Climate protesters disrupt BP investor meeting, Shell gets boostClimate change protesters disrupted oil and gas group BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, shouting "this is a crime scene", while rival Royal Dutch Shell received some rare praise from shareholders on its climate policies. Two women protesters inside the BP meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland, were carried out by security staff, while others turned on an alarm during BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley's speech.
Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meetingA group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year's gathering to be the company's last. Around 20 activists from Dutch environmental action group Code Rood (Code Red) dressed in red jumpsuits held up banners with the slogan "shut down fossil power" and jeered at passing shareholders as they stood outside the energy giant's meeting in the seaside town of Scheveningen near The Hague. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the meeting that the company wanted to do the right thing, but the energy industry could not work alone.
India's opposition parties allege vote machine fraudIndia's main opposition parties Tuesday alleged voting fraud in the country's general election, days after exit polls predicted a comfortable win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling right-wing party. India's marathon election wound up on Sunday after almost six weeks of voting, with results expected on Thursday. Several polls have suggested Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies would secure enough seats to secure a second five-year term.
Monkeypox case: Quarantine ends for 18 close contacts of patientSINGAPORE: Eighteen people who came into close contact with Singapore's first monkeypox patient ended their time in quarantine on Tuesday (May 21).
They were among 22 people who were quarantined. All of them have not shown any symptoms of monkeypox, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in response ...
US, Google restrictions on Huawei: AnalysisHUAWEI RESTRICTIONS: A ban on Huawei Technologies's American-made parts is temporarily on hold, but what will it mean for the Chinese tech giant when it comes into effect 90 days later?
Array BioPharma's colorectal cancer combo treatment meets main goalsREUTERS: Array BioPharma Inc's cocktail of three therapies helped patients with a type of colorectal cancer live longer than those on standard treatment, according to interim results of a late-stage study on Tuesday.
The combination therapy, comprising Array's Braftovi and Mektovi and Eli Lilly ...
Rugby: First woman appointed to coach a South African national teamCAPE TOWN: Laurian Johannes will become the first woman to coach a national rugby team in South Africa following her appointment to take charge of the country’s Under-20 women’s side, South Africa Rugby said on Tuesday.
She will begin next month with two internationals against neighbouring ...
Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, U.N. urges worldVenezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday, urging other states not to deport them. Some 3.7 million people have left Venezuela, including 3 million since 2015 as the economy has imploded causing widespread shortages and hunger, and anti-government street protests have brought waves of violence and deaths. Venezuelans continue to leave at the rate of 3,000 to 5,000 a day, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said, giving updated guidance on how to handle the exodus.
Iran's reach puts U.S. forces, allies in striking rangeBAGHDAD/DUBAI/KABUL (Reuters) - Threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have highlighted the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could clash. Iran backs militias in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are also based, and in Lebanon and Yemen, located next to Washington's closest regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. It is situated opposite Saudi Arabia on the Gulf, and along the Strait of Hormuz, passageway for almost a fifth of the world's daily crude oil consumption.
Hanwha Total's chemical leak affects 650 people in South KoreaSEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two massive leaks of chemical vapour at Hanwha Total Petrochemical's factory in Seosan in South Korea's South Chungcheong province have affected around 650 people, local authorities said on Tuesday (May 21)
Shhhh, your phone may be listeningSINGAPORE - When Ms Teh Hsiao Wei's beloved dog Kopi died last year, she decided to commission a friend to paint a picture of him to remember him by.. Read more at str...
India feel confident before 'most challenging' World Cup, says KohliMUMBAI: India are very confident about their form, captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday before his squad depart for the 10-nation World Cup in England and Wales starting next week.
"Personally, I think this is probably the most challenging World Cup of all the three that I've been part of, because ...
Futures bounce as US eases restrictions on HuaweiU.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased restrictions on China's Huawei Technologies, allaying investor concerns over a further escalation in a bitter trade war between the two countries.
Bangladesh government blocks news website in fresh blow to mediaBangladesh authorities have blocked access to a popular news portal in what critics on Tuesday condemned as the latest blow to freedom of expression in the South Asian nation. Poriborton.com, one of the country's top five online news outlets, was shut without notice on Sunday, managing editor Abu Sufian told AFP. Officials for government agencies that regulate the internet industry denied any knowledge of the case or refused to comment.
Trump's Huawei ban raises hopes for Chinese chip suppliersWashington's blacklisting of technology giant Huawei has taken a toll on U.S. semiconductor shares, but China-listed firms have rallied as investors bet they can gain from Beijing's stepped-up efforts to build a homegrown supply chain.
France: 5G telecoms decision based on security and performance, nobody to be ruled outLast week, French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the Chinese telecoms giant. "We want to carry out a careful control of this 5G deployment ... without designating an operator as unwelcome in France," Le Maire told reporters on Tuesday. France's ARCEP telecoms regulator also said on Tuesday that 5G deployment would go ahead as planned in 2020 despite the current difficulties faced by Huawei.
