Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich files lawsuit against publisher, author over claims in book

Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich has sued publishing house HarperCollins over a recent book that reported he purchased England’s Chelsea Football Club at the direction of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Lawyers for Abramovich, based in London, issued a statement alleging a “number of false and defamatory claims” in “Putin’s People,” a history of Putin’s rule published… Read More Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich files lawsuit against publisher, author over claims in book

Ugandan wildlife officials arrest four for killing and dismembering of lions

Ugandan wildlife officials have detained four men suspected of killing and dismembering lions in one of the East African country’s largest national parks, they said on Tuesday. Six carcases, some with severed heads and legs, were discovered in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on… Read More Ugandan wildlife officials arrest four for killing and dismembering of lions

Parler co-founder John Matze files lawsuit against platform over ouster following U.S. Capitol riot

Parler, a social media app popular among right-wing users, is being sued by co-founder John Matze for wrongful termination and taking away his 40% stake after the app was taken offline following the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. In a complaint filed on Monday, Matze said Parler officials and investors conspired to steal… Read More Parler co-founder John Matze files lawsuit against platform over ouster following U.S. Capitol riot

At least fifteen dead, dozens missing following massive fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said UNHCR’s Johannes Van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually from Dhaka, Bangladesh. “We… Read More At least fifteen dead, dozens missing following massive fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Microsoft in talks to acquire messaging platform Discord

Microsoft is in talks to buy Discord Inc, a messaging platform for gamers, for more than $10 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the prospects of gaming companies as people stayed at home and turned to video games for entertainment during lockdowns. Discord, which was valued at… Read More Microsoft in talks to acquire messaging platform Discord

Volvo Cars to partner with ECARX on smart car joint venture

Swedish premium automaker Volvo Cars will launch a joint venture with ECARX, a smart car technology startup co-founded by Geely’s chairman, to develop in-car operation software systems, the companies said on Tuesday. ECARX, which was founded by its chief executive Shen Ziyu and Geely chairman Li Shufu in 2016, focuses on technology used in car… Read More Volvo Cars to partner with ECARX on smart car joint venture

U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose sanctions on China over Xinjiang human rights abuses

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials on Monday for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the first such coordinated Western action against Beijing under new U.S. President Joe Biden. Beijing hit back immediately with punitive measures against the EU that appeared broader, including European lawmakers, diplomats, institutes and… Read More U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose sanctions on China over Xinjiang human rights abuses

Reporters without Borders file lawsuit against Facebook over hate speech and misinformation

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France, citing a proliferation of hate speech against media and falsehoods about COVID-19. In the latest of a slew of battles governments and campaigners are waging with Big Tech around the world, the media watchdog noted large amounts of coronavirus… Read More Reporters without Borders file lawsuit against Facebook over hate speech and misinformation