A Brazilian court temporarily removed Rio de Janeiro state’s governor from office on Friday over alleged graft in the purchase of medical supplies and services to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. A raft of investigations have been opened in Brazil and other Latin American countries, including Peru, Ecuador and Mexico, into alleged corruption related to the… Read More Brazilian court suspends Rio de Janeiro governor over alleged coronavirus graft
Apple Inc said on Friday it had terminated ‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games’ account on its app store, following a legal battle between the two over the iPhone maker’s in-app payment guidelines. The move will not affect Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, a software tool relied on by hundreds of other app makers, Apple said.
Casino operator MGM Resorts International informed its staff on Friday it would lay off 18,000 furloughed employees in the United States as the coronavorus-induced travel curbs hurt its operations. The company will start the process on Monday, according to a letter from Chief Executive Officer Bill Hornbuckle to employees. MGM employed nearly 52,000 fulltime and… Read More MGM Resorts set to lay off 18,000 furloughed employees in U.S.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy in which he sought to revive growth and bolster its defences. “I have decided that I will step down as prime minister, with the belief that I cannot… Read More Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe announces resignation over health issues