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...

Fox News: How the right-wing network became one of America’s most influential political voices

Rupert Murdoch's Fox News has grown steadily to become one of the most influential right-wing media voices in the US since it first aired on 7 October 1996. Known for its unabashed Republican bias, pro-Donald Trump rhetoric, blurring...

‘American Chopper’ father-son duo reunite for new series

Legendary chopper craftsmen Paul Teutul Sr and Paul Teutul Jr have set out to regain their place as the kings of customised bike building. With A-list celebrities and world famous athletes as...

Trump steps up attacks on FBI over ‘spy’ claims as he fights back against...

Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference into the US presidential election, and the president’s evident frustration with the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller is beginning to...

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power by Stephen Greenblatt, review: What Shakespeare’s plays can tell us...

What would Shakespeare have made of Trump? It’s one of the impish and fascinating questions at the heart of this nimble and intriguing study of the...

Iran condemns US threat to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Iranian politicians have reacted with anger to a promise from newly appointed US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to impose “the strongest sanctions in history’ on...

Trump accuses Mueller’s team of ‘meddling’ in US elections

President Donald Trump has accused the federal investigators probing his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia of “meddling” in the US midterm elections. “The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8...

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...

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...

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...

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