Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, has won a second term in office, the US Supreme Court rejects a Republican election plan, and a New York court has ruled that FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried cannot dismiss the criminal charges against him. Plus, a leading Japanese semiconductor equipment maker has accepted a $6.4bn buyout offer from a state-backed fund.

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Bio secures second term as Sierra Leone leader

US Supreme Court affirms state courts’ authority over election rules

Sam Bankman-Fried fails to dismiss criminal charges related to FTX

Japan steps into chip supply chain with $6.4bn JSR deal

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