Dozens of inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been aware, the government said. The director of the prison in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired… Read More Dozens of inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

U.S. set to publish rule to block more sales to Huawei

The U.S. government is nearing publication of a rule that would vastly expand its powers to block shipments of foreign-made goods to China’s Huawei, as it seeks to squeeze the blacklisted telecoms company, two sources said. The U.S. Commerce Department in May placed Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns.… Read More U.S. set to publish rule to block more sales to Huawei

Amazon to invest $1billion to aid small, medium Indian businesses

Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export $10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025. Bezos’ visit comes amid strident criticism from small business owners who accuse the company and Walmart’s Flipkart of unfair business practices. The… Read More Amazon to invest $1billion to aid small, medium Indian businesses

India orders anti-trust investigation of Amazon, Flipkart

India ordered an investigation of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart on Monday over alleged violations of competition law in the latest setback for U.S. e-commerce giants operating in the country. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it was ordering a wider probe following a review of allegations that Amazon and Flipkart were promoting some… Read More India orders anti-trust investigation of Amazon, Flipkart

Traders plan protests against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos during India trip

Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials. Bezos will participate in an Amazon event in capital New Delhi aimed at connecting with small and medium-sized enterprises, three sources… Read More Traders plan protests against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos during India trip

Protests erupt in Iran following military admittance of shooting down Ukrainian plane

Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, piling pressure on the leadership after the military admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner at a time when Tehran had feared U.S. air strikes. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” a group of protesters outside… Read More Protests erupt in Iran following military admittance of shooting down Ukrainian plane

At least ten dead, flight cancellations, power outages as winter storms hit U.S.

At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches (5-13 cm)of snow fell on Friday… Read More At least ten dead, flight cancellations, power outages as winter storms hit U.S.

Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Iran had previously vigorously denied bringing the plane down. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who… Read More Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in error