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Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:36
An Indonesian court sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling on Monday, in a shock verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

South Africa's Aspen sells Australian prescription portfolio to Mylan

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:20
Aspen Pharmacare said on Monday that Mylan NV had exercised an option to buy Aspen's portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia for 188 million Australian dollars (US$130 million).

'I thought my career was over after pregnancy' - Azarenka

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:20
REUTERS: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son. The two-times Grand Slam champion was ranked sixth in the world when she left the WTA tour in July 2016 and ...

Football: Mbappe statement throws spanner into the works at PSG

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:20
Despite Kylian Mbappe pledging his future to Paris St Germain following yet another early Champions League exit in March, the France striker is now casting doubt on his intentions for next season.

Will he, won't he? Speculation over Japan's sales tax hike

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:17
After months of speculation that Japan's government could postpone an impending sales tax hike to avoid damaging the economy, it appeared set to go ahead with the move thanks to stronger-than-expected growth data released Monday.

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:17
The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday filed a request for his arrest, the Prosecution Authority said.

Japan's economy shows better-than-expected growth

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:16
Japanese GDP expanded a better-than-expected 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, official data showed Monday, although analysts cautioned that the world's third-largest economy was still facing headwinds.

Indonesia steps up security ahead of presidential election result

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:09
JAKARTA: Police rolled out more barbed wire on Monday (May 20) to tighten security outside Indonesia's election agency and readied armoured trucks and water cannons to quell any civil unrest when official results of a presidential poll are released this week. With the General Election Commission ...

New Ukraine President Zelenskiy says dissolving parliament

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:08
Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday announced he was dissolving parliament.

Turkey to arrest 249 foreign ministry personnel in post-coup probe: Report

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:57
ANKARA: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, broadcaster NTV said on Monday (May 20). Authorities have carried out regular operations against the alleged ...

More safety measures at Marine Parade roundabout after fatal accident

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:50
SINGAPORE: Several measures will be put in place to reduce vehicular speed and improve pedestrian safety at the roundabout in Marine Parade where a fatal accident took place in March.  Announcing the measures on Monday (May 20), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it will implement tighter ...

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea Flower Show

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:05
Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show.

Investors keep food firms on warning over antibiotics

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:05
LONDON: An investor group managing some US$5 trillion said it was pleased with the steps taken by fast-food companies to cut the use of antibiotics in their products and will continue to monitor firms as its three-year-long engagement comes to an end. Resistance to antibiotics has been flagged as ...

China's tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:56
Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country's regulatory environment is "bleak".

For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:55
PHILADELPHIA: The crowded 2020 presidential race features six women, three African Americans and a dozen youthful contenders. But Denise Haley is going old school, supporting white male frontrunner Joe Biden as the Democrat best positioned to beat Donald Trump. "He could lead the nation and bring ...

Vegetative Frenchman set to lose life support amid final challenge

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:47
REIMS, France: Doctors were due from Monday (May 20) to start switching off the life support of a quadriplegic Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a case that has divided France and even his own family. But the parents of Vincent Lambert have launched last ditch ...

Cambodia marks genocide atrocities with Day of Remembrance

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:40
PHNOM PENH: Black-clad students reenacted the horrors of the Cambodian genocide at the "Killing Fields" on Monday (May 20) to commemorate the two million people killed by the Khmer Rouge's murderous, Maoist regime. Hundreds gathered at the notorious site in Phnom Penh to mark the annual Day of ...

Rugby league - 'Third wheel' great Cronk to call it quits

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:30
Australian halfback Cooper Cronk, who formed a three-man spine at the most dominant club, state and international rugby league teams of his era, announced on Monday that he would be retiring at the end of this season.

Deutsche Bank denies report it prevented Trump transactions being flagged

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:50
Deutsche Bank denied a report that said some of its executives rejected the advice of the bank's own anti-money laundering specialists and prevented some transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, being filed with the government.

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:34
TORONTO: Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home. Meng, 47, has access to top lawyers, moves around relatively freely in ...