Archive for November 10th, 2018

Philippines’ ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court’s graft ruling

Philippines’ ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court’s graft ruling

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:28 AM

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the [...]
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Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong

Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:26 AM

Right campaigners on Friday denounced Hong Kong’s barring of a senior Financial Times journalist as another blow to press freedom in the city which has come under [...]
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Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Tribune | 6:24 AM

A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are ‘terrified’ about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of [...]
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Asian markets sink at end of healthy week, dollar up

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets turned lower Friday as investors took their foot off the pedal at the end of a broadly positive week, while the dollar strengthened after the Federal Reserve [...]
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British journalist Victor Mallet denied entry to HK as tourist

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Veteran British journalist Victor Mallet, who was earlier denied a work visa by Hong Kong immigration authorities, was barred from entering the city as a visitor on Thursday [...]
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Most of the trees felled in HK by Typhoon Mangkhut to go straight to landfill

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Most of the trees felled when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong will go straight to landfill, starting this Sunday. Officials announced the plan on Thursday, as the collection [...]
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US’ Taiwan policy has not changed, Brian Hook says

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

US Special Representative to Iran Brian Hook on Wednesday reiterated that the US’ policy toward Taiwan remains unchanged, despite US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [...]
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Taiwan netisens looking forward to online shopping bonanza

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A majority of netisens in Taiwan polled in a recent survey said they are looking forward to the upcoming Double 11 “shopping festival,” the Market Intelligence [...]
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Taiwan’s troubles with democracy near tipping point

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Ipolitics | 6:00 AM

‘It would be more to the point for Taiwan to address the fundamental problems with its constitution and political structure, which have been said, jokingly, to embody [...]
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MOFA urged to raise case of Taiwan activist jailed in China at Apec

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday it has asked the government to raise the issue of China’s imprisonment of a Taiwanese activist, when [...]
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N Korea-linked hackers stole tens of millions from ATMs across the world

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Theverge | 6:00 AM

Hackers with links to the North Korean government used sophisticated Trojan malware dubbed “Trojan.Fastcash” to steal tens of millions of dollars from ATMs across [...]
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US-N Korea nuclear talks are cancelled; move may be pressure tactic, analysts say

US-N Korea nuclear talks are cancelled; move may be pressure tactic, analysts say

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Militarytimes | 6:00 AM

US officials told Seoul that it was North Korea that canceled nuclear talks this week between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official, South [...]
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‘Not ready’ N Korea delayed talks with US: Haley

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea postponed a planned meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week “because they weren’t ready,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley said [...]
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US delays UN approval of aid for N Korea

US delays UN approval of aid for N Korea

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States is delaying approval of several requests for sanctions exemptions to deliver tractors, spare parts and other goods needed for humanitarian relief in North [...]
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Kremlin says N Korea’s Kim could visit Russia next year

Kremlin says N Korea’s Kim could visit Russia next year

10-Nov-2018 Intellasia | KSLA | 6:00 AM

The Kremlin says it hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia next year. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, [...]
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