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International Bitcoin market Mt.Gox files for bankruptcy It looks like Mt.Gox has finally thrown in the towel. The company filed for bankruptcy protection at a Tokyo court on Friday with debts of 6.5 billion yen ($64 million), Japanese media reported. Mt.Gox was one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges until earlier this month, when it […]
International Credit Suisse CEO fights back on tax evasion claims (Reuters) – Credit Suisse’s chief executive will hit back at allegations the Swiss bank was a willing accomplice in U.S. tax evasion on Wednesday, blaming instead a small group of its private bankers for helping Americans conceal their wealth. Brady Dougan will tell U.S. […]
International Scotland: New Country, New Currency? It’s a union that’s lasted 307 years, but England and Scotland could be heading for the divorce courts later this year. Arguments over money tend to generate the most heat in any separation, and the possibility of a Scottish vote for independence in September is already sparking a furious […]
International Afghanistan Frees 65 Inmates U.S. Calls ‘Dangerous’ Afghan authorities released 65 detainees from a detention facility Thursday in direct defiance of protests from the United States, which said the men were connected to the killing of Afghan civilians and coalition forces. The U.S. command says more than two dozen of the men who were freed […]
International Awaiting Russia’s Next Move in Ukraine PARIS — Deadlines, like hangings, help concentrate the mind, which explains the frantic pace of recent diplomatic activity in Kiev, where a tag team of Western envoys has been trying to cobble together a financial and political package to pull Ukraine out of its crisis. The assumed deadline […]