Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros (an equivalent of $1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country. French investigators have been seeking to establish whether Google,… Read More Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

Seven dead following collision of helicopter and light plane in Mallorca

Seven people, including two minors, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said. Five people were on board the helicopter, two of them minors, and they were all likely Germans, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter. Two adult… Read More Seven dead following collision of helicopter and light plane in Mallorca

Four dead, scores injured as thunderstorm lashes Poland’s Tatra mountains

Four people, two of them children, died and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland’s Tatra mountains on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. A fifth person was killed by the storm in the West Tatras in neighbouring Slovakia, mountain rescue services reported. Lightning hit a group of tourists on Giewont, a… Read More Four dead, scores injured as thunderstorm lashes Poland’s Tatra mountains

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev’s side in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy had announced such a move last month in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot

The head of Kyrgyzstan’s security forces on Tuesday accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police sent to his house to arrest him. Atambayev surrendered on Thursday when police raided his home and detained him for questioning over… Read More Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot

Amina J. Mohammed, Hanna Tetteh, Angelique Kidjo listed among Avance Media’s 2019 100 Most Influential African Women

Leading African Rating and PR firm, Avance Media has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential African Women, which features distinguished women whose works and accomplishments continue to inspire the next generation of women in Africa. Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, noted that, the list has a representation of… Read More Amina J. Mohammed, Hanna Tetteh, Angelique Kidjo listed among Avance Media’s 2019 100 Most Influential African Women

Twenty injured, villages evacuated as firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze. Two of the three wildfires which broke out on Saturday in Castelo Branco, a district… Read More Twenty injured, villages evacuated as firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

British Airways, Lufthansa suspends flights to Cairo for seven days over security concerns

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move. “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment,”… Read More British Airways, Lufthansa suspends flights to Cairo for seven days over security concerns