Crypto News 

How Facebook Libra Is Seeking Compliance, but May Not Launch by 2020

“On June 18, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the new cryptocurrency, Libra” writes Julia Magas for cointelegraph.com. Will the entities behind Libra (i.e., the Libra Association, which includes Facebook) be able to defeat the skepticism of regulators and the fear of world governments?.  Source: cointelegraph.com

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One killed and nine others injured in France knife attack

“One person is dead and at least nine others are injured after a knife attack at a public transit station in eastern France on Saturday, according to Reuters” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The attack happened around 4:30 p.m. at the Laurent-Bonnevay metro station in the town of Villeurbanne, which is located near Lyon.”I am extremely shocked by the attack that has just occurred in the Lyon area during which one person died and several others injured, some seriously,” Lyon Mayor Gerard Collomb tweeted. No motive for the attack has yet been given. Source:…

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Iranian diplomat calls on Europe to act more responsibly on nuclear deal

“U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the nuclear deal in May 2018 and returned the previous sanctions and imposed new ones” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Austria and Slovakia Ebadollah Mowlayee said on Friday that Europe should act more responsibly in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.During a meeting with Slovakian Deputy Foreign Minister Lukas Parizek, Mowlayee said that the European Union should act more seriously and responsible to preserve the JCPOA. Parizek said that Slovakia supports preserving the nuclear deal.In an…

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News Oil 

U.S. blacklists Iran oil tanker in Mediterranean

“TEHRAN – The United States on Friday blacklisted the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya following repeated warnings over its valuable oil cargo” reports tehrantimes.com. “The energy ministry does not buy crude oil from any country and Lebanon does not own a crude oil refinery,” Energy Minister Nada Boustani said in a statement.”There is also no request for the Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker to enter Lebanon,” Boustani said.Iran said Monday it had “sold the oil” aboard the tanker and that the owner will decide the destination. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Iran targets $50b in exports to neighboring countries

“Increasing non-oil exports to the neighboring countries is one of the major plans that Iranian government is pursuing in the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 21)” reports tehrantimes.com. Back in July, Modares Khiabani had said that following the government’s policies for increasing the country’s trade with the neighbors, new commercial attachés are going to be sent to neighboring countries.The official said that with the implementation of these projects, which mainly focus on the markets of neighboring countries, identifying professional trade and promoting export of non-oil commodities will be…

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Heads of three branches hold Supreme Council of Economic Coordination’s session

“During a session of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination on July 27, four strategies to compensate for budget deficit were approved” reports tehrantimes.com. They are aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on oil money and promoting economic stability under the umbrella term “resistance economy”, ordered by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Source: tehrantimes.com

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L.A. Affairs: I was into her. But she was into playing games.

“But I seem to recall that the odds of being flaked on were pretty slim considering the online dating populace was slim” writes Richard Perez for latimes.com. In some ways that softens the blow to the self-confidence. (Everyone who does online dating, it seems, has a “flaking” story to tell.) In the online dating world, we also don’t have to “hear” a person’s voice or “see” them reject us.I had just ended a five-year relationship with someone I met on the site (online dating does work!) but was gun-shy about…

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Markets News 

Weedmaps may stop advertising illicit marijuana businesses in Michigan

“Medical marijuana businesses — both legitimate and illegitimate — pay to list their inventory on the site, including Carter” writes Amy Biolchini for mlive.com. State officials in charge of licensing medical marijuana businesses and legitimate home delivery drivers won’t comment on Weedmaps, as it’s not an entity they regulate. Source: mlive.com

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