Orange, MasMovil sign $19billion merger deal in Spain

Orange and MasMovil have signed a binding agreement to combine operations in Spain in a deal valuing the merged entity at close to $19 billion, the two telecoms firms said in a statement on Saturday. The merger creates a heavyweight spanning mobile and broadband, posing a challenge to top player Telefonica and analysts say possibly… Read More Orange, MasMovil sign $19billion merger deal in Spain

Hundreds protest against constitution referendum in Tunisia

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Tunis on Saturday to demonstrate against a referendum to be held on Monday on a new constitution that they reject as illegal. President Kais Saied published the draft constitution, giving himself far more powers, reducing the role of the parliament and judiciary, and removing most checks on his power,… Read More Hundreds protest against constitution referendum in Tunisia

U.S. jury convicts former presidential adviser Steve Bannon of contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon, a key associate of former President Donald Trump and an influential figure on the American right, was convicted on Friday of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee probing last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, a verdict the panel called a “victory for the rule of law.” A jury… Read More U.S. jury convicts former presidential adviser Steve Bannon of contempt of Congress

Grain exports deal at risk as Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s port of Odesa

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s southern port of Odesa on Saturday, the Ukrainian military said, threatening a landmark deal signed just the day before to unblock grain exports from Black Sea ports and ease global food shortages caused by the war. The deal signed on Friday by Moscow and Kyiv and mediated by the United Nations… Read More Grain exports deal at risk as Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s port of Odesa