News Headlines - 06 December 2019

EU Confirms its Firm Stance on All Stablecoins, Not Facebook's Libra Only

The EU has taken a firm stance on stablecoins. But a senior government official in Lithuania says the move will not stop stablecoin operators from proceeding with their plans as the EU is not against innovations and simplified payments.
Today, the Council and the Commission adopted a joint statement, warning that no global stablecoin project should receive the green light in the EU “until the legal, regulatory and oversight challenges and risks have been adequately identified and addressed.”

Hard disk drives with taxpayer details sold online | NHK WORLD

Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, say hard disk drives with taxpayers' personal information were auctioned online. An employee of an outside contractor is suspected of selling the disks.

Pearl Harbor shooting: Gunman identified as Navy petty officer

The shooter was a Navy petty officer who had been standing watch when he used a service weapon to kill two civilians and wounded a third, according to a Defense official who was not authorized to speak publicly because the attack is under investigation.
The shooter, identified as Gabriel Romero, had been facing non-judicial punishment for a minor offense and was considered a disgruntled sailor, the source said.

Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize -Nobel committee - Reuters

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital.

Moncler Shares Jump On Reports Of Talks With Gucci Owner Kering

A battle of two of the world’s biggest luxury groups is heating up once more, as Gucci parent company Kering is reportedly seeking to strike a deal with high-end coat maker Moncler, just days after rival LVMH struck a record $16.2 billion deal for American jeweler Tiffany.







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