Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Supporters of jailed Georgia politician rally outside prison

Hundreds protest in Rustavi, expressing solidarity with opposition leader Melia a day after his arrest. Hundreds of supporters of Georgia’s jailed opposition leader have rallied outside the prison with the political crisis in the country showing few signs of abating. Georgia has been in the grip of a crisis since parliamentary elections in October last […]

Peaceful Barcelona rally for jailed rapper devolves into clashes

Several thousand took to the streets for a fifth straight day in Barcelona and elsewhere to protest against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel. A fifth night of peaceful protests to denounce the imprisonment of Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasel has once more devolved into clashes between police and the members of fringe groups who […]

US investor ‘Roaring Kitty’ sued over GameStop rally

Keith Gill is accused of misrepresenting himself as an amateur investor and profiting by inflating GameStop’s price. Keith Gill, one of the most influential voices that pushed GameStop on the WallStreetBets Reddit forum, was hit with a lawsuit that accused him of misrepresenting himself as an amateur investor and profiting by artificially inflating the price […]

Thousands rally in Algeria on protest movement anniversary

Thousands of people take to the streets of Kherrata to protest against government of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Thousands of people have rallied in the eastern Algerian city of Kherrata to commemorate the beginning of demonstrations against former longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika two years ago. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in Kherrata, located some 300km (186 miles) […]

Bitcoin tops $50,000 for the first time ever in dizzying rally

The world’s largest cryptocurrency vaulted to over $50,000 early Tuesday morning in New York. Bitcoin blew through another milestone, surging past $50,000 for the first time as the blistering rally in the largest cryptocurrency continues to captivate investors worldwide. The world’s largest cryptocurrency reached about $50,191 as of 7:32 a.m. in New York and is […]

Nine Hong Kong activists go on trial over huge democracy rally

Two plead guilty with veteran politician Martin Lee among those in the dock over one of 2019’s biggest democracy protests. Two former Hong Kong legislators have pleaded guilty to charges of organising or participating in one of the biggest pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-controlled city in 2019. The two were among nine, including veteran pro-democracy […]

Cyprus police use tear gas at rally against graft, COVID curbs

Police in Cyprus have fired tear gas and used water cannon in rare skirmishes with protesters rallying against corruption and restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday gathered at a park in central Nicosia where they were surrounded by dozens of police officers in riot gear. Several groups including left-wing and […]

Reddit rally: US regulators subpoena trader ‘Roaring Kitty’

Financial adviser Keith Gill, who posts to YouTube under the name ‘Roaring Kitty’, became a key figure in the so-called ‘Reddit rally’, which saw shares of GameStop surge 400 percent in a week before crashing back down. Securities regulators in Massachusetts in the United States have issued a subpoena seeking the testimony of a YouTube […]

In Pictures: Defiance as thousands rally in Myanmar

Thousands of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar hit the streets on Sunday as an internet blackout failed to stifle growing outrage at the military’s overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The rally followed the largest protests to date on Saturday, when tens of thousands came out in cities across the country to condemn the […]

In Pictures: Protesters rally for Myanmar’s democracy across Asia

Protests in India, Indonesia and South Korea took place on Friday, with demonstrators calling for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar following a military coup. The solidarity rallies saw people march in Seoul, New Delhi and Jakarta, expressing support for the protesters in Myanmar who demand the release of the country’s civilian leader Aung San […]

House Exiles Marjorie Taylor Greene From Panels, as Republicans Rally Around Her

Still, the episode laid bare deep divisions among Republicans about how to move forward as a party. In the days leading up to the vote on Ms. Greene, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the most powerful Republican in Washington, had denounced her statements, which he called “loony lies,” saying such conspiracy theories were a “cancer” […]

The ‘Roaring Kitty’ Rally: How a Reddit User and His Friends Roiled the Markets

“Your example has literally changed the lives of thousands of ordinary normal people,” a Reddit user named reality_czech wrote this week to Mr. Gill. “Seriously thank you.” GameStop vs. Wall Street Let Us Help You Understand Shares in GameStop, the video game retailer, have soared because amateur investors, starting on Reddit, have bet heavily on shares […]

