Libyan western forces free prisoners in move to solidify national unity

Forces in Zawiya in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 captives taken from Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to solidify a months-long ceasefire and moves towards national unity. The men had been held since April 2019 when Haftar launched an assault to seize control of the capital, Tripoli, and other areas… Read More Libyan western forces free prisoners in move to solidify national unity

International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld the 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and ordered all conditions of his release removed. “The appeals chamber, by majority, has found no error that could have materially affected the decision of the Trial chamber,” said Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, reading the panel’s ruling. Prosecutors… Read More International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, saying he incited the deadly January 6 insurrection and was responsible for physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result. James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran of the force, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in… Read More Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots

Oracle offers to migrate clients to cloud for free

Oracle Corp announced on Wednesday it will migrate companies’ most complicated computer programs to its cloud for free as it tries to catch a new wave of potential cloud-computing clients by aiming to save them time and money. The pandemic prompted many businesses and governments to shift from in-house digital storage and computing to leased… Read More Oracle offers to migrate clients to cloud for free

Formal investigation launched into how ship ran aground in Suez Canal

Formal investigations into how the giant container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, shutting down shipping in the major global waterway for almost a week, begin on Wednesday, a canal official said. Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie has suggested weather conditions, including high winds, and human error could have played… Read More Formal investigation launched into how ship ran aground in Suez Canal

Italy arrests navy captain, expels Russian diplomats on espionage charges

Italy expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after police said they had arrested an Italian navy captain caught passing documents to a Russian official in return for money at a clandestine meeting. The Italian, a captain of a frigate, and the Russian, a military official accredited at the embassy, were accused of “serious crimes tied… Read More Italy arrests navy captain, expels Russian diplomats on espionage charges

Japan’s Hitachi set to acquire U.S. software developer GlobalLogic in $9.6billion dea;

Hitachi Ltd said on Wednesday it will buy U.S. software company GlobalLogic Inc for $9.6 billion, including repayment of debt, as the Japanese industrial conglomerate pivots from electronics hardware to digital services. The deal is the biggest Japanese outbound acquisition of a U.S. hi-tech company on record, according to Refinitiv data. The acquisition is part… Read More Japan’s Hitachi set to acquire U.S. software developer GlobalLogic in $9.6billion dea;