Europe

Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live
Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top seek a new joint investigation into Salisbury poisoning, Reuters is reporting. An unnamed diplomatic source told the agency that the vote was lost by 15-6 with 17 OPCW member states abstaining. Russia gained support from China, Azerbaijan, Read More

No 10 tries to calm Russia row amid cold war rhetoric

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Downing Street has issued a plea for “proportionate” action from Russia to the Salisbury poisoning row after its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, warned that relations with the west are now worse than during the cold war. Theresa May is visiting Scandinavia next week with the international security threat from Russia expected to be at the Read More

Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

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Boris Johnson is facing embarrassing questions over his claims that Russia had produced the Salisbury nerve agent after it emerged that the Foreign Office had deleted a tweet blaming Moscow for the attack. With the foreign secretary already under pressure over his remarks two weeks ago that a Porton Down scientist had been “absolutely categorical” Read More

EU Ready to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

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Brussels, Belgium – July 17, 2017: Flags on European Parliament building background. Flags of EU countries opposite facade of European Parliament building. The European Union is prepared to regulate cryptocurrencies if the sector continues to remain inherently volatile and present substantial risks to new investors. If these risks are not tackled at the global level, Read More

80,000 New European Merchants Will Be Able To Accept Crypto Soon

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The Lithuania-based CoinGate, a leading blockchain payment gateway has successfully joined forces with PrestaShop, a mega open-source e-commerce platform available internationally and which is based in Paris, France. By partnering, the company is integrating all the CoinGate services into the PrestaShop back-end, and with that, at least 80,000 new merchants all over Europe will be reached. Read More

Orange snow transforms eastern Europe into ‘Mars’

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Dust from a sandstorm in the Sahara desert is causing snow in eastern Europe to turn orange, transforming mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania into Mars-like landscapes. The unusual scenes are believed to be created by a mix of sand, dust and pollen particles stirred up and swept across from storms in northern Read More

Officers remove bench in Salisbury where Skripals fell ill

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The park bench where the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, fell critically ill after a nerve agent attack has been removed and will be preserved as a potential crime exhibit. Officers in protective clothing wrapped the bench in plastic before using an angle grinder and crowbar to cut it free and Read More

‘It’s got me’ – lonely death of Soviet scientist poisoned by novichok

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Before former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury on 4 March, the only other person confirmed to suffer the effects of novichok was a young Soviet chemical weapons scientist. “Circles appeared before my eyes: red and orange. A ringing in my ears, I caught my breath. And Read More

Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened
It’s been apparent for a long time that the obtaining of data, the use that can be made of it, for commercial or political purposes, is a goldmine for those who wish to breach the law and the sanctions that can be visited on those that do this are entirely inadequate. I’m perfectly aware that Read More

Crypto Miners Present EU Regulators With A Problem

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Crypto Miners Present EU Regulators With A Problem
Regulators in the EU cannot ban crypto mining, because nothing about it is really illegal, even though there are growing concerns over the high power consumption. Officials fear that power consumption at such high levels will increase costs across the board and affect the environment. EU Commission expresses concerns about mining-related power consumption Last week, Read More