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Bahrain police officer injured in shooting as tensions spike
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities say a police officer has been injured in a shooting that occurred during a spike in anti-government protests in the island kingdom.
The Ministry of Interior said Sunday the officer was hurt when several people shot at a police patrol in Bani Jamra, west of the capital Manama. It gave no further details.
The shooting came amid a series of marches and clashes between opposition activists and police Saturday.
The latest unrest was sparked by rumors that three men found guilty of a deadly 2014 attack on police were set to be executed or already had been put to death.
Their executions would be the first since a 2011 uprising led by Bahrain's Shiite majority that called for greater political rights was crushed by the Sunni-led government.
Singtel eyes stake in Vietnam’s MobiFone
Fisherman on Truc Bach Lake sail near a MobiFone sign in Hanoi in a file photo. Photo credit: Jeff Holt/Bloomberg Singapore Telecommunications, better known as Singtel, has expressed interest in becoming a strategic partner with Vietnam's telecom giant MobiFone as the state-owned firm is opening up to private investors. SingTel’s Vice President for Business Development Oliver Foo met with Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai in Hanoi on Friday to discuss the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network, authorities disclosed Monday.Federal prosecutors said in court documents only that an unidentified state government entity had been victimized by the ring known as the Avalanche network. But the Allegheny County district attorney, Stephen Zappala Jr.,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
US stocks jump on wave of deals and gains for tech companies
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday afternoon following a series of corporate deals. AT&T is falling as investors wonder if its plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion will be approved by regulators. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies are making the largest gains while energy companies fall with the price of oil.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,223 as of 2:25 p.m. Eastern time.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Making agricultural exports sustainable
Rice shipments tumbled 25.8% to more than 4.8 million tonnes, earning US$2.2 billion, down 21.2% from a year earlier. On the other hand, a number of other exports saw strong growth, such as coffee, cashews and pepper, whose respective revenues rose 25.5%, 18.3% and 13%. The most notable performance belonged to fruits and vegetables, with revenues increasing 31.2% to more than US$2.4 billion. Such contrasting data forced Vietnam to rethink its agricultural export strategy, especially for rice,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
WTTC: Tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and macroeconomic challenges
Global tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The update of WTTC’s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges tourism has faced in the first six months of 2016, the sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 per cent, outpacing global economic growth forecast at 2.3 per cent. The regional outlook… chat_bubble_outline Read More...