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Ethiopia arrests ex deputy intelligence chief in corruption, rights crackdown

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia stated on Thursday it had arrested the previous deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration...

SoftBank CEO Son will not communicate at Saudi convention: supply

DUBAI/TOYKO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp Chief Govt Masayoshi Son, whose $93 billion Imaginative and prescient Fund drew almost half its cash from Saudi Arabia,...

Three arrested over alleged bid to blackmail founding father of India’s Paytm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian police have detained three individuals, together with the spokeswoman of the nation’s largest digital funds firm Paytm, over an alleged...

India’s top court upholds national identity project, but limits its uses

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s top court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the country’s ambitious biometric identity project ‘Aadhaar’,...

WhatsApp says working with India’s Reliance Jio to curb fake news menace

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Facebook’s WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator...

As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European...

Ericsson Inks 35 Billion 5g Deal With T-mobile Us

STOCKHOLM – Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) said on Tuesday it had signed a $3.5 billion multi-year deal to support T-Mobile US’ (TMUS.O) 5G...

Indias Top Digital Payments Firm Bets On Local Expertise To Fend Off Rivals

SINGAPORE – India’s top digital payments firm, Paytm, is betting on its local expertise and a deep pool of backers to fuel business growth and fight off...

Alibaba Takes Joint Venture Route To Russia Expansion

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has joined forces with a state fund and two technology firms in Russia,...

Alibaba Cedes Control In Russia Unit To Form New Joint Venture

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a...