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

Ukraine asks Iran to return black boxes from crashed plane

Ukraine’s prosecutor’s office and security service have asked Iranian authorities to give Kiev black boxes from the crashed Ukrainian plane, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday. A top Ukraine security official said this week that a senior investigator from Iran was expected to visit Ukraine soon and determine whether a Ukrainian laboratory would be suitable… Read More Ukraine asks Iran to return black boxes from crashed plane

Finalists for 2019 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians announced

The most anticipated annual list of young Ghanaians, 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians, which is curated by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media, has been released. Currently in its fifth year, the annual ranking by Avance Media has helped highlight the works of young Ghanaians across the world and has seen notable personalities such… Read More Finalists for 2019 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians announced

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.

Philippines issues warning of explosive eruption as volcano spews ash

A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to nine miles into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a possible explosive eruption and volcanic tsunami. Taal volcano, one of the country’s most active, is in the middle of a lake about 45… Read More Philippines issues warning of explosive eruption as volcano spews ash