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Secret deal with Qatar to take up to 90% of doctors’ wages

“The Cuban hospital, as it is officially known, opened in 2012, boasting world class facilities and services” writes Pete Pattisson for theguardian.com. Cuba has been sending doctors around the world since the early 1960s; there are currently an estimated 30,000 Cuban doctors and nurses working in 60 countries.The remainder of their earnings are pocketed by the Cuban government under a secret deal with the Qataris.The hospital belongs to the Qatar government, but its entire medical staff – 475 doctors, nurses and technicians – is from the Caribbean island half a…

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PayPal Ditches Libra, Crypto Stagnant, Mark Cuban Hates BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 30–Oct. 6

“In other news, the crypto exchange OKEx has announced it is creating a self-regulated organization with a view to standardizing crypto exchange compliance practices and policies” writes Thomas Simms for cointelegraph.com. Bitcoin (BTC) has encountered some volatility, but ultimately has struggled to break away from $8,000 — a price point established during last week’s crash.Crypto investors who were hoping to see signs of recovery in prices have been left bitterly disappointed this week. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Crypto in Cuba Faces Challenges Despite Growing Adoption, Overview

“Despite growing adoption, cryptocurrencies still face a number of challenges in Cuba, including limited access to crypto exchanges, lack of a pertinent regulatory apparatus and the growing popularity of a gold-backed MLM stablecoin” writes Samuel Haig for cointelegraph.com. Despite the growing popularity of crypto in Cuba, no regulatory apparatus exists to legitimize the operations of businesses operating with cryptocurrencies on the island.According to members of CubaCripto, a Telegram group boasting 600 members and considered to be among the first crypto-oriented online communities in Cuba, cryptocurrencies are increasing in popularity for…

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Pompeo expels two Cuban diplomats for conducting ‘influence operations’

“The announcement came just days before world leaders descend on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Pompeo regards Cuban security services as the chief reason Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro has been able to resist international pressure to relinquish power to Juan Guaidó, the opposition lawmaker Trump and other world leaders have acknowledged as the legitimate interim president of the country. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Twitter restores some blocked Cuban official accounts

“HAVANA (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has restored some of the accounts of Cuban state-run media, journalists and government officials it had blocked on Wednesday, although others like that of Communist Party leader Raul Castro remain suspended” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. State-run website Cubadebate said all its accounts in several languages, as well as those of its directors and journalists, remained blocked. Source: 95kqds.com

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Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

“HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. social media firm Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba’s top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as “massive censorship”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Dozens of accounts of journalists for Cuban state-run media as well as the official account for the Communications Ministry were also blocked in the crackdown late on Wednesday. Source: 95kqds.com

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Little League to include Cuban youth players

“The agreement announced Wednesday follows a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation that will allow Cuban players to legally play professionally in the United States for the first time” reports foxsports.com. The deal comes at a time of high tension between Cuba and the Trump administration, which is increasing pressure on the island’s socialist government. Source: foxsports.com

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Putin says Russia is ready for another Cuban Missile Crisis if the US wants one and has the edge with a first strike

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike” reports businessinsider.com. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, as a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels. Source: businessinsider.com

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Putin to USA: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if want one…

“The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war” writes Min Read for reuters.com. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a landmark Cold war-era arms control treaty unravels.MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis…

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Nuclear instability at levels not seen since Cuban Missile Crisis, says former US ambassador

“The risk of a global nuclear arms race has risen to a level not seen since the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, according to a former U.S. ambassador to Russia” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The former ambassador added that a separate 2010 “New START” (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) arrangement, which sought to limit nuclear missile launchers and improve inspections, could also fall by the wayside when its terms expire in 2021. Source: cnbc.com

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