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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is seeking to steal opposition thunder at this month's general election by mimicking their criticism of predecessor Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics", promising to shrink income gaps and bolster the middle class. Kishida, who served as foreign minister under Abe, could help his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) limit losses in the Oct. 31 poll by blurring differences to the opposition by calling for a "new capitalism" that would spread the benefits of growth. The LDP faces an opposition more united than at any time in nearly a decade and is expected to lose seats after a huge win in 2017.
The Hut Group, a rapidly growing British online retailer and tech group that is backed by SoftBank, said on Monday it would remove its founder's "golden share" and seek a premium listing after its shares plummeted last week. THG, which went public in a bumper initial public offering last September, was rocked last week by a 35% collapse in its share price following an investor presentation, forcing it to address corporate governance concerns around the group. A seller of beauty and nutrition products that also runs an ecommerce and logistics arm for partners, THG said its founder and chief executive Matthew Moulding would cancel his Special Share rights that had given him control over acquisitions.
Queensland police said the man allegedly stole the machinery before using it to break into a motorcycle shop in Ipswich. Police footage showed the man ramming into the shop window with the tractor, attaching two motorbikes to the machinery before driving away.Authorities followed the tractor as it drove through suburban streets and down railway lines, passing Ipswich Railway Station on the way. The suspect dropped the motorbikes during the chase.Queensland police later arrested the man on foot after the tractor slipped down an embarkment.
In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, a quiet and persistent warning is circulating: The Taliban are returning. Pakistan’s own Taliban movement, which had in years past waged a violent campaign against the Islamabad government, has been emboldened by the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban are already increasing their influence.
Representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31-Nov. 12 for climate talks to strengthen action to tackle global warming under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Amid extreme weather events around the world and following a United Nations' climate report which warned that global warming was close to spiralling out of control, the actions of governments at this conference will determine whether it is a success. Six years ago in Paris, countries agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and ideally 1.5C.
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Myanmar will release more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against a February coup which ousted the civilian government, the country's junta chief said Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today labelled the absence of an independent probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) on the recent Pandora Papers leak...
Australia’s Queensland state announced plans Monday to open up to vaccinated travelers, ending the status it has enjoyed throughout the pandemic of remaining virtually free of COVID-19. Queensland and Western Australia have been among the states most successful in keeping COVID-19 out, and they also were among the most reluctant to relax their strict border controls after the highly contagious delta variant took hold in New South Wales state in June and spread through Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Queensland authorities warned infection rates would rise and remain high for months.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — The Central PAS Dewan Ulama (DUPP) has expressed its concerns about the recent controversy over a local whisky brand called Timah. Calling for a stop to all promotion...
Elton John might be 74 and struggling with a dodgy hip, but his musical taste remains far cooler than most guys half his age.
While his wife was away, a man, 68, attempted to rape his domestic helper multiple times, even buying condoms.
Bronx-bound commuters were delayed in New York after a train hit debris at 161 St station on October 18.Local services were resumed an hour later after debris was removed, the New York City Transit Authority said.This video posted to Twitter by Mephiman shows passengers disembarking from the train.“After the sudden jerk on the train and announcement, we was asked if anyone wanted to get off on 161,” Mephiman told Storyful. “I was one of the few who left through the front cart and felt the slant of the train as if it was on something, I’m hoping it really was a barricade and nothing worse.” Credit: Mephiman via Storyful
Canada is still reeling after the public revelation that there were remains of hundreds of children buried at Catholic boarding schools set up a century ago to forcibly assimilate the country's indigenous peoples.
JOHOR BARU, Oct 18 — The full reopening of the borders between Malaysia and Singapore will see a revival of Johor’s domestic economy that has been hit due to Covid-19, said the South Johor...
The Washington Football Team retired Sean Taylor's number on Sunday at FedEx Field before their game against the Chiefs.
Taiwan tech giant Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor Co Ltd. Foxtron Vice Chairman Tso Chi-sen told reporters that electric vehicles would be worth a trillion Taiwan dollars to Foxconn in five years time - a figure equivalent to around $35 billion.
Matt Harmon recaps the five things he cares about and five things he does not care about coming out of the Week 6 Sunday NFL action.
When Nigel Upson checks the plucked chicken carcasses dangling from a rotating line at his poultry plant in England, he sees cash haemorrhaging out of his business from a collision of events that has distressed every part of the farm-to-fork supply chain. Like food manufacturers across Britain, Upson was hit this year by an exodus of eastern European workers who, deterred by Brexit paperwork, left en masse when COVID restrictions lifted, compounding his already soaring cost of feed and fuel. Such is the scale of the hit, he cut output by 10% and hiked wages by 11%, a rise that was immediately matched or bettered by neighbouring employers in the northeast of England.