Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is readying to launch as early as January, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing three unidentified people involved in the project. The Geneva-based Libra Association that will issue and govern Libra plans to launch a single digital coin backed by the dollar, the FT said, citing one of the people. Libra, unveiled by Facebook Inc last year, was relaunched in slimmed-down form after regulators and central banks across the world raised concerns it could upset financial stability and erode mainstream power over money.
Cuban authorities broke up a protest by a group of dissident artists, academics, journalists and activists late on Thursday by evicting them from their headquarters where they had declared a hunger strike against curbs on civil liberties. Authorities said they had to intervene due to violations of hygiene protocols to prevent coronavirus spread. "They entered by force, breaking the door," said independent journalist Iliana Hernandez in a video livestreamed on Facebook.
Australian broadcaster ABC’s flagship current affairs show 4 Corners has set the record straight about a scene in Season 4 of The Crown involving the country’s former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Episode six, Terra Nullius, opens with Hawke — played by Richard Roxburgh — being interviewed at ABC’s studios in 1983 about welcoming Prince Charles […]