Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, foreign gaming assets for growth sources

HONG KONG, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Tencent is realigning its M&A strategy to focus more on buying controlling stakes, primarily in foreign gaming companies, as the tech giant sees global expansion to offset slowing growth at home in China, people with direct knowledge of said case. Tencent Holding Ltd (0700.HK) has been investing in hundreds … Read more

Ukraine convenes emergency meeting of security chiefs, important decisions expected

Kiev, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold a top-level emergency meeting on Friday where “fundamental decisions” will be made in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, an official said Thursday. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will sign documents Friday announcing Moscow’s annexation of regions where Russia … Read more

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Once unimaginable, mobile phones could go dark across Europe this winter if power outages or energy rationing disable parts of the region’s mobile networks. Russia’s decision to suspend gas supplies through Europe’s main supply route in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of power shortages. … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth set of sanctions against Russia

EU countries begin negotiations on new package of sanctions against Russia 27 Member States divided over oil price ceiling Ukraine: It is necessary to stop the flow of ‘blood money’ to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of … Read more

Italy election winners focus on era of political stability

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right bloc for clear majority in both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister League leader says government will be stable Government is expected to be sworn in in a few weeks Record low turnout casts shadow over result ROME, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Italy’s right wing, led by Meloni, wins elections, exit polls say

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right block on its way to majority in exit polls from both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister Early vote after the collapse of the Draghi . government ROME, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy … Read more

The ultimate game in gaming notebooks

Read this in the digital edition of The Manila Times. At its Gamer Gathering Event, MSI, one of the leading brands for gamers, creators and business elite, unveiled to its customers and media friends a range of powerful IT products currently available on the market. Co-hosted by NVidia, the event cemented MSI’s position as the … Read more

Putin was ‘pushed’ into war in Ukraine, Italian Berlusconi says

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks during the closing election campaign of the center-right coalition in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the Sept. 25 general election in Rome, Italy, Sept. 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian Putin is an old friend of Berlusconi Berlusconi’s right-wing bloc to … Read more

Major earthquake hits Mexico on ‘cursed’ anniversary, killing at least one

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 19 (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake hit western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating quakes that killed at least one person, damaged buildings, turned off power and sent residents of Mexico City outside scrambled for their safety. One person was killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo when the … Read more

France denies it can stop electricity exports to Italy

View of the Electricite de France (EDF) company logo on the facade of EDF’s headquarters in Paris, France, July 7, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept. 17 (Reuters) – France on Saturday denied reports that state-controlled utility company EDF (EDF.PA) had warned Italy it could halt its … Read more