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 2019-12-06 02:23 

The Strait Times

China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published o...

 2019-12-06 02:00 

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Auschwitz survivor fears rise of anti-Semitism...

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time on Friday, 96-year-old survivor Frederick Terna will be at home in New York ......

 2019-12-06 02:00 

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Rapper R. Kelly accused of paying bribes to marry Aaliyah who was only 15 then...

NEW YORK (NYTimes) - One persistent question has dogged R. Kelly's two-decade music career: How was he able to legally marry singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was only 15?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 01:51 

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Investors to sue world's biggest commodities trader for billions over bribery probes, law firm says...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - Institutional investors in Glencore will sue the world's biggest commodities trader and one of its largest mining companies for share price declines from bribery investigations in the US, the UK and Canada, a law firm rep...

 2019-12-06 01:37 

The Strait Times

Chase with stolen UPS truck in Florida ends with shootout, 4 dead...

MIAMI (AP) - A law enforcement official says four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday (Dec 5) after robbers stole the driver's truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour.. Rea...

 2019-12-06 01:35 

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Labour group accuses Google of firing four to deter workers from union activities...

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labour charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of ......

 2019-12-06 01:35 

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Labour group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism...

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labour charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of ......

 2019-12-06 01:30 

The Strait Times

Go-ship, go or no go?: Jakarta Post contributor...

In her article, the writer says that a container shipping ride-hailing app will be very complicated and involves multi-layers of stakeholders.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 01:30 

The Strait Times

Beijing Blues: The Statesman...

In its editorial, the paper says that from Hong Kong to Xinjiang, last week has not been easy for leadership in Beijing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 01:28 

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In rare legal test, Myanmar faces genocide hearings at The Hague...

In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against Myanmar for alleged genocide against its Muslim ......

 2019-12-06 01:26 

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The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience...

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling ......

 2019-12-06 01:17 

The Strait Times

Malaysian Police: Ignore message about 'weekend chaos'...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Police have rubbished a recorded message suggesting there will be racial unrest over the weekend and advised Malaysians to also ignore it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 01:07 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: Keppel, SPH Reit, MLT, Golden Agri, Eagle Hospitality Trust, Chasen, Silkroad Nickel...

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Friday (Decx 6):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 01:07 

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Trudeau pushes tax cuts, climate in test for minority government...

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a legislative agenda on Thursday (Dec 5) that touts tax cuts and tougher climate actions ......

 2019-12-06 01:03 

The Strait Times

Japan household spending posts fastest decline in 3.5 years...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's household spending fell at the fastest pace in over three and a half years in October as consumers cut their purchases following a sales tax hike and as natural disasters disrupted business.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 00:54 

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From Algeria to Hong Kong, a year of anti-establishment rage...

Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often ......

 2019-12-06 00:54 

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From Algeria to Hong Kong, a year of anti-establishment rage...

Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often ......

 2019-12-06 00:46 

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Asian shares firm, oil near two-month high after deeper output cut...

Asian stocks held firm on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric kept investors' hopes up on a trade deal with China, while oil sat near ......

 2019-12-06 00:46 

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Asian shares up as trade optimism lingers, oil firm on OPEC+ output cut...

Asian stocks held firm on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric kept investors' hopes up on a trade deal with China, while oil sat near ......

 2019-12-06 00:46 

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'Moving right along'? Shares nudge up after Trump trade talk...

World shares ticked up on Friday, buoyed by comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that talks aimed at dialing down the damaging trade war with ......

 2019-12-06 00:39 

The Strait Times

French strike against Macron reforms enters day two...

PARIS (REUTERS) - A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday (Dec 6), with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pens...

 2019-12-06 00:32 

The Strait Times

SPH Reit secures $194.8m in loans to fund Australia mall stake purchase...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - SPH Reit has obtained A$205 million (S$194.8 million) in secured loans from Westpac Banking Corp to finance its proposed acquisition of a half-stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-06 00:31 

The Strait Times

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing.. Read more at stra...

 2019-12-06 00:25 

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Uber says it received 3,000 reports of sexual assault in US last year...

Ride-hailing firm Uber on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the ......

 2019-12-06 00:25 

The Strait Times

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual UN-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter.. R...

 2019-12-06 00:10 

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Uber says received more-than 3,000 reports of sexual assault in US in 2018...

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its ......

 2019-12-06 00:10 

The Strait Times

Uber reports 3,000 sexual assault claims last year in its safety review...

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - Uber found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the US last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns.. Read more at st...

 2019-12-06 00:01 

The Strait Times

'The Rapist is You!' Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral...

