On the evening of Friday, January 6 in China, the PBOC offices in Beijing and Shanghai both issued statements on the meetings, noting that the “recent bitcoin price is highly volatile” and that the bank encourages the exchanges to “operate strictly in accordance with the laws and regulations of China and to conduct self-examination based on related laws and correct any possible irregularities.” Source bitcoinmagazine
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin his concerns about Iran’s military presence in Syria. “I will raise the problem of Iran trying to establish a military presence in Syria,” Netanyahu said on August 22. Source: RadioFreeEurope
The German government said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan was “the right thing to do.” Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen also welcomed the decision but said that Germany would not follow suit by further raising its troop numbers. Source: The Local
The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. Source: France24