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SUNS # 8704 Wednesday 20 June 2018

Finance : Trust limitations of crypto-currencies & potential ecological disa ster (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
In less than 10 years since thei r inception, crypto-currencies have emerged from obscurity to attract intense interest on the part of businesses and consumers, as well as central banks and other authorities, but their decentralised creation have inherent limitatio ns in maintenance of trust in value, involve vast energy use presaging an environ mental disaster and bringing the internet to a halt.

United Nations : Sahel in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food ne eds.

Ukraine : From fake news to a fake death (PRIV)
(IPS, Kiev)
When news broke on May 29 that journalist Arkady Babchenko had been murdered in Ukraine, serious questions about the safety of journalists in the country were raised.

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