South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

Samsung heir was jailed for 18 months for bribery Businessmen convicted in scandal that fell a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee grace – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Robinhood Must Face US Market Manipulation Claims Over ‘Meme Stock’ Rally, Rules of Judgment

Robinhood Must Face US Market Manipulation Claims Over ‘Meme Stock’ Rally, Rules of Judgment

The Robinhood Markets, Inc. logo. can be seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street following the company’s IPO in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) must face claims of market manipulation … Read more

Musk wants to question Twitter employees who count bots -source

Musk wants to question Twitter employees who count bots -source

An image of Elon Musk can be seen on a smartphone superimposed on printed Twitter logos in this image, taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register August 10 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s legal team demands that Twitter Inc according to a source familiar with the case, the … Read more

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in $17.5 billion deal

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in .5 billion deal

People play “Pokemon GO” on the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure Cruise on the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, USA August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Gaming software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) made an offer Tuesday to buy peer Unity … Read more

Awash in Cash, Pfizer Acquires Global Blood Therapeutics in $5.4 Billion Deal

Awash in Cash, Pfizer Acquires Global Blood Therapeutics in .4 Billion Deal

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc agreed Monday to pay $5.4 billion in cash for sickle cell disease drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT.O) as it appears to benefit from a surge in revenue from its COVID -19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, representing a 7.3% premium to Friday’s closing price … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil for husband’s death

German consul arrested in Brazil for husband’s death

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested Saturday night in connection with the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said his husband, Walter Biot, had died on Friday when he fell from their apartment in the Ipanema neighborhood after a sudden … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it had arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were looking for “her intentions”. Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla called the journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she engaged in espionage for Russian military … Read more

India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken Jan. 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – India’s Financial Crime Fighting Agency said Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance, as part of its investigation … Read more

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

ATHENS, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – The head of the Greek intelligence service resigned on Friday after increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he had been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP intelligence, tendered his resignation “after faulty actions found during legal wiretapping,” according … Read more