Apple files infringement countersuit against Qualcomm

Apple Inc. on Wednesday filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc., alleging that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a wide variety of Android-based devices infringe on Apple’s patents, the latest development in a long-running dispute. Qualcomm in July accused Apple of infringing several patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life. Apple… Read More Apple files infringement countersuit against Qualcomm

Federal Government declares December 1 as public holiday in commemoration of Eid-El-Maulud

The Federal Government has declared Friday December 1st, as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior,… Read More Federal Government declares December 1 as public holiday in commemoration of Eid-El-Maulud

Former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in U.N. court

A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing an appeal against his 20-year prison term. Slobodan Praljak’s apparent courtroom suicide, which was broadcast on a video feed, came in the final minutes of the last judgment at the… Read More Former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in U.N. court

Modern Slavery: International community in shock as sub-Saharan migrants are being auctioned as slaves in Libya

Libya’s UN-backed government says it is investigating allegations that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets. According to reports, the trade works by preying on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who risk everything to get to Libya’s coast and then across the… Read More Modern Slavery: International community in shock as sub-Saharan migrants are being auctioned as slaves in Libya

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah freed in over $1billion settlement agreement

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an acceptable settlement agreement with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. Miteb, son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of… Read More Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah freed in over $1billion settlement agreement

Bitcoin hits all-time record exchange rate above $10,000

Virtual currency bitcoin rose to an all-time high above $10,000 on trading platform BitStamp on Wednesday. Bitcoin rose to as high as $10,069.12 on the Luxembourg-based BitStamp BTC=BTSP. The virtual currency had already climbed above the big figure on other, albeit smaller, platforms. It has soared more than 900 percent so far this year, posting… Read More Bitcoin hits all-time record exchange rate above $10,000

North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile with U.S. capital possibly within range

North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons. The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North… Read More North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile with U.S. capital possibly within range