Daily Archives: July 25, 2013
Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas closed the offices of three media companies, including the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television and Palestinian news agency Maan.
A leading critic of Tunisia’s ruling Islamists was shot dead outside his home in the second such assassination this year.
President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, following a train accident in northern Spain.
No major instances of violence and intimidation have been reported ahead of elections in Zimbabwe, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Jose Miguel Insulza, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, gave his support to a fragile truce between El Salvador’s gangs on Thursday, despite a recent uptick in murders.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Faulty electrical equipment sparked the 10-day-old forest fire that had threatened the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California before cooler, rainy weather helped crews largely subdue the blaze, fire authorities said on Thursday.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Four more women, including a retired U.S. Navy admiral and a college dean, came forward on Thursday to publicly accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, as local party leaders called on him to resign.
Samsung said net income in the second quarter rose to $6.9 billion, an increase of 50 percent, but it expected smartphone sales growth to slow down.
(Reuters) – A juror in the trial of George Zimmerman says the former neighborhood watch volunteer “got away with murder” when he was acquitted earlier this month in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sold 76 million smartphones in the second quarter, expanding its market share to 33.1 percent, Strategy Analytics said on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The two Russians arrested in what prosecutors call the largest online fraud case brought in the United States were caught through a combination of high-tech tools, dogged detective work and sheer luck.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan should beef up its military’s ability to deter and counter missile attacks, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases, the Defence Ministry said, but officials denied this would be used for pre-emptive strikes.
Prosecutors said a scheme targeting more than a dozen corporations brought losses that ran into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Federal authorities have delivered a crippling blow to one of Wall Street’s most successful firms, SAC Capital Advisors, which has drawn government scrutiny for more than a decade.