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IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

President Donald Trump threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

European banks exit Honduras dam project

Two European development banks financing construction of a controversial dam project in Honduras have pulled out following the murders of local activists including Berta Caceres, a 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".

UN chief calls for sustained climate action

The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriages

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.
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Anonymous warns for global war

Anonymous has warned that people should start preparing for a third World War as heightened tensions between the US and North Korea threaten to hit boiling point.
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Rugby World Cup: France draws England and Argentina

The ninth Rugby World Cup takes place from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2, 2019.
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Donald Trump urged to honor global climate agreement

Many nations urged US President Donald Trump to remain in the global agreement to combat climate change, even if he reduces the ambition of US pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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HRW launches social media campaign to save abducted Saudi woman

A Philippine airline loaded a duct-taped, apparently kidnapped woman onto one of its flights in the Philippines.

New Zealanders save stranded whales

More than 650 pilot whales had beached themselves along Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island in two separate mass strandings over recent days.

Over 90 countries risk ending up on EU tax haven blacklist

The European Union has written to more than 90 countries warning them that they are being “screened” and may appear in a planned “blacklist” of tax havens.

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