Pecresse and Ciotti vie for French right-wing presidential nomination

Two candidates emerged from the first round of voting as France’s main right-wing “Les Républicains” party picks its presidential candidate. Eric Ciotti, an MP from Nice, and Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France region, will vie for the party’s nomination on Saturday, party president Christian Jacob announced. Around 113,000 party members voted in the presidential … Read more

New exchange traded fund taps booming appetite for NTFs

The Defiance Digital Revolution ETF (ticker NFTZ) will track blockchain-related companies and non-fungible-token index. By Vildana HajricBloomberg Published On 2 Dec 20212 Dec 2021 With approval for a conventional cryptocurrency ETF still nowhere in sight, at least one U.S. money manager is looking to tap one of the other hot trends on the blockchain. Defiance ETFs … Read more

Best December weekend getaways to plan right now | CNN Underscored

December is a magical month. Cities across the world glow with festive lights heralding the arrival of the winter holidays, the smell of spiced cider and mulled wine wafts all around and, if you’re lucky, you can catch the sound of carolers spreading holiday cheer. While the last month of the year can be hectic … Read more

Suspected Chinese hackers breach more US defense and tech firms

The apparent espionage activity, which the National Security Agency helped investigate when it emerged in recent months, is more extensive than previously known and has seen the hackers steal passwords from targeted organizations with a goal of intercepting sensitive communications. Globally, at least 13 organizations total in sectors such as defense, health care, energy and … Read more

Suspended term remains for man who stored firearms inside a Henry Hoover |

The State has failed in its bid to overturn a wholly suspended sentence given to a man for his first brush with the law which arose after he allowed a gangland figure to stash firearms inside his Henry Hoover. Stephen O’Connor, of Carndonagh Lawns, Donaghmede, Dublin, avoided imprisonment after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of … Read more

Twitter and Facebook hit back at Chinese propaganda campaigns.

ImageA propaganda display in the city of Hotan, in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, earlier this year. Credit…Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Twitter and Facebook said they have removed thousands of accounts connected to Chinese information campaigns, in the latest sign of Beijing’s ambitions to shape the global narrative around the country. In a notice posted early … Read more

Bradley Cooper calls ex Irina Shayk’s support ‘very special’

Bradley Cooper shared how grateful he is for his friendly relationship with Irina Shayk amid rumors that the exes are getting back together. The Oscar nominee, 46, attended the premiere of his movie “Nightmare Alley” in New York City on Wednesday night with the Russian model, 35, by his side. “It’s very special,” Cooper told … Read more