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Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

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June 25, 2019 at 9:54 am

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international financial monitor warned world leaders Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need ...

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Ethiopian leader sobs at service for murdered military chief

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June 25, 2019 at 9:45 am | ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the country's military chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend. Abiy'...

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Saudi coalition says head of Yemen's Islamic State captured

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June 25, 2019 at 9:38 am | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's special forces captured the leader of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen during a raid on a house that was under surveillance, a Saudi militar...

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Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist urges UN action in killing

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June 25, 2019 at 9:31 am | GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi took her campaign for justice in his killing to the United Nations' top human rights body Tuesday and urged the U.N. to take "the next st...

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Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace conference

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June 25, 2019 at 9:13 am | BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians burned effigies of President Trump and marched a donkey pasted over with images of Gulf royals in the West Bank on Tuesday, as the U.S. prepares to open its c...

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New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's government

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June 25, 2019 at 9:09 am | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A top Puerto Rico official said Tuesday that he appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit ...

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Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

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June 25, 2019 at 9:06 am | BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another ...

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Workshop on US economic plan for Palestinians kicking off

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June 25, 2019 at 8:48 am | MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration on Tuesday was convening an international conference to promote its ambitious but ha...

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Hong Kong protests signal alarm special freedoms fading

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June 25, 2019 at 5:54 am | HONG KONG (AP) — China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland...

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