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IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender

IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender

The IMF on Tuesday called on El Salvador to change course and stop using Bitcoin as legal tender, citing "large risks" posed by the cryptocurrency.

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Juventus in 70m euro move for rising star Vlahovic: reports

Juventus in 70m euro move for rising star Vlahovic: reports

Italian giants Juventus are close to signing Fiorentina's rampaging 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic, Italian media reported widely on Tuesday.

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Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

The United States warned Moscow on Tuesday of damaging sanctions, including measures personally targeting Vladimir Putin, as Russian combat troops massing around Ukraine launched new exercises.

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Burkina junta faces worldwide criticism but wins popular support

Burkina junta faces worldwide criticism but wins popular support

Supporters of Burkina Faso's new junta rallied on Tuesday as the UN, France and the poor Sahel country's neighbours condemned its latest coup.

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Honduras political crisis deepens ahead of president-elect's swearing-in

Honduras political crisis deepens ahead of president-elect's swearing-in

Rival factions of Honduras' newly-elected congress held duelling first sessions Tuesday as a split in president-elect Xiomara's Castro's party deepened two days before her swearing-in.

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West links Afghan humanitarian aid to human rights

West links Afghan humanitarian aid to human rights

Western diplomats Tuesday linked humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to an improvement in human rights after meeting a Taliban delegation on a landmark visit to Europe.

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African football boss blames closed gate for Cup of Nations tragedy

African football boss blames closed gate for Cup of Nations tragedy

African football supremo Patrice Motsepe says an "inexplicable" decision to keep an entry gate closed was responsible for the deadly crush which killed eight people before an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Monday.

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Marler out of training squad in latest England blow

Marler out of training squad in latest England blow

England suffered another setback in their Six Nations preparations when Joe Marler withdrew from their training squad on Tuesday following a second positive Covid-19 test in three months.

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Former England boss Hodgson takes charge at Watford

Former England boss Hodgson takes charge at Watford

Watford appointed former England boss Roy Hodgson as their third manager of the season on Tuesday following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.

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First blood to Jakobsen in Schladming as Pinturault drops out again

First blood to Jakobsen in Schladming as Pinturault drops out again

Swedish skier Kristoffer Jakobsen dominated the first round of the World Cup slalom in Schladming on Tuesday, the last race before the Beijing Olympics.

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