British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
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The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
Melania Trump celebrates 13th anniversary of Bitcoin on official account despite husband's views
Former first lady Melania Trump has mainly stayed out of the public eye since leaving Washington in January. Mrs. Trump recently took to social media to celebrate the anniversary of the digital currency Bitcoin despite her husband Donald Trump’s views.
This week, the former first lady went on social media to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Bitcoin, the growing digital currency. Mrs. Trump’s promotion of the popular digital currency follows her husband’s repeated criticism of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
“It is widely reported that Bitcoin’s market cap exceeds USD$1 Trillion. Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis Block. Happy Anniversary #SatoshiNakamoto #MelaniaNFT” tweeted the former first lady.
In June 2021, Mrs. Trump’s husband described Bitcoin as “a scam against the dollar.” In October, the former president stressed his criticism of the cryptocurrency again during an interview on Fox News.
Regardless of her husband’s views, Mrs. Trump appears to be taking an interest in cryptocurrency technology and has created her own non-fungible token, or NFT. NFTs are artworks built on blockchain technology that is supposed to be bought and sold as financial assets.
To note, many of those who have backed Bitcoin has benefited from the cryptocurrency and become very wealthy. Despite the benefits, the digital currency’s early promises of becoming a currency that has no government control have yet to come true.
In other related news, the former first lady is set to auction items, including her NFT, to interested buyers. Mrs. Trump is auctioning off the white hat she wore during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron to the White House in 2019. Aside from the hat, a watercolor work by French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon would also be auctioned off along with an “exclusive NFT artwork with animation.”
Mrs. Trump’s office says the money would go to an initiative that is part of her Be Best program. How much would be donated was not disclosed. The three items have an opening bid of $250,000 and would be made in SOL, which is a form of cryptocurrency.
The white hat was custom-made for the now-former first lady by her personal stylist Herve Pierre and was designed to match the Michael Kors collection suit she wore during the visit of the French first family.