SANTIAGO, CHILE (AFP) - From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, The Rapist is You! - the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group - has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:58 

The Strait Times

Asian governments are stepping up stimulus as economic growth stalls...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Asian governments are starting to do their bit to revive economic growth as central banks gradually pull back on monetary policy easing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:50 

The Strait Times

Black Hawk helicopter missing after takeoff in Minnesota...

ST CLOUD, MINNESOTA (AP) - The Minnesota National Guard says a Black Hawk helicopter with three people aboard is missing after taking off in central Minnesota.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:50 

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Saudi Arabia to meet Bahrain in Gulf Cup final...

Saudi Arabia will meet Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf Cup final after Abdullah Al-Hamdan scored a first-half goal as they beat hosts Qatar 1-0 in the ......

 2019-12-05 23:46 

The Strait Times

As scandal simmers, majority of Japan firms want PM Abe to finish term...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A majority of Japanese firms want long-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to finish his term to September 2021, but fewer than one in five say he should stay beyond then, a Reuters poll showed, as allegations that he broke campaign laws e...

 2019-12-05 23:40 

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Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks...

VIENNA: European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed UN sanctions, but with Tehran locked in ......

 2019-12-05 23:39 

The Strait Times

Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs...

BERLIN (AP) - A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by 2050.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:39 

The Strait Times

Big European banks face call to end funding for firms building coal-fired plants...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Some of Europe's biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are still developing new coal-fired power plants.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:36 

The Strait Times

US Uighur Bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional Bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's north-west, has cut even clo...

 2019-12-05 23:34 

The Strait Times

Singapore Airshow in February to be fully solar-powered...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The Singapore Airshow 2020 will be fully solar-powered for the first time in its 12-year history, as sustainability becomes a key area of focus for the biennial event next February.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 23:30 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong protests cost embattled MTR operator $278 million...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Damage to Hong Kong's subway from six months of protests will cost operator MTR Corp Ltd about HK$1.6 billion (S$278.09 million), the company said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday (Dec 5).. Read more at s...

 2019-12-05 23:28 

The Strait Times

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday (Dec 5), the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.. Read more at st...

 2019-12-05 23:19 

The Strait Times

Saudi Aramco prices shares at top of range in world's biggest IPO...

RIYADH/DUBAI (REUTERS) - State-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) will be the biggest in history, but will fall short of the towering US$2 trillion (S$2.7 trillion) valuation long sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.. ...

 2019-12-05 23:17 

The Strait Times

Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, Dec 6...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Dec 6.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 22:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf: Reed moves clear as Woods surges in Bahamas...

MIAMI: Patrick Reed edged into a three-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday (Dec 5) as Tiger Woods bounced back into ......

 2019-12-05 22:38 

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Football: Brighton inflict more misery on Arsenal...

LONDON: Arsenal's winless streak reached nine games as Brighton beat the Gunners 2-1 on Thursday (Dec 5) in Freddie Ljungberg's first home match ......

 2019-12-05 22:36 

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CVC in talks with FIFA, Real Madrid over global soccer deals: FT...

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has held talks with soccer's global governing body FIFA on acquiring the commercial rights to the ......

 2019-12-05 22:27 

The Strait Times

Football: Brighton inflict more misery on Arsenal...

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal's winless streak reached nine games as Brighton beat the Gunners 2-1 on Thursday in Freddie Ljungberg's first home match in temporary charge on Thursday (Dec 5).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-05 22:22 

Channel NewsAsia

Cycle of poverty in Malaysia's Kelantan state amid annual floods...

Putrajaya has pledged to upgrade the infrastructure under a new five-year plan to tackle the flooding....

 2019-12-05 22:21 

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Following civil service 'restraint', private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts...

SINGAPORE: Private sector employees are likely to receive lower annual bonuses in the current financial year compared to the previous year due to ......

 2019-12-05 22:21 

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Following civil service 'restraint', private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts...

SINGAPORE: Private sector employees are likely to receive lower annual bonuses in the current financial year compared to the previous year due to ......

 2019-12-05 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Remember those ixi:z wallets? The Japanese brand is back in Singapore...

The streetwear brand that was all the rage in the 1980s and 1990s will be at the Culture Cartel streetwear convention from Dec 6 to 8, and is set to open a retail store at Mandarin Gallery on Dec 14. But the wallets won't be back for now, sorry....

 2019-12-05 22:14 

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Commentary: Why the London Bridge attacker walked free - while serving terrorism offences...

UK politicians helped create the laws that allowed the perpetrator of the London Bridge attack to be released from jail early, says an expert....

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