Date
14 February 2016

BUSINESS

WORLD

  • Cities need to be green. Otherwise, they become the urban hellholes of William Gibson’s description: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” When part of the Tokyu Toyoko...
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is joining for the first time efforts to stem the flow of migrants into Europe. The alliance said it is sending ships from its standing maritime force to the Aegean Sea, the Wall...
  • Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916. It took a hundred years of searching for scientists to confirm he was right. They announced Thursday they have directly detected gravitational waves for the first time,...
  • Indonesia is opening dozens of businesses to full foreign ownership in an increased effort to attract more investment. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is opening up 35 business sectors to 100 percent foreign ownership, including toll roads, film...
  • US President Barack Obama will meet with leaders of 10 countries in Southeast Asia next week in an attempt to coordinate with the region US interests ranging from security to trade, The Wall Street Journal reported. Participants in...
  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of endless conflict or a world war if major powers failed to negotiate an end to the fighting in Syria and warned against any ground operations by US...
  • South Korea said Friday it has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea. The announcement came hours after the North kicked out the South’s workers and...
  • With China, Russia, and the United States fine-tuning anti-satellite (ASAT) warfare capabilities, the third round of competition to “seize the high ground” of space is well under way. This round is distinctive because it has three...
  • North Korea has executed its army chief of staff for alleged corruption and “factional conspiracy”, according to South Korean media. Citing a source familiar with Pyongyang affairs, Yonhap news agency reported that Ri Yong-Gil was executed...
  • Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a refugee camp in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing military and emergency officials. The camp is located about 85 kilometers (50 miles) outside...

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