Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

The cryptocurrency representations of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash are immersing themselves in the water in this illustration taken on May 23, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Ilustracja Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register August 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned down. When thieves … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil for her husband’s death

German consul arrested in Brazil for her husband’s death

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested Saturday night for the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said his husband Walter Biot died on Friday after he burst out of their apartment in the Ipanema district after suffering a sudden illness. But … Read more

Head of Greek intelligence services quits on wiretapping allegations

Head of Greek intelligence services quits on wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greek intelligence services stepped down on Friday amid increased scrutiny of agency surveillance practices, including the accusation of an opposition party leader that he was tapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP’s intelligence service, resigned “following flawed actions detected during lawful wiretapping procedures,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s … Read more

Pelosi, US House speaker, lands in Taiwan; Chinese warplanes take to the skies

Pelosi, US House speaker, lands in Taiwan;  Chinese warplanes take to the skies

Chinese warplanes humming along the dividing line of the Taiwan Strait A visit from a US House speaker enraged Beijing Beijing says autonomous Taiwan is part of China TAIPEI, Aug. 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives President Nancy Pelosi arrived in China’s demanded Taiwan aboard a US military plane late Tuesday, the first such … Read more

Stephen King intends to fight for the US government in a case against mega-merger book publishers

Stephen King intends to fight for the US government in a case against mega-merger book publishers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (Reuters) – The US Department of Justice asked on Monday a federal judge to block the merger of $ 2.2 billion between two Big Five publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial that has a story testimony from a horror writer Stephen King. “It’s real money for real … Read more

Beirut’s silo collapses, reviving the trauma ahead of the anniversary of the explosion

Beirut’s silo collapses, reviving the trauma ahead of the anniversary of the explosion

The silos are a huge reminder of the explosion of August 4, 2020. The smoldering fire had been annoying the people of Beirut for weeks The outbreak of 2020 seen as a symbol of the corruption of the Lebanese elite BEJRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – A portion of the grain silos in the Beirut port … Read more