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S. Africa’s Zuma appears, released under remission process

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on April 17, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma appeared at the Estcourt correctional facility on Friday morning and was released under a remission process, a senior prisons official said. The announcement comes […]

Chip-sale restriction could backfire on US

Move may hit industry and undermine development goals, top executives say Industry leaders in the United States are expressing concerns that restricting the sale of semiconductors to China could be detrimental to the US. During a recent meeting in Washington with the administration of US President Joe Biden, the CEOs of the largest US chipmakers […]

6 arrested in Ecuadorian presidential candidate killing

A handout picture released on Aug 10, 2023 by the Ecuadorian Police shows six Colombian men arrested in connection with the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio in Quito. (HANDOUT / ECUADORIAN POLICE / AFP) QUITO – Six suspects arrested in connection with the assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio and another suspect who […]

UK defends plan to demand access to encrypted messages

This illustration photograph taken on April 11, 2023, shows the US instant messaging software WhatsApp's logo on a smartphone screen in Moscow. (PHOTO / AFP) LONDON — British technology minister Michelle Donelan defended plans to require messaging apps to provide access to encrypted private messages when needed to protect children from abuse, which major platforms […]

US tech-investment curbs seen hurting business, ties

US President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, the United States, May 10, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The executive order that US President Joe Biden signed on Wednesday to restrict critical technology investments in China will "seriously" undermine the interests of businesses and investors of both countries […]