The UN is failing – states must back off and give its leader the power to act

Wednesday 13 September 2017 Helen Clark Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Image The former New Zealand premier and top UN official says the organisation cannot hope to end today’s crises while it is hamstrung by micro-management ‘Member states must ease up, and give the UN secretary general and his/her managers the space to act decisively.’ Photograph:…

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An Open Source Protocol for Digital Sovereign Identity

  Ashley Brooke Taylor cooperative systems for a circular economy September 7, 2017 Blockchain holds the potential to be a powerful accounting system for many transactions taking place today. Most importantly it can be a tool to account for sustainability and impact investment, things that money has had trouble accounting for truly. The decentralization blockchain…

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Al-Qaidas neues Gesicht trägt einen Milchbart

Al-Qaida startet rund um den Jahrestag des 11. September eine Propaganda-Offensive. Die Terrororganisation will Boden gegenüber den Erzfeinden vom IS gutmachen. Eine Schlüsselrolle spielt dabei ein Sohn von Osama Bin Laden. picture alliance / abaca Hamza Bin Laden (Aufnahme von 2001) Dienstag, 12.09.2017  Al-Qaida veröffentlicht ein neues Video und muss sich als erstes für die schlechte…

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Virtual currency offerings banned

By Wu Yiyao in Shanghai 2017-09-06 Initial coin offerings, raising funds through the launch of token-based virtual currencies, have been banned in China, according to an announcement made by several authorities on Monday. Analysts said that authorities move to ban ICOs is not surprising given that ICOs, with strong liquidity and great risk exposure, have…

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UK at centre of secret $3bn Azerbaijani money laundering and lobbying scheme

The Guardian   Exclusive: Leaked data reveals thousands of covert payments, including to European politicians and journalists Some of the money went towards an international lobbying operation to deflect criticism of Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, pictured with his wife Mehriban outside 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters Luke Harding, Caelainn Barr and Dina Nagapetyants Monday…

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The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

THE MOSCOW TIMES Aug 17, 2017 Maria Zakharova Vyacheslav Prokofiev / TASS     Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria. “Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional…

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Hackers in Russian Feeling the Heat

TechnoTribune August 26, 2017 by David Ancetti During late July, when he was arrested on charges of money-laundering Alexander Vinnik, had his status of his secure online messaging account Jabber on “away.” One person said that Vinnik often took time to make replies so he did not think anything was up as the administrator of…

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