OECD cuts global growth forecast as US-China tensions riseThe OECD on Tuesday cut its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the latest flare-up in the China-US trade war threatens to crimp global growth. "Governments must act urgently to reinvigorate growth that benefits all," the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said as it pared back its forecast for global growth to 3.2 percent this year from 3.3 percent earlier. "Resolve trade disputes through increased international cooperation while fixing the international rules-based system," the OECD said.
Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safetyThe end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up by European fashion brands to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after as garment factory complex collapsed in 2013 killing more than 1,100 people. Attempts by the Accord's members to extend its authority to operate were challenged in court by some factory owners, while the government set up its own body to take over its work.
US warns Chinese drones may steal data: reportWashington has warned that Chinese-made drones could be giving spy agencies in Beijing "unfettered access" to stolen data, according to a report in American media. The Department of Homeland Security sent out an alert on Monday flagging drones built in China as a "potential risk to an organization's information", CNN reported. The US government has "strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data into the territory of an authoritarian state that permits its intelligence services to have unfettered access to that data or otherwise abuses that access," wrote CNN, quoting the DHS alert.
Hong Kong transport authorities approve LGBT ad after backlashA Cathay Pacific advert featuring two men holding hands can now be displayed across Hong Kong's transport network, after its reported ban sparked a public outcry. Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported Monday that the city's airport and MTR train operator had barred the gay-friendly ad from its crowded terminals, citing sources. Neither Cathay Pacific nor the transport authorities directly confirmed or denied the ban which triggered a massive backlash.
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Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries: BayerBayer's public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about "watch lists" of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. Bayer's admission adds to the company's woes that have piled up since it acquired Monsanto for $63 billion in 2018 -- one of the largest in German corporate history -- which has also lumbered it with a massive burden of health-related lawsuits.
Pioneering female referee Yamashita hoping to inspireTOKYO: Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita is hoping her trailblazing work as part of the first all-female trio to officiate a men's match in Asian continental competition last week will encourage girls to feel they can do anything in the game.
Along with Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi ...
EU leaders sound alarm over populist election threatTwo days before voting begins in European parliamentary elections, national leaders are scrambling to mobilise their supporters to resist a populist challenge. European governments fear a good showing for eurosceptics in the vote, which begins on Thursday and runs to Sunday, will disrupt Brussels decision-making. Opinion polls predict a significant advance for nationalist and populist forces opposed to closer European Union integration and threatening mainstream reform efforts.
Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for US Postal ServiceREUTERS: The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.
San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving ...
Rare earth, telecom stocks lift up China markets after Xi, Huawei boostChina stocks climbed on Tuesday, as rare earth and telecommunication stocks led the advance following a company visit by President Xi Jinping and upbeat remarks by Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei Technologies. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2 per cent to 2905.97. The Shenzhen Component Index climbed 1.9 per cent, and the ChiNext Index was up 1.7 per cent. The CSI 300 of large companies increased 1.4 per cent.
Macron jumps into EU campaign warning of 'existential risk'French President Emmanuel Macron has warned of an "existential risk" to the EU just days ahead of elections for the European Parliament, while playing down the political risks of being personally involved in the high-stakes campaign. "I cannot be a spectator, but a participant in what is the most important European election since 1979, because the union is facing an existential risk," Macron said in a joint interview published in regional French papers on Tuesday. Macron's centrist list is running neck and neck in opinion polls with the far-right National Rally of Marine Le Pen, who is hoping to hobble her rival after losing badly in the French presidential run-off two years ago.
IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 games budget cutsTokyo 2020 can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Games. "We appreciate your continued efforts to reduce the operational (budget) and other budgets," said John Coates, chairman of the IOC's coordination committee, at the start of a three-day visit to Tokyo.
8:30 PM Well i guess you guys just read the headlines and photos and didn’t know the whole story yet. And whatever you guys comments are just bringing someone down not talking about the news.
8:30 PM Anna Lim but I wont pay any money for women, I not so stupid I will buy gold for myself but wont paid gold for the women even I love her. Paid a food court food can le.. at least break up wont be so pain and wont regret ar...😊
8:29 PM Sg is stupid la... that's fact..what can lhl do??
8:29 PM It's people like him that makes me wonder, maybe the authorities should reveal his identity and what he has done, then chain him to a lamp post in downtown Auckland for a few hours.
Then charge him... If there's anything left of him to collect back.
8:29 PM Life is cheap .. $300 .. actually it was only 100+ but the report seems to imply that he inflated it to $300...
8:29 PM Trump is destroying many years of hard work by many people - the worst president
8:29 PM Albert Wong why hold people's CPF when they can line their wallets with people's money (curi from rakyat), right?
8:29 PM There are many HDB units sublet to a main tenant who inturn sublet to about 10 to 14 tenants. These are especially true about PRCs working in Singapore. The main tenant however just register with HDB only within the limit of tenants allowed. The rest are not registered.
8:29 PM Malaysia’s idea of BRT to complement the RTS looks viable. Cheers to Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
8:28 PM Pay your head, why must they pay?? What can sg do???
8:28 PM Phua Jia Wei Why is this writer talking about it again, no wonder now nobody buys the newspaper
8:28 PM I though only lhl stupid, you also same same stupid like lhl...