‘Trojan horse’: Palau’s bid to become global crypto hub could turn it into scammers paradise, critics warn

Palau’s new digital residency programme could leave it open to cryptoscammers and corruption, critics have warned, arguing that not enough due diligence has been done on the scheme. The programme allows foreigners to buy an e-residency card which in turn allows them to start companies and sign documents, among other things. Most importantly, when the …

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Sumy: more than 500 international students trapped in Ukrainian town battered by shelling

More than 500 international students are trapped in Sumy, a town 40km from Ukraine’s northeast border which has been battered by days of shelling by Russian forces. Most of the students are Nigerian, while others are from Ghana, Ethiopia, Angola, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ireland, India, Lebanon and Turkey. They have all suddenly found themselves stranded in …

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Psaki condemns Putin’s ‘assault on media and truth’ as police storm Russia TV offices

The White House has condemned President Vladimir Putin’s “assault on media freedom and the truth” as police officers stormed the offices of an independent TV station in Russia that has been critical of the Kremlin. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in Thursday’s press briefing that the US is “deeply concerned” by Russia’s attempts …

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Ukraine says talks with Russia agreed on humanitarian corridors

A Ukrainian negotiator said on Thursday (Mar 3) that a second round of ceasefire talks with Russia had not yielded the results Kyiv hoped for, but the sides had reached an understanding on creating humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said the two sides envisaged a possible temporary ceasefire to allow …

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Supreme court blocks men behind CIA’s ‘enhanced interrogation’ from testifying

Two psychologists who devised the CIA’s post-9/11 system of US “enhanced interrogation”, which has been widely denounced as torture, cannot be called to testify in a case in Poland brought by a terrorism suspect subjected to the abuses, the supreme court has ruled. In a 6-3 ruling on Thursday, the court allowed the US government …

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Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Trying To Reconnect With A Controversial Ex, Gossip Says

Is Jennifer Aniston trying to reconnect with one of her famous exes? According to one tabloid, the Friends actress is thinking about giving an old flame another chance. Let’s check in on Aniston’s love life. Jennifer Aniston ‘Eyeing’ A Famous Ex-Boyfriend? A recent edition of Woman’s Day reports Jennifer Aniston is ready to date again, …

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‘Isis bride’ says GOP congressman ‘broke’ her as affair ends campaign

A day after a Republican congressman dramatically ended his reelection campaign, citing an affair he’d had with the widow of an Isis commander, that widow has spoken out. “FYI, Van Taylor broke me first, and he knows that,” Tania Joya wrote in a cryptic Facebook post. She also added the hashtag “#VanSlayer.” Rep Van Taylor, …

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Musk invites UAW union to hold vote at Tesla California factory

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Thursday he was inviting labor union United Auto Workers (UAW) to hold a vote at the electric carmaker’s California factory. The announcement comes as the billionaire entrepreneur criticized the Biden administration and Democrats for a proposal to give union-made, U.S.-built electric vehicles an additional $4,500 tax …

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Extra time for police to question Gloucestershire double murder suspect

Police have been granted extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of the murders of a divorced couple in Gloucestershire. Clive and Valerie Warrington were found by emergency services with stab wounds at separate locations on Wednesday. Magistrates at Cheltenham magistrates’ court authorised that the man can be held in custody for an …

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