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S. Korea’s Cryptocurrency Industry Welcomes Regulator’s Dramatic Change of Heart

S. Korea’s Cryptocurrency Industry Welcomes Regulator’s Dramatic Change of Heart

South Korea’s cryptocurrency industry is anticipating much better times as the market regulator changes tack from its tough stance on...

S. Korea Signs Free Trade Deals With 5 Central America Countries

S. Korea Signs Free Trade Deals With 5 Central America Countries

South Korea said on Wednesday it is signing free trade agreements with five Central American nations aimed at boosting market...

Venezuela: Launch of ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency Raised $735 Million

Venezuela: Launch of ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency Raised $735 Million

President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the...

Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks of Misuse by Hackers, Researchers Say

Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks of Misuse by Hackers, Researchers Say

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking...

Macron’s State Reform Tsar Looks to Technology to Cut Red-Tape

Macron’s State Reform Tsar Looks to Technology to Cut Red-Tape

France is ready to invest in artificial intelligence, blockchain and data mining to “transform” its sprawling bureaucracy instead of simply...

Ceramic Body Armor Stronger than Steel

Ceramic Body Armor Stronger than Steel

Kevlar body armor saves lives, and the high end vests can even stop armor piercing rounds. But that kind of...

How US Coal Deal Warms Ukraine’s Ties With Trump

How US Coal Deal Warms Ukraine’s Ties With Trump

For the first time in Ukraine’s history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going...

Brazil Gov’t Acknowledges Pension Bill Going Nowhere

Brazil Gov’t Acknowledges Pension Bill Going Nowhere

Brazil’s political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage of a bill to overhaul the country’s costly social...

Latvia’s Banking Sector Rocked by US Probe, Central Bank Chief’s Detention

Latvia’s Banking Sector Rocked by US Probe, Central Bank Chief’s Detention

Latvia’s ABLV Bank sought emergency support Monday after U.S. officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions while the...

Officials: Aid Sector Must Innovate to Deliver Value for Money

Officials: Aid Sector Must Innovate to Deliver Value for Money

The humanitarian sector lacks creativity and must innovate to deliver more value for the money, officials said Monday, amid fears...

French Jazz Violinist Didier Lockwood Dies Suddenly at 62

French Jazz Violinist Didier Lockwood Dies Suddenly at 62

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades and the world’s most prestigious festivals and...

Without City Jobs, Tech-savvy Kenyan Youth Head Back to Farm

Without City Jobs, Tech-savvy Kenyan Youth Head Back to Farm

When Francis Njoroge graduated with an engineering degree in Nairobi, he expected to earn a six-figure salary. Instead he found...

Egyptian Firm to Buy $15 Billion in Israeli Natural Gas

Egyptian Firm to Buy $15 Billion in Israeli Natural Gas

An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, marking a...

Riding a 270-kilogram Walking Robot

Riding a 270-kilogram Walking Robot

Robotic wheelchairs are already available in some countries. But what if a disabled person needs to travel over a bumpy...

Anti-Corruption Police Arrest Latvian Central Bank Chief

Anti-Corruption Police Arrest Latvian Central Bank Chief

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis assured the country and Europe “there is no sign of danger,” after anti-corruption police arrested...