Articles worth reading
Image : Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

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.

Latest blog articles

Germany's Merkel in regular touch with Putin on Ukraine, Syria: spokesman

access_time Oct 14,2016 chat_bubble_outline 60 views

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in regular contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the war in Syria, a government spokesman said on Friday.

"We've always said that with regard to Syria and Ukraine, Russia plays a significant role," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference.

Seibert said he could not predict if further sanctions against Syria would be agreed at an upcoming European Union meeting, but said it was understandable that all options were being considered.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Joseph Nasr)

Heineken fizz falls flat as half-year profits drop

Dutch brewing giant Heineken had little to cheer Monday as it unveiled a 48.8 drop in half year net profits, warning of "a challenging economic backdrop". Year-on-year net profits in the first half of 2016 fell to 586 million euros ($654 million) from 1.14 billion euros the previous year, Heineken said in a statement. But it stressed the 2015 results had been inflated by "the exceptional gain of 379 million euros" from the 1.2 billion euro sale of its Mexican packaging arm Empaque in February… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

City developers look to youths

Young buyers make up a promising segment for the HCM City real estate market because of the high rate of migration to the city and rapid urbanisation, a conference on the housing market heard on October 13. — VNS Photo HCM CITY (Biz Hub) – Young buyers make up a promising segment for the HCM City real estate market because of the high rate of migration to the city and rapid urbanisation, a conference on the housing market heard on October 13. Le Hoang Chau, chairman of the HCM City Real Estate… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

World-renowned Elvis Presley impersonator performing tribute concert for the king

Read on the original site chat_bubble_outline Read More...

General James Mattis: a 'Mad Dog' with a big library

Washington (AFP) - Retired general James "Mad Dog" Mattis -- who for years oversaw US war efforts in the Middle East and was tapped Thursday by President-elect Donald Trump as his new defense secretary -- did not come by his nickname lightly.Mattis, 66, commanded a Marine battalion during the First Gulf War and a marine division during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 2010, the tough-talking native of Washington state was named to head the US Central Command.That gave him authority over troops in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

For some girls, first lady rivals Beyoncé as a role model

NEW YORK (AP) — Healthy food and plenty of exercise. The challenges military families face. Education for girls around the globe.The feel-good initiatives of first lady Michelle Obama have served as both inspiration and eight years of teaching moments for many families. So what, exactly, do they think is her legacy over a period that spans much of the lifetime of today's kids?"I think she stands for kindness in America," said Alexis Shenkiryk, a 12-year-old in Del Mar, California. "She really… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

folder_open Assigned tags

Comments

Loading...

Trends in Singapore

Trends in Indonesia

Trends in Philippin