BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai, before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in … Read more

Iran’s Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting ‘rioters’

Iran’s Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting ‘rioters’

DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday Iran’s Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in September. The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini … Read more

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed, and the FTC’s … Read more

US journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

US journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday when he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where same-sex relations are illegal . Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now … Read more

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Golden State Warriors were sued on Monday by an FTX customer who accused the reigning National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and Hong Kong resident, filed his proposed class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if … Read more

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

SOFIA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five people for supporting terrorist acts in connection with an explosion in central Istanbul that killed six people on Nov. 13, chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said on Saturday. Bulgarian special police forces detained three men of Moldovan origin and a man and woman of Syrian Kurdish … Read more

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried cashed out $300 million during funding spree – WSJ

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried cashed out 0 million during funding spree – WSJ

Nov 18 (Reuters) – FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried sold a stake in the company worth $300 million when the crypto exchange raised capital last year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing the firm’s financial records and people familiar with the transaction. At the time, Bankman-Fried told investors it was a partial reimbursement of … Read more

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was not criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a day after Xi was seen confronting him at the G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular media briefing that … Read more

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – In 2018, Elon Musk was working through the night and sleeping at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) factories in California and Nevada as the company struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3. On Monday, Musk said he had worked through the night at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and would … Read more

Factbox: From Binance to Voyager, crypto firms’ exposure to FTX is coming to light

Factbox: From Binance to Voyager, crypto firms’ exposure to FTX is coming to light

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – After major crypto exchange FTX filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday, the crypto industry is bracing for further fallout. Some of FTX’s investors have said they are writing their investment down to zero. Other crypto firms may be exposed to FTX by having held tokens on the exchange or … Read more