Four injured, suspect arrested following stabbing incident in Paris

Four people were stabbed on Friday near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that was attacked by Islamist militants over five years ago, Prime Minister Jean Castex said, and police said a suspect had been arrested. A police source had earlier said that two of the four wounded had life-threatening… Read More Four injured, suspect arrested following stabbing incident in Paris

Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy. “Down with feudalism, long live the people,” was one of the chants. Protests have been building since mid-July to call for the removal of the… Read More Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for… Read More U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

New York files charges against Johnson & Johnson on insurance fraud regarding opioid claims

New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients. J&J and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals affiliate were accused of targeting elderly patients for opioid treatment despite the risks of side effects such as falls, fractures and neuropsychiatric… Read More New York files charges against Johnson & Johnson on insurance fraud regarding opioid claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin lends $1.5billion to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus on Monday in a gesture of support for its leader Alexander Lukashenko, who flew to entreat his patron for help after five weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation. A day after more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Minsk with chants… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin lends $1.5billion to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko

Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova leaves country following arrest

Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova arrived in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday, saying she had been forced by authorities in her homeland to leave the country. Kovalkova, a senior figure in the Belarusian opposition Coordination Council, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on August 25. She said on Saturday that authorities had told… Read More Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova leaves country following arrest

Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as witnesses described the deaths of one mother dolphin and her baby. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the… Read More Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

Walmart’s Mexican unit launches mobile phone service

Walmart’s Mexican unit has launched a mobile phone service available throughout the country, the retailer said on Wednesday. Called “Bodega Aurrera Internet y Telefonia,” or BAIT, the service offering prepaid calls and internet usage is available at Bodega Aurrera, Mi Bodega and Walmart store formats. Mexican media first reported on BAIT’s availability in April. Walmart… Read More Walmart’s Mexican unit launches mobile phone service