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BREAKING: Court remands ex-president’s son for $1.5bn fraud

BREAKING: Court remands ex-president’s son for $1.5bn fraud

The son of Angola’s ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion embezzlement case, a state prosecutor said on Monday. “Given the complexity and seriousness of the deeds and in order to guarantee an effective enquiry… the state prosecution service decided to apply a preventive detention measure to those accused” in […] …

Kavanaugh sex assault allegations ‘totally political’ –Trump

Kavanaugh sex assault allegations ‘totally political’ –Trump

US President Trump on Monday branded sexual assault allegations threatening to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “totally political.” “There’s a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate but I am with Judge Kavanaugh,” Trump said in New York. “In my opinion, […] …

Comedian Bill Cosby to be sentenced for sexual assault conviction

Comedian Bill Cosby to be sentenced for sexual assault conviction

Bill Cosby is due to be sentenced for his sexual assault conviction from earlier this year in a two-day proceeding starting on Monday. The 81-year-old star of The Cosby Show was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, has scheduled two days for the […] …

Singapore fines Grab, Uber $9.5m over merger

Singapore fines Grab, Uber $9.5m over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors. Singapore-headquartered Grab agreed to buy US firm Uber’s ride-hailing and food business in Southeast Asia in March, ending a bruising battle between the companies. READ […] …

Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook

Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook

President Donald Trump is weighing an executive order that would open federal antitrust and criminal probes into Google, Facebook and other social media firms, US media said Saturday, though the White House promptly distanced itself from the reports. Last month, Trump stepped up his attacks on big tech companies, warning them to be “careful,” and […] …

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Flash floods in Tunisia’s Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least four people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road. Among the four dead were two sisters, swept away as they left work at a factory in Bou Argoub, 45 kilometres southeast of the […] …

Buhari condoles with President Magufuli, Tanzanians over ferry disaster

Buhari condoles with President Magufuli, Tanzanians over ferry disaster

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President John Magufuli and the people of Tanzania on the tragic MVNyerere ferry disaster in the south of Lake Victoria. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the president’s condolence message in Abuja on Friday. The disaster has so far claimed […] …

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