining American troops in Afghanistan were withdrawn recently, with the rest due to leave by the end of August 2021. This withdrawal marks the end of nearly 20 years of American military presence in Afghanistan....

 2021-07-21 05:31 

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Hong Kong Broadcaster Forbids Taiwan 'Government' References...

Hong Kong's public broadcaster has banned staff from calling Taiwan's leader "president" or referring to its "government" in new guidelines that mimic mainland China's rhetoric.The decision comes as Beijing remoulds Hong Kong i...

 2021-07-21 04:31 

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Another Apple Daily Editor Under Security Law...

A former senior editor of Hong Kong's shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested by national security police on Wednesday morning.A police source told AFP that former executive editor-in-chief Lam Man-chung had been detained. In a stat...

 2021-07-20 19:29 

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Russia Unveils Stealth Fighter Jet To Compete With F-35s...

Russia on Tuesday unveiled its new Sukhoi stealth fighter jet designed to compete with the US F-35 and capable of striking six targets simultaneously. Dubbed "The Checkmate", the plane was first shown to a reportedly "pleased" President Vl...

 2021-07-20 15:38 

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$90B Gone In 24 Hours: Why Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies Are Trading Lower Today...

Bitcoin dropped below the $30,000 mark Tuesday morning as nearly $90 billion was knocked off the entire cryptocurrency market in just 24 hours....

 2021-07-19 13:12 

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[Watch] Malaysian Police Destroy Over 1,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs After Stealing Almost $2M In Electricity...

A total of 1,069 Bitcoin mining rigs were destroyed after Malaysian police seized them in a criminal heist for stealing nearly $2 million in electricity to power the cryptocurrency mining machines....

 2021-07-19 12:38 

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International Community Calls For 'Urgent End' To Taliban Offensive...

More than a dozen diplomatic missions in Afghanistan on Monday called for "an urgent end" to the Taliban's ruthless military offensive, saying it was at odds with claims they want to secure a political deal to end the conflict.The statement --...

 2021-07-19 11:41 

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Eid Al-Adha Quotes 2021: Messages, Greetings To Mark Muslim Feast Of Sacrifice...

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, which is called the Hajj. During this occasion, Muslims across the globe remember the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim.This year, the festival, which is also known as the "Feast of Sacrifice,&#...

 2021-07-19 10:29 

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International Community Calls For 'Urgent End' To Taliban Offensive...

More than a dozen diplomatic missions in Afghanistan on Monday called for "an urgent end" to the Taliban's ruthless military offensive, saying it was at odds with claims they want a negotiated settlement to end the conflict.The statement -- si...

 2021-07-19 07:36 

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US Businesses 'Fear Internet Curbs In Hong Kong'...

US businesses in Hong Kong fear mainland Chinese internet curbs and want local authorities to commit to the free flow of information, the head of the city's American Chamber of Commerce said Monday.Hong Kong has long marketed itself as an internationa...

 2021-07-19 00:11 

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Afghanistan Recalls Ambassador To Pakistan Over 'Security Threats'...

Afghanistan on Sunday said it was recalling its ambassador to Islamabad over "security threats" after the envoy's daughter was briefly kidnapped in the Pakistani capital.While few details have been released about the incident, Afghanistan'...

 2021-07-18 13:03 

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Taliban Leader 'Favours Political Settlement' Even As Offensive Rages...

The Taliban's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Sunday said he "strenuously favours" a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan, even as the hardline Islamist movement pursues a sweeping offensive across the nation.The announc...

 2021-07-18 07:09 

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Taliban Leader 'Favours Political Settlement' To Afghan Conflict: Statement...

The Taliban's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Sunday said he "strenuously favours" a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan even as the hardline Islamist movement has launched a sweeping offensive across the nation.The ann...

 2021-07-17 17:23 

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Major Oil Producers Seeking Output Boost To Meet Sunday...

Major oil producers seeking to boost output will meet on Sunday, OPEC said, after negotiations earlier this month became deadlocked over plans to gradually ease production cuts.The OPEC+ grouping, which includes Saudi Arabia and Russia, will meet via vide...

 2021-07-17 12:20 

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When Is Eid Al-Adha 2021? Facts About Muslim Feast Of Sacrifice...

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the holiest celebrations on the Islamic calendar.This year, it begins on July 20 and ends with the culmination of Hajj an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia on July 22. What and ...

 2021-07-17 03:49 

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Iran Wary But Pragmatic As Taliban Resurges Next Door...

The Taliban's advances in Afghanistan have put neighbouring Iran on edge, but the Islamic republic appears to be adopting a pragmatic approach and seeking a rapprochement with the resurgent militia.With US and allied forces rushing for the exit and th...

 2021-07-17 01:27 

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Biden To Host Iraqi PM At White House On July 26...

President Joe Biden will welcome Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi to the White House this month, his office said Friday.The July 26 meeting will "highlight the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq," the White House said ...

 2021-07-17 00:13 

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Iraq Says Suspects Arrested For Murder Of Academic Hashemi...

Iraq's premier Mustafa al-Kadhemi announced Friday that suspects have been arrested for the murder last year of academic Hisham al-Hashemi, one of dozens of unpunished hits the country has suffered in recent years.A specialist on Sunni extremism and a...

 2021-07-16 16:44 

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US Warns Of 'Growing Risks' For Business In Blow To Hong Kong...

The United States on Friday warned its business community of growing risks of operating in Hong Kong due to China's clampdown, putting new pressure as a growing number of Western companies consider abandoning the historic financial hub.The United Stat...

 2021-07-16 15:19 

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US Warns Of 'Growing Risks' For Business In Hong Kong...

The United States on Friday warned its business community of growing risks of operating in Hong Kong following a clampdown by China in the major financial hub.In a long-awaited advisory that has already been denounced by China, US government agencies led ...

 2021-07-16 13:51 

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Hong Kong Police Raid Top University In Security Law Probe...

Hong Kong's national security police on Friday raided buildings at the city's top university after its student leaders paid tribute to a man who stabbed a policeman.Anti-police sentiment has been running high in Hong Kong, a deeply polarised city ...

 2021-07-16 06:06 

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BioNTech Produces 10 Times More Antibodies Than China's Sinovac: Study...

People who received BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine had ten times the amount of antibodies than those given China's Sinovac, a Hong Kong study has shown, adding to growing data on different jabs' effectiveness.The University of Hong Kong (HKU) ...

 2021-07-15 23:06 

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Deadly Floods Overshadow Merkel's White House Swan Song...

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's diplomatic swan song Thursday at the White House was overshadowed by deadly flooding back home and an enduring disagreement with her US hosts over Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.Despite the Biden adminis...

 2021-07-15 22:56 

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Trump Meets With McCarthy To Discuss GOP Leaders for Jan. 6 Commission...

House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy met with former President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss potential Republican appointees to join a special congressional committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot....

 2021-07-15 19:56 

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Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Survivor Jessica Howard Slams FBI After Agency 'Fumbled' Investigation...

The FBI is under fire after the Department of Justice released a new investigation, which revealed the agency initially ignored sexual abuse allegations made against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and later attempted to cover up i...

 2021-07-15 17:08 

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Facebook Says Iran-based Spies Targeted Defense Workers...

Facebook on Thursday said it disrupted an Iran-based espionage operation targeting defense and aerospace workers in Europe and the United States.Fake accounts posing as company job recruiters or employees were used to dupe targets, according to head of cy...

 2021-07-15 11:41 

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Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Sharing Child Pornography On Social Media App Kik...

A 36-year-old former police officer from Ochiltree County, Texas, pleaded guilty this week to sharing child pornography on social media, prosecutors announced Wednesday.Aaron Bennett Daugherty, of Perryton, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of transpo...

 2021-07-15 10:21 

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The Future Of Finance Is Connected Finance...

When Elon Musk announced Tesla had added Bitcoin to its treasury, and then that it had sold a good portion at a healthy gain, only to later state misgivings because of the digital currency's energy use, the world gained an insight into the dizzying dy...

 2021-07-15 06:07 

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Hong Kong Journalist Union Says Press Freedoms 'In Tatters'...

Hong Kong's press freedoms are "in tatters" as China remoulds the once outspoken business hub in its own authoritarian image, the city's main journalist union said Thursday, adding it feared "fake news" laws were on their way."...

 2021-07-15 05:42 

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China Weighs Risk And Reward In A Taliban-led Afghanistan...

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and seemingly unstoppable march of the Taliban opens a strategic door to China that is laden with both risk and opportunity.China abhors a power vacuum, especially on its borders, and maintaining stability afte...

 2021-07-14 23:19 

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Biden, Top Democrats Push For $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan...

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., have agreed on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Democrats are expected to pass the Senate through reconciliation. President Joe Biden has also endorsed the infrastructure bill after the...

 2021-07-14 22:23 

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Putin Says Russia, US Have 'Common Interests' On Climate Change...

Russian President Vladimir Putin told US climate envoy John Kerry that Moscow and Washington have a shared interest in battling climate change, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in a rare area of common ground between the rivals."The climate problem is one ...

 2021-07-14 17:38 

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Marijuana News: Key Democrat Wants To Introduce Bill To Legalize Cannabis In All 50 States...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will propose legislation Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana with the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. The bill would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, as well as regulate and tax cannab...

 2021-07-14 11:41 

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Instagram Star Falls Off Cliff While Taking A Selfie, Plummets To Her Death...

A 32-year-old social media personality from Hong Kong died Saturday after she fell from the edge of a waterfall while trying to take a photo.Instagram star Sofia Cheung was attempting to take a selfie at the edge of a waterfall during a visit to Ha Pak La...

 2021-07-14 06:20 

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Tottenham Rumors: Man City To Seal Harry Kane Transfer After Striker's Meeting With Nuno...

Harry Kane's transfer saga might be nearing its end as a series of important events is set to happen in the coming weeks.This year is no different as Kane remains trophyless after England failed to seal a win over Italy at the Euro 2020.Still bearing ...

 2021-07-14 02:55 

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ECB Inches Closer To 'Digital Euro'...

The European Central Bank is expected to take the next step towards a "digital euro" Wednesday by launching the project's exploration phase, but questions remain about potential pitfalls and benefits for eurozone citizens.The move comes as the...

 2021-07-14 02:50 

International Business Times

Pregnant Women And Mothers Threatened By Afghan Violence...

Married to a much older man in Afghanistan, Wati -- who thinks she is around 30 years old -- is pregnant for a fifth time in four years, including two miscarriages....

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