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Ethereum founder warns cryptocurrencies ‘could drop to near-zero at any time’

Virtual currencies are still a newcomer class in the world of assets and could drastically fall at any time, according to the founder of blockchain network Ethereum and the digital currency of the same name, Vitalik Buterin. “Reminder: cryptocurrencies are still a new and hyper-volatile asset class, and could drop to near-zero at any time,” the entrepreneur tweeted. “Don’t put ...

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How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook

At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the social network, the more ads you see and click, the more money it earns. That puts its plan to make using Facebook healthier at odds with its finances, restricting how far it’s ...

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Easing of Russian sanctions could follow UN peacekeeper deployment in Ukraine – acting German FM

The gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia may start if the Moscow-backed plan to deploy UN peacekeepers in the conflict area of eastern Ukraine is implemented, interim German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. “We must achieve a ceasefire in Ukraine,” Gabriel said at a meeting, also attended by his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on the sidelines of a Security Conference ...

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‘Worst case scenario’: Underwater magma chamber ‘could kill 100 million people’

A magma reservoir potentially hidden behind an underwater volcanic crater could have civilization-ending results if it ever erupts, according to Japanese scientists. Experts from the Kobe University Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) have confirmed that a giant caldera or large crater exists in the Japanese Archipelago. The crater, measuring 32 cubic kilometers, is said to be the largest of its ...

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Processed diets could be “increasing burden of cancer” for decades to come

The more ultra-processed foods that we consume, the greater our risk of cancer, a long-term study shows. For the first time, researchers have explored the link between cancer and ultra-processed foods, which include chicken nuggets, packaged cakes, ready meals, fizzy drinks, chocolate, instant noodles and reconstituted meat products. A team at the Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite published the study in ...

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Taliban says Afghan War could continue for 100yrs with no result, calls on US to start peace talks

The Taliban has published a letter slamming the US president’s new Afghan strategy. It urges Americans and their elected representatives to lobby Donald Trump to choose negotiations, not escalation, in war-torn Afghanistan. The 10-page letter released by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid makes use of statistics and figures in an attempt to sway the “American people” and “peace-loving congressmen” to pressure ...

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Inside the Netanyahu corruption probe & why he could be indicted

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted over allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, though it’s not the first time the embattled PM has faced scrutiny. Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from the allegations, dismissing his own police force’s claims on Tuesday as being “like Swiss cheese,” saying that the truth would eventually ...

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World at risk of another global pandemic – but could it top these diseases that wiped out millions?

The world is at risk of another life-threatening global pandemic, comparable to outbreaks in the past that have wiped out hundreds of millions of people, according to the World Health Organisation’s director general. Tedros Adhanom issued the stark warning at the World Government Summit this week. “This is not some future nightmare scenario. This is exactly what happened, 100 years ...

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UK outs extremism blocking tool and could force tech firms to use it

The UK government’s pressure on tech giants to do more about online extremism just got weaponized. The Home Secretary has today announced a machine learning tool, developed with public money by a local AI firm, which the government says can automatically detect propaganda produced by the Islamic State terror group with “an extremely high degree of accuracy”. The technology is ...

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Russia could host Palestine-Israel talks as US can no longer be the sole broker – Palestine FM

Russia could provide platform for a potential meeting between Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian foreign minister said, voicing Palestine’s readiness to sit down for direct talks with Israel. “Absolutely, [we are ready for direct talks] through a third party, of course,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Tuesday, as quoted by RIA. “We don’t think a 15-minute meeting ...

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