Bahamas Regulators Seize Crypto Assets from FTX Worth $3.5 Billion for ‘Safekeeping’

The Securities Commission of the Bahamas claims that it has moved $3.5 billion from FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary, FTX Digital Markets, into its own digital wallets for “safekeeping” while former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried awaits trial in the United States. CNBC reports that the Securities Commission of the Bahamas recently announced that it has seized $3.5 billion worth of cryptocurrency from failed crypto exchange FTX. In a … Continue reading Bahamas Regulators Seize Crypto Assets from FTX Worth $3.5 Billion for ‘Safekeeping’

EU wary of further Kosovo-Serbia tensions as it pushes final deal

Repeated border roadblocks, shootings and attacks on journalists have imperiled months of EU-led negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia. In the past week, a long-running dispute between the two countries once again reached a tipping point, with new barricades going up and Serbia moving its troops to high readiness after Kosovo deployed police to its northern, Serb-majority areas. While Serbia announced late Wednesday that the fresh … Continue reading EU wary of further Kosovo-Serbia tensions as it pushes final deal

Deadly explosions hit Kyiv on New Year’s Eve

A wave of Russian missiles have hit cities across Ukraine, officials say. Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said there had been several blasts in the capital, causing at least one death. A hotel has also been damaged. The attacks happened two days after Russia carried out one of the largest air strikes since the start of the war. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky had warned Russia could … Continue reading Deadly explosions hit Kyiv on New Year’s Eve

California deputy shot, killed by man with ‘extensive criminal history’ during traffic stop

A California sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop, which led to a massive manhunt for the suspect and resulted in him being fatally shot by authorities. In a news conference Thursday night, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco confirmed Deputy Isaiah Cordero was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley. He said the department is “deeply heartbroken” over … Continue reading California deputy shot, killed by man with ‘extensive criminal history’ during traffic stop

Suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger arrested in killings of 4 university students

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 13 murders of four University of Idaho students, a high-ranking law enforcement source told Fox News Digital. Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody by local police and the FBI at 3 a.m. in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the law enforcement source said Friday. Kohberger is being held for extradition in Monroe County Court for first-degree murder issued … Continue reading Suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger arrested in killings of 4 university students

U.S. military plane takes evasive maneuvers after Chinese fighter jet flies within 10 feet

A Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Air Force aircraft that was conducting routine operations over the contested South China Sea last week, the U.S. military said Thursday, forcing the American plane to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision. The incident reflects what the U.S. calls a concerning trend of unsafe intercept practices by the Chinese military. The U.S. Air Force … Continue reading U.S. military plane takes evasive maneuvers after Chinese fighter jet flies within 10 feet

US Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL., on Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation that would ban the popular app TikTok from operating within the United States over national security concerns. Rubio’s bill—the Averting the National Threat of Internet Surveillance, Oppressive Censorship and Influence, and Algorithmic Learning by the Chinese Communist Party, or ANTI-SOCIAL CCP Act—already has bipartisan support in the House, with Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Raja Krishnamoorthi, … Continue reading US Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

Denver drops drug charges against ‘mushroom rabbi’ who promotes religious psychedelic use

A Denver rabbi who promotes psychedelic use as part of spiritual practice will no longer face prosecution after Coloradans voted last month to legalize psilocybin, the chemical compound found in psychedelic mushrooms. Denver’s district attorney’s office announced last week that it was dropping charges against Ben Gorelick, the founder of  Sacred Tribe, a multifaith community that integrates psilocybin use and ideas rooted in Jewish tradition.  … Continue reading Denver drops drug charges against ‘mushroom rabbi’ who promotes religious psychedelic use

EU democracy ‘under attack’ as parliament rocked by Qatar bribe claims

Leaders of the EU Parliament accused foreign powers on Monday of trying to corrupt European democracy, as a probe into alleged bribes from World Cup host Qatar widened. Belgian investigators, meanwhile raided offices in the parliament’s Brussels base, seeking to seize computer data to track the alleged web of corruption. One of the vice presidents of the parliament, Greek socialist MEP Eva Kaili, has been … Continue reading EU democracy ‘under attack’ as parliament rocked by Qatar bribe claims

Pope warns he has seen ‘omens of even greater destruction and desolation’ for mankind

The Pope has offered a harrowing vision of the future, saying he has seen signs of an even darker time ahead for humanity. At a Mass at the Vatican, the Pope, 85, said on Sunday that he has a dire vision for the world with ‘omens of even greater destruction and desolation’. The Mass was commemorating the feast of Our Lady Guadalupe, which fell on … Continue reading Pope warns he has seen ‘omens of even greater destruction and desolation’ for mankind

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in the Bahamas after U.S. files criminal charges

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested by Bahamian authorities Monday evening after the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York shared a sealed indictment with the Bahamian government, setting the stage for extradition and U.S. trial for the onetime crypto billionaire at the heart of the cryptocurrency exchange’s collapse. His arrest is the first concrete move by regulators to hold individuals accountable … Continue reading FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in the Bahamas after U.S. files criminal charges

Iran execution: Man publicly hanged from crane amid protests

Iran executed a second prisoner on Monday convicted over crimes committed during the nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy, publicly hanging him from a construction crane as a gruesome warning to others. The execution of Majidreza Rahnavard came less than a month after he allegedly fatally stabbed two members of a paramilitary force after purportedly becoming angry about security forces killing of protesters. The development … Continue reading Iran execution: Man publicly hanged from crane amid protests

Humans in 2100 could be ageless bionic hybrids

HUMANS in the next 100 years could be part-machine, part-flesh creatures with brain chips and bionic limbs and organs in a vision of “cyborgs” once described by Elon Musk. Men and women born around 2100 could live in a world very different to ours as humans may be totally connected to the internet and meshed together with artificial intelligence. Mobile phones would no longer be … Continue reading Humans in 2100 could be ageless bionic hybrids

Canada prepares to expand assisted death amid debate

Canada is preparing to expand its medically assisted death framework to become one of the broadest in the world, a change some want to delay due to concerns vulnerable people have easier access to death than to a life without suffering. Starting in March, people whose sole underlying condition is mental illness will be able to access assisted death. Mental illness was excluded when the … Continue reading Canada prepares to expand assisted death amid debate

Germany to tighten gun laws after suspected coup plot -minister

Germany plans to tighten its gun laws in the wake of a suspected plot by a far-right group to violently overthrow the government and install a minor royal as national leader, its interior minister said in an interview published on Sunday. German police last week arrested 25 people suspected of involvement in the plot, which has shocked many in one of Europe’s most stable democracies. … Continue reading Germany to tighten gun laws after suspected coup plot -minister

Special Counsel Smith speeds ahead on criminal probes surrounding Trump

Newly-appointed special counsel Jack Smith is moving fast on a pair of criminal probes around Donald Trump that in recent months have focused on the former president’s state of mind after the 2020 election, including what he knew about plans to impede the transfer of power, people familiar with the matter tell CNN. Though he remains in Europe recovering from a biking accident, Smith has … Continue reading Special Counsel Smith speeds ahead on criminal probes surrounding Trump

U.S. to announce fusion energy ‘breakthrough’

The Department of Energy plans to announce Tuesday that scientists have been able for the first time to produce a fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain — a major milestone in the decades-long, multibillion-dollar quest to develop a technology that provides unlimited, cheap, clean power. The aim of fusion research is to replicate the nuclear reaction through which energy is created on the … Continue reading U.S. to announce fusion energy ‘breakthrough’

Early medieval female burial site is ‘most significant ever discovered’ in UK

Archaeologists don’t often bounce with excitement, but the Museum of London archaeology team could hardly contain themselves on Tuesday as they unveiled an “exhilarating” discovery made on the last day of an otherwise barren dig in the spring. “This is the most significant early medieval female burial ever discovered in Britain,” said the leader of the dig, Levente Bence Balázs, almost skipping with elation. “It … Continue reading Early medieval female burial site is ‘most significant ever discovered’ in UK

After lunar flyby, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to splash down on Sunday

The Orion spacecraft swung by the Moon on Monday, flying to within 130 km of that world’s surface as it set course for a return to Earth this weekend. In making this “powered flyby burn” to move away from the Moon, Orion’s service module performed its longest main engine firing to date, lasting 3 minutes and 27 seconds. After successfully completing the maneuver, NASA’s mission … Continue reading After lunar flyby, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to splash down on Sunday

Hungary blocks EU Ukraine aid, deepening rift with Brussels

A rift between the European Union and recalcitrant member Hungary deepened Tuesday when Budapest vetoed an 18 billion euro ($18.93 billion) financial aid package to Kyiv, leaving the other 26 nations to scramble to keep the money supply going. Hungary’s defiant stance also exacerbated an EU dispute over the rule of law under Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his view of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. … Continue reading Hungary blocks EU Ukraine aid, deepening rift with Brussels