Bitcoin’s Role in the Financial System of South Korea

Bitcoin has been gaining popularity worldwide since its inception in 2009, and South Korea is no exception. As a highly technologically-advanced country with a strong financial market, South Korea has been actively embracing cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin has emerged as a crucial player in its financial system. Explore for further information. South Korea’s adoption of

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cost UK government $200 million

By Associated Press LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and lying-in-state last year cost Britain’s government an estimated 162 million pounds (around $200 million), the treasury revealed Thursday. The state funeral for the late monarch, held on Sept. 19, was the first in the U.K. since that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965. The

How to apply for a Nepal visa: A step-by-step guide

Nepal is a country located in Asia, between India and China, and it stands out through its diverse culture and impressive temples. It is home to ten of the tallest mountains in the world, including the famous Mount Everest. Nepal has a lot to offer to tourists: besides hiking the Himalayas, you can also immerse

Prince Harry an odd man out at father’s coronation spectacle

By Associated Press LONDON: In the fairy-tale ending to the ancient pageantry in which King Charles III was crowned monarch, he stepped into a gilded horse-drawn carriage with his queen and rode off to his palace. Following closely behind was Prince William, his eldest son and heir, along with his family, including 9-year-old Prince George who

King’s coronation draws apathy, criticism in former colonies

By Associated Press LONDON: When King Charles III is crowned on Saturday, soldiers carrying flags from the Bahamas, South Africa, Tuvalu and beyond will march alongside British troops in a spectacular military procession in honor of the monarch. For some, the scene will affirm the ties that bind Britain and its former colonies. But for many

Showtime! UK readies pomp for King Charles III’s coronation

By Associated Press LONDON: The crown has been resized. The troops are prepared for the biggest military procession in 70 years. The Gold State Coach is ready to roll. Now it’s time for the show. King Charles III will be crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey in an event full of all the pageantry Britain can muster.

Prince Harry will attend father’s coronation, Meghan won’t

By Associated Press LONDON: Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday, ending months of speculation about whether the prince would be welcome after leveling charges of racism and media manipulation at the royal family. His wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will remain at the couple’s home in Southern California with

Pope Francis hospitalized with respiratory infection

By Associated Press VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis was hospitalised with a respiratory infection Wednesday after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days and will remain in the Rome hospital for several days of treatment, the Vatican said. The 86-year-old pope, who had part of one lung removed as a young man, doesn’t have COVID-19, spokesman Matteo

Nigerian politician found guilty in UK organ harvesting plot

By Associated Press LONDON: A senior Nigerian politician and his wife were found guilty Thursday of conspiring to transport a street trader to the U.K. as part of an organ-harvesting plot. Ike Ekweremadu, who was deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and a lawyer, and his wife, Beatrice, were accused of arranging the travel of

China calls Xi’s Russia visit one of friendship, peace

By Associated Press BEIJING: China on Wednesday said President Xi Jinping’s just-concluded visit to Russia was a “journey of friendship, cooperation and peace,” and again criticized Washington for providing military support to Ukraine. The trip that ended Wednesday signaled no new progress in ending the bloody conflict between Russia and Ukraine while shoring up President Vladimir Putin’s

Putin says Chinese proposal could be basis for peace in Ukraine

By Reuters President Vladimir Putin said a proposal by China could be the basis for a peace settlement in Ukraine. The Russian leader met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday. Putin, however, said that the West and Ukraine were not ready for peace yet. Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Chinese

Prosecuting Donald Trump would be politically motivated, say Republicans

By BBC WASHINGTON – Prosecuting Donald Trump would be a politically motivated move by his opponents, senior Republicans say. On Saturday, the former US president said his arrest could happen next week, based on media reports. But Democrats have said no-one is above the law and accused Mr Trump of recklessly stoking political divisions. The

UK minister in Rwanda to reinforce migrant deportation plan

By Associated Press LONDON: Britain’s interior minister arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for a visit aimed at reinforcing the U.K. government’s commitment to a controversial plan to deport some asylum-seekers to the African country. Ahead of her visit, Home Secretary Suella Braverman said the migration policy “will act as a powerful deterrent against dangerous and

Moscow slams Putin arrest warrant as ‘meaningless’ as Ukraine hails ICC’s decision

By Reuters Russia said on Friday that an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Russian President Vladimir Putin was meaningless. “The decisions of the International Criminal Court have no meaning for our country, including from a legal point of view,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on her Telegram channel. “Russia

‘Feel cheated’: Thousands protest Macron’s imposed French pension reform

By AFP President Emmanuel Macron used special constitutional powers to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. The pension overhaul has been met with widespread protests and strikes across France. The plans were passed in France’s Senate on Thursday. Thousands of people massed in France’s capital on Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s government imposing

Exodus of health care workers from poor countries worsening, WHO says

By Reuters Poorer countries are increasingly losing health care workers to wealthier ones as the latter seek to shore up their own staff losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, sometimes through active recruitment, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The trend for nurses and other staff to leave parts of Africa or Southeast Asia for

China names Li Qiang premier nominally in charge of economy

By Associated Press BEIJING: China on Saturday named Li Qiang, a close confidant of top leader Xi Jinping, as the country’s next premier nominally in charge of the world’s second-largest economy now facing some of its worst prospects in years. Li was nominated by Xi and appointed to the position at Saturday morning’s session of the

UK unveils radical plan to stop illegal migrants arriving by small boats

By AFP The UK government Tuesday unveiled radical plans to stop migrants crossing the channel illegally on small boats, acknowledging it is stretching international law amid an outcry from rights campaigners. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the plan would “take back control of our borders once and for all” – reprising a popular pledge from

20 injured by turbulence aboard Germany to Mauritius flight

By Associated Press BERLIN: Several people were injured by turbulence during a flight from the German city of Frankfurt to Mauritius on Thursday, the German news agency dpa reported. Around 20 passengers and crew members on board Condor flight DE2314 were injured when the plane hit turbulence about two hours before landing, an airline spokesperson