Petro: What is Venezuela’s new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?

Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. However, petro is...

Brexiteers’ favoured customs model could cost businesses £20bn a year, HMRC warns

The post-Brexit customs arrangement favoured by leading Brexiteers could cost businesses up to £20bn a year, HMRC has said. The organisation’s chief executive, Jon Thompson, told MPs...

Brexit: Second referendum campaign to be launched, George Soros announces

A campaign to secure a second Brexit referendum is to be launched in days, the billionaire George Soros has announced. The financier, in a keynote speech, has said the prospect of the UK’s prolonged divorce...

How Venezuela has resorted to importing oil as its core industry faces collapse

Despite having the greatest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s government is being forced to spend millions of dollars a day importing crude to prop up...

Philip Roth death: Tributes pour in for ‘truly great American writer’

The writing world has begun mourning the loss of award-winning satirist Philip Roth, the famed author of American Pastoral, who has died aged 85. One notable name...

PUBG developer admits problems with game and vows to fix it, as Fortnite popularity...

The developers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have "fallen short", they have admitted. The frank admission of the game's problems comes as the battle royale genre comes to be dominated...

What I’ve learnt as a performer is that even the politically ‘woke’ still get...

I recently read an article about an actor whose non-verbal and severely physically disabled son was forced to leave the theatre where his father was performing, because...

Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’

More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for international action. A total...

Fortnite developers to give $100,000,000 to the game’s best players

The world's best Fortnite players will be given $100,000,000, developers have announced. Epic, who make the hugely popular battle royale game, have announced they will throw themselves behind...

History will never let Donald Trump escape the shame of separating parents and children...

There is so much dust and debris flying around Washington these days, a lot of it deliberately kicked up by Donald Trump and his enablers, that...

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