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Former FTX executive Salame sentenced to over 7 years in prison

Another former executive of FTX has been jailed over his part in the cryptocurrency giant’s implosion in late 2022. Ryan Salame, who was the co-CEO of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary, was sentenced to 90 months in prison, US federal prosecutors said. Salame – who was a top lieutenant to Sam Bankman-Fried, the bankrupt crypto exchange’s founder …

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Trump lawyer slams ‘liar’ Cohen and says not guilty verdict ‘very easy’

Donald Trump’s historic hush-money trial edged closer to its conclusion on Tuesday as the prosecution and defence made their closing arguments to the court. In the defence’s final pitch, Mr Trump’s lead lawyer attacked Michael Cohen – his former fixer and the prosecution’s star witness – as the “greatest liar of all time”. Prosecutors then …

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Texas tornadoes and storms leave 760,000 without power

More than a million customers are without power in Texas as severe thunderstorms batter the north-east region of the US state. The latest round of storms brought with it hurricane-force wind gusts of up to 77mph (123km/h) and golf ball-sized hail. Tuesday’s extreme weather follows several weekend storms that killed at least 24 people across …

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Hong Kong arrests six under new security law for ‘inciting rebellion’

Hong Kong has announced its first arrests under a new security law – detaining six people for publishing social media posts which “incited hatred” against Beijing. Five women and one man – including activist Chow Hang Tung – were arrested on Tuesday, it was announced. Officials said the group were posting messages targeting a “sensitive …

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Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognise Palestinian state

10 minutes ago James Landale,Diplomatic correspondent, @BBCJLandale Niall Carson/PA Wire A Palestinian flag was raised outside the Irish Parliament building to mark the decision Spain, Ireland and Norway have formally recognised a Palestinian state, in what they say is an attempt to refocus attention on efforts to find a political solution to the war in …

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A Mad Max Saga sees worst Memorial Day box office figures in almost 30 years

Warner Bros Furiosa was expected to land $40m on its opening weekend in the US but underperformed Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is off to a disappointing start at the US box office, bringing in $32m (£25m) over the long Memorial Day weekend. Its takings make it the lowest box office figures for the holiday …

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