South African prosecutors seek extradition orders in the case of $580K stolen from the president

Prosecutors say they are seeking extradition orders and the arrest of more suspects over the 2020 theft of around $580,000 in U.S. cash that was hidden in a couch at South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ranch CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Prosecutors said Friday they are seeking extradition orders and the arrest of more suspects … Read more

Musk’s X withholds accounts, tweets in India to obey orders

X, formerly known as Twitter, said Wednesday it is withholding specific accounts and posts in India, action it said the firm disagrees with, in response to executive orders issued by the Indian government. Non-compliance with the executive orders, X said, would have subjected the firm to “potential penalties including significant fines and imprisonment.” X’s Global … Read more

South Korea orders striking doctors to return to work as their walkouts burden hospital operations

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Wednesday officially ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately, a step that could lead to legal punishments if the doctors don’t end their walkouts, which have caused numerous cancellations of surgeries and other treatments at hospitals. About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea … Read more

Venezuela orders UN office on human rights to close and its staff to leave in 3 days

Venezuela’s government on Thursday ordered the local U.N. office on human rights to suspend its operations and gave its staff 72 hours to leave the country, accusing it of promoting opposition to the South American country CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government on Thursday ordered the local U.N. office on human rights to suspend operations and … Read more

Indian town sets a curfew and orders police to shoot violators after deadly clashes over a mosque

LUCKNOW, India — Authorities in a northern Indian town imposed an indefinite curfew and ordered police to shoot violators after clashes over the construction of a Muslim seminary and a mosque left two people dead and more than 150 injured, officials said Friday. The violence Thursday also led authorities to shut down internet services and … Read more

Live updates | Israel’s evacuation orders cover 2/3 of the Gaza Strip, leaving Palestinians crammed

Israel’s evacuation orders in the Gaza Strip now cover two-thirds of the territory, or 246 square kilometers (95 square miles), United Nations humanitarian monitors said Tuesday. More than half of Gaza’s population of 2.3 million people is now crammed into the town of Rafah on the border with Egypt and surrounding areas, the U.N. Office … Read more

Court orders China’s Evergrande, which owes $300 billion, to liquidate

A Hong Kong court on Monday ordered the liquidation of China Evergrande Group, the world’s most indebted property developer, in a ruling that could further dent foreign investor confidence in the world’s second-largest economy. Trading in shares of the company and two subsidiaries was suspended on Monday after Justice Linda Chan said “enough is enough,” … Read more

Evergrande shares halted after Hong Kong court orders liquidation

Shares of China Evergrande were halted after plunging over 20% in early trading on Monday after a Hong Kong court ruled to liquidate the embattled property developer. It comes against the backdrop of a spiraling debt crisis in the country. China Evergrande, which was once one of the country’s largest property developers, has in the … Read more

Court orders China Evergrande property developer to liquidate after it failed to reach debt deal

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Monday ordered property developer China Evergrande Group to liquidate after it was unable to reach a restructuring deal with creditors. Judge Linda Chan said it was appropriate for the court to order Evergrande to wind up its business given a “lack of progress on the part of … Read more

After LA police raid home of Black Lives Matter attorney, a judge orders photographs destroyed

A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Police Department to get rid of photographs of legal documents that officers allegedly took during an unannounced raid on the home of an attorney representing a prominent Black Lives Matter activist. The attorney, Dermot Givens, said roughly a dozen Los Angeles police officers descended on his townhouse on … Read more