Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul
The move comes days after U.S. regulators said it would sue Coinbase if it went ahead with its program allowing users to earn interest by lending digital assets. "As we continue our work to seek regulatory clarity for the crypto industry as a whole, we've made the difficult decision not to launch the USDC APY program," Coinbase's blog post said. USDC is a stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar and can be redeemed for $1 on a one-to-one basis.
"...it's the developed world that over 200 years has put the carbon in the atmosphere that is causing this acceleration of climate change. And so it really is up to us to help them," Johnson said.Johnson has called on wealthy countries to meet a pledge to spend $100 billion a year to tackle climate change as he prepares to host a United Nations summit starting at the end of October.
As risk-sensitive assets plunged, bitcoin shed over $3,000.
Will Aaron Rodgers rebound from a rough Week 1? Our analysts are banking on that happening as the star QB was a popular pick for Packers-Lions single-game DFS lineups for MNF.
A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night.
We've rounded up our top picks —from shoulder bags to totes — starting at just $79.
Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup CEO, discusses the nonprofit's one-of-a-kind technology designed to rid the world's oceans of plastic.
Fear contagion from the Evergrande crisis, warns Goldman Sachs.
Britain's Boris Johnson took leaders of wealthy nations to task Monday in a closed-door meeting he co-hosted with UN chief Antonio Guterres, saying he is "increasingly frustrated" at their failure to honor ambitious climate fund pledges.
A race car driver careened off the track during a Northeastern Midget Racing Association race at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire, on Saturday, September 18, after his throttle got stuck.In an interview with Seacoast Current, driver Joey Bailey said his gas pedal became stuck to the floor and he was unable to pull it up despite having a system of cables in place for the possibility.Bailey told Storyful he was “very lucky to walk away” after the incident.“I’m doing okay. Very sore all around but blessed that’s all I have to deal with,” Bailey said in a message to Storyful. “Our average speed at that track was 110 mph, and since the throttle stuck, I actually gained speed leaving the track. They’re estimating I hit the tree at approximately 110-115 mph, and it went into a dead stop. Unfortunately the car can’t be salvaged. We’re going to have to start from scratch. But I’ll be back for sure!”Footage from Bailey’s helmet cam shows the moment he accelerated into the greenery by the track. Credit: Joey Bailey via Storyful
The U.K.’s film and television bodies celebrated their compatriots’ winning streak at the Emmy Awards on Sunday evening, with British talent taking home dozens of gongs, including Michaela Coel’s win for best writing in a limited/anthology/TV movie for “I May Destroy You” and Josh O’Connor’s Emmy for lead drama actor for “The Crown,” along with […]
After a year and a half of blocking most non-U.S. citizens from traveling to America, in a never-before seen effort to battle the health crisis, America is finally lifting international travel restrictions..but only for those who are vaccinated.Beginning in early November, most passengers arriving from China, India, Britain and many other European countries, who have received the shot, will be allowed to enter, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients announced on Monday.There will be some exceptions to the vaccine policy, officials said. Children not yet eligible to be vaccinated will not have to comply... And the new rules do not yet apply to travelers crossing land borders with Mexico and Canada.The United States currently bars most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Britain, parts of Europe without border controls, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil within the last 14 days.The U.S. has been under intense pressure to ease restrictions - particularly on U.K. travelers. Travel across the Atlantic is one of the world's busiest and most lucrative international routes.Monday's decision comes ahead of a visit this week to the White House by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where the topic was expected to come up.Britain started allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers to enter the country in August.Airlines have been lobbying for an end to the ban for months, which was put in place in the early days of the global health crisis back in 2020, hoping the ban would be lifted for the peak summer vacation season....now they're looking forward to the lucrative end-of-the year holiday travel season.Shares of major U.S. airlines with international routes: Delta, American and United were modestly higher in mid-day Monday trading.JetBlue, which just started service to the UK in August, moved slightly to the upside.International Consolidated Airlines Group, parent of British Airways and a host of other European air carriers, surged about 10 percent.
Harvey Weinstein again pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault on Monday, as his defense attorney complained that prosecutors are training a “water cannon” of uncharged allegations at him. Weinstein had pleaded not guilty to the same charges in July, shortly after being extradited to Los Angeles from New York. But […]
The Emmys, purportedly “TV’s biggest night,” slumped in viewership, but were up from last year’s all-time low. This year’s telecast of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS rose 16% from 2020’s numbers (approximately 6.37 million viewers). Per the accurate Nielsen Live+Same Day time-zone adjusted fast nationals for Sunday night, the ceremony averaged 7.4 million […]
Kolkata Knight Riders spoiled Virat Kohli’s 200th appearance for Royal Challengers Bangalore in an emphatic nine-wicket victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Kohli, who is quitting the Bangalore captaincy after this season, won the toss but scored only 5 as Andre Russell (3-9) and Varun Chakravarthy (3-13) routed Bangalore for 92 with an over to spare.
Police on Monday swarmed the home of a young man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park.
Ireland will include measures in next month's budget to assist those who may struggle to pay fuel bills this winter due to a global surge in wholesale power and gas prices, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan said on Monday. Some governments have announced measures to try and ease the burden on households and Ryan said Dublin would look at ongoing allowances aimed at protecting people against fuel poverty as well as "potentially other larger measures". Ryan added that he did not expect the country to suffer any power outages in the coming months.
San Marino, one of Europe's smallest countries - a tiny and deeply conservative republic in northern Italy - is preparing to head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a historic referendum on abortion.San Marino, which currently has a total ban on terminations, will decide whether to overturn a law from 1865, and legalize abortion within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.The debate has divided the landlocked Catholic enclave, which is home to 33,000 people. Veteran abortion rights advocate, Vanessa Muratori, has been campaigning for a change in the law for almost two decades. “I would like (San Marino) to treat its citizens better, that it recognizes full citizenship of the San Marinesi women, because being unable to decide on one's own body and pregnancy means not being fully recognized as a citizen."As it stands, women who terminate their pregnancies risk three years' imprisonment. The term is twice as long for anyone who carries out the procedure.But the NO campaign is determined, using the slogan "one of us." Its core message is that the unborn child should have the same rights as all San Marino citizens. Marina Corsi, from the campaign:“We oppose this because we believe that human life is a non-negotiable value.”San Marino women who want to abort normally go to Italy, where abortion has been legal since 1978, and pay around 1,500 euros for private healthcare.The world's oldest republic, San Marino has lagged behind its European neighbors when it comes to women's rights.Women only obtained the right to vote in 1960 and have only been allowed to hold political office since 1974.If the vote is successful, the list of European countries banning abortion will be reduced to the Mediterranean island of Malta and the micro-states of Andorra, Liechtenstein and the Vatican City.
The end-Permian mass extinction event - the worst in Earth’s history - saw toxic microbial blooms seething in rivers, delaying the recovery of animal life by millions of years, fossil evidence has revealed.
Thousands of people marched in the annual pride parade in Kyiv, Ukraine, on September 19.This footage, shot by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), shows parade participants gathering and chanting in Kyiv. Around 7,000 people attended the march, The Kyiv Post reported.The march was surrounded by police officers as anti-LGBT protesters gathered nearby. However there were no reports of any clashes, RFE/RL said.Kyiv Pride, the organizers of the parade, named the Equality March, said the march’s theme was “security and the need to enact legislation on crimes based on intolerance of LGBT and other groups that have been suffering from violence for years,” and called for tougher hate-crime laws. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful