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People Russian Federation to issue state-backed CryptoRuble digital currency
Author: 0 Russian Federation to issue state-backed CryptoRuble digital currency

Recent reports indicate that Russian Federation is getting ready to launch its own digital currency, the CryptoRuble , thereby confirming numerous rumors about Russia's plans in the area of blockchain technology. In June this year, Olga Skorobogatova, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russian Federation, stated that "regulators of all countries have come to the conclusion that it is necessary to do a national virtual currency", adding that each country would have to "decide the ...

People Senate Dem hammers FCC Chair for response to Trump tweet
Author: 0 Senate Dem hammers FCC Chair for response to Trump tweet

For one thing, NBC's main, national network isn't licensed by the USA government. Others on the left have joined Schatz's criticism of Pai's statement . The comments are the most decisive yet from Pai in the wake of Trump's claims. In the early 1970s, then-President Richard Nixon and his top aides discussed using the FCC's license renewal process as a way of punishing The Washington Post for its coverage of the Watergate burglary that ultimately brought down his presidency.

People Sri Lanka To Go Ahead With Pakistan Tour
Author: 0 Sri Lanka To Go Ahead With Pakistan Tour

The match will be played on October 29 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore , and Sri Lanka team will reach Pakistan on October 28. The foreign secretary highlighted the enormous goodwill for Sri Lanka in Pakistan , which continues to encourage both the countries to further strengthen and deepen bilateral relations.

People Trump's sick 'joke' about how much Pence hates LGBTQ people
Author: 0 Trump's sick 'joke' about how much Pence hates LGBTQ people

Later, when the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump joked: "Don't ask that guy - he wants to hang them all!" The remarks have been slammed on Twitter. Pence, of course, became nationally infamous for signing into law Indiana's "religious freedom" bill that allowed anyone, including corporations, to discriminate against LGBT people .

People Kirkuk: What you need to know about the Kurdish-Iraqi dispute
Author: 0 Kirkuk: What you need to know about the Kurdish-Iraqi dispute

Monday's Peshmerga statement accused a group within the PUK of "treason" for assisting Baghdad's advance. The exodus in buses and cars towards Arbil and Sulaimaniyah, the two main cities of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, created traffic jams on roads leading out of Kirkuk.

People Tejas train food lands 25 passengers in hospital
Author: 0 Tejas train food lands 25 passengers in hospital

The train has stopped out of course as Chiplun & first treatment given to passengers by a Rly doctor. The Konkan Railway said on Monday that all passengers who took ill after breakfast due to food poisoning on the Mumbai-bound Tejas had been discharged from hospital.

People Young party leader declares victory in Austria
Author: 0 Young party leader declares victory in Austria

Both parties focused their campaigns on concerns about immigration and Islam. Though absentee and mail ballots have yet to be counted, the projections suggest that the anti-immigration Freedom Party will return to government in Austria for the first time since 2005 and a decade of Social Democratic rule will end.

People Congress candidate leads in Gurdaspur LS bypoll
Author: 0 Congress candidate leads in Gurdaspur LS bypoll

Khanna had won this seat thrice - in 1998, 1999 and 2014. Jakhar, who is the Punjab Congress president, was leading over Salaria by over 14,000 votes after four rounds of counting. Minister for Local Bodies Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that the MC poll to be held in December and the Congress is gearing up for the elections. "Today, the BJP will feel that the Akali Dal in Punjab, especially the jija-sala, have become a burden", said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who switched to the Congress ...

People Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, has account limited by Twitter
Author: 0 Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, has account limited by Twitter

When reached for comment on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. He has been fired from the company he co-founded. It was a year ago when the actress first opened up about the rape incident . However, until yesterday, the identity of the perpetrator was kept a secret.

People Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st 'bomb drops'
Author: 0 Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st 'bomb drops'

They feed on one another in a very destructive way. I go out and do the best I can to execute those decisions successfully. An NBC report claimed that Tillerson had called the president a "moron", with Trump responding by challenging Tillerson to an IQ test.

People North Korea labels Donald Trump a 'war merchant and strangler of peace'
Author: 0 North Korea labels Donald Trump a 'war merchant and strangler of peace'

Its sixth nuclear test took place just hours before the start of a summit of the so-called BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the southeastern city of Xiamen. A high-ranking North Korean official says the country's development of nuclear weapons is necessary because of the threat posed by the United States and contends the nuclear program is for deterrence.

