six arrests in international crypto-asset scam

Six people suspected of fraud through fraudulent investments of crypto-assets, and money laundering in an organized gang, were arrested in Israel, said Thursday, April 14 the prosecution of the Interregional Specialized Jurisdiction (Jirs) of Bordeaux, originally of the investigation. Read alsoFrançois d’Orcival: “When Silicon Valley becomes an incubator of scams” The suspects are accused of … Read more

six arrests in international crypto-asset scam

Six people suspected of fraud through fraudulent investments of crypto-assets, and money laundering in an organized gang, were arrested in Israel, said Thursday, April 14 the prosecution of the Interregional Specialized Jurisdiction (Jirs) of Bordeaux, originally of the investigation. Read alsoFrançois d’Orcival: “When Silicon Valley becomes an incubator of scams” The suspects are accused of … Read more

surprise rebound in consumer confidence in April

U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in April as the outlook for jobs and wages was positive, but the level remains very low, according to the University of Michigan survey’s preliminary estimate released Thursday. The index measuring confidence jumped 10.6% in April from March, and climbed to 65.7 points, surprising analysts who expected a further drop … Read more

Juul to pay $22.5 million in US lawsuit

The American manufacturer of electronic cigarettes Juul has agreed to pay 22.5 million dollars in the context of a complaint in the United States, accusing it in particular of having targeted teenagers in its marketing strategy, announced Wednesday April 13 the Washington state attorney general. “Juul puts profits before people”said Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who … Read more

United States congratulates Pakistan’s new prime minister

The United States congratulated on Wednesday April 13 the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, elected Monday after the ejection, the day before, of his predecessor Imran Khan, who accused Washington of having pushed him towards the exit. “The United States congratulates newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, and we look forward … Read more

Five years in prison for an American who provided North Korea with cryptocurrency advice

An American, accused of being a hacker and cryptocurrency expert, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday (April 12) to more than five years in prison for providing financial advice to North Korea so that it escapes international sanctions . Virgil Griffith, 39, pleaded “guilty” before the American federal justice which had been prosecuting him … Read more

Amazon responsible for half of warehouse injuries in 2021

Amazon logistics center workers have suffered more than 34,000 “serious injuries” last year, a rate twice as high as that of American warehouses not belonging to the Seattle group. Amazon employs a third of employees working in warehouses in the United States, but almost half of the work accidents in this type of sites occurred … Read more

Beijing denounces the “accusations” of the United States concerning the Covid-19 in Shanghai

China has accused the United States of wearing “groundless accusationson its policy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, after rising cases in Shanghai led the US consulate in that city to allow the “voluntary departureof non-essential diplomats. Read alsoIn Shanghai, the zero Covid strategy sows anger and doubt Faced with the worst wave of the virus … Read more

Iran accuses the United States of wanting to impose new conditions

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused the United States of seeking to “impose new conditionsduring the Vienna talks on reinstating the 2015 nuclear deal.Regarding the lifting of sanctions, they (the Americans) are interested in imposing new conditions outside the negotiations“, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian quoted by the official news agency IRNA. “In the past two or … Read more

Ever-defiant Elon Musk wonders if Twitter is ‘dying’

Elon Musk, the Tesla boss now a member of Twitter’s board of directors, wondered on Saturday, in his typically provocative way, if the social network was “dying“, mentioning very followed but not very active accounts. Read alsoElon Musk becomes first shareholder of the social network Twitter “Most of these “great” accounts rarely tweet and post … Read more