June 23, 2021

Spain’s National Court said Wednesday it had approved the extradition of antivirus software pioneer John McAfee to the United States where he is wanted for tax evasion. The court’s decision to extradite the 75-year-old, who was arrested at Barcelona airport, can be appealed but must also be approved by the Spanish cabinet before it can

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June 9, 2021

“The purpose of this law is to regulate bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender with liberating power, unlimited in any transaction, and to any title that public or private natural or legal persons require carrying out,” the law reads. Prices can now be shown in bitcoin, tax contributions can be paid with the digital currency, and

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June 5, 2021

Google has removed its head of diversity over a 2007 blog post that said Jewish people had “an insatiable appetite for war and killing”. In a post about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that resurfaced this week, Kamau Bobb also claimed Jewish people had an “insensitivity” to suffering. The post has now been deleted. On Thursday, a

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May 24, 2021

Back in February, as the world was beating a path to Taiwan’s door for help to tackle a shortage of semiconductors, the health minister got into a scrap with China over Covid-19 vaccines. Beijing, he suggested, had used political pressure to derail Taiwan’s plan to purchase five million doses directly from Germany’s BioNTech, rather than

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March 15, 2021

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen plans to secure battery cell supply and expand the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in Europe as it accelerates efforts to overtake Tesla and make so-called e-mobility cheaper. The world’s No. 2 carmaker, which is in the midst of a major shift towards battery-powered cars, said on Monday it plans to

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March 1, 2021

Interest rates have been negative in Europe for years. But it took the flood of savings unleashed in the pandemic for banks finally to charge depositors in earnest. Germany’s biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank AG DB +3.23% and Commerzbank AG CRZBY 0.69% , have told new customers since last year to pay a 0.5% annual rate

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