Short messages in the morning: A volcano erupts in the southern Caribbean, a fine is imposed on Alibaba in China and much more

Short messages in the morning: A volcano erupts in the southern Caribbean, a fine is imposed on Alibaba in China and much more


La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, with clouds of dark ash and smoke rising into the sky and thousands being evacuated from surrounding villages. Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 18 billion yuan ($ 2.75 billion) for violating antimonopoly rules.

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La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, with clouds of dark ash and smoke rising into the sky and thousands being evacuated from surrounding villages. Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 18 billion yuan ($ 2.75 billion) for violating antimonopoly rules.

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A volcano erupts in the southern Caribbean, forcing thousands to evacuate

volcano

Smaller explosions continued throughout the day, said Erouscilla Joseph, director at the University of West Indies seismic research center, adding that this type of activity could last weeks, if not months.

China fined Alibaba $ 2.75 billion for antimonopoly violations

Alibaba

The penalty, equivalent to roughly 4% of Alibaba’s 2019 sales, is due to unprecedented government crackdown on in-country-grown tech conglomerates over the past few months that have weighed on the company’s stake.

USA and Iran fight over sanctions; USA see possible “dead end”

US Iran

As indirect talks in Vienna, the two nations set out tough positions on how to bring both back into full compliance with the deal made for the week, with some delegates citing progress.

Venezuela holds Sinaloa cartel members in a clash on the Colombian border

Venezuela

The Venezuelan military launched an offensive against irregular Colombian armed groups in the western state on March 21. About eight Venezuelan soldiers died during the operations, causing about 5,000 people to flee across the border.

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