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2022 World Cup may be held in winter to avoid Qatar’s summer heat

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June-July and would best be held in the winter time, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday. The scheduling of the tournament has been hotly debated ever since it was controversially awarded to Qatar in December 2010, especially…

North Korea parliamentary elections could offer glimpse at possible power shift

North Korea will hold elections to its rubber-stamp parliament in March, opening a rare window on possible power shifts in Pyongyang following the recent execution of leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle. The presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) decided the election, held every five years, would take place on March…

Arctic blast compels escaped Kentucky inmate to ask for return to prison

An Arctic chill kept the United States and Canada in the deep freeze on Tuesday as a record-breaking cold front saw temperatures drop lower than those recorded on the surface of Mars. All of Canada and every U.S. state – except tropical Hawaii in the Pacific – recorded temperatures below…

China’s largest online marketplace bans Bitcoin and other virtual currencies

China’s largest online marketplace, Alibaba Group’s Taobao, said Wednesday that it would ban the trading of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies from Jan. 14, after a government crackdown on the units. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, in December ordered financial institutions to halt Bitcoin-related services…

Poland’s fledgling far-right party RN to run in EU parliament election

Poland’s nascent nationalist movement RN said Tuesday it would put forward candidates for the first time ever at the 2014 European Parliament elections. The bloc is made up of dozens of small nationalist, ultra-Catholic and euroskeptic groups that joined forces last year with an eye on the vote in May.…

U.S. stock markets score first gain of year

US stocks registered their first gains of the new year Tuesday, with the Nasdaq adding nearly one percent, helped by a solid November trade report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 105.84 points (0.64 percent) at 16,530.94. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 11.11 (0.61 percent) at 1,837.88, while the…

Angry eBay merchant plans to sue PayPal for anti-bitcoin activity

Angry eBay merchant plans to sue PayPal for anti-bitcoin activity (via Pando Daily) By Michael Carney On January 7, 2014 Decentralized virtual currencies are largely unregulated leading to a wild west situation between merchants, end users, and service providers. One eBay merchant doesn’t like the way he’s been treated by…

Gigantic waves have surfers flocking to southern France

Big wave surfers hit southwest France Tuesday as the Belharra monster waves crashed onto the Basque country’s Atlantic coast, creating swells of up to 15 metres. The wave, one of Europe’s highest, builds up over relatively shallow rocky coastal water more or less regularly, but primarily in autumn and at…

Japan will sue Swedish company over ‘exaggerated marketing’ of blood-pressure drug

Japan’s health ministry will Wednesday file a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a popular blood-pressure drug, Kyodo News agency reported. Novartis Pharma KK has been under fire since a university said the data in clinical studies might have been…

Syria hands over first batch of chemical weapons material

Cargo collected by Danish ship, which will remain at sea pending arrival of more material at port city of Latakia Syria has moved the first batch of chemical weapon materials out of the country on to a Danish commercial vessel pending destruction, it has been confirmed. The Organisation for the…

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