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Former Fed chair warns of ‘gigantic holes in the system’ & new financial meltdown risk

Janet Yellen, former US Federal Reserve chair, has warned that another financial crisis could be in the country’s future, due to ballooning corporate debt and regulatory impotence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Former Fed chair warns of ‘gigantic holes in the system’ & new financial meltdown risk

Janet Yellen, former US Federal Reserve chair, has warned that another financial crisis could be in the country’s future, due to ballooning corporate debt and regulatory impotence. Read Full Article at RT.com

Voice messages now available on Instagram

  MANILA, Philippines --- Instagram users can now send voice clips in direct messages, the social media platform announced on Twitter last Tuesday.   Instagram launched its newest feature which allows its users to send or reply to messages
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Voice messages now available on Instagram

  MANILA, Philippines --- Instagram users can now send voice clips in direct messages, the social media platform announced on Twitter last Tuesday.   Instagram launched its newest feature which allows its users to send or reply to messages through voice recordings.   «Starting today, you can send voice messages in Direct. Talk the way you want to be heard, whether by whispering what you're up to or shouting a compliment,» Instagram said.   https://twitter.com/instagram/status/1072206200077398016   Instagram, owned by Facebook, has almost one billion users worldwide./muf  ...Keep on reading: Voice messages now available on Instagram

Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

YANGON, Myanmar--- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that were pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey's gushing thread o
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Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

YANGON, Myanmar--- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that were pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey's gushing thread on Sunday came after a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Mandalay in which he praised the country's food, beauty and its people, whom he said were «full of joy». The comments drew heat online for leaving out any discussion of atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya minority during a military crackdown last year that drove more than 720,000 people into Bangladesh camps. Critics piled into the tech mogul ...Keep on reading: Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines --- Twelve senators on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2019. The 12 senators who affirmed the third extension of martial law in the region were Senate President Vicente Sotto III, and Senators Gring
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12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines --- Twelve senators on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2019. The 12 senators who affirmed the third extension of martial law in the region were Senate President Vicente Sotto III, and Senators Gringo Honasan, Panfilo Lacson, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Richard Gordon, Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Koko Pimentel, JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Win Gatchalian, and Manny Pacquiao. On the other hand, five senators voted against further placing Mindanao under martial rule. These lawmakers were: Minority Floor Leader Senator Franklin Drilon, and Senators Bam Aquino, Rise Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan, and Francis Escudero. Senator Ralph R...Keep on reading: 12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

MANILA, Philippines --- Longtime couple Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally tied the knot on Tuesday at Villa Milagros in Rizal. Photos from the wedding ceremony surfaced as many of their celebrity friends took to social media to congratulate the newl
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LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

MANILA, Philippines --- Longtime couple Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally tied the knot on Tuesday at Villa Milagros in Rizal. Photos from the wedding ceremony surfaced as many of their celebrity friends took to social media to congratulate the newlyweds. Padilla's co-actress in «Encantadia» Gabbi Garcia posed with the couple in an Instagram post on Tuesday.   View this post on Instagram   Always here for the both of you. Congratulations! Stay happy! Love you @kylienicolepadilla @ajabrenica #AljurKyliEpicAfter A post shared by Gabbi Garcia (@_gabbigarcia) on Dec 11, 2018 at 4:11am PST &...Keep on reading: LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA. A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. sai
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Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA. A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. said it's now his time to jump to the Philippines' premier basketball league. «I've seen a lot of things, I've played in different leagues and I mean for me it's time,» said Parks Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine. Parks was a highly-touted prospect since he was in high school at St. Georges and then, at Melrose, both in Tennessee, and he even drew the attention of NCAA Division 1 school Georgia T...Keep on reading: Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

Where Truth Is Elusive and Chaos Is Near

A series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center plumbs the depths of director Jacques Tourneur’s richly mysterious horror movies, melodramas, thrillers, westerns and fantasy films.
WSJ.com: Lifestyle

Where Truth Is Elusive and Chaos Is Near

A series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center plumbs the depths of director Jacques Tourneur’s richly mysterious horror movies, melodramas, thrillers, westerns and fantasy films.

This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love

Barolo has long been considered the power wine of the Piedmont. But the truth is, many prefer the more-accessible, graceful and often less-expensive alternative, Barbaresco.
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This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love

Barolo has long been considered the power wine of the Piedmont. But the truth is, many prefer the more-accessible, graceful and often less-expensive alternative, Barbaresco.

