Northern Ireland DUP blocks new provincial legislature

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson arrives for a press conference at the Parliament Buildings in Stormont after meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to form a power-sharing government , in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

Mumbai mosques lower volume after Hindu demands

Hindu leader calls for mosque speakers to be turned off Mumbai mosques comply with demands after police intervene Row is the latest point of tension between Muslims and Hindus in India India’s ruling party says it does not discriminate against anyone MUMBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Bombay’s largest … Read more

Exclusive: Xiaomi accuses the Indian agency of threats of “physical violence” during an investigation

Xiaomi India faces Indian investigation over royalty payments Xiaomi has obtained legal redress, but accuses the agency of threats – document Company says executives threatened with ‘disastrous consequences’ – document India claims Xiaomi made overseas payments under the ‘cover of royalty’ NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp 1810.HK alleged its … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The European cocaine … Read more

Internet providers end challenge to California net neutrality law

Supporter of Net Neutrality Ginger Gibson of Valley Glen, California, protests the FCC’s recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – The US broadband industry ended late on Wednesday its legal challenge to … Read more

Hong Kong student jailed for five years under national security law

Chinese and Hong Kong flags are pictured outside a mall, ahead of the Chinese National Day, in Hong Kong, China. September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court on Friday increased a jail sentence to five years, in line … Read more

Singapore Executes Malaysian for Drug Trafficking After Rejecting Mental Disability Appeal

People take part in a vigil ahead of the scheduled execution of Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran Dharmalingam outside the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nagaenthran Dharmalingam had been on death row for over a decade Brother confirmed his execution … Read more