How Russia’s “influence operations” targeted the midterms (and how they still do)

Enlarge (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Last week, Twitter released data from accounts that had been identified as part of Russian and Iranian influence campaigns, including efforts by Russia to influence the political climate in the United States before, during, and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Hours later, the US Department of Justice announced the indictment […]

Tesla appoints Jerome Guillen as president of automotive operations

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Tesla He will report directly to Elon Musk. Continue reading Tesla appoints Jerome Guillen as president of automotive operations Tesla appoints Jerome Guillen as president of automotive operations originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 08 Sep 2018 14:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  […]

Uber is reportedly in talks with Dubai ride-sharing service Careem to merge their Middle East operations

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber Technologies is in preliminary talks with rival Careem to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The companies have discussed several potential deal structures and under one of them, Careem’s current leaders would manage the new combined business while retaining one or […]

US to shell out $6.6mn for White Helmets ‘vital operations’ weeks after promising funding freeze

The United States will resume funding for the controversial, militant-linked White Helmets, a month after the group had its financial support frozen. The State Department also lauded the group for saving “100,000 lives” in Syria. President Donald Trump has authorized the US State Department, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development, to […]

Another major Mexican company is shutting down some of its operations amid record levels of violence

REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez Violence continues to rise in Mexico, setting several homicide records in recent months. Growing insecurity has started to take a toll on local commercial operations. Some businesses are electing to pull out of parts of the country. Grupo Lala, one of Mexico’s 20 largest private companies, shut down operations at a distribution […]

Helicopter Company Involved in Fatal Crash Resumes Operations — Even Doors-Off Flights

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UN blacklists dozens of ships and companies for North Korean smuggling operations

The United Nations Security Council blacklisted dozens of ships and companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea. The council acted on a request by the US. Several Chinese shipping companies and a Taiwanese man were also implicated. The United Nations Security Council blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies on Friday over oil […]

The world’s largest Coke bottler is shutting down operations in one of Mexico’s most violent states because of constant attacks

(AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez) The world’s largest bottler of Coke shuttered its operations in a town in southwest Mexico on Friday. Coca-Cola Femsa said the shutdown was prompted by constant aggression from organized-crime groups. Attacks on big companies and multinationals have been rare in Mexico in the decade since the country ramped up its war on […]