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Taiwan court upholds ex-captain's sentence in French frigate case
Taiwan court upholds ex-captain's sentence in French frigate case

A Taiwanese court Wednesday rejected an appeal by a former navy captain who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption in a controversial deal to buy French frigates two decades ago.

singapore

  • DNC Registry a bane for some, a boon for othersDNC Registry a bane for some, a boon for others
    Channel NewsAsia - 16/4/2014 3:49 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Do-Not-Call registry has been in place for three months and it has been a bane for some, a boon for others.Due to restrictions on using SMS for marketing, some printing companies said they have received more orders to print flyers. Con...

  • Parents should start saving up early for kids' educationParents should start saving up early for kids' education
    Channel NewsAsia - 16/4/2014 3:04 PM

    SINGAPORE: Nearly all Singaporean parents want their children to get a university education -- that is what a recent survey "The Value of Education: Springboard for Success", conducted by HSBC showed.However, many parents do not start saving up early...

  • Job recruitment drive held in the heartlandsJob recruitment drive held in the heartlands
    Channel NewsAsia - 16/4/2014 2:59 PM

    SINGAPORE: The first of a series of recruitment drives for local businesses took place in the Aljunied and Hougang vicinity on Wednesday.The Heartland Merchants' Recruitment Drive was organised by the North East Community Development Council, with th...

  • Community to receive training to help traumatised childrenCommunity to receive training to help traumatised children
    Channel NewsAsia - 16/4/2014 2:59 PM

    SINGAPORE: Children who suffer from trauma are twice as likely to develop psychiatric disorders compared to other children.A new programme has been launched to help them by training people within the community.Using cards and games, social workers ar...

  • More social service support for families in legal disputes: Family Justice CommitteeMore social service support for families in legal disputes: Family Justice Committee
    Channel NewsAsia - 16/4/2014 2:38 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Family Justice Committee has made recommendations such as more social service support for families engaged in legal disputes and simpler legal procedures in divorce proceedings to tackle the rising number of family disputes and divorce...

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world

  • Bartra fit for Barca, Bale leads Madrid attackBartra fit for Barca, Bale leads Madrid attack
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 6:54 PM

    Barcelona were handed a late boost ahead of their clash with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final as defender Marc Bartra was declared fit to start.

  • US economