New York Stock Exchange to proceed with delisting of three Chinese telecom companies in new reversal

The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it will delist three Chinese telecom companies, confirming its latest reversal on the matter a day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the NYSE chief he disagreed with an earlier decision to reverse the delistings. The latest move, which is effective January 11, marks the third… Read More New York Stock Exchange to proceed with delisting of three Chinese telecom companies in new reversal

Nigerian magistrate orders remand of political activist Omoyele Sowore, four others

A magistrate court in Abuja adjourned the case filed against publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and others without granting or denying them bail. The magistrate adjourned the case to January 8. Mr Sowore was arrested alongside four protesters during a #CrossOverProtest held on the eve of new year in Abuja. After spending four days… Read More Nigerian magistrate orders remand of political activist Omoyele Sowore, four others

UK judge denies bail request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday because a judge said there is a risk he may abscond while the United States tries to secure his extradition from Britain. Assange has spent more than eight years either holed up in the London’s Ecuadorean embassy or in jail. But Assange on Monday won an… Read More UK judge denies bail request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

One dead, eighteen injured following fire at care home in Spain

A fire at a Spanish care home killed an 89-year-old woman and injured 18 people, emergency services said on Wednesday. The blaze began on the third floor at the Domusvi-Adorea home in Seville in southern Spain just before midnight on Tuesday, firefighters said. “This was the intervention of the emergency services in the residence home… Read More One dead, eighteen injured following fire at care home in Spain

Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday cleared a white police officer of criminal charges in the shooting a Black man from behind in the presence of his young children, leaving him paralyzed and triggering deadly protests that inflamed U.S. racial tensions. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley found officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense while responding to… Read More Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to “paralyse” and “overthrow” the city government, Secretary for Security John Lee said. The arrests represent the biggest crackdown on the opposition camp since Beijing imposed the law security law in the former British colony… Read More Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law