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Broadcom Takeover of Qualcomm Blocked by US President Trump’s Executive Order

US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked microchip maker Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds, ending what would have been the technology industry’s biggest deal ever amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in mobile communications. The presidential order reflected a calculation that the United States’ lead in creating technology and setting standards for the next generation… Read More »

Brazil politicians hit by corruption scandal unlikely to return, former president says

Politicians caught up in a sweeping three-year graft investigation are unlikely to return to their positions of power, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said in an interview. Cardoso included Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in early polls for next year’s presidential elections despite facing five corruption trials, as among those whose political careers… Read More »

US President Donald Trump Reportedly Still Using an Unsecured Android Device

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. According to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump has been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter… Read More »

Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis

Italy’s president began talks with political leaders on Thursday to seek a way out of the political crisis caused by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Sergio Mattarella, a 75-year-old former constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead Italy to elections scheduled for 2018, or whether an interim government should serve until a snap vote… Read More »

Nigerian President Buhari ‘not demanding’ Cameron apology

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding “any apology from anybody” after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country “fantastically corrupt”. Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks. Mr Cameron made the unguarded comments in a conversation with… Read More »

Leaked documents raise questions over role played by new Fifa president in TV rights deal

NEW FIFA president Gianni Infantino reportedly signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, leaked documents reveal. Hugo and Mariano Jinkis bought TV rights for Uefa Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price, reports the BBC. According to records, Uefa concluded offshore deals with… Read More »