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EAST ASIA

Cryptocurrency Firms Bitfinex, Tether Settle New York Attorney Generals Probe [Video]

The attorney general said the cryptocurrency companies unlawfully covered up massive financial losses, as her office concluded a nearly two-year investigation into their finances and corporate practices.

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NORTH AFRICA

HSBC Doesn’t Have to Give Documents to Huawei CFO, U.K. Judge Says [Video]

The U.K.-based financial institution doesnt need to hand over banking documents requested by Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as part of her effort to resist a U.S. extradition order, Londons High Court said.

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EAST ASIA

North Korea Turning to Cryptocurrency Schemes in Global Heists, U.S. Says [Video]

The Justice Departments charges chronicle a criminal money-making operation that has mirrored the general publics increasing interest in digital currencies.

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Cancel Arguments on Border Wall, Asylum Policy [Video]

Arguments in the wall case are scheduled for Feb. 22, and the justices on March 1 are set to review a Trump administration policy that required asylum seekers at the border to wait in Mexico while their requests are considered.