Russia slams fines on several foreign firms over alleged data storage violations

A Moscow court said it had fined video streaming service Twitch, social network Pinterest, holiday rental company Airbnb and United Parcel Service (UPS) on Tuesday for refusing to store Russian citizens’ personal data in Russia. Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data and local representation in a simmering dispute that has erupted… Read More Russia slams fines on several foreign firms over alleged data storage violations

Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Western nations on Monday pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, including more sanctions on Moscow and much-needed air defence systems, as Russian forces closed in on the last big city still held by Ukrainian troops in eastern Luhansk province. Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies, meeting at a summit… Read More Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Bodies of 46 dead migrants discovered in truck in Texas

The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border. A San Antonio Fire Department official said they found “stacks of bodies” and no signs of water in the truck,… Read More Bodies of 46 dead migrants discovered in truck in Texas

Three dead, dozens injured following Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 passengers derailed in northern Missouri on Monday after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing, killing two aboard and a person in the truck, and injuring at least 50, officials said. Eight cars and two locomotives derailed, Amtrak said, leaving all but one car lying on its… Read More Three dead, dozens injured following Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said more than 1,000 people were in the mall at the time of the attack, which witnesses said caused a huge fire and sent… Read More Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Publiseer gets accepted into accelerator in New York

Africa’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been accepted into the Starta Accelerator Batch 13 Spring 202 program in New York, a soft landing program designed to help international startups scale their US market presence and raise capital. Publiseer is no newbie to accelerator programs. Some of the accelerator programs the company has participated in,… Read More Publiseer gets accepted into accelerator in New York

China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of city’s handover

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover to mainland China, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. The trip will be Xi’s first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak. He will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of city’s handover

U.S. House of Representatives passes gun-safety legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden to sign, a day after a Supreme Court ruling that broadly expanded gun rights. The House voted 234-193 for the bill. No Democrats were opposed, while 14 Republicans backed the measure.… Read More U.S. House of Representatives passes gun-safety legislation