EU pressures tech giants to bring user terms in line with regulations 

​Europe’s justice commissioner told Facebook, Twitter and Google on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little. The European Union executive and consumer protection authorities said the three companies have only partially addressed concerns about… Read More EU pressures tech giants to bring user terms in line with regulations 

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to face trial in U.S. on September 5

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a September 5 trial date for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as ‘El Chapo’ who is jailed in the United States on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. U.S. prosecutors have accused Guzman of running a global cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine smuggling operation as the leader of… Read More Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to face trial in U.S. on September 5

South Africa elects, swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as President after Jacob Zuma’s resignation

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. The road back to prosperity and self-respect under Ramaphosa, who became ANC head in December, will be long and hard in a… Read More South Africa elects, swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as President after Jacob Zuma’s resignation