Ukrainian deputy PM says engine problems, human error cause of military plane crash

A combination of factors including engine problems and human error caused the Ukrainian military plane crash that killed 26 people in September, the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, announcing the results of an investigation. The Antonov An-26 aircraft transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern… Read More Ukrainian deputy PM says engine problems, human error cause of military plane crash

Civilians dead as Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on shelling in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires. Azerbaijan said 21 people were killed when Armenian shells hit the town of Barda, northeast of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian-backed officials in Nagorno-Karabakh… Read More Civilians dead as Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on shelling in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Philadelphia will impose a city-wide curfew starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. to try to quell the looting and violence that marred two nights of protests over the police killing of a Black man who was under mental duress, the mayor’s office said. The curfew will run through Thursday at 6 a.m., the officer of Philadelphia… Read More Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. Lawmakers are split on ways to hold Big Tech accountable under Section 230 of the Communications Decency… Read More U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which U.S.… Read More U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

TikTok plans to hire about 3,000 engineers in global expansion

TikTok has plans to hire about 3,000 engineers over the next three years, mostly in Europe, Canada and Singapore, the company said on Tuesday. The move shows that the popular short-video app has not given up on its expansion plans despite lingering uncertainty over its ownership. President Donald Trump has ordered China’s ByteDance to divest… Read More TikTok plans to hire about 3,000 engineers in global expansion

Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The dispute has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on October 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded… Read More Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row