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The Latest: Spain probes if boy's body from migrant drowning
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant influx (all times local):
Authorities in southern Spain are investigating whether a boy's body that washed up on a beach last week is linked to a group of sub-Saharan migrants that drowned in mid-January as they tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.
The corpse of a boy that appeared to be around 6 years old was found by a local villager on Friday on a beach in Cadiz, said Agustin Munoz, a representative of the central government in the southern Spanish province.
The state of the body's decomposition led police to link it to a group of six migrants who appeared dead on beaches on Jan. 14 and 15 after their boat capsized. Munoz said officials were trying to reach relatives in various African countries to confirm whether a minor was traveling on the boat.
Italian government and church officials have welcomed 41 Syrian refugees at Rome's airport, saying they wanted to show solidarity at a time when the U.S. is sending refugees away and building walls to keep them out.
The Syrian children were given balloons as they arrived, and a colorful sign reading "Welcome to Italy" greeted the latest group of refugees to be resettled in the country via an agreement between the government and a Catholic-Protestant collaboration.
Italy's deputy foreign minister, Mario Giro, greeted the Syrians and insisted on the obligation to welcome those fleeing war. He said walls, as proposed by the Trump administration, have been shown not to work. What works, he said, is the organized acceptance and distribution of refugees, coupled with economic accords with countries of origin.
Child of 'Britain's Schindler' appeals for help for refugees
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a stockbroker nicknamed 'Britain's Schindler' for saving Jewish children from the Nazis is appealing for today's child refugees to be treated with similar compassion.Barbara Winton's late father, Nicholas, saved some 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust by extricating them from Nazi-occupied Europe and putting them on trains to the UK.Winton says another generation, this one from Africa and the Middle East, needs the kindness Britain previously offered.She said… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Investment tax incentives available
Vietnam will provide special tax incentives to enterprises in the science and technology and agriculture sectors. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued Circular No. 83/2016 on June 17 to clarify investment tax incentives for businesses in those sectors.Effective from August 1, the Circular provides guidance on the Law on Investment and Decree No. 118 introduced in November 2015.It governs incentives in corporate income tax (CIT), import tax, and non-agricultural land use tax, with detailed… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Klopp happy despite Liverpool's rare blank day
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New chairman for VN Asset Management Company
The State Bank of Viet Nam on Tuesday announced the appointment of the new chairman of the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC). SBV Governor appointed Nguyen Tien Dong as new chairman of the Viet Nam Asset Management Company as of January 1, 2017. Under Decision 2539/QD-NHNN, SBV Governor appointed Nguyen Tien Dong as new chairman of the debt asset management company as of January 1, 2017. Dong will assume the position for five years. Prior to the appointment, Dong worked as… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam lacks tools to net pyramid sharks
Vietnam lacks the legal wherewithal to deal comprehensively with dubious multilevel marketing companies operating in the country, officials say. While a crackdown on pyramid schemes by the Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) has made some headway, authorities are unable to exercise due control over the multilevel marketing sector, they add.The VCA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), shut down 45 per cent of illegal multilevel marketing companies in the country last… chat_bubble_outline Read More...