GameStop recoups $11bn blow as day trader-fuelled rally powers on

GameStop Corp. recouped Thursday’s $11 billion blow as traders using apps like Robinhood Markets Inc. and E*Trade rallied behind the video-game retailer after brokerages said they would ease trading restrictions. The stock, face of the retail craze that’s gripped Wall Street and drawn scrutiny from Washington, gained 83% at 9:33 a.m. in New York before triggering a […]

Trading Curbs Reverse GameStop Rally, Angering Upstart Traders

While Melvin Capital, which needed a $2.75 billion infusion from the money managers Point72 and Citadel on Monday, appeared to be the worst hit, Point72 itself was also suffering. By the time markets closed on Wednesday, returns at the firm, which is run by the billionaire Mets owner Steven A. Cohen, had fallen nearly 15 […]

GameStop rally pauses as trading platforms bar purchases

GameStop shares swung between double-digit losses and gains in the opening minutes of New York trading after clients of Robinhood reported trading restrictions in high-flying stocks, including GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. GameStop Corp.’s wild trading continued Thursday amid trading restrictions on platforms such as Robinhood Markets. The shares swung between double-digit losses in […]

Michael Burry calls GameStop rally ‘unnatural, insane, dangerous’

Michael Burry, of The Big Short fame, took a bullish stance on GameStop in 2019, but is now warning that the rally has gotten out of hand. Michael Burry’s bullish stance on GameStop Corp. in 2019 helped lay the foundations for an epic retail-investor frenzy. Now the famed fund manager is warning that the rally has gotten […]

Indian police use tear gas as protesting farmers rally to capital

DEVELOPING STORY ‘Tractor rally’ organised by tens of thousands of protesting farmers turns violent as India celebrates its Republic Day. New Delhi, India – A rally by tens of thousands of Indian farmers to the capital New Delhi has turned violent, with police using tear gas and baton-charging the protesters as they broke barricades. The […]

GameStop’s volatile rally smashes Wall St price targets

The video game retailer’s stock surged as much as 145 percent to $159.18 on Monday, triggering at least nine trading halts. To see how far GameStop Corp. has outrun anyone’s ability to render sensible analysis, consider what its current dizzying rally has done to Wall Street’s best guesses of its value. Now perched close to […]

Indian police to let farmers hold ‘tractor rally’ on Republic Day

Thousands of protesting farmers to drive through capital New Delhi after Republic Day parade to demand repeal of new farm laws. Police in India’s capital New Delhi will allow thousands of protesting farmers to drive through the city after this week’s Republic Day military parade, despite security concerns, a senior official said on Sunday. The […]

Tunisians rally to demand release of detained protesters

Daytime protests in recent days have been followed by nighttime violence, with COVID-19 restrictions compounding a wider economic malaise. Tunisians are protesting the detention of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested over several nights of disturbances, demanding their release and venting their anger against the government’s handling of a deepening social crisis. Approximately 100 people rallied […]

‘The whole system must go’: Tunisians rally for fifth night

Protesters and security forces clash in several cities as President Kais Saied, PM Hichem Mechichi urge restraint. Tunisian protesters have clashed with police for the fifth night in several cities, including the capital Tunis and Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, as anger and frustration mount over economic hardship deepened by the pandemic. […]

Proud Boys leader released, must leave DC before Trump rally

Henry Tarrio pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges related to burning of Black Lives Matter banner. The leader of the right-wing Proud Boys group was ordered to leave Washington, DC, on Tuesday until a June court appearance in relation to felony and misdemeanour charges, according to court filings. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, was arrested […]

Cue the volatility: Brakes slam on bitcoin’s New Year rally

Bitcoin, the world’s largest and famously volatile cryptocurrency, fell sharply on Monday as it retreated from a record high of $34,800 reached a day earlier. Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday, losing ground from a record high of $34,800 touched a day earlier, with traders citing volatility in highly leveraged futures markets. Bitcoin fell more than […]