French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe: French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning on Tuesday over allegations the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with suitcases stuffed with cash, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. Sarkozy, 63, was taken into police custody early Tuesday morning and was being questioned by officers specialising in
EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, Google: The EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday, bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world. The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter
Eternal noodles: Obama ‘bun cha’ table encased in Vietnam: The table where former US president Barack Obama famously slurped noodles in downtown Hanoi has been preserved — chopsticks and all — under a glass box for eternity, in a move that has attracted legions of bemused diners to the once low-key eatery. Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant, since dubbed “bun cha Obama”, shot to
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns: Myanmar’s president and Aung San Suu Kyi’s right-hand man Htin Kyaw stepped down on Wednesday after two years in the position, his office said. “Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw resigned on March 21, 2018,” a statement on the president’s official Facebook page said, adding that a new leader would be selected “within seven working days”.
BBC expresses concern over Sello Rasethaba’s sexual harassment accusations: The Black Business Council (BBC) has expressed it’s concern over an article published in the City Press against the Chairman of the organisation Sello Rasethaba. This followed an article published by City Press on Sunday about sexual harassment accusations against Rasethaba. “Two women have accused prominent businessman Sello Rasethaba of sexual harassment. One of the
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