Facts you probably don’t know about fossil fuels and climate change

What is the link between fossil fuels and climate change? When fossil fuels are burned, they release large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the air. Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere, causing global warming. Already the average global temperature has increased by 1C. Warming above 1.5°C risks further sea level rise, extreme weather, … Continue reading Facts you probably don’t know about fossil fuels and climate change

Shanghai declares high demand for ambulance services ‘a worrisome situation’

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com Authorities in Shanghai said on Tuesday they have stepped up efforts to cope with a much higher demand for ambulance services as the city is fighting a tough battle against its worst COVID-19 outbreak. With hundreds of thousands of positive cases reported since March, the eastern Chinese city has … Continue reading Shanghai declares high demand for ambulance services ‘a worrisome situation’

EU Antitrust Regulators sue Apple over payment technology violations

EU antitrust regulators charged Apple on Monday with restricting rivals' access to its NFC chip technology in a move that could result in a hefty fine for the iPhone maker and force it to open its mobile payment system to competitors. The European Commission said it had sent a charge sheet known as a statement … Continue reading EU Antitrust Regulators sue Apple over payment technology violations

Climate Change: Germany and India sign agreement worth billions

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (R) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a news conference during the German-Indian government consultations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2022. /Reuters Germany will make 10 billion euros ($10.5 billion) available for bilateral cooperation with India in the coming years, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Monday … Continue reading Climate Change: Germany and India sign agreement worth billions

Civilians evacuated from Mariupol 

Azov regiment members walk with civilians during UN-led evacuations from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. /David Arakhamia/Azov Regiment/Reuters Humanitarian organizations are working to evacuate more civilians from the devastated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with hundreds of people still believed to be trapped in the Azovstal steel works, the last stronghold of Ukrainian troops in … Continue reading Civilians evacuated from Mariupol 

Why Finland is auctioning Bitcoin worth €75 million

Finland will donate "tens of millions" of euros earned through selling confiscated Bitcoin to Ukraine, the country's finance minister announced on Wednesday. Finland currently holds 1,981 Bitcoin worth nearly €75 million at current rates, which were seized by Customs officials during criminal investigations. "The government will donate tens of millions to help Ukraine thanks to … Continue reading Why Finland is auctioning Bitcoin worth €75 million

Headlines on Russia-Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin walks as he attends the inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 7, 2012. Putin was sworn in as Russia's president in a glittering Kremlin ceremony on Monday, starting a six-year term in which he faces growing dissent, economic problems and bitter political rivalries. REUTERS/Vladimir Rodionov/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) THIS … Continue reading Headlines on Russia-Ukraine war

Ukraine Crisis: Mariupol evacuations continue as EU readies more sanctions on Russia

A group of around 100 civilians have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant, the last stronghold of Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol. Moscow says some civilians were handed over to the Red Cross and the UN, who confirmed the operation. Ukrainian authorities started to evacuate more civilians from the city on Monday. U.S. Speaker of … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: Mariupol evacuations continue as EU readies more sanctions on Russia

Central African Republic has declared Bitcoin an official currency

Photo by Asiama Junior on Pexels.com The Central African Republic has adopted Bitcoin as a legal currency, becoming only the second country to do so after El Salvador. Lawmakers from the central African country unanimously adopted a bill to make Bitcoin legal tender alongside its CFA franc and legalised the use of cryptocurrencies. President Faustin … Continue reading Central African Republic has declared Bitcoin an official currency

Police arrest fraudsters behind ‘crypto trading academy’ scam in Spain

Photo by Kindel Media on Pexels.com Lorena’s daughter was just 17 when she joined the IM Academy, an online trading course that promised to bring her wealth and success by training her in foreign exchange and cryptocurrency investing. But like hundreds of other young people in Europe, Lorena’s daughter ended up being sucked into what Spanish … Continue reading Police arrest fraudsters behind ‘crypto trading academy’ scam in Spain