BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

BlockFi logo displayed on a phone screen and representation of cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on November 14, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Distressed crypto firm BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey … Read more

Prominent Iran actor freed on bail: Report

TEHRAN: A prominent Iranian actor has been released on bail more than a week after her arrest for having supported nationwide protests, local media reported. Hengameh Ghaziani “was released today based on an order from judicial authorities,” state news agency IRNA reported late Sunday. Tasnim news agency added that she was let out on bail. … Read more

Google Maps Pauses Edits After Claims Ukraine Tags Used For Russian Strikes

On Thursday, the State Special Communications Service of Ukraine called claims that Google Maps “labels” were being used by Russia’s military “another fake.” In a post to its official Telegram channel, the country’s intelligence agency debunked a wave of social media rumors that claimed Russian insurgents had tagged airstrike locations on Google Maps of Kyiv … Read more

China Covid protests send global stocks lower as strategists see disruption persisting

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.  Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Global stocks pulled back on Monday after rare protests erupted across China over the weekend amid growing unrest over the country’s zero-Covid policy. An apparent easing earlier … Read more

Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages

TOKYO: The number of babies born in Japan this year is below last year’s record low in what the the top government spokesman described as a “critical situation.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno promised comprehensive measures to encourage more marriages and births. The total of 599,636 Japanese born in January-September was 4.9% below last year’s … Read more