People Darjeeling unrest: ASI killed, several hurt in police, GJM clashes
Author: 0 Darjeeling unrest: ASI killed, several hurt in police, GJM clashes

The injured cops were rushed to a hospital. Police recovered 6 AK-47 rifles, 19 mm pistol, ammunition, bombs and bomb making material, according to West Bengal ADG Law and Order, Anuj Sharma. Police ASI Amitavo Mallick lost his life in clashes between the police and GJM supporters in Darjeeling's Takvar, reported ANI . State tourism minister Goutam Deb said, "We strongly condemn such an attack on the police".

Author: 0 Senator Susan Collins Announces She Will Not Run for Governor

A four-term Republican from the state of Maine, Collins has emerged as one of the essential congressional backstops in the Trump era, casting absolutely pivotal votes in opposition to the GOP's fervent efforts to repeal, replace, and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

People AGs Sue Trump Over Halted ACA Subsidies
Author: 0 AGs Sue Trump Over Halted ACA Subsidies

The number of uninsured Americans would rise by one million people in 2018, in the CBO's estimate. Schneiderman says it's "an effort simply to blow up the system" after Congress failed to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. "He doesn't just get to pick and choose which laws he'll follow, or which bills he'll pay", Becerra said. "This is a reckless and cruel decision", Schneiderman said of Trump's decision.

People Mogadishu truck bomb: Blast in Somali capital kills at least 20
Author: 0 Mogadishu truck bomb: Blast in Somali capital kills at least 20

Authorities believe the truck was going to target a hotel in the area. "We know that at least 20 civilians are dead while dozens of others are wounded", said Abdullahi Nur, a police officer. Emergency services were overwhelmed as they sought to respond to the bombing. Police now say the attacks have killed at least 30 people. "We are still busy transporting casualties", he added.

People North Korea Is Threatening to Launch Missiles at Guam Again
Author: 0 North Korea Is Threatening to Launch Missiles at Guam Again

Over the last two years, North Korea has conducted nuclear tests and launched missiles in response to joint drills, which have led to unprecedented UN Security Council Sanctions, including a new round adopted unanimously last month. He said there was already "great concern" about Americans living in Guam. "Let's hope that diplomacy works". Trump told reporters at the White House: "If it's going to be something other than negotiation, believe me we are ready more so than we have ever been".

People Hyperloop One Receives Investment from Virgin Group
Author: 0 Hyperloop One Receives Investment from Virgin Group

Led by Rob Lloyd, CEO, Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman, and Josh Giegel, co-founder and President of Engineering, Hyperloop has built a fully operational Hyperloop system. Financial details weren't disclosed although one would assume it's significant considering Hyperloop One is changing its name to Virgin Hyperloop One .

People Quake detected near NK nuke test site likely natural
Author: 0 Quake detected near NK nuke test site likely natural

It was centred very close to North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, which previous weapons tests have been detected at through the earthquakes they generate. Experts studying Friday's natural disaster in North Korea say the rogue nation may have unintentionally destabilized its nuclear test site due to the toll of repeated atomic trials.

Author: 0 Massive Hole Has Opened Up In Antarctica's Ice

At 16,000 square miles, the 2017 Weddell polynya is roughly the size of Switzerland, and it's thought to be "driven by the upwelling of warm water, which releases heat to the air, before becoming cooler and denser, and sinking". An enormous hole in the sea ice just opened up for no apparent reason, and researchers are at a loss as to why it might've happened. For the first time, this polynya was discovered in 1974 by scientists from the Princeton Southern Hemisphere Climate Research Group.

People Fiery Escape Attempt at a North Carolina Prison Injures at Least 10
Author: 0 Fiery Escape Attempt at a North Carolina Prison Injures at Least 10

Public Safety spokeswoman said. Three other prison employees injured in the incident are in critical condition at a hospital, Walker said. Ultimately, no inmates escaped, authorities said. Minimum-security prisoners work outside the walls on road gangs for the county recycling department and perform other community labor. Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School were placed on lockdown , which was lifted just before 5 p.m.

People USA withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'
Author: 0 USA withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

UNESCO and most of the U.N.is hopefully corrupted. "At the time when the fight against violent extremism calls for renewed investment in education, in dialogue among cultures to prevent hatred, it is deeply regrettable that the United States should withdraw from the United Nations agency leading these issues", Bokova said in the statement .

People Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'
Author: 0 Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'

Kelly took issue with the notion that he is a "failure" for not controlling Trump's frequent tweeting , which has not stopped during his tenure as chief of staff. When asked what frustrates the president, Kelly laughed and said he thought that it was the media. "But I listen to everybody and ultimately I will do what's right for the United States and really what's right for the world", he said, adding, "it's a problem that has to be solved".

People Hamas must disarm, recognise Israel under Palestinian unity deal
Author: 0 Hamas must disarm, recognise Israel under Palestinian unity deal

Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, said that a deal had been struck after two days of talks brokered by Egypt. In Israel's first reaction, a government official said Hamas must disarm and recognise Israel under the deal. Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across Gaza on Thursday in celebration of the unity pact, with loudspeakers on open cars blasting national songs, youths dancing and hugging, and many waving Palestine and Egyptian flags.

People In Syria killed the recruiter
Author: 0 In Syria killed the recruiter "ID" White widow

The Home Office source is quoted as saying, "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this. According to the report, US intelligence officials said they could not be absolutely certain Jones was killed in the drone strike, because there was no effort to recover her DNA, but were "confident" that she is dead.

People Rajesh, Nupur Talwar acquitted, to walk out of Dasna jail tomorrow
Author: 0 Rajesh, Nupur Talwar acquitted, to walk out of Dasna jail tomorrow

The High Court also granted them bail and ordered the jail officials to release them immediately. Although the court verdict has put an end to an nearly a decade long legal process, several people on Twitter asked the most pressing question of 'who killed Aarushi?' Some of them even expressed concern if the Aarushi murder case will ever be untangled? I think this is what has happened in this appeal.

People Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season
Author: 0 Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

Forecasters expect Ophelia to continue in that general motion Thursday, but called for the storm to speed up while moving toward the northeast Friday. Phil Klotzbach , Colorado State University tropical meteorologist. However, according to Mashable , there is no way of telling for sure if the record was repeated in the latter half of the twentieth century, due to the absence of substantial satellite measurements at the time.

People Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network
Author: 0 Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network

If the United States were to increase its nuclear arsenal, that could break with years of doctrine and violate worldwide disarmament treaties that have been signed over the years by every president since the late Ronald Reagan. " NBC = CNN! " Trump wrote . I want it in flawless shape. Such a move would abrogate key worldwide arms control treaties and upend decades of non-proliferation policy, with deep ramifications across the globe.

People A moron? But I have higher IQ than Rex Tillerson, claims Trump
Author: 0 A moron? But I have higher IQ than Rex Tillerson, claims Trump

In this October 5, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for the first meeting of the National Space Council in Chantilly, Va. President Donald Trump challenged Tillerson to "compare IQ tests", delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat.

People Spanish Premier Issues New Warning Against Catalan Separatists
Author: 0 Spanish Premier Issues New Warning Against Catalan Separatists

On the eve of the rally, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy issued a stern warning to Catalan leaders who have said they could declare independence this week. Recent polls had indicated that Catalans are split on independence, though leaders said police violence during the referendum turned many against the state authorities.

People NIA will 'fully choke' terrorists of foreign funding: Rajnath
Author: 0 NIA will 'fully choke' terrorists of foreign funding: Rajnath

Complimenting the NIAs role in curbing terror acts in the country, the home minister said gathering evidence in terror cases was a challenging job but in 95 per cent cases, probed by the NIA, the accused got convicted. "He said militancy acts as a hindrance to development". The world has started "realizing" that India will be among the top three economies and that its economy will have grown from $2 trillion to $5 trillion by 2030, he said at a passing out parade of the Central Industrial ...

People Myanmar prepared to clear out Rohingyas before rebel attacks: Bangladesh
Author: 0 Myanmar prepared to clear out Rohingyas before rebel attacks: Bangladesh

About 519,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts in Rakhine state sparked a ferocious military response. Their boat had been carrying between 60 and 100 people and was crossing the Bay of Bengal when it capsized. A senior police officer said they have stepped up surveillance in the camps to stop any such marriages and to combat trafficking of refugee girls or children, many of whom fled to Bangladesh unaccompanied by parents.

People Moving brush fire threatens 1000 homes in Southern California
Author: 0 Moving brush fire threatens 1000 homes in Southern California

Officials have not confirmed the number of homes lost, however, Los Angeles media flying over the scene have broadcasted several homes on fire. An hour later, the Orange County Fire Authority estimated the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained.