British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England on Monday to look at the case for a new “Britcoin”, or central bank-backed digital currency, aimed at tackling some of the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
More than 400 financial firms in the United Kingdom have shifted activities, staff and a combined trillion pounds ($1.4 trillion) in assets to hubs in the European Union due to Brexit, with more pain to come, according to a new study by the New Financial think-tank.
Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran hopes that the so-called human rights advocates will pay serious attention to the violent suppression of the protesters by British police in Bristol.
A serving British police officer is set to go on trial in October accused of the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women.
Leading equal rights organizations in the UK announced a landmark research commission into racial inequality in the art sector, as a new organization called Black Lives in Music also aims to tackle racial inequality in the music industry.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that the clear path to diplomacy is lifting sanctions as well as the fulfillment of US obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).