Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum is growing in the Senate and House of Representatives for action to address the risks
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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia. A pair of conferences usually devoted to staid topics about election administration were instead packed with
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Irrespective Of Caste, Creed, Sex, Religion, India Is One: Venkaiah Naidu

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“We should be proud of being a Bhartiya,” Mr Naidu said at an event. (File) Mumbai:  Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking on the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion. Mr Naidu, who was in Mumbai
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This 6-year-old is so sure Pluto should be a planet, she sent an adorable letter to NASA

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Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern. Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn’t anymore. That’s not right, said the little girl from Ireland. So Cara, with the help of her teacher, wrote a letter to NASA hoping to persuade the space agency to “make Pluto a
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In China, Terracotta Warrior Thumb Theft Triggers Outrage

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Accused made his way into the Terracotta Warriors exhibit in December but it was closed. Beijing:  Chinese authorities have demanded “severe punishment” for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, state media reported on Monday. The 2,000-year-old statue, worth $4.5 million, is one of 10
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PNB Must Own Responsibility For “Bonafide Transactions”, Says Finance Ministry

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Some banks said Punjab National Bank was liable to make good on the credit extended (Reuters) New Delhi:  Punjab National Bank, which is at the centre of a probe into a Rs 11,300 crore loan fraud scam, will need to honour the “bonafide” transactions that have occurred through the bank’s platform, a finance ministry official
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Donald Trump Slams Oprah Winfrey, Challenges Her For 2020 Run

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Trump has weighed in on a potential run by Winfrey before and said he would beat her if she runs. (File) Washington:  US President Donald Trump has slammed Oprah Winfrey as “very insecure”, saying he hopes to see her run for President in 2020 so “she can be exposed and defeated”. Winfrey appeared on CBS’
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Maldives Leader Abdulla Yameen Seeks Approval To Extend State Of Emergency By 15 Days

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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen imposed the state of emergency on February 6 for 15 days. (File) MALE:  Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency for 15 days in the Indian Ocean archipelago as the “the situation has not changed”, parliament’s Deputy Secretary General Fathmath Niusha told the
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Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. The comments were the Kremlin’s first reaction to charges drawn up by the office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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