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The new regulations will start from mid-February and allow the CNMV to specifically monitor advertising for all types of crypto assets and to include warnings about risks involved in such investment. [...]

Late last month the ACM ordered Apple to make changes for apps on offer in the Apple App Store in the Netherlands by Jan. 15 or face fines. [...]

The FAA has warned that potential interference could affect sensitive airplane instruments such as altimeters and significantly hamper low-visibility operations. [...]

The rabbi of a Texas synagogue where a gunman took hostages during livestreamed services said Monday, that he threw a chair at his captor before escaping with two others. [...]

The North has so far rejected the Biden administration’s open-ended offers to resume talks. [...]

Stephanie Williams said that it is still “very reasonable and possible” for the country’s 2.8 million voters to cast their ballots by June, in line with the U.N.-brokered 2020 roadmap [...]

Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space — “The Enigma” [...]

There were fears the death toll could rise further as the first rescuers reached some of the remote villages struck by the temblors in what is one of Afghanistan's most impoverished and underdeveloped regions [...]

He tried to kill Israeli soldier: Army [...]

Taliban fighters paraded through a northwest Afghan city in a show of strength at the weekend, days after reinforcements were sent to quell unrest ove [...]

Ash, contaminated water pose threat [...]

They hold talks on bilateral relations [...]

Incident comes ahead of visit by U.S. diplomats seeking to revive transition to civilian rule in country [...]

Mr. Navalny was detained in a Moscow airport on his return to Russia from Germany last year [...]

It is their first meeting since the two nations cut ties in 2016 [...]

NATO, Kiev sign agreement to bolster cybersecurity [...]

Chinese President pledges to send an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to other countries [...]

Speaking at a session on COVID-19 on the first day of the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda summit, Dr. Fauci added it cannot be said as yet whether an endemic stage is underway. [...]

Swiss media reported that Mr Horta-Osorio had violated quarantine rules, including traveling to Britain in December and to the Wimbledon tennis tournament over the summer [...]

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim responsibility for attack [...]

Xi also called for regulation and standardisation to plug regulatory loopholes and prevent "monopolies and disorderly expansion of capital" in the world's second largest economy. [...]

It noted that developers were not required to use the non-Apple tools, and warned that Apple would not be able to help with safety or refunds of payments that take place outside its systems. [...]

The birth rate was the lowest since 1949, when the statistics bureau began collating the data [...]

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North likely fired two ballistic missiles from an area in Sunan, the location of Pyongyang's international airport, but didn't immediately say how far they flew [...]

The Greater Manchester Police did not name the suspects or whether they faced any charges [...]

Dubai doesn't require travelers to be vaccinated, though they must show a negative PCR test to board a flight. [...]

A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said on January 16 that the British man who held them captive became “increasingl [...]

Besides painting and lithography, Alekos Fassianos also illustrated books, designed theatre costumes and settings and dabbled in sculpture. [...]

On Saturday, the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai erupted, triggering a tsunami that flooded Pacific coastlines from Japan to the U.S. GOE [...]

Reports of a deal angered critics who said a it would undermine the rule of law. [...]

Two other protesters said that one of the women had to be taken to hospital after the spray caused an allergic reaction to her eyes and face. [...]

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militant group has been accused of assassinating political opponents, running narcotics and instilling a climate of fear in the camps. [...]

“The town is deserted like a cemetery.” [...]

“A suicide bomber jumped onto a vehicle." [...]

The ministry urged Ukrainians not to panic, saying their personal information was protected. [...]

Officials across the country have urged residents to stay in their cities for the new year, instead of traveling back to their hometowns. [...]

The eruption cut the internet to Tonga, leaving friends and family members around the world anxiously trying to get in touch to figure out if there were any injuries [...]

WHO flags hoarding/stockpiling in rich countries, and a lack of sharing of licenses, technology and know-how by pharmaceutical companies [...]

Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan on January 15 from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.Hundreds of [...]

Bill seeks to end Chinese ‘chokehold’ [...]

A man had held people captive as he demanded the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. [...]

He was hired for contract killing [...]

Beijing says it will ‘continue to oppose illegal unilateral sanctions against Tehran’ [...]

Govt. to begin shipping 500 million COVID-19 tests for free [...]

Restaurateur and martial artiste Dev Raturi’s upbeat videos of life in lockdown have been very popular [...]

Opposition Labour Party Leader, Sir Keir Starmer said the so-called “partygate” scandal shows that Mr. Johnson is guilty of "deceit and deception" and unable to lead the country [...]

Imminent credit facility of $1.5 billion to help Sri Lanka reviewed [...]

The explosion of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano was the latest in a series of spectacular eruptions. [...]

Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted after a month-long trial in which prosecutors maintained that she recruited and groomed teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to 2004. [...]

Shkreli was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals — later Vyera — when it raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill after obtaining exclusive rights to the decades-old drug in 2015. [...]

The launch came hours after Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement berating the United States for imposing new sanctions over the North’s previous tests [...]

The alleged assailant, a 17-year old high school student, was arrested [...]

Paxlovid, which combines nirmatrelvir and ritonavir in a tablet, will require a prescription, [...]

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. intelligence findings show Russia is also laying the groundwork through a social media disinformation campaign that frames Ukraine as an aggressor. [...]

“Pakistan, under its policy of peace at home and abroad, wishes to improve its relationship with India,” said the 110-page document, unveiled by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. [...]

“No one is above the law. I just want to say that she would be judged according to the law.” [...]

At that time people in Britain were banned from meeting more than one person outside their households to curb the spread of COVID-19 [...]

Deployment of NATO forces and weapons near Russia’s borders poses a security challenge: Foreign Minister [...]

Ukraine's foreign ministry spokesperson said it was too early to say who could be behind the attack but said Russia had been behind similar strikes in the past. [...]

Why are China-Lithuania relations on a nosedive? What are its geopolitical ramifications? [...]

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five North Koreans over their roles in obtaining equipment and technology for the North’s missile programs. [...]

The record bidding, which started at $330,000 and soared past $3 million, came on the first day of Heritage Auctions' four-day comic event in Dallas [...]

However, it allows the administration to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in the U.S. [...]

It includes a $400 mn currency swap and deferred payment of $500 mn [...]

Two members of a family were sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment after months in pre-trial detention for filming the unprecedented protests last year [...]

It says U.S. sanctions against Putin could ‘rupture ties’ [...]

Ex-Vice Minister Sun Lijun’s sudden downfall started following his criticism of the Communist Party [...]

The State Department asks China ‘to cease its unlawful and coercive activities in the South China Sea’ [...]

“The verdict is a breakthrough for Syrian victims.” [...]

The results were observed among individuals previously vaccinated with either Vaxzevria or an mRNA vaccine. [...]

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called the State Department report “Limits in the Seas” an attempt to “distort international law, confuse the public, sow discord and disrupt the regional situation” [...]

Colombo High Court trial on January 13 found the former Superintendent Emil Ranjan Lamahewa guilty and passed the death sentence [...]

Biden administration has not yet clarified whether it will impose sanctions on India under the provisions of the CAATSA for procuring the S-400 missile systems [...]

Mr. Singh was called “turbaned people” and shouted at to “go back to your country,” according to the statement [...]

Colombo-headquartered SAHR also flags crackdown on human rights organisations [...]

The first round of negotiations is expected to start next week [...]

Sri Lanka ruled out an IMF bailout on Wednesday and said it plans to seek another loan from China to address an economic crisis that has led to food a [...]

‘Local legislation’ meeting city’s constitution to be created [...]

North Korea has carried out its third hypersonic gliding missile test [...]

Saudi Arabia will build 14,000 km of railway across country and is also preparing a new investment law to address the needs of investors, its Investme [...]

Number of deaths remain stable [...]

With around 100,000 combat-ready Russian troops backed by tanks, artillery and heavy equipment massed just across Ukraine’s eastern border, Wednesday’s gathering has taken on great significance, yet it still seems destined to fail. [...]

The attack was claimed by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group [...]

Mr. Johnson has previously said that he personally broke no lockdown rules, but his troubles are mounting. [...]

Prison Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said the additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice has informed the Commissioner General of Prisons to release the two Indian nationals. [...]

Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said that during the first year of its 2-year UNSC tenure, India has taken a “firm but constructive” stand on a range of issues, including Afghanistan and Myanmar. [...]

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes took to Twitter to raise concern on the issue of minorities in India, saying “Muslim women in India are harassed and sold in social media apps”. [...]

‘Regime built a layer of rich people’ [...]

A prominent Russian satirist who was branded a “foreign agent” by authorities announced on Tuesday that he had fled the country, saying he feared puni [...]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Tuesday for a new summit with France, Germany and Russia to resolve the conflict in his country, at t [...]

‘More than 50% Europeans are at risk of getting infected in the next two months’ [...]

Moscow has demanded security guarantees from alliance [...]

Despite zero COVID policy, cities report fresh cases in run up to Winter Olympics, Chinese New Year [...]

The United Nations says 22% of Afghanistan’s 38 million people are living near famine and another 36% are facing acute food insecurity [...]

It is the third city to go under the lockdown after the tourist centre Xian and Tianjin port city [...]

Such drone strikes have been reported almost daily in Tigray, a humanitarian worker in the town of Shire. [...]

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