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June 2021

Bitcoin signage during the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Friday, June 4, 2021. The biggest Bitcoin event in the world brings a sold-out crowd of 12,000 attendees and thousands more to Miami for a two-day conference.

Last year, the World Economic Forum teamed up with the Russian government and global banks to run a high-profile cyberattack simulation that targeted the financial industry, an actual event that would pave the way for a “reset” of the global economy.

The Chinese government’s landmark policy to prod couples to have up to three children will fundamentally alter the housing industry, and spur developers to build bigger homes to accommodate larger families.

There is no evidence that unexplained aerial phenomena spotted in recent years by US military personnel are aliens, an upcoming government report has found, according to a New York Times report, but officials still cannot explain the mysterious aircraft.

A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are driving increasing demand for summer vacations, with vaccinated travelers more likely to stay longer and spend more on their trips than unvaccinated travelers.

The pandemic has made the world keenly aware that the biggest threats to public health often come in small packages.

Since Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce last month, reports have called into question the billionaire Microsoft founder's reputation as a nerdy do-gooder and detailed allegations that he engaged in inappropriate workplace relationships.

British Airways and Ryanair are being investigated over whether they broke consumer law by refusing to give refunds to people "lawfully unable to fly" during lockdowns.

Guns, beer and marijuana are among incentives being offered to Americans to encourage coronavirus vaccinations.

“We know that children play a role in transmitting the virus. “We know the rest of the population is not fully vaccinated.

Just three weeks ago, Great Britain celebrated the success of its vaccination campaign by lifting many coronavirus-related restrictions. “Goodbye, lockdown,” one headline said.

In case a free $1.4 million apartment in the world's most expensive housing market wasn't enough incentive to get vaccinated, perhaps a year's worth of free stays at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel will be.