U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Treasury Department said. It was reported last month that the FBI was probing several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in trading Venezuelan oil, gathering… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads showed a red inverted triangle with text asking Facebook users to sign a petition against antifa, a loosely organized anti-fascist movement. In a tweet on… Read More Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Chinese mining company Shandong Gold set to acquire Australian firm Cardinal Resources in $221million deal

Shandong Gold Mining Co, one of China’s biggest gold producers, said on Thursday it would buy Ghana-focused miner Cardinal Resources Ltd for around A$321 million (an equivalent of $221 million) in cash. The deal continues a recent M&A flurry by Chinese gold firms after spot prices for the precious metal hit their highest in more… Read More Chinese mining company Shandong Gold set to acquire Australian firm Cardinal Resources in $221million deal

Protests erupt over Israeli police killing of autistic Palestinian man

The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States. Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to volunteer at a special needs school in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 30 when police chased him… Read More Protests erupt over Israeli police killing of autistic Palestinian man

U.S. Supreme Court rules against immigration policies of President Donald Trump

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, ruling against his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants, dubbed “Dreamers,” who entered the United States illegally as children. The justices on a 5-4 vote upheld lower court… Read More U.S. Supreme Court rules against immigration policies of President Donald Trump

Zoom set to offer end-to-end encryption calls to all users

Zoom Video Communications Inc is planning to offer all its free and paying users end-to-end encryption for video calls and will launch a trial version in July, the video conferencing provider said on Wednesday. The company, whose business has boomed with the coronavirus lockdowns forcing more people to work from home, has transformed into a… Read More Zoom set to offer end-to-end encryption calls to all users

Women Rising: Meet Africa’s current two female finance ministers

Leadership in Africa is taking a different dimension. We have seen the rise of accomplished women taking up prominent positions and using it to influence lives positively across the continent. As some consider it an opportunity to rub shoulders with their male counterparts, others have also used it to inspire young women who look up… Read More Women Rising: Meet Africa’s current two female finance ministers