The three-day presidential election in Egypt ended with President Abdel Fattuh el-Sisi expected to win, raising questions about the legitimacy of the vote. Following an election campaign where five of Sisi’s opponents were prevented from being on the ballot, few voters showed up. The lack of participation and protest portray the authoritarian control in Egypt.
Poland signed a $4.75 billion deal with the US on Wednesday to buy Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system. The largest arms procurement in Poland’s history is meant to modernize forces amid strained relations with Russia. The acquisition of the ‘state-of-the-art’ defenses will allow Poland to coordinate operations with its NATO allies.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who became a human rights activist after being shot by Taliban militants in 2012, returned to Pakistan for the first time since the attack. The details of her visit have been ‘kept secret in view of the sensitivity.’ She is expected to meet Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Tesla’s shares hit their lowest point in over a year on Wednesday following increased concerns after a fatal crash on March 23rd involving a Tesla Model X vehicle. The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting a field investigation into the California crash. Tesla Co-Founder and CEO Elon Musk’s shares also plunged yesterday after a credit downgrade of the carmaker by Moody’s Investors Service.
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor reported that 68 people were killed in a fire, following a riot started when a detainee shot an officer in the leg at a Venezuelan police station in Valencia. Officials investigated the riot and fire yesterday where relatives of the Valencia station’s detainees clashed with police as they demanded information about their loved ones.
Facebook will change their privacy policies to create a single page with all security and privacy settings. The network will also provide a page which users can download to see what information Facebook has collected about them. Facebook’s changes, which come in response to criticism over data mishandling, will be introduced in the coming weeks.