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Western Digital seeks arbitration in row over Toshiba's US$18b chip sale

Western Digital seeks arbitration in row over Toshiba's US$18b chip sale

Earlier this month, Tokyo-based Toshiba said that Western Digital still hasn't signed a revised contract after becoming its flash memory manufacturing partner through the acquisition of SanDisk Corp. Toshiba argues that under their joint venture contract, neither party can block a change of control by the other partner. Western notes that the joint venture agreement is an "inherently intimate commercial relationships" that is supposed to "protect against being forced into such a ...


Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

The announcement of the trip came a day after Mr. Trump hosted President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority at the White House, the latest of his meetings with many leaders from the Middle East, including those from Israel, Egypt and Jordan.


Jakarta governor Ahok sentenced to prison for blasphemy

Jakarta governor Ahok sentenced to prison for blasphemy

Ahead of the verdict, protesters for and against Mr Purnama had gathered outside the Supreme Court in Jakarta demanding respectively his acquittal or a long prison sentence. The Christian governor of Jakarta was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in jail for insulting Islam. The legislation was rarely used during the 32-year rule of strongman Suharto, but in recent years it has been exploited to persecute minorities, rights groups say.



France's Macron arrives at presidential inauguration ceremony

Cooks walk past the courtyard of the Elysee Palace prior to the Emmanuel Macron's formal inauguration ceremony as French president, in Paris , Sunday, May 14, 2017. France is a founding member of the 28-nation European Union and its third-largest economy after Germany and Britain. Brigitte, a 64-year-old who was his high school drama teacher, wore a light blue Louis Vuitton outfit for the ceremony.



Microsoft Presents $999 Laptop in Hardware Push to Rival MacBook

The new PC, known as Surface Laptop, continues efforts by the technology giant, once prided itself on being the biggest software publisher, to engage the market, both on the hardware and software fronts. Four color options include Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold. These laptops will be available in the United States, and will be powered by the Windows 10 S system.



Japan Aso says gradually seeing the course of U.S. policies

The G7 said banks should strengthen their resilience to attacks through regular exercises and simulations, known as "penetration tests", and it called on a cyber security task force it set up in 2015 to accelerate its work. In theory, corporate tax cuts and deregulation along the lines proposed by Trump could address some of those problems in the world's largest economy.