Tories may initiate leadership challenge procedure against May on Wednesday — UK MP

A group of Conservative Party members, who disagree with May’s stance on Brexit, launched a campaign to remove her from power earlier this year
TASS

Tories may initiate leadership challenge procedure against May on Wednesday — UK MP

A group of Conservative Party members, who disagree with May’s stance on Brexit, launched a campaign to remove her from power earlier this year

Falsified tickets issued to some tourists stranded in China — aviation watchdog

According to the Russian Consulate General in China, about 230 Pearl River tourists had no valid return ticket
TASS

Falsified tickets issued to some tourists stranded in China — aviation watchdog

According to the Russian Consulate General in China, about 230 Pearl River tourists had no valid return ticket

Ghana named among top 5 destinations in Africa for 2019

Looking to get ahead of the travel trends in 2019? Well, we asked some of the world's top influencers, bloggers, and vloggers to judge 2019's hottest emerging travel destinations around the world.
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Ghana named among top 5 destinations in Africa for 2019

Looking to get ahead of the travel trends in 2019? Well, we asked some of the world's top influencers, bloggers, and vloggers to judge 2019's hottest emerging travel destinations around the world.

Real-life Rapunzel hasn’t had a haircut in 28 years

33-year-old Alena Kravchenko, a real-life Rapunzel from Ukraine, had her last haircut at age five, 28 years ago. Today, Alena’s hair is around two meters long and the young Ukrainian claims that she sometimes trips on it.
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Real-life Rapunzel hasn’t had a haircut in 28 years

33-year-old Alena Kravchenko, a real-life Rapunzel from Ukraine, had her last haircut at age five, 28 years ago. Today, Alena’s hair is around two meters long and the young Ukrainian claims that she sometimes trips on it.

Gunman in Strasbourg Kills Three People Near Christmas Market

A gunman killed three people in a suspected terror attack near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, striking a blow in the heart of Europe.
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Gunman in Strasbourg Kills Three People Near Christmas Market

A gunman killed three people in a suspected terror attack near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, striking a blow in the heart of Europe.

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou Granted Bail by Canadian Judge

Huawei Technologies Co.’s finance chief must reside at Vancouver homes and adhere to curfew while awaiting a decision on her extradition to the U.S.
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Huawei's Meng Wanzhou Granted Bail by Canadian Judge

Huawei Technologies Co.’s finance chief must reside at Vancouver homes and adhere to curfew while awaiting a decision on her extradition to the U.S.

China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns

Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain, as Washington prepares to add fresh pressure on Beijing.
WSJ.com: World News

China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns

Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain, as Washington prepares to add fresh pressure on Beijing.

Europe's Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments

The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward.
WSJ.com: World News

Europe's Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments

The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward.

U.K.'s May Faces Uphill Battle to Win Brexit Concessions

The EU won’t reopen a hard-fought deal on the Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, but British Prime Minister Theresa May later insisted she was picking up support from fellow leaders to soften the deal to gain critical support a
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U.K.'s May Faces Uphill Battle to Win Brexit Concessions

The EU won’t reopen a hard-fought deal on the Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, but British Prime Minister Theresa May later insisted she was picking up support from fellow leaders to soften the deal to gain critical support at home.

Fusillade à Strasbourg : un Tahitien témoigne

La fusillade a fait au moins trois morts et douze blessés. Un Tahitien, Jeremy Rigal, était sur place lors du drame. Nous l'avons contacté par téléphone. 
polynésie

Fusillade à Strasbourg : un Tahitien témoigne

La fusillade a fait au moins trois morts et douze blessés. Un Tahitien, Jeremy Rigal, était sur place lors du drame. Nous l'avons contacté par téléphone. 

« L'Écologie durable c'est ça notre problématique » dixit Jacky Bryant

Jacky Bryant, secrétaire général du parti politique écologiste Heiura les verts, était l'invité de l'hebdo du 9 décembre. 
polynésie

« L'Écologie durable c'est ça notre problématique » dixit Jacky Bryant

Jacky Bryant, secrétaire général du parti politique écologiste Heiura les verts, était l'invité de l'hebdo du 9 décembre. 

