Friday, 7 August 2020

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Bitcoin price reaches $12,000

LONDON: Bitcoin was at $11,918 on Sunday, according to Coin Market Cap data. At the Binance cryptocurrency exchange trading platform its value was increasing by 5.41 percent, up to $11,980. In the course of Sunday trading, the Bitcoin price reached the $12,000 mark for the first time since 9 August ...

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Katy Perry admits Kanye West presidency would be ‘little wild’

LONDON: The award-winning rapper stunned audiences on 5 July when he announced he was trying his hand in a completely new walk of life, setting himself a goal of challenging President Trump, who he had earlier endorsed, and presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the forthcoming national polls. Katy Perry has commented ...

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Billie Eilish wins ‘Song of the Year’ at 2020 Grammys

MANCHESTER: The 62d annual award event took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the most popular celebrities attending the event 18-year-old Billie Eilish has won “Song of the Year” for her song “Bad Guy” at the 2020 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Eilish has become the youngest performer to win ...

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David Clark stepped down as NZ Health Minister

WELLINGTON: David Clark stepped down as Health Minister after facing a backlash for his breaching of Level 4 quarantine rules. Recently he had been pressured to resign, as over 2,000 New Zealanders signed a petition calling for him to be sacked. New Zealand’s Health Minister, David Clark, stepped down from ...

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Disneyland employees hold driving protest

CALIFORNIA: Employees of Disneyland Resort in California held a driving protest, as California authorities plan to reopen the theme park amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Members of unions concerned about safety and health conditions organized a car caravan protest on Saturday, circling the closed park and honking horns, The Hollywood ...

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Seoul says Bolton’s memoirs on Korea are ‘distorted’

SEOUL: The book ‘The Room Where It Happened’, written by former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, is set to be released on 23 June, but many media outlets have obtained copies. The book reveals what was behind Trump’s foreign policy decisions and has drawn anger from the Trump administration. ...

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Russia eases stay-at-home orders as cases soar

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said stay-at-home orders for most workers in Russia would be eased this week even as the country registered a record increase in new coronavirus infections. With more than 220,000 confirmed cases and a steady surge of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases every day, Russia now ...

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Data Showing 30 Million US Job Losses From COVID-19

NEW YORK: Wall Street’s main stock indexes were down about 1 percent in Thursday’s early trade after data showed that nearly 30 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the broadest equities gauge on the New York Stock Exchange, was down 1. 2 percent at 24,327 by 9:32 AM ...

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COVID-19 In Europe Lead To 11,000 Fewer Air Pollution Deaths

MOSCOW: Lockdowns implemented across Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19 have caused 11,000 fewer air pollution deaths over a 30-day period as oil and coal consumption have dropped dramatically across the continent, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said in a report on Thursday. According to CREA, coal power ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has ...

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