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TOKYO (Reuters) - Effissimo Capital Management has gained further backing in its push for a probe into Toshiba Corp, but big stakes built up by investors like BlackRock have raised questions over how much influence it and other activist shareholders will ultimately wield.
TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian judge sentenced on Thursday a feminist activist to six months in prison on charges of "insulting police and abuse of morals," her lawyers said, raising concerns about freedom of expression in the North African country a decade after its Arab Spring revolution.
KABUL (Reuters) - Last December, Afghan media worker Shahnaz Mohmand rushed to comfort her female colleagues as they reeled in shock after fellow employee Malala Maiwand was shot dead in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (Reuters) - Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident whose activist art has made him Beijing's best-known critic, has swapped life in British exile for Portugal, where, in a countryside estate east of Lisbon, he is working on a monument commemorating Mikhail Gorbachev.
(Reuters) - Books titled “Trees in Trouble” and “How We’re F—ing Up Our Planet” scream out from the shelves of Barnes and Noble’s nature and wildlife section between reassuring tomes on hummingbirds and wildflowers.
(Reuters) - Monday marks 110 years since a designated annual International Women's Day was first commemorated.
YANGON (Reuters): Myanmar pro-democracy activists pledged on Thursday (March 4) to hold more demonstrations after the United Nations said 38 people had been killed in the most violent day of unrest since last month's military coup.
Facebook on March 3 said it derailed a deceptive campaign to use hundreds of bogus Instagram accounts to mislead people in Russia protesting the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
HOUSTON: Exxon Mobil Corp is lowering its ambitions for oil and gas output, it said Wednesday, as it focuses on cutting costs and preserving dividends to win back investors that have soured on the company after years of overspending.