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Up to 150 military tanker drivers will be on standby to deliver petrol and diesel to filling stations.
SoftBank-backed robotics firm AutoStore said on Tuesday it seeks to raise $315 million by listing on the Oslo Bourse for an initial public offering (IPO) at a valuation that could make it Norway's largest stock launch in two decades. In April, SoftBank bought https://www.reuters.com/article/us-softbank-group-autostore-idUSKBN2BS1YC a 40% stake in the Norwegian company for $2.8 billion, valuing AutoStore at about $7 billion. Thomas H. Lee Partners and EQT are among its other investors.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Malay businessmen are not keen on the equity safety net announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), Kuala Selangor MP Datuk...
The 'Burn' singer explained when she performed at Coachella with a stomach bug, she was forced to relieve herself in a litter tray at the side of the stage.
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Singapore's first WWE wrestler Dante Chen is already eyeing more career milestones after making his debut at the NXT show last week.
In Japan, LGBTQ rights activists see a glimmer of hope their country may finally allow same-sex marriage if candidate Taro Kono becomes the next prime minister.The leadership of Japan's ruling party cast their votes on Wednesday and Kono is tipped as the leading contender.He has openly supported same-sex marriage although among his fellow conservatives, it's long been a taboo topic.Within Asia, same-sex marriage is only legal in Taiwan.Activists like Kazuhiro Terada - say the fact that Japan is even discussing it in the leadership race points to wider acceptance among lawmakers and the public."At least, a person who clearly supports same-sex marriage becoming prime minister will bring hope to people, especially for gay and lesbian couples. I think it will be much easier for LGBT people to be more open and speak up."There has been signs of broader acceptance in Japan. In 2015, Tokyo's downtown Shibuya ward began granting certificates that recognize same-sex partners.Some 100 local government followed suit.Lawyer Makiko Terahara says despite public support political change in Japan may be a longer road:"So not everything (that Mr. Kono said) was perfect, but I think it's big progress that the Liberal Democratic Party is in a situation where it realizes it (same-sex marriage) is an issue (to be discussed) and can express opinions.Kono has also voiced other progressive stances including separate surnames for married couples and he broke with conservatives last year to propose female heirs be allowed to take the imperial throne.However, experts told Reuters they saw Kono's statement for same-sex marriage as a strategic move to capture support among progressive party members.
KUALA LUMPUR, September 28 — A South Korean man has reportedly been barraged with calls and text messages after his phone number appeared in popular South Korean Netflix series, Squid Game. The...
Foliage across New Hampshire’s Great North Woods has started transforming into its fall colors, footage taken in Dixville Notch on September 27 shows.So far this fall, foliage in the Great North Woods region has seen a 45 percent color change, according to the most recent foliage report from the New Hampshire tourism department.Video by Fawn Langerman captures shades of orange, gold, maroon, and brown above Lake Gloriette. Credit: Fawn Langerman via Storyful
The normally biennial Airshow China, which was delayed by a year due to COVID-19, was mostly a domestic affair due to tight quarantine rules.The country's efforts to improve homegrown aerospace technology was in the spotlight at a time of a growing strategic rivalry with the West.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Imported vehicles that arrived at Malaysian ports under open approved permit scheme — better known by its Malay initials as APKT — were not monitored well, the...
A pair of American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges. A State Department spokesperson said Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to the U.S. on Sunday after consular staff in Shanghai helped facilitate their departure. A pair of Canadians held in China were also permitted to leave after Canada released Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Friday.
After a two-hour pause in volcanic activity, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma began to erupt once more on Monday, September 27.Video posted just before midnight on Monday shows lava pouring from the crater at night.Copernicus EMS said satellite imagery indicated that some 589 homes and 21 kilometers of roadway had been destroyed by volcanic activity by early Tuesday. Credit: Antonio Camacho via Storyful
The takeover will take affect mid-October, with the government reassuring consumers that fares, tickets and services would not change.
As Europe's economic powerhouse Germany embarks on the task of piecing together a new ruling coalition after Sunday's knife-edge election, observers need only look to its neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands, to see how tricky the process can be. Olaf Scholz, leader of the center-left Social Democrats that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc on Sunday sounded upbeat the morning after the vote. “My idea is that we will be very fast in getting a result for this government, and it should be before Christmas if possible,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.
A three-day blaze that completely incinerated two giant Tesla batteries at a vast energy storage site in Australia was probably sparked by a coolant leak, safety regulators said Tuesday.
Truck drivers attempted to bring traffic to a standstill across Italy on September 27 to protest a government requirement for them to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status.From next month onwards, all workers who fail to provide a valid Digital Green Certificate will be subject to a fine, according to Italian legislation.According to La Stampa, who cited traffic authorities, the protest did not cause significant, widespread disruption.The demonstrations were intended to disrupt traffic for the entire week.Instagram user luca_superba66 said this footage shows the scene on the A10 in Genoa as a truck blocked the flow of vehicles. Credit: luca_superba66 via Storyful
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The release of two Canadians detained in China paves the way for a normalisation of relations between China and the US, but in the long term China will suffer reputational damage for its tactics, says Dylan Loh, an expert on Chinese foreign policy at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.