Mercy Ships’ Latest Floating Hospital “Global Mercy” Set to Receive Her first Patients

Mercy Ships’ Latest Floating Hospital “Global Mercy” Set to Receive Her first Patients

Mercy Ships’ newest floating hospital is ready to serve patients across West Africa. Since its completion in 2021, the new ship fittingly named Global Mercy has been filled with an atmosphere of expec...

Economy doing well under Buhari than previous govts — Finance Minister

Economy doing well under Buhari than previous govts — Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said yesterday the nation’s economy was doing well under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration than previous governments...

Alibaba rises as much as 11% after the Chinese e-commerce giant lifts its share buyback program to $25 billion

Alibaba rises as much as 11% after the Chinese e-commerce giant lifts its share buyback program to $25 billion

The Alibaba logo is seen in front of Alibaba’s Wangjing office in Chaoyang district, Beijing, China, Dec. 24, 2020.         Alibaba said Tuesday it will increase its share buyback program to $25 billi...

Russian Government to Block Access to Facebook

Russian Government to Block Access to Facebook

Russia’s communications agency Roskomnadzor said on Friday that it will block access to Facebook in the Russian Federation due to restrictions the social platform has placed on state-owned media outle...

Italy steps up freezing of assets linked to Russian oligarchs

Italy steps up freezing of assets linked to Russian oligarchs

ROME, March 4 (Reuters) – Italian banks were instructed by the Bank of Italy’s financial intelligence division on Friday to urgently let it know of all measures taken to freeze the assets of people an...

White House Disavows Senator’s Call for Assassination of Putin

White House Disavows Senator’s Call for Assassination of Putin

The Biden administration is not advocating for regime change in Russia, the White House said Friday, after a U.S. senator called for Russians to assassinate President Vladimir Putin. “That is not the ...

Energy-Rich Russia May Turn to Bitcoin Mining to Dent Sanctions

Energy-Rich Russia May Turn to Bitcoin Mining to Dent Sanctions

(Bloomberg) — Rich in energy, but starved of foreign currency, Russia may use Bitcoin mining to dent the impact of ever tougher sanctions as the war in Ukraine drags on, according to one analyst. “It ...

OpenSea blocks Iranian users due to US sanctions

OpenSea blocks Iranian users due to US sanctions

The world’s largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, has reportedly begun barring its Iranian users from its platform, sparking outrage from NFT collectors and raising fresh debate about decentralization in ...

Bitcoin and Tether Become Legal Tender in Swiss City Lugano

Bitcoin and Tether Become Legal Tender in Swiss City Lugano

IN BRIEF Swiss city aims to become regional crypto hub. Crypto payments will be enabled for govt services and bills. Lugano hopes to attract blockchain startups and build a future on crypto. Promo The...

Amazon to close 68 physical retail locations, including Amazon Books and 4-star stores

Amazon to close 68 physical retail locations, including Amazon Books and 4-star stores

Amazon’s physical retail business is suffering a major blow as the company today confirmed to Reuters it will close 68 brick-and-mortar retail stores across the U.S. and U.K. This includes its Amazon ...

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