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Cuba protest: Artists and activists call for government dialogue
More than 100 Cuban artists have held a protest outside the culture ministry in Havana, against what they say is a state crackdown on dissent.
The protest comes after police broke up a hunger strike calling for the release of a jailed rapper.
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
No tax rises immediately, says shadow chancellor
Labour's Anneliese Dodds tells the BBC's Andrew Marr there should be no immediate tax rise on businesses.
Budget: Rishi Sunak promises help as Covid restrictions ease
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he "is preparing a Budget that provides support for people" as Covid lockdown rules are eased.
BBC condemns abuse of Six Nations reporter
The BBC has strongly condemned the online abuse experienced by reporter Sonja McLaughlan after the live broadcast of Wales' 40-24 Six Nations win over England in Cardiff.
The challenge of being gay and an MI6 spy
Earlier this month the chief of MI6 issued a public apology for the historic treatment of LGBT employees. Until 1991, there was a ban on openly gay staff serving inside the inte...
Sunak: 'Shock to economy won't be fixed overnight'
The Chancellor says he wants to level with people about the economic challenges ahead.
Venezuela’s ‘Surprise’ New Cryptocurrency May Be Used for Foreign Trade, Association Says
Venezuela already has a cryptocurrency, the Petro, which it launched in 2018, but its current status as a viable alternative currency is unknown.
Bill Gates Reveals Why He's Not Investing in Bitcoin
Launched in early 2009, the blockchain-based cryptocurrency is now considered the world's biggest by market capitalisation and the amount of data stored on its blockchain.
Bitcoin Down 10%, Drops to $44,286
After a record-breaking rise to $58,354 over the weekend, the price of the world’s most traded cryptocurrency has been dramatically losing its value as U. Treasury Secretary Jan...
Déjà vu? GameStop Shares Shoot Up Again, Gaining 100% in Value
The January GameStop swirl caused one of the biggest disruptions on Wall Street since the markets meltdown presaging the 2008/09 financial crisis.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Calls on Nation to Further Reduce Dependence on ‘Toxic’ Dollar
In recent years, the Russian Central Bank dramatically reduced its holdings of dollars and Treasury obligations. Additionally, Moscow has sought to decrease the use of greenback...
Twitter to let users charge monthly fee for exclusive content in new Super Follows feature
The social media site is looking to earn more cash by adopting a similar model to the likes of Patreon.
Bruno Mars’s First Clothing Line Channels His Alter Ego
Bruno Mars-who once famously sang, “Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent”-says fashion brands have been knocking on his door to collaborate for years.
These 11 Stylish, Surprisingly Comfy Sleeper Sofas Are a Dream Come True
These multifunctional marvels are a step above your average pull-out couch.
Biden, New York Officials Demand Independent Investigation Into Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims
The Italian done his job, the Italian ready to be investigated: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki labeled the allegations "serious" and said President Biden supports an inve...
Boris Johnson's vaccine strategy gets another boost, while Europe's scramble for shots continues
Boris Johnson didn't have a very good start to the pandemic. The United Kingdom still has one of the world's worst coronavirus mortality rates, and is near the top of the table ...
ByteDance reaches $92 million settlement with U.S. TikTok users over data privacy concerns
Under the proposed terms of the agreement, TikTok will no longer collect or store a user's biometric information, including facial characteristics, or track users' GPS data. The...
Which country in Europe is leading the way on COVID vaccinations?
With vaccinations underway in the majority of Europe, who is making the fastest progress?
Billboard ‘Impeach’ Appears in New York as Cuomo Scandal Gains Momentum
The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, is currently under harsh criticism for his handling of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. A recently published report has showed that the n...
Mass Protests Continue in Barcelona Over Arrest of Rapper Pablo Hasel
Last week, clashes between the police and protesters resulted in mass arrests and injuries of at least 11 people, three of whom were reportedly taken to hospital.
El Chapo Wife Expected to 'Rat Out' Sinaloa Cartel Members, Report Says
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Sinaloa Cartel leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has been taken into custody on multiple drug trafficking charges. She was arrested at Dul...
US Airstrike In Syria A Warning To Iran: Joe Biden
The Pentagon said Thursday's strike, which according to a Syrian war monitoring group killed 22 militia members, was in response to a series of rocket attacks targeting US soldi...
UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget
The Indian-origin finance minister will lay out the government's vision for emerging out of the economic crisis over the course of the year next week.
Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICE
The Department of Homeland Security earlier this month said ICE would not be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.
3 money management CEOs overseeing $150 billion break down why bitcoin will flourish despite regulatory uncertainty — and explain how the digital currency will continue to mature into the $200k-$400k range
As bitcoin slumps from record highs, 3 CEOs of billion-dollar money managers share why they are still bullish amid regulatory risks and volatility.
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