Standard Chartered's Tracy Clarke says tougher demands could see more jobs than planned shift to Frankfurt, Paris and DublinTougher demands by European Union regulators may force banks to shift more jobs to Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin than originally planned due to Brexit, a senior City executive has warned. Tracy Clarke, Standard Chartered's CEO for Europe and the Americas, said the bank has been waiting nearly nine months for EU officials to approve an operating licence [...]
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It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a certain lack of pesky regulations. Now there are $2.7 billion worth of Tether in circulation, and they are anything but simple. (Euro Tether also exist but [...]
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ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico
Joel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section. [...]
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Muslims from around the world have started the yearly ritual in Saudi Arabia, performing rites in and around the holy city of Mecca. Hajj is a religious duty that must be carried out by those adults who can at least once in their lifetime Continue reading... [...]
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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake that killed more than 460 people. The quake on Sunday was centred west-south-west of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of about 4.5 miles (7km). The tremor was also felt in the island's capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of BaliLombok: magnitude [...]
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'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in Seattle
A man standing with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights wears guns during a rally on Saturday at City Hall in Seattle. Many demonstrators at the “Liberty or Death” rally wore camouflage, body armor, helmets and insignia of the “Patriot Movement”. [...]
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Many of the more than 100 protesters march with firearmsCounterprotesters drew at least double the crowdMore than 100 rightwing demonstrators marched with firearms through the streets of downtown Seattle on Saturday afternoon, in an event billed as a protest against an alleged tide of leftwing violence. Related: Portland far-right rally: police charge counterprotesters with batons drawn Continue reading... [...]
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The president slammed the investigation as "McCarthyism at its worst" [...]
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Official figures show there are 50m pigs to 46.5m humans in country famed for its porkThere are more pigs in Spain than humans for the first time, according to figures released by the country's environment ministry, with 50 million pigs to 46.5 million humans.The figures show an increase of about 9 million animals since 2013 and there are growing concerns about the environmental impact of an industry that produced more than 4m tonnes of pork [...]
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