Four arrested, charged over plot to bomb Muslim community in New York

Three men and a teenager have been arrested after planning to bomb a Muslim community in upstate New York, and investigators have recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen guns, authorities said on Tuesday. The alleged plot was uncovered after a student at Odyssey Academy, a school in Greece, New York, showed a classmate… Read More Four arrested, charged over plot to bomb Muslim community in New York

European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined Mastercard 570.6 million euros (an equivalent of $648.3 million) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union. “By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in other member states, Mastercard’s rules… Read More European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter

Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported. Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, was quoted as saying that Twitter and Facebook had not explained how and when they would comply with legislation… Read More Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter

Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The quake, measured 53… Read More Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

Twenty-one killed, dozens injured following explosion of ruptured pipeline in central Mexico

At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo… Read More Twenty-one killed, dozens injured following explosion of ruptured pipeline in central Mexico

Vanguard Group former chairman and co-founder John Bogle dies at 89

John Bogle, whose family’s struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world’s biggest mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard said. Bogle had been in frail health for years, surviving at least six heart attacks and receiving a heart… Read More Vanguard Group former chairman and co-founder John Bogle dies at 89