Russia says warning shots fired at British destroyer in Black Sea

Russia says it moved to deter a British destroyer, but the UK challenges the claim, saying it was conducting ‘innocent passage’ through Ukrainian waters. Russia says its forces fired warning shots and dropped bombs to deter a British Royal Navy destroyer, accusing the ship of entering its waters in the Black Sea on Wednesday, a […]

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Ivory Coast sentences ex-PM Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment

Former rebel chief, who is in exile in Europe, gets life in absentia on charges of plotting a coup against erstwhile ally, President Alassane Ouattara. A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former rebel leader and Prime Minister Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment in absentia on charges of plotting a coup against President Alassane Ouattara […]

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UK to give EU citizens 28 days to apply for settled status

People who miss the June 30 settlement scheme deadline will be issued warnings to apply or risk losing their rights. European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom will be given a 28-day warning to apply for post-Brexit settled status or face losing some of their rights from next month, the government said on Tuesday. […]

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Egypt arrests TikTok star after ‘human trafficking’ conviction

An Egyptian TikTok influencer has been arrested after she and another influencer were convicted of human trafficking and handed long jail terms. In the latest twist in a nearly year-long saga, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced Haneen Hossam, 20, in absentia to 10 years in prison, and co-defendant Mawadah al-Adham, 23, who was present, […]

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Eric Adams on top in New York City mayoral primary – for now

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police captain who put public safety at the centre of his campaign for New York City mayor, was leading a field of 13 Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s primary election, though the outcome is unlikely to be known for weeks. With 90 percent of the in-person votes counted, Adams […]

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Euro 2020: England top group, Scotland sent packing

England, Croatia and Czech Republic qualify for Euro 2020 knockouts from Group D. After a 23-year wait to appear at a major football tournament, Scotland’s Euro 2020 experience lasted just eight days. A 3-1 defeat to Croatia on Tuesday ended Scotland’s hopes of progressing through to the knockouts. The Tartan Army will fondly remember frustrating […]

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Crypto comeback: Bitcoin bounces back after falling below $30,000

Bitcoin is living up to its volatile reputation after fighting back above $30,000. By Lynn Thomasson and Yakob PeterseilBloomberg Bitcoin is fighting back from its latest downslide that stoked fears of a mass liquidation after the world’s largest token broke below $30,000. The virtual currency rose as much as 5.8% to $33,821 in Wednesday trading — […]

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Qatar wealth fund chief is waiting for cryptocurrencies to mature

Cryptocurrencies “need a bit of maturity before we make our view about investing in that space”, QIA Chief Executive Officer Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud said at the Qatar Economic Forum. By Matthew Martin and Francine LacquaBloomberg “Speculation” around cryptocurrencies is keeping Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund from investing in one of the most volatile asset classes […]

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Warren Buffet resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Buffet’s resignation comes just weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced they are divorcing. Warren Buffett is resigning as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement comes weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would continue to jointly run the foundation, […]

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