Ireland slams $402million fine on Instagram over its handling of children’s data

Ireland’s data privacy regulator has agreed to levy a record fine of 405 million euros (an equivalent of $402 million) against social network Instagram following an investigation into its handling of children’s data, a spokesperson for the watchdog said. Instagram plans to appeal against the fine, a spokesperson for parent Meta Platforms Inc said in… Read More Ireland slams $402million fine on Instagram over its handling of children’s data

Slovak coalition government loses majority following resignation of ministers

Ministers from the Slovak centre-right Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party resigned on Monday, leaving the coalition government short of a majority in the midst of an energy crisis and conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. The resignations cast doubt over the long term survival of the NATO and European Union member country’s centre-right cabinet, which is trying… Read More Slovak coalition government loses majority following resignation of ministers

Russian sentences former journalist Ivan Safronov to 22 years imprisonment for treason

A Russian court on Monday sentenced a former journalist to 22 years in prison for treason after prosecutors said he disclosed state secrets, a ruling his supporters said was an unduly harsh punishment that showed the absence of media freedom in Russia. Ivan Safronov, a former defence reporter for the Kommersant and Vedomosti newspapers turned… Read More Russian sentences former journalist Ivan Safronov to 22 years imprisonment for treason

Britain announces Liz Truss as new prime minister

Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party on Monday, vowing to press ahead with promises of tax cuts and to deal with a growing energy crisis. After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive leadership contest, Truss, currently the foreign minister, defeated former finance… Read More Britain announces Liz Truss as new prime minister

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the August 9 election of William Ruto as president in a unanimous decision, Chief Justice Martha Koome said, throwing out a petition brought by opposition leader Raila Odinga. “This is a unanimous decision of the court … this court upholds the election of the first respondent (William Ruto) as… Read More Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos meets with Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in first overseas trip

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr met with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on Monday for a state visit focused on bolstering defence, trade and other ties between the two neighbours. The trip by Marcos, the son and namesake of the late ruler who was overthrown in a popular uprising 36 years ago, is his first… Read More Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos meets with Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in first overseas trip

Russian court revokes licence of independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta

Novaya Gazeta, one of the last independent news outlets still publishing inside Russia, was stripped of its media licence on Monday, and in effect banned from operating. Russia’s media watchdog Rozkomnadzor had accused the publication of failing to provide documents related to a change of ownership in 2006. Speaking outside court, editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov, a… Read More Russian court revokes licence of independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta

Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Islamic Jihad member in West Bank clash

Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian who belonged to the Islamic Jihad militant group on Monday during clashes in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials and Islamic Jihad said. Israel’s military said security forces had arrested five people suspected of what it called terrorist activity in and around the city of Jenin when a riot erupted.… Read More Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Islamic Jihad member in West Bank clash