At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

AP 12/23/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Government officials say that at least 20 people were killed after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, the BBC reports. The national disaster management agency says 165 people were hurt and…

No deal: US gov’t shutdown begins

AP 12/22/2018

WASHINGTON — A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the…

With eye on China, Japan unveils record defense budget

AFP 12/21/2018

Tokyo – Japan’s defense budget will swell to a record $47 billion for the next fiscal year, the government said Friday, as Tokyo beefs up its missile defense and deploys stealth jets in a bid to counter…

13 killed in Czech Republic black coal mine fire

AFP 12/21/2018

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Thirteen miners died and 10 were injured after a fire caused by burning methane erupted in a black coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic, a spokesman said Friday. “In total…

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

AFP 12/20/2018

FACEBOOK’s woes mounted Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and as a new report suggested it shared more data with partners…

Trump declares victory over IS in Syria

AFP 12/20/2018

US troops to GO home WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, as he confirmed his stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation.…

US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown

AFP 12/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The US Senate on Wednesday night approved an emergency short-term spending bill that averts a looming government shutdown, but excludes funds that President Donald Trump sought for a US-Mexico border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

53 journalists killed worldwide in 2018 — report

AP 12/19/2018

New York — The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists…

German gov’t plans to relax rules to attract foreign workers

AFP 12/19/2018

BERLIN, Germany — Worker-starved Germany plans to ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers and replenish its fast ageing workforce, despite mounting public resistance against new arrivals. Germany’s first ever immigration law, to be agreed by Chancellor…

Hemp proposed as alternative to medical marijuana

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net, The Nation 12/18/2018

Bangkok — The United Nations will in the next few weeks consider whether to downgrade the classification of cannabidiol – currently a narcotic under international law, Kasetsart University agronomy lecturer Vichien Keeratinijakal said yesterday. Vichien said the…

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