Climat : les pays insulaires du Pacifique appellent à une action urgente

Les dirigeants des îles Cook, des Samoa et de Kiribati, Etats insulaires particulièrement vulnérables au changement climatique ont lancé un appel à l'action urgente, à quelques jours de la fin de la COP24 où les négociations pour donner vie à l'acco
polynésie

Climat : les pays insulaires du Pacifique appellent à une action urgente

Les dirigeants des îles Cook, des Samoa et de Kiribati, Etats insulaires particulièrement vulnérables au changement climatique ont lancé un appel à l'action urgente, à quelques jours de la fin de la COP24 où les négociations pour donner vie à l'accord de Paris font face à de nombreux obstacles.  

Un muret s’effondre et fait deux blessés au collège de Taunoa

Deux jeunes adolescents se sont blessés mardi 11 décembre au collège de Taunoa après avoir escaladé un muret qui s'est effondré.
polynésie

Un muret s’effondre et fait deux blessés au collège de Taunoa

Deux jeunes adolescents se sont blessés mardi 11 décembre au collège de Taunoa après avoir escaladé un muret qui s'est effondré.

Fusillade à Strasbourg : les réactions à Tahiti

La fusillade qui a eu lieu à Strasbourg mardi 11 septembre suscite beaucoup d'émotions notamment pour l'association des Alsaciens de Polynésie, qui se rend à Strasbourg tous les ans. 
polynésie

Fusillade à Strasbourg : les réactions à Tahiti

La fusillade qui a eu lieu à Strasbourg mardi 11 septembre suscite beaucoup d'émotions notamment pour l'association des Alsaciens de Polynésie, qui se rend à Strasbourg tous les ans. 

‘Aware of Atrocities’: Twitter CEO Responds to Critics of Myanmar Tweets

Jack Dorsey said he did not «intend to diminish by not raising the issue, but could have acknowledged that I don’t know enough and need to learn more.» The post ‘Aware of Atrocities’: Twitter CEO Responds to Critics of Myanmar Tweet
The Irrawaddy

‘Aware of Atrocities’: Twitter CEO Responds to Critics of Myanmar Tweets

Jack Dorsey said he did not «intend to diminish by not raising the issue, but could have acknowledged that I don’t know enough and need to learn more.» The post ‘Aware of Atrocities’: Twitter CEO Responds to Critics of Myanmar Tweets appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Time’s ‘Person of Year’ Goes to Journalists, Including Reuters Pair

For the first time in history, Time has honored those in its own profession, naming Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo alongside a number of other journalists “Person of the Year.” The post Time’s ‘Person of Year’ Goes to Journalists, Including Reu
The Irrawaddy

Time’s ‘Person of Year’ Goes to Journalists, Including Reuters Pair

For the first time in history, Time has honored those in its own profession, naming Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo alongside a number of other journalists “Person of the Year.” The post Time’s ‘Person of Year’ Goes to Journalists, Including Reuters Pair appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Freed From Jail, Cambodian Surrogate Mothers Raise Chinese Children

For some of the newly freed women, keeping their baby is a burden as they struggle to get by. For others, it is a relief. The post Freed From Jail, Cambodian Surrogate Mothers Raise Chinese Children appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Freed From Jail, Cambodian Surrogate Mothers Raise Chinese Children

For some of the newly freed women, keeping their baby is a burden as they struggle to get by. For others, it is a relief. The post Freed From Jail, Cambodian Surrogate Mothers Raise Chinese Children appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Canada Frees CFO of China’s Huawei on Bail; Trump Might Intervene

If Canada’s justice minister decides to extradited Meng to the US, she could face up to 30 years in prison for each count of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions. The post Canada Frees CFO of China’s Huawei on Bail; Trump Might Interv
The Irrawaddy

Canada Frees CFO of China’s Huawei on Bail; Trump Might Intervene

If Canada’s justice minister decides to extradited Meng to the US, she could face up to 30 years in prison for each count of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions. The post Canada Frees CFO of China’s Huawei on Bail; Trump Might Intervene appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Hyundai Motor unveils sweeping executive reshuffle, shares surge

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.
Channel NewsAsia

Hyundai Motor unveils sweeping executive reshuffle, shares surge

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.

Chinese man held over fire at Tokyo war shrine: Reports

A Chinese man suspected of starting a fire inside a Tokyo war shrine at the centre of rows with Japan's Asian neighbours was arrested by police on Wednesday, reports said.
Channel NewsAsia

Chinese man held over fire at Tokyo war shrine: Reports

A Chinese man suspected of starting a fire inside a Tokyo war shrine at the centre of rows with Japan's Asian neighbours was arrested by police on Wednesday, reports said.

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