U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose new sanctions on Belarus

The United States and its allies, including the European Union, on Thursday imposed sanctions against dozens of individuals and entities in Belarus in a coordinated move to escalate punitive action against President Alexander Lukashenko and his government. The latest round of sanctions aim to significantly increase pressure on Lukashenko, who is accused of rigging the… Read More U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose new sanctions on Belarus

U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

The United States on Tuesday revoked its designation of the Colombian group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia as a foreign terrorist organization five years after it reached a peace deal with the Colombian government. The 2016 peace accord ended the FARC’s part in the Andean country’s decades-old internal armed conflict, which has left millions… Read More U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

A U.S. judge sentenced the wife of imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to three years in prison on Tuesday, after she pleaded guilty to helping the Sinaloa drug cartel. Before her sentencing in a federal court in Washington, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, pleaded with U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras to show her… Read More U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

Barbados becomes a republic, removes Queen Elizabeth as leader

Barbados ditched Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. At the strike of midnight, the new republic was born to the cheers of hundreds of… Read More Barbados becomes a republic, removes Queen Elizabeth as leader

Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet’s Google and iPhone maker Apple 10 million euros (an equivalent of $11.2 million) each for “aggressive practices” linked to the commercial use of user data. The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide “clear and immediate information” on how they collect and use the data… Read More Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Russia fines Google 3 million roubles over failure to delete banned content

A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google 3 million roubles (an equivalent of $40,400) on Monday for not deleting content that it deemed illegal, part of a wider dispute between Russia and the U.S. tech giant. Russia in October threatened to fine Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete… Read More Russia fines Google 3 million roubles over failure to delete banned content

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces resignation, hands over to technology chief Parag Agrawal

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is stepping down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will now lead the company, the social networking site announced on Monday. The appointment of Agrawal, a 10-year veteran of Twitter, signaled a tacit endorsement by the board of a strategy the company previously laid out… Read More Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces resignation, hands over to technology chief Parag Agrawal

Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported. The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers (81… Read More Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru