Reliance Communications settles debt with Sweden’s Ericsson

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Indian businessman Anil Ambani has cleared a multimillion debt with Sweden’s networking and telecommunications company Ericsson. Anil Ambani’s firm Reliance Communications noted that it would comply with the ruling. “We’ve received complete payments, as mandated by the Supreme Court, today from Reliance Communications,” a spokesperson for Ericsson told AFP on Monday, without…

No deal Brexit opposed by British lawmakers

LONDON, England — British House of Commons members have voted against a no-deal Brexit, fearing it could lead to economic turmoil and create greater tensions in Northern Ireland. House of Commons  amended version of Prime Minister Theresa May’s motion on Wednesday that “rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement.” The…

Phoebe Robinson to moderate Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced that Phoebe Robinson will serve as the moderator for the Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama at Stockolm’s Globe Arena. Phoebe Robinson is a multitalented stand-up comedian, New York Timesbest-selling author, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the WNYC podcast…

French to impose tax on internet Giants?

PARIS, France — France could take aim at the digital revenue of global tech companies that hold a strong position on the market. According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, he believes that a three percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield 500 million euros (568.5 million pounds) per…

President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Hanoi, Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — United States President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, marking the second summit between the two chiefs. “I think that your country has tremendous economic potential – unbelievable, unlimited,” the US president told Kim at the beginning of their one-on-one chat. “I think that you will have a…

Barack Obama Discusses Being a Man, Compliments former First Lady

OAKLAND, California — Former President of the United States, Barack Obama teamed up with Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry to encourage an audience of young African-American men to focus on their own self-confidence — a true path to true success in life. The discussion took place during the fifth anniversary of the initial launch…

Former President Obama to speak at Brilliant Minds Conference

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Brilliant Minds, an invite-only conference, announced that former US President Barack Obama will return to Stockholm as one of the speakers this summer. “We are thrilled to welcome President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America, to Brilliant Minds 2019,” the organization wrote in a statement. This years…

Canada steps up, set to welcome refugees from Libya

CANADA –´Canada most recently unveiled its plan to welcome new refugees. The Trudeau led government  is set to take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers. It has already resettled more than 150 people, with another 600 anticipated to arrive in the next two years — accoriding to a statement released by…

Visa free travel after Brexit: Council agrees negotiating mandate

BRUSSELS, Belgium — EU ambassadors agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa free travel. Ambassadors mandated the Council Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament on this legislative proposal. According to EU rules, visa exemption is…

Canada’s Prime Minister Issues Statement on Black History Month

OTTAWA, Canada — Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau issued a following statement on Black History Month: “Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time to celebrate Black culture and history, and to reflect on the significant contributions Black Canadians have made to building Canada. “As leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs, artists, members of our armed…