Protesters clash with Spanish police in fresh unrest over jailed rapper

Protesters clash with Spanish police in fresh unrest over jailed rapper
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Protesters threw bottles, stones and rubbish containers at police in Barcelona on Sunday in a sixth night of clashes after a rapper was jailed for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.The nine-month sentence of Pablo Hasel, known for his virulently anti-establishment raps, has prompted debate over freedom of expression in… Read More

Bitcoin hits fresh high

Bitcoin hits fresh high
FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Bitcoin continued gaining on Sunday, rising to a fresh high and extending a two-month rally that took its market capitalization above $1 trillion on Friday.The world’s most popular cryptocurrency rose to a record $58,354,… Read More

Bitcoin hits fresh high

Bitcoin hits fresh high
FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Bitcoin continued gaining on Sunday, rising to a fresh high and extending a two-month rally that took its market capitalization above $1 trillion on Friday.The world’s most popular cryptocurrency rose to a record $58,354,… Read More

German teachers, nursery workers could get vaccine sooner: health minister

German teachers, nursery workers could get vaccine sooner: health minister
FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany February 19, 2021. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Primary school teachers and nursery workers in Germany could get a COVID-19 vaccine sooner than originally planned, the country’s Health Minister Jens Spahn said.In its vaccination strategy, Germany… Read More

UPDATE 1-Former Bank of England Governor Carney joins board of digital payments company Stripe

UPDATE 1-Former Bank of England Governor Carney joins board of digital payments company Stripe
(Updates with Carney’s statement)Feb 21 (Reuters) - Mark Carney, former head of the UK and Canadian central banks, has joined the board of U.S. digital payments company Stripe Inc, days after the company was reported to be planning a primary funding round valuing it at over $100 billion.“Regulated in multiple jurisdictions and partnering with several… Read More

Djokovic wins record-extending ninth Australian Open title

Djokovic wins record-extending ninth Australian Open title
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A tournament that had to contend with many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climaxed with Novak Djokovic remaining an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday.Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021… Read More