Vatican signs landmark agreement with China on appointment of bishops 

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government. The provisional agreement, signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers from both sides, was announced as Pope Francis visited Lithuania on a four-day trip… Read More Vatican signs landmark agreement with China on appointment of bishops 

Dozens killed as gunmen open fire at military parade in Iran

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 60 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials… Read More Dozens killed as gunmen open fire at military parade in Iran

Facebook to provide on-site support for political campaigns

​Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free… Read More Facebook to provide on-site support for political campaigns

Armed woman fatally shoots three at drug store in Maryland

A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drug store chain, killing three people and wounding others before the suspect was arrested after apparently trying to kill herself, according to authorities and news reports. “I can confirm multiple wounded and multiple fatalities,” Harford County… Read More Armed woman fatally shoots three at drug store in Maryland

Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland

Hyundai Motor said on Wednesday it will sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland over the next five years through a new tie-up, betting the vehicles could beat battery-powered models sold by the likes of Tesla Inc. South Korea’s Hyundai and Japan’s Toyota are among a handful of car makers doubling down on hydrogen vehicles amid… Read More Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland

Coca-Cola set to acquire Nigerian juice company Chi Limited

Coca-Cola is moving ahead with plans to take over Nigeria’s leading juice company Chi Ltd and aims to complete the deal early next year, a senior executive told Reuters. The acquisition for an undisclosed price is one of several steps the U.S. company is taking in a global strategy to diversify from its core business… Read More Coca-Cola set to acquire Nigerian juice company Chi Limited

Former Malaysian PM Nijab Razak to face further corruption charges on 1MDB case 

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday. Najib has faced intense scrutiny since unexpectedly losing a general election in May to Mahathir Mohamad, who reopened investigations into allegations that billions of… Read More Former Malaysian PM Nijab Razak to face further corruption charges on 1MDB case 

Coca-Cola acquires Australia’s kombucha tea maker Mojo

Coca-Cola Co said on Tuesday it bought Australia-based Organic & Raw Trading Co, known for its Mojo brand of kombucha tea, extending its push into healthier drinks. The world’s largest drinks company has been increasingly diversifying its portfolio to include healthier options such as sparkling waters as consumers move away from sugary sodas. Organic &… Read More Coca-Cola acquires Australia’s kombucha tea maker Mojo