Day: August 1, 2022

Elon Musk plans to fight back against Twitter

Elon Musk plans to fight back against Twitter

Elon Musk, who is being sued by Twitter in US courts for reneging on his commitment to acquiring the social network, counterattacked on Friday by filing a complaint against Twitter in a Delaware court, according to a legal document. This complaint filed in a 164-page document in a “confidential” manner is not yet accessible to the public, according to an opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery, a court specializing in business law, in charge of the file. It is expected to be made public soon, however, with court rules requiring Mr Musk to submit a public version of it,…
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Ohio wants to turn Google into a “public service”

Ohio wants to turn Google into a “public service”

According to Ohio, Google is a utility, just like a power company. This American state is therefore asking the courts to requalify the search engine, accused of abuse of a dominant position by a growing number of authorities. Dave Yost, the Ohio Attorney General, on Tuesday launched unprecedented legal action to bring Google under the same regulations as utilities. “Google is using its dominance of internet search to direct Ohioans to its own products. It is discriminatory and anti-competitive,” he said, quoted in a statement. “When you own the railways or the electricity networks or the telecommunications antennas, you have…
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The Twiza Tangier Festival is back – 2022

The Twiza Tangier Festival is back – 2022

After a stoppage due to the health crisis, the Foundation of the Mediterranean Festival of Amazigh Culture in Tangier is organizing the 16th edition of the "Festival Twiza", from July 28 to 31, 2022, under the theme "On this Earth, there is still this who deserves life. On the program for this edition is a series of artistic and cultural events, with the participation of renowned personalities from Morocco and elsewhere. A variety of musical evenings will be organized at Place Bab El Marsa in Tangier, featuring national and foreign artists and musicians. The musical program will include the groups…
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In Iraq, Influential leader Moqtada Sadr calls for broader protest.

In Iraq, Influential leader Moqtada Sadr calls for broader protest.

Influential Shia leader Moqtada Sadr on Sunday called for a broader protest in Iraq and support for protesters occupying parliament, offering no signs of de-escalation in a country mired in crisis. On Saturday, for the second time in less than a week, thousands of supporters of Moqtada Sadr invaded the seat of parliament in Baghdad's ultra-secure Green Zone to protest against a candidate for prime minister proposed by their opponents. On the second day of the sit-in, the demonstrators seem determined to stay in Parliament, having taken mattresses and blankets there. Volunteers distributed hot meals and swept up the piles…
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Ukraine resumes grain exports from 3 ports

Ukraine resumes grain exports from 3 ports

The Ukrainian Navy announced today, Wednesday, that the three ports dedicated to the export of grain from the country "have resumed work, although efforts remain to be made to ensure the safety of convoys." And through the “Telegram” application, the Ukrainian Navy added: “Within the framework of signing an agreement on opening the Ukrainian ports for the export of grain, the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny (Bevdny) have resumed work.”
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Algeria retracts a banking decision against Spain

Algeria retracts a banking decision against Spain

The Professional Association of Banks and Financial Institutions (ABEF), a major banking organization in Algeria, announced the “lifting of restrictions on banking operations related to foreign trade with Spain.” The Algerian banking entity said in a statement, in reference to the decision to suspend banking transactions for goods and services to and from Spain issued on June 9, 2022: “After evaluating the instructions outlined in this letter, and in consultation with the affected foreign trade agents, the mentioned precautionary measures are no longer necessary.” For its part, the Bank of Algeria issued another statement in which it clarified that “for…
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Saudi Arabia has arrested 78 people in 6 ministries.

Saudi Arabia has arrested 78 people in 6 ministries.

The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority "Nazaha" announced that it had arrested 78 people in 6 ministries, including the Ministries of Interior and Defense, for their involvement in corruption, bribery and money laundering crimes. In a statement issued by it, today, Saturday, the Supervisory Authority stated that "the supervision rounds amounted to 3,207 rounds, while the total number of investigations reached 116, while the number of detainees reached 78 people, including those who were released on bail." The watchdog pointed out that the tours included the ministries of Defense, Interior, Health, Justice, Education, Municipal and Rural Affairs, and Housing. The…
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The Canadian government warns against travelling to Morocco.

The Canadian government warns against travelling to Morocco.

The official website of the Canadian government published a warning to all Canadian citizens wishing to travel to a number of countries, including Morocco, as of July 22, 2022. The site marked the degree of warning against travel to Morocco in yellow, which indicates that there are some security concerns, while the situation can change quickly; The traveller should be very careful at all times, and obtain information from the local media, following the instructions of the local authorities. Regarding local risks, the site raises the warning to a red degree, so that the government says that it is best…
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