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Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors about a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud that they said may have helped him advance his succession-planning agenda at the country's top conglomerate.

Tue, 26 May 2020 04:15:29 -0400


Australian media face trial over Pell sex abuse case reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists and publishers are set to face trial in November over coverage of ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell's child sex abuse conviction in 2018, facing charges that they breached an Australia-wide gag order in the case.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:55:04 -0400


Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died peacefully at the age of 98, his family confirmed on Tuesday.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:39:10 -0400


Macau gambling king Stanley Ho's family confirms his death at age 98

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died peacefully at the age of 98, his family confirmed on Tuesday.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:20:47 -0400


Casino king Stanley Ho: the man who built the gambling hub of Macau

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:20:47 -0400


A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low income Los Angeles

After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:10:06 -0400


China's coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are rebranded epidemic "war rooms" helping to check people's movements and stifle the disease.

Tue, 26 May 2020 03:08:08 -0400


Latin America's largest airline LATAM files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

Latin America's largest airline LATAM Airlines Group SA said on Tuesday the company and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the U.S. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.

Tue, 26 May 2020 02:53:07 -0400


Japan shares scale 10-week peak, S&P 500 up sharply

Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures breached a major chart barrier as investors brushed past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus in China and a re-opening world economy.

Tue, 26 May 2020 02:23:33 -0400


U.S. brings forward travel ban as Brazil surpasses its daily death toll

The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil as the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the South American nation surpassed the U.S. daily toll.

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:45:19 -0400


Hong Kong's leader says security laws will not affect city's rights and freedoms

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Beijing's proposed national security laws would not trample on the city's rights and freedoms and called on citizens to wait to see the details of the legislation.

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:37:48 -0400


'This could be the one that gets me,' says oilfield service veteran

Tim Harris was preparing to relocate for an assignment with energy services firm Halliburton Co for the fifth time in 15 years when his career came to a halt.

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:08:09 -0400


In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

China is poised to enshrine individuals' rights to privacy and personal data for the first time, a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1.4 billion people becomes digitised - and more vulnerable to leaks and hacks.

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:28:42 -0400


U.S. drilling industry says offshore ban would crush jobs, government revenues

A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected, would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years, an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday.

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:13:48 -0400


Exclusive: Cathay Pacific's brand merger hits roadblock from China's aviation regulator - sources

China's aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of infractions during last year's pro-democracy protests, two sources said.

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:12:34 -0400


Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

The Red Cross called for an end to cyberattacks on healthcare and medical research facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, in a letter published Tuesday and signed by a group of political and business figures.

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:07:31 -0400


Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past

Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police officers found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most notorious gang killings.

Mon, 25 May 2020 22:34:56 -0400


Hong Kong demand for VPNs surges on heels of China's plan for national security laws

Demand for virtual private networks in Hong Kong surged more than six-fold last Thursday as Beijing proposed tough new national security laws for the financial hub, reflecting concerns over internet privacy, according to a VPN provider.

Mon, 25 May 2020 22:12:45 -0400


WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Mon, 25 May 2020 19:53:46 -0400


Trump commemorates Memorial Day, defends decision to play golf

President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen members of the American military on Monday to mark Memorial Day while defending his decision to spend most of the holiday weekend playing golf as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus outbreak neared 100,000.

Mon, 25 May 2020 19:03:41 -0400


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