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Billionaire Mark Cuban calls Facebook’s digital coin Libra a ‘big mistake’

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban criticized Facebook’s venture into cryptocurrency in a new CNBC interview. “I’m not a big fan of what they’re doing there,” Cuban said of Facebook’s Libra coin. “I think it’s a big mistake.” Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a “Shark Tank” investor, said he’s not so much concerned with […]Read More
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Zuma ‘gets death threat’ – Inquiry told

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma says an anonymous caller threatened to kill him and his children after the first day of questioning at a corruption inquiry. As the hearing resumed on Tuesday, Mr Zuma testified that his personal assistant who answered the telephone call on Monday night was told: “Tell Zuma we are going […]Read More
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Free migrants held in Libyan camps, UN says

The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have called on the Libyan authorities to free migrants and refugees held in detention camps in the country. They also want the European Union to restart coordinated naval patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants. In a joint statement, they also said support […]Read More
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UK ambassador to US quits amid Trump row

Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, as a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump’s administration escalates. Theresa May said Sir Kim’s departure was “a matter of deep regret” after the ambassador said it was “impossible” for him to continue. Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson has faced strong Read More