Singapore has banned all commercial trade with North Korea, according to a notice sent to traders, making them the second country this year to fully suspend trade amid mounting pressure over North Korea's nuclear program.
The number of people detained during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has risen to more than 200, officials confirmed on Thursday, saying that more than $100 billion was misused through years of corruption and embezzlement.
More than 13 million financial documents have been stolen from a firm in Bermuda, showing that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a firm dealing with a company led by people tied to Russia's leadership.
Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who took an indefinite leave of absence after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment, has been fired by the film studio he co-founded. (more)
Internet company Yahoo says a cyber breach more than four years ago affected all of its 3 billion users, not 1 billion as was previously disclosed. It triples in size what was already the biggest data breach ever reported. (more)
British airline Monarch has ceased all of its operations with immediate affect after the company entered a form of bankruptcy, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
Hugh Hefner, who founded men’s magazine "Playboy" in the 1950s and turned it into one of the world's most recognizable brands, has died, the company announced on late Wednesday. He was 91 years old. (more)
A malicious code was inserted into a version of computer clean-up tool CCleaner, creating a backdoor in more than 2 million computers and potentially allowing those responsible to take control of the devices, the company said on Monday.
Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina announced Thursday that it will stop all trading at the end of the month, ending days of speculation and causing the price of the digital cryptocurrency to fall by more than 16 percent. (more)
Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli has been jailed to await sentencing for securities fraud after he posted a message on Facebook in which he offered a $5,000 bounty for a strand of hair from former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (more)
Credit reporting agency Equifax says cyber criminals exploited a website vulnerability to access confidential information, affecting as many as 143 million Americans and an undisclosed number of people in Canada and the United Kingdom. (more)
Two French conglomerates behind some of the world's biggest fashion brands, including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior, pledged Wednesday to ban super-skinny models in response to repeated criticism. (more)
French magazine Closer has been ordered to pay 100,000 euros ($119,200) in damages to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, after topless photos of her were published in 2012. (more)
Two small explosions have caused a fire at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, a community about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of downtown Houston, officials say. Fifteen sheriff's deputies were treated at a local hospital after inhaling a non-toxic irritant. (more)