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Vietnamese wood enterprises forced to branch out overseas

person Orange Themes access_time Aug 15,2016


Vietnam's wood market is dominated by international enterprises.

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Doxxing May Become A Federal Crime

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The malicious publication of sensitive information would carry a possible five-year prison sentence in a proposed law sponsored by Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark

Image : Philippine bank at center of $81 mln heist names new president

Philippine bank at center of $81 mln heist names new president

person Orange Themes access_time May 17,2016


Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) said on Monday that its board has appointed a new president replacing Lorenzo Tan, who resigned but was cleared by the Philippine bank of any wrongdoing in a $81 million money laundering scandal.

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Knights of Malta insist ouster over condom scandal was legal

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the embattled Knights of Malta says lawyers have confirmed he followed the rules in ousting a top official over an old condom scandal that has led to a remarkable showdown between the ancient Catholic lay order and the Holy See.

In a Jan. 14 letter to the order's members, Fra' Matthew Festing insisted he was only protecting the Knights' sovereignty in refusing to cooperate with a commission appointed by Pope Francis to investigate the ouster.

Festing also sought to discredit Francis' commission, saying there were "serious accusations of a conflict of interest" involving three of its five members.

Albrecht von Boeselager was removed as the order's grand chancellor following revelations that its charity branch distributed condoms in Myanmar under his watch. He has appealed to the order's courts.

T. rex was not feathery, study says

Tyrannosaurus rex had scales, not feathers, said a study Wednesday which rescues the giant lizard's reputation as a fearsome killer with a rough-and-tough hide. Recent research has claimed to provide evidence for feathers in ancestors of T. rex, and suggested the iconic carnivore may itself have sported bird-like plumage rather than reptilian scales. Those findings challenged a long-held contention that large-bodied dinos had no feathers, requiring them for neither warmth nor flight. For the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

UEFA broke no rules in granting $4.4 million Slovenian loan

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA broke no rules when it sent a multimillion dollar loan for a betting company investment by the Slovenian soccer federation, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.The 4 million euro ($4.4 million) deal in June 2015 — which a UEFA report says was "granted in real exception" — has been scrutinized because it was signed off by then-UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and then-Slovenian soccer president Aleksander Ceferin. They have since won unexpected… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Increase in State Courts' jurisdiction for claims arising from traffic ...

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Green mangrove forests in flooding season

Flooding season brings about abundant fishery resources to people in the Mekong Delta, and beautifies the mangrove forests there.  Tra Su cajuput forest Located in Van Gao commune of Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Tra Su is one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in the southwestern region of Vietnam. Covering an area of 850 hectares, Tra Su is home to about 70 species of birds, 36 species of mammals, 10 species of fish and over 140 species of plants. Thanks to its potential… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

South Sudan accepts UN peacekeepers with no conditions

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government has accepted with "no conditions" increase the peacekeeping force in the country as mandated by the U.N. Security Council in August, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Lomuro told the Associated Press Saturday."I expect them arrive at any time. The challenge is now on the U.N. to implement and fulfill their promises," Lomuro said in an interview.The unanimous decision by South Sudan's Cabinet ends a three-month limbo over whether the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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