Business

Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future

SOURCE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52821861 With social distancing rules in place and strip clubs and brothels closed, sex workers around the world have seen their incomes disappear almost overnight as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Fearing for […]

Business

Bitcoin soars on hopes of wider acceptance

SOURCE: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/26/bitcoin-soars-on-hopes-of-wider-acceptance The surge came on the heels of positive comments from Elon Musk as well as on news of potential use by Amazon, Twitter. Cryptocurrencies popped to the top of recent ranges as short-sellers […]

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The ethereum upgrade that will destroy coins is on track for August 4, network developers say

SOURCE: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/ethereum-upgrade-ether-eth-destory-coins-eip1559-eth2-developers-2021-7 The hotly anticipated London upgrade to the ethereum network, which will change how fees work and start to destroy ether coins, is on track to launch on August 4, developers have said. Named […]

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U.S., Germany strike Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal to push back on Russian ‘aggression’

SOURCE https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-germany-deal-nord-stream-2-pipeline-draws-ire-lawmakers-both-countries-2021-07-21/ WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia […]

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Jeff Bezos is now devoting his time to building multi-billion dollar rockets. Here’s how his space company, Blue Origin, hopes to colonize the solar system.

SOURCE: https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-stepping-down-amazon-ceo-space-2021-2 Just a month after leaving Amazon, Bezos flew into space onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. It’s a sign that, having left Amazon, Bezos is dedicating more time to Blue Origin, the space company he founded in […]

International

Syrian air defences intercept Israeli attack over Aleppo – state media

SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/syrian-air-defences-intercept-israeli-attack-over-aleppo-state-media-2021-07-19/ CAIRO/AMMAN, July 19 (Reuters) – Syria’s air defences on Monday intercepted an Israeli attack on Al-Safirah area of southern Aleppo, Syrian state media reported, a location where Israel has repeatedly hit a growing […]

International

Pope condemns travelling abroad to escape coronavirus lockdowns

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/pope-francis-condemns-travelling-abroad-to-escape-coronavirus-lockdowns Pope Francis has condemned people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, […]