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President Nayib Bukele bet the house on Bitcoin – now it’s all blown up in his face.
FILE PHOTO - A sign reading “Pay with Bitcoin here” is set in a furniture store in San Salvador, El Salvador March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Technical support structures, and non-producing block producers were top of the agenda for the fifth Chief Delegate’s meeting.
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Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin explore how the ‘Zoomtowns’ phenomenon is putting a burden on local property markets
AV Deggar considers how the Vote Leave coalition may react to emboldened separatist forces in Scotland and Northern Ireland
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration raises concerns about housing people seeking asylum in temporary accommodation
As the strength of professional feeling over Legal Aid intensifies – will these groups force the system to the point of collapse?
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Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports
KYIV (Bywire News) - On Thursday, the chief of staff for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed on behalf of the nation, a confirmation by the U.S. Senate to appoint Bridget Brink as Washington's Ambassador to Ukraine. On Twitter, Andriy Yermak said, "We greet the U.S. Senate unanimous decision to approve Bridget Brink (as) the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine." A U.S. ambassador has not been present in Kyiv since 2019. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Alexander Winning, Editing by Timothy Heritage and Klaudia Fior)...
FILE PHOTO: Bridget Brink, nominatee to be U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifies at her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
Thomas Perrett unpicks why the Conservative Party is considering rebooting the long-discredited housing policy
LONDON (Bywire News) - The Emissions Trading Scheme authority has revealed that participants of the ETS have given up allowances equating to over 99% of emissions in 2021, the year the operation launched.  On Wednesday evening, the ETS authority said that since May 1, a total of 107,858,729 allowances had been provided to cover the total emissions for 2021 consisting of 107,862,714 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. It went on to say that all those participating must surrender allowances equal to their recorded emissions for the 2021 scheme year by April 30. According to an overseeing body, the less than 1% of people who fail to comply with the surrender regulations will face a fine. Since Jan 1 2021, the UK ETS has been fully operational, as a substitute for Britain's involvement in the European Union's ETS. Its first phase ends in 2030. (Reporting by Nora Buli in Oslo; Editing by Edmund Blair and Klaudia Fior)...
FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows from a chimney in the early morning hours during a smoggy day near Ramsgate, April 10, 2015. Local media reports that southeastern England could reach the highest level of air pollution today. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
By Jennifer Rigby LONDON - A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the disease mostly occurs in west and central Africa, and only very occasionally spreads elsewhere. Here's what scientists know so far. 'HIGHLY UNUSUAL' Monkeypox is a virus that causes fever symptoms as well as a distinctive bumpy rash. It is usually mild, although there are two main strains: the Congo strain, which is more severe – with up to 10% mortality – and the West African strain, which has a fatality rate of more like 1% of cases. The UK cases are least have been reported as the West African strain. "Historically, there have been very few cases exported. It has only happened eight times in the past before this year," said Jimmy Whitworth, a professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who said it was "highly unusual". Portugal has logged five conf...
Sony is getting itself ‘metaverse’ ready to cope with the rise of web 3.0 technologies.
A view of the Sony booth during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files
As the Prime Minister’s former chief aide reveals the direct line between Johnson and billionaire media moguls, Sam Bright explores how they may have shaped Government COVID policies
A new poll warns of more pain ahead for a country already suffering from the cost of living crisis.
FILE PHOTO: People walk through the City of London financial district, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
An article in Wired is the first time a major publication has presented EOS in a light its community recognises, adding fuel to the biggest critics of Block.one.
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Nafeez Ahmed reveals how the most influential think-tank in Boris Johnson’s Government has ties to an anarchist Nafeez Ahmed reveals how the most influential think-tank in Boris Johnson’s Government has ties to an anarchist movement, through its top ‘extremism’ expert
A new investigation by the Byline Intelligence Team reveals that fewer men are being convicted for sexual offences – a crime that impacts on one in five women
The Conservative Party’s cash-for-access culture is one of the neglected scandals of modern British politics, says Iain Overton
A boost for Vladimir Putin as the EU opens the door for countries to pay for Russian gas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2022. Alexander Nemenov/Pool via REUTERS
Parliament's Public Accounts Committee raises serious concerns around recruitment and information sharing at three of the country's key watchdogs