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No apology Trump to five men wrongly convicted of 1989 rape

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park 30 years ago, saying “they admitted their guilt”. Known as the “Central Park Five”, the five men were teenagers when they were convicted and said they were coerced Read More

US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

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Millions of dollars raised for “freedom and democracy” in Venezuela ended up spent in Colombia by the aides of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, and were exposed by Colombian spies in yet another blow to his cause. Guaido declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela in January and was recognized by the US and many of Read More

Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity Read More

Spain refuels Russian ships despite NATO pressure, says UK has to leave Gibraltar

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Madrid has raised fresh complaints about British military presence in Gibraltar while continuing to resist NATO pressure to bar the Russian navy from refueling at the nearby port of Ceuta. The Spanish ambassador to the United Nations, Agustín Santos Maraver, called out the UK for their military installations in Gibraltar during a scathing speech to Read More

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity Read More

Wall St. opens at six-week high on hopes of dovish Fed

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened at their highest level in six-weeks on Tuesday, with Nasdaq leading the charge, as dovish calls from the European Central Bank raised expectations of a similar Read More

Draghi’s stimulus hints put ECB in Trump’s crosshairs

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SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) – The European Central Bank will ease policy again if inflation fails to accelerate, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday, signaling one of the biggest policy reversals of his eight-year tenure and provoking the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Read More