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LONDON: Bitcoin, the world's best-known cryptocurrency, fell more than 10 percent on Monday and approached three-month lows on concerns about a global regulatory clampdown on the trading of the digital coins. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, Bitcoin traded as low as $7,289 by 1430 GMT, having now fallen by more...
China's development push in poor countries worries non-profits DAVOS, Switzerland: China's development push into poor countries is marginalizing the role of human rights bodies, green groups and other non-profits, making it harder for them to play their traditional role as a check on rampant development, advocates said. China has embarked on...
Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund government WASHINGTON: A deal on immigration as part of a new stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown appeared less likely on Wednesday after a Democratic senator said the White House is making unacceptable demands on immigration measures. The White House dispatched chief...
Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam ROME: Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant "invasion". His comments came after a prominent League politician...
Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident BEIJING: An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the...
NEW YORK: Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time. One firefighter was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries...
China's FAW Car buys 10 percent stake in new car unit BEIJING: FAW Car Co Ltd (000800.SZ) said on Sunday it was taking a 10 percent stake in Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike's new car-sharing unit Mobike Chuxing Technology Co. Mobike Chuxing was set up in December with registered capital of 20...
LONDON: Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week. Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said....
OFER PRISON, West Bank: Israel indicted a 16-year-old Palestinian girl on Monday on charges including assault for punching an Israeli soldier in the face two weeks ago, an incident which made her into a hero for Palestinians and was seen as humiliating by right-wing Israelis. Israel has held Ahed Tamimi...
BEIRUT: Russia has promised that the autonomous region controlled by Kurds in northern Syria will be represented at peace talks it is hosting next month, the commander of the main Syrian Kurdish militia was cited as saying on Wednesday. Moscow has said 155 representatives of the autonomous region will...
DUBAI: A Saudi Arabian businessman whose family's commercial empire is involved in a multi-billion dollar debt dispute has been released from detention in the kingdom's Eastern Province, according to sources familiar with the matter. Abdulaziz al-Sanea's release comes as the government steps up efforts to find a company to run...