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NEWS BRIEF: 1 February 2021
Bitcoin Drops $8K to 3-Week Low, Altcoins Follow – Except Dogecoin
Bitcoin nosedived to three-week lows early Sunday, puncturing the frenzied speculative bubble built into several alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) in the wake of Coinbase’...
Israel removes mandatory outdoor mask use – another step towards normality
Masks do not completely disappear in Israel: they are still mandatory indoors, and Health recommends using them in large gatherings as well.
Brazil’s President rejects lockdown despite 370,000 Covid deaths
Brazil has seen more than 370,000 deaths from Covid, one of the highest rates in the world. However the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to order a lockdown, to ...
Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
China fines internet giant Alibaba for 'abusing its dominant position'
The Alibaba Group, the world's biggest e-commerce company, was fined €2.3 billion by Chinese regulators on Saturday for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party t...
The Sun Never Set on the British Empire’s Oppression
Leaders in Myanmar, Hong Kong, and India see no issue in blaming former colonial overlords while using their repressive laws.
US Warns Of "Consequences" If Kremlin Critic Dies
"We are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose, and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be con...
Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months
Fall comes amid warnings over speculation by novice investors in cryptocurrencies such as dogecoin
5 interior tips to steal from this contemporary Beverly Hills home
This Beverly Hills home is enormous – but its design savvy is applicable to homes of all sizes
What Coinbase’s Public Debut Means for Bitcoin and Crypto
AstraZeneca Could Have Vaccine Against South African Variant By End-2021: Report
AstraZeneca's Austria country manager, told the Kurier newspaper that studies, so far, indicating the existing AstraZeneca vaccine was less effective against the more infectious...
Unfussy Tailoring Was the Big Trend at Shanghai Fashion Week
Suits of all kinds dominated at Shanghai Fashion Week.
US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind
Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believ...
If You Invested Your 3 Stimulus Checks In Bitcoin, Dogecoin Or Ethereum, Here's How Much You'd Have Now | Benzinga
Stimulus money in the pandemic has been a major factor behind the current boom in stocks and cryptocurrencies.
‘It was inevitable’: Bitcoin tumbles as Coinbase hangover rattles crypto assets
The mania that drove crypto assets to records as Coinbase Global went public last week turned on itself on the weekend, sending bitcoin tumbling the most since February.
UK Warships To Sail For Black Sea Amid Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Report
The deployment is aimed at showing solidarity with Ukraine and Britain's NATO allies, the newspaper reported.
Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission
Bitcoin’s Silent Revolution: Technology And Invention, Plebeian And Ruler
The characteristics inherent to technologies enable the increasing freedom of citizens under rulership; Bitcoin is one such technology.
Black deportation staff called ‘cotton pickers’ by colleagues, court hears
Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK
China Says It Has No Desire to Replace Dollar With Digital Yuan
China’s goal for internationalizing its currency is not to replace the dollar, and the efforts to create a digital yuan are aimed at domestic use, a senior central bank official...
COVID-19: Shock over the death of an entire family in Argentina
A town is in shock over the death of an entire family from COVID-19. Mother, father and son passed away in just 48 hours.
Derek Chauvin says he will not testify at trial and testimony ends. Closings are set for Monday
Derek Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify on Thursday and the defense rested its case as the trial of George Floyd's death neared its final stages. Closing ...
China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback
China's economy grew a record 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.
Amplify to launch 'clean living' ETF for new-age sensibilities: CEO
The clean living craze isn’t stopping at corporate America.
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