Block Investor Day 2022 Talks Bitcoin

Block’s overarching purpose is to drive economic empowerment in a world and Bitcoin plays a central role in that mission, its chief executives said during the firm’s first investor day since Wednesday. “We believe Bitcoin is going to have a profound impact on financial services, as well as a tool for economic empowerment and a … Read more

Biden visit to test South Korean leader’s tough talk on China | International Trade News

Seoul, South Korea – During campaigning in South Korea’s presidential election, Yoon Suk-yeol promised to strike a clear path in his country’s long-running dilemma over how to balance relations with the United States and China. With the two global superpowers jostling for economic and military supremacy in Asia, the candidate for the conservative People Power … Read more

Zelensky opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler . After tributes and musical numbers, Zelensky … Read more

Guatemala attorney general’s reappointment raises alarm | Courts News

Guatemala City – Guatemala’s controversial attorney general has started a second term, but Maria Consuelo Porras’ last-minute reappointment this week has sparked widespread condemnation and new sanctions amid alarm over backsliding on the rule of law. President Alejandro Giammattei swore in Porras for another four-year period on Monday, despite critics who accuse her of playing … Read more

Joe Rogan mocked for ranting about fake news story on Spotify podcast – and then realizing it’s fake

Joe Rogan is being mocked for ranting about a false story about Australians being banned from growing their own food – before being told live on air that it was fake. Rogan, 54, who has been criticized in the past for repeating COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, was convinced a lawmaker in New South Wales, … Read more

Blinken assures wife of WNBA star Griner her release is ‘top priority’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Brittney Griner’s wife that on Saturday The release of the WNBA star who has been in custody in Russia for nearly three months has been a top priority for the Biden administration. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport … Read more

Ukrainian soldier trapped in tunnels of Azovstal gives rendition of Eurovision winning-song

Footage has emerged of a defiant Ukrainian soldier at Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant singing a rendition of the Eurovision-winning song ‘Stefania’, even as the explosions of Russian bombs thundered overhead. The song, performed by Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra, stormed to victory at the Eurovision grand final on Saturday night. ‘Stefania’ was written as a … Read more

Orioles’ Matt Harvey gets 60-game ban for drug distribution following testimony in Skaggs trial

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has received a 60-game suspension for drug delivery after three months of testifying that he gave oxycodone to his deceased Los Angeles Angels teammate Tyler Skaggs, who suffered a fatal overdose in 2019. Harvey also admitted to cocaine use in his February testimony at the trial of Eric Prescott Kay, … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoff second-round storylines highlighted by rivalry series

The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are still alive in the Eastern Conference. The Colorado Avalanche, Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers fill out the Western Conference bracket. We have rivalries in the United States and Canada taking center stage, a team going for a three-peat, and so … Read more

UK MPs call for independent probe into Abu Akleh killing | Politics News

Labor’s shadow minister for the Middle East and North Africa has joined other members of parliament in calling for the UK government to demand an independent investigation into the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh that has triggered an outpouring of global condemnation. Abu Akleh, 51, was shot in the head while … Read more