Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met international mediators in Geneva on Friday in the latest round of talks to resolve conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting. The ministers are meeting envoys from France, Russia and the United States, co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group… Read More Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

At least seven dead, several missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in El Salvador

At least seven people have been killed in a landslide sparked by heavy rains in El Salvador and more than 30 more are suspected missing under a deluge of mud, the government said on Friday. The mudslide hit the village of Los Angelitos in the municipality of Nejapa, around 17 km (11 miles) north of… Read More At least seven dead, several missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in El Salvador

Hackers gain access to personal information of 1.1 million accounts in security breach of e-commerce platform Lazada

Singapore e-commerce firm Lazada said on Friday that personal information including addresses and partial credit card numbers from 1.1 million accounts had been hacked, a major breach in the city-state of 5.7 million. The Alibaba-owned firm said in an email that the information was taken from a database of its grocery arm RedMart that was… Read More Hackers gain access to personal information of 1.1 million accounts in security breach of e-commerce platform Lazada

Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

A court in Kenya sentenced two men on Friday to 18 years in prison for helping al Shabaab gunmen in a 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall that killed 67 people. Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hassan Mustafa were sentenced for 18 years apiece on each of two charges, to be served concurrently. Abdi… Read More Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands

Fourteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. People ran onto streets in panic in the Turkish city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude… Read More Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands

Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Black franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores. The proposed class action led by James and Darrell Byrd, brothers with four McDonald’s restaurants in Tennessee, was filed by the law firm representing 52 Black… Read More Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s

At least six dead, power cut off as Hurricane Zeta slams into U.S. Gulf Coast

At least six people were killed in the southeast of the United States and more than two million people were without power on Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the Gulf Coast and moved northeast. The first confirmed death from Zeta was a 55-year-old man in New Orleans, who was electrocuted by a downed power… Read More At least six dead, power cut off as Hurricane Zeta slams into U.S. Gulf Coast

Exxon Mobil to cut 14,000 jobs globally due to low oil demand

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices. Exxon and other oil producers have been slashing costs due to a collapse in oil demand and ill-timed bets on new projects.… Read More Exxon Mobil to cut 14,000 jobs globally due to low oil demand