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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 16,2016

Thailand's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta's ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism. The junta has banned protests, muzzled the press, blocked scores of

Image : China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

China's defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week's navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions. China has been angered by a

Image : Tourism startups to get leg up

Tourism startups to get leg up

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 17,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Swedes to interview Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy in London

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HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be interviewed on Nov. 14 at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for four years.

The Prosecution Authority says that Ecuador has granted Sweden's request for legal assistance in questioning Assange over a rape allegation stemming from a visit to the Scandinavian country in 2010.

The agency said Monday that a Swedish assistant prosecutor and police investigator will be allowed to be present at the interview, conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor and that a DNA sample will be taken from Assange if he consents.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker has denied the accusation, and refused to meet prosecutors in Sweden fearing extradition to the United States to face espionage charges if he leaves the embassy.

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Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state.Meanwhile, the fate of Green Party candidate Jill Stein's request for a recount in Pennsylvania must wait at least until a federal court hearing on Friday, just four days before the Dec. 13 federal deadline for states to certify their election results.Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in both states and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam, Japan sign Mekong deal

The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s branch in Can Tho City and Japan’s Brain Works Co signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate Japanese investments in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region and enhance trade co-operation between the two countries.VCCI Can Tho and Brain Work Co, a Japanese enterprise specialising in investment advice, ICT and human resource training with 20 years of experiences in Viet Nam, will promote a programme to boost annual trade exchanges between… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Kerry hopes to revive TPP trade deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused to call last rites on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Sunday, expressing hope President-elect Donald Trump will drop his opposition to the contentious free trade deal. The 12-nation TPP became a hot-button issue during the US election campaign, with critics including Trump saying it would cost American jobs. Kerry said international trade was critical to US interests and the TPP could help grow the economy. "I think as people examine it and begin… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for Islamic State in the Philippines

A government soldier carries a girl who was rescued along with twenty other residents as the government troops continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines May 31, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Romeo Ranoco Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathisers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra-radical group. A Philippines intelligence… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Afghan woman pilot's asylum bid sparks fervent debate

Kabul (AFP) - The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot to seek asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.Niloofar Rahmani, a 25-year-old pilot lionised widely as the "Afghan Top Gun" after the 1986 Tom Cruise film on flying aces, was scheduled to return to Afghanistan last week after a 15-month training course with the US air force.But on the eve of her… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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