Bitcoin gets back above $10,000 on Bitstamp, a more than two-week high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit around mid-December. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp, bitcoin rose as high as $10,095.82 and was last at $10,060.26, up 6 percent on the day. Reporting ...

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Sinn Fein leader says there will be more Northern Ireland talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Thursday there would be more talks on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, but the timing was uncertain. Talks to end a year-long stalemate broke down yet again on Wednesday after the leader of the largest unionist party said there was no prospect of a deal and called on ...

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‘In These Moments of Darkness, We Hold onto God’s Word’: Trump Comforts Florida Shooting Victims

President Donald Trump offered his condolences Thursday to the grieving families of the 17 people killed in the school shooting that took place Wednesday in the town of Parkland just north of Miami, Florida. “Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives,” the president said. “No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters ...

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Grenfell Tower campaigners in ‘Three Billboards’ stunt

Image copyright Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell Image caption The banners were inspired by those featured in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Three large billboards demanding justice following the Grenfell Tower fire have been driven through London by campaigners. Group Justice 4 Grenfell hired three vans with adverts which read: “71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?” The banners were ...

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U.S. producer prices rise in January; industrial output falls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, boosted by strong gains in the cost of gasoline and healthcare, offering more evidence that inflation pressures were building up. While other data on Thursday showed an increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits, claims continued to point to a tightening labor market. Economists were also unfazed by ...

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Germany wants fast judicial process for journalist held in Turkey

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants a fast and fair judicial process that secures the release of a German-Turkish journalist jailed in Turkey a year ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “I said during the talks that we hope for a fast and constitutional (judicial) process for Deniz Yucel,” said Merkel during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister ...

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Florida shooting: Who are the victims?

Image copyright MS Douglas Football Image caption Andrew Feis was hailed as a hero for his actions A sports coach at a Florida high school targeted by a mass shooter on Wednesday is being hailed as a hero for shielding students from bullets. Aaron Feis, assistant American football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was fatally injured ...

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U.S. watchdog to probe chairman’s decisions in broadcast deal: Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission inspector general will investigate whether its chairman was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI.O), which is seeking approval from the watchdog for a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co (TRCO.N), a member of Congress said on Thursday. Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, in November asked the inspector general to ...

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