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 2022-01-17 11:35 

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Hong Kong Watchdog Shell-shocked No Crustacean In Lobster Meatballs...

It may look like lobster and taste like lobster, but Hong Kong's consumer watchdog is warning hungry hot pot fanatics that the shellfish-tasting meatballs do not, in fact, come from under the sea.Meatballs are ubiquitous in food-obsessed Hong Kong -- ...

 2022-01-17 10:29 

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A Year After Arrest, Navalny Says No 'Regret' About Return To Russia...

The Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny said Monday he did not regret returning to Russia a year ago, despite his jailing and a historic crackdown on the opposition.Navalny was detained in a Moscow airport on his return to Russia from Germa...

 2022-01-16 12:35 

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Iran Jails Anew French Academic For 'Violating' House Arrest: Judiciary...

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah was jailed anew for breaking house arrest restrictions, an official from the Islamic republic's judiciary authority said on Sunday.Her Paris-based support group had on Wednesday announced "with great shock a...

 2022-01-16 11:29 

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Taliban Fighters Pepper Spray Women Protesters Calling For Rights...

Taliban forces on Sunday fired pepper spray at a group of women protesters in Afghanistan's capital demanding rights to work and education, three demonstrators told AFP.Since seizing control of the country by force in August, the Taliban authorities h...

 2022-01-16 01:11 

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Valieva, 15, Completes Russian Euro Skate Sweep Ahead Of Olympics...

Russia's Kamila Valieva, just 15 years old, hammered home her status as Olympic Games gold medal favourite on Saturday when she swept to the European title in Tallinn.Valieva, in her first season on the senior circuit, led a Russian sweep of the women...

 2022-01-15 19:58 

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Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran Leader Over Video Threatening Trump...

Twitter said Saturday it had permanently suspended an account linked to Iran's supreme leader that posted a video calling for revenge for a top general's assassination against former US president Donald Trump."The account referenced has been p...

 2022-01-14 21:07 

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Russia-West Tensions Could Be Put To UN Security Council: US Officials...

If Moscow escalates the Ukrainian security crisis, the United States may refer the matter to the UN Security Council, US officials said Friday, stressing Washington still favors a diplomatic solution.Tensions have mounted between the West and Russia over ...

 2022-01-14 20:26 

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Mayor Of Rio Wants To Invest A Percentage Of Treasury Reserves In Cryptocurrency...

As bitcoin continues to thrive around the world, Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes expressed his desire for the city to become the digital money capital of Brazil as he intends to apportion 1% of treasury reserves in cryptocurrency....

 2022-01-14 17:59 

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Biden To Tout Infrastructure After Week Of Defeats...

The White House has been taking on water this week with President Joe Biden facing provocation from North Korea and Russia, stubborn inflation and setbacks on voting rights and the fight against the Covid pandemic. On Friday, in an attempt to right the sh...

 2022-01-14 07:15 

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Northwest Arkansas Offers $10K In Bitcoin And A Bike To Work There...

In an initiative to embrace cryptocurrencies, Northwest Arkansas is offering $10,000 in Bitcoin to tech professionals and other entrepreneurs looking to relocate to the region....

 2022-01-14 04:49 

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Hong Kong Police Switch To Goose-stepping 'To Show Patriotism'...

Hong Kong's entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the city's force said Friday, citing the need to show officers' "patriotism".The stiff-legg...

 2022-01-14 03:05 

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Who's Next? Hong Kong Media Fearful After Arrests, Shutdowns...

When Hong Kong's national security police knocked on his door before dawn last month, journalist Ronson Chan was unsurprised but still found himself shaking.China's crackdown on dissent has silenced or jailed most Hong Kong democracy activists and...

 2022-01-14 02:20 

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Dorsey Fintech Firm Block Wants Bitcoin Mining For All...

Jack Dorsey on Thursday announced that his digital payments firm Block is building a system to make it easier for people to mine bitcoin.Dorsey said in a tweet that Block, formerly known as Square, is "officially building an open bitcoin mining system...

 2022-01-14 00:28 

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US Sanctions Threatens Lives of Millions of Afghans, UN Urges Assistance...

Millions of Afghans are on the "verge of death" as U.S. sanctions threaten half of Afghanistan's population with food insecurity, cripple its banking system, and cause food prices to skyrocket. The country is also facing one of the worst droug...

 2022-01-13 18:09 

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UN Chief Pleads With US, World Bank To Unlock Afghanistan Funds...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds, locked since the Taliban's return to power, to prevent "the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan" from getting worse."We m...

 2022-01-13 17:27 

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Big Tech In The US: What To Expect When Top Leaders Meet With Joe Biden...

A virtual meeting is set for Thursday between White House officials, the Defense Department, and the Department of Homeland Security and the executives from major tech companies like Amazon, Meta, IBM, and Microsoft.The meeting will touch on a crucial vul...

 2022-01-13 16:48 

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Blinken Says N.Korea Launches May Be Seeking Attention...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that North Korea may be seeking attention with its missile launches, which he said were "destabilizing."The top US diplomat renewed calls for North Korea to sit down for talks with the United Stat...

 2022-01-13 11:12 

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Whisky For Visas: India, UK Start Post-Brexit Trade Talks...

Britain and India began hammering out a post-Brexit trade deal on Thursday, with London seeking a cut in tariffs on Scotch whisky and greater access to the Asian giant's services and tech sectors.New Delhi, which is notoriously reticent about lowering...

 2022-01-13 07:07 

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Bitcoin Could Hit $75K This Year Boosted By Institutional Investors: Seba Bank...

Despite trading below expectations, Bitcoin has the potential to hit the $75K mark this year, regulated Swiss Bank Seba has predicted.Bitcoin was trading in the red for a couple of days before gaining momentum Wednesday. This, Seba Bank CEO Guido Buehler ...

 2022-01-13 00:54 

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Who Is Elise Stefanik? Trump Says She Could Be US President In 2028...

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Rep. Elise Stefanik as a potential GOP presidential contender in 2028. Speaking at a fundraising event at Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, the former president praised "strong boss" Rep. S...

 2022-01-12 18:55 

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Israel Says Iran 'Spy Network' Recruited Women Online...

An Iranian "espionage network" used Facebook to recruit Israeli women who were manipulated into photographing the US embassy and other activities, the Shin Bet domestic security agency said Wednesday.The women, whom the Shin Bet did not identify, ...

 2022-01-12 06:21 

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Hong Kong To Create More National Security Crimes...

Hong Kong will create a host of new national security crimes, the city's leader said Wednesday, as she presided over the first session of a new "patriots only" legislature scrubbed of political opposition.The legislation will add to a sweeping...

 2022-01-12 03:42 

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Cathay Pacific Says Crews Spent 73,000 Nights In Quarantine In 2021...

Cathay Pacific has said its crews spent a combined total of 73,000 nights in quarantine last year as the airline struggles to keep flying through Hong Kong's strict zero-Covid controls.The city government says the carrier faces possible legal action o...

 2022-01-12 03:01 

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UK Finance Reigns In Europe Despite Brexit Fallout...

One year after Britain's formal exit from the European Union, London's powerful City financial sector still reigns on the continent despite losing key business and bankers to rival hubs."London has spent hundreds of years as a global financial...

 2022-01-11 22:35 

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Under-pressure Biden Gambles Big On Voting Rights Reform...

President Joe Biden took a major political gamble Tuesday in calling for an end to the Senate's supermajority rule so that Democrats can override Republican opposition to voting rights reforms that he called crucial to saving US democracy.Speaking in ...

 2022-01-11 22:18 

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McConnell Seeks Top Leadership Position Again As GOP Looks To Take Back House, Senate...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., has announced he will seek another term as the GOP's top leader as the party looks to claim back the House and Senate in the midterm elections. "I'm going to be running again for leader later thi...

 2022-01-11 20:58 

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Kanye West Planning To Perform In Russia, Meet Putin: Billboard...

The mercurial Kanye West anticipates traveling to Moscow later this year, according to Billboard, a trip that will see him hold a Sunday Service performance and meet with President Vladimir Putin.West heads to Russia as he works on new business deals with...

 2022-01-11 11:22 

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UN Wants $5 Bn Aid For Afghanistan In 2022...

The United Nations said Tuesday it needed $5 billion in aid for Afghanistan in 2022 to avert a humanitarian catastrophe and offer the ravaged country a future after 40 years of suffering.In its biggest-ever single-country appeal, the UN said $4.4 billion ...

 2022-01-11 10:47 

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Bitcoin Shortly Crumbles Below $40K; How Low Can The Top Coin Go?...

Bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency in the world in terms of market capitalization, plummeted below $40,000 for the first time since September 2021. With experts predicting that the bleeding could linger on for weeks, investors are concerned as to how ...

 2022-01-11 03:12 

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Iraq Shiite Divide Makes Forging Government Tough Task...

Three tense months after legislative elections, Iraq's parliament has finally held its inaugural session -- but opening debates swiftly descended into furious arguments between Shiite factions.In multi-confessional and multi-ethnic Iraq, the formation...

 2022-01-11 00:38 

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North Korea Fires 'Suspected Ballistic Missile'...

North Korea fired a "suspected ballistic missile" into the sea, South Korea's military said Tuesday, less than a week after Pyongyang reported testing a hypersonic missile.The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New Yor...

 2022-01-11 00:38 

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North Korea Fires Second Suspected Missile In Less Than A Week...

North Korea fired a "suspected ballistic missile" into the sea, South Korea's military said Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions less than a week after Pyongyang reported testing a hypersonic missile.The early-morning launch came as the UN Security...

 2022-01-10 22:32 

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Kevin McCarthy Threatens Democrats' Committee Assignments If He Becomes House Speaker In 2023...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R- Calif., said he would strip committee assignments from high-profile Democrats if Republicans win back the House in the 2022 midterms. McCarthy says he will attempt to remove Reps. Adam Schiff, D- Calif., and Eric S...

 2022-01-10 13:10 

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Taliban Minister Meets Son Of 'Lion Of Panjshir' In Iran...

The Taliban's foreign minister said Monday he held talks in Iran on the weekend with Ahmad Massoud, son of the late legendary Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, and guaranteed his security if he returned home.Massoud's Panjshir Valley fo...

 2022-01-08 11:38 

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Hong Kong Officials To Leave Quarantine After False Positive...

Multiple Hong Kong officials and lawmakers will be allowed to leave a quarantine camp after one of two coronavirus cases detected at a party they attended was declared a false positive on Saturday.Dozens of senior officials and lawmakers were ordered into...

 2022-01-08 00:46 

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Biden To Deliver State Of The Union Address On March 1...

US President Joe Biden will deliver the traditional State of the Union (SOTU) address March 1, the White House said Friday, as the Democrat struggles to tame Covid-19 and get his stalled legislative agenda through Congress.March is later than usual for th...

 2022-01-07 21:20 

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Bitcoin Hits Lowest Mark Since September...

Bitcoin has fallen to its lowest point since Sept. 29, as the world's largest cryptocurrency has fallen 40% since it hit its peak in November of $69,000 and has risen 60% in the past year.Bitcoin fell below $41,000 Friday morning at 10:50 am ET before...

 2022-01-07 17:37 

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Mystery Solved? FBI Arrests Man Accused Of Stealing Manuscripts...

A mystery that has shaken the literary world for years -- the theft of hundreds of unpublished manuscripts -- may finally be about to be solved.The FBI arrested Filippo Bernardini, a 29-year-old Italian employee of major publisher Simon & Schuster, in New...

 2022-01-07 14:39 

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Taliban Deputy PM Calls For Aid Without 'Political Bias'...

The Taliban appealed on Friday for emergency humanitarian aid without "political bias", saying recent snow and flooding had worsened the plight of the Afghan people.Since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the country has plu...

 2022-01-07 10:14 

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Dozens Of Hong Kong Politicians Sent To Quarantine After Birthday Party...

Dozens of senior Hong Kong officials and lawmakers were ordered into quarantine on Friday after a coronavirus cluster widened at a birthday party attended by many of the city's political elite.The high-profile entries into Hong Kong's 21-day quara...

 2022-01-07 09:50 

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Japan Extends US Military Support Amid China, N.Korea 'Challenges'...

Japan moved ahead with an expansion of support to US troops as the allies held top-level talks on Friday over tensions with China and North Korea.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the two nations were signing a five-year extension of the supp...

 2022-01-07 08:03 

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Bitcoin To See Its 'Dot-Com Moment' In A Year Or Two: Analyst...

The new year could not thwart the tumble in Bitcoin prices. While some bulls continue to trust the capabilities of the world's most sought-after coin to reach the $100k mark this year, one analyst has predicted a major downfall for BTC....

 2022-01-07 00:02 

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UN Security Council To Meet Monday On N.Korean Missile Launch...

The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors Monday to discuss the testing of what North Korea said was a hypersonic missile, according to diplomatic sources. The meeting was requested by the United States, France and the United Kingdom -- three ...

 2022-01-06 19:45 

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What Crushed Bitcoin?...

Investors who have been paying close attention to the correction of high-technology sectors in the last couple of days have been missing the crush of Bitcoin.Unlike high technology shares, which corrected from near-all-time high levels, Bitcoin continues ...

 2022-01-06 15:45 

International Business Times

Record Year For Illegal Cryptocurrency Payments: Study...

Cryptocurrency-based crime hit a record high in 2021 as overall legal payments also reached an all-time peak, data group Chainalysis revealed on Thursday.Criminal transactions, involving bitcoin and its peers, totalled $14 billion, up 79 percent from 2020...

 2022-01-06 09:46 

International Business Times

Lina Khil Update: FBI Divers Search Creek For Missing 3-Year-Old...

The search for missing 3-year-old Lina Khil moved to a creek in San Antonio's Northwest Side after the FBI received a lead in the case.The creek runs parallel to Huebner Road, nearly two miles from where the girl was last seen on Dec. 20. Divers deplo...

 2022-01-06 07:05 

International Business Times

Russia-led Troops Sent To Kazakhstan As 'Dozens' Killed In Unrest...

A Moscow-led military alliance dispatched troops to help quell mounting unrest in Kazakhstan on Thursday as police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings.Long seen as one the most stable of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia, en...

 2022-01-06 02:06 

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Macau Bans International Passenger Flights For Two Weeks...

Macau has announced a two-week ban on any inbound passenger flights from outside of China after three coronavirus cases were found in passengers arriving from overseas.The move came the same day Hong Kong banned flights from eight nations and ramped up so...

 2022-01-06 01:38 

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Why Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Dogecoin Dropped Today...

What happened...

 2022-01-05 14:14 

International Business Times

Taliban Order Afghan Shop Owners To Behead Mannequins...

The Taliban have ordered shop owners in western Afghanistan to cut the heads off mannequins, insisting figures representing the human form violate Islamic law.A video clip showing men sawing the heads off shop dummies in Herat has gone viral on social med...

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