ALGIERS- Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi has won Iran’s 2021 presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results by the Interior Ministry...Nasser Hemmati garnered 2.4 million votes, and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi won almost one million votes ... ....
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution ... This is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019.
A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were injured during clashes as police tried to break up an unauthorised rave in western France...Police repeatedly fired tear gas and charged clusters of violent partygoers who hurled metal balls, petrol bombs and other projectiles at security forces, local prefect Emmanuel Berthier said ... / ... Most Read.
In its most recent update, ARB stated that it had mined more Bitcoins last month than in April. A strategic investment in financial tech firm Wonderfi was also announced, along with steps the company had taken to address concerns over the impact of mining on the environment.
An extreme heat wave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power systems to the brink of failure as residents cranked up air conditioners ... “Just the 10-minute walk from my house to the light rail made me queasy.” ... RECORDS BROKEN ... Top NewsRight Now ... Temperatures in St ... Tags ... .
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The price of the world’s major cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has pulled below the crucial $36,000 support level, amid global regulatory crackdowns and environmental concerns. The crypto was trading down more than 5% on Saturday, at $35,697 per coin ... Also on rt.com MajorChinese crypto exchange suspends domestic bitcoin mining operations.
Mike Pence, former vice-president of the United States, has been heckled as a “traitor” for his refusal to overturn last year’s election result during a speech to a gathering of religious conservatives ... But a small group began shouting abuse including “traitor!” as he began a 28-minute speech. The dissenters were quickly escorted out by police ... .
You can be forgiven if you haven’t heard much about Jack Ma. China doesn’t want you to know much about Jack Ma right now. Ma was once a celebrity billionaire, earning fame and fortune as the co-founder and CEO of Alibaba... Advertisement. Ma rose to prominence around the mid-2010s when Alibaba became a global commerce titan ... Advertisement ... More in China ... .
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country ... .
Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities deployed a sweeping security law to target the newspaper, a scathing critic of Beijing... The two will remain in custody until their next court appearance on Aug ... Five executives were arrested ... .