Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. In Bangladesh on Monday, protesters held placards with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron and… Read More Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who had threatened the crew in a suspected hijacking. Troops from the Special Boat Service, a navy special forces unit whose headquarters in just a few miles away from where the vessel… Read More UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

Italy orders early closure of bars and restaurants following surge of coronavirus cases

Italy on Sunday ordered bars and restaurants to close by 6 p.m. and shut public gyms, cinemas and swimming pools to try to halt a rapid resurgence in the coronavirus that has pushed daily infection rates to new records. The measures, which take effect on Monday and were agreed between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government… Read More Italy orders early closure of bars and restaurants following surge of coronavirus cases

Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said. The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country’s richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. But he was also… Read More Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Bulgaria, U.S. signs declaration on security of 5G networks

Bulgaria and the United States signed on Friday a declaration on security of next generation 5G mobile telecoms networks, which should ensure protected and clean communications, officials said on Friday. Bulgaria has joined the U.S. State Department’s Clean Network initiative, which says it seeks to eliminate “long-term threats to data privacy, security, and human rights… Read More Bulgaria, U.S. signs declaration on security of 5G networks

U.S. judge rejects government bid to remove WeChat from app stores

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse a decision that allowed Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to continue to offer Chinese-owned WeChat for download in U.S. app stores. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the government’s new evidence did not change her opinion about the Tencent… Read More U.S. judge rejects government bid to remove WeChat from app stores

McDonald’s requests dismissal of discrimination lawsuit by Black franchisees

McDonald’s Corp on Friday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit by dozens of Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for selling them underperforming stores, saying it did not want them to fail and never promised success. In a filing in the federal court in Chicago, McDonald’s said… Read More McDonald’s requests dismissal of discrimination lawsuit by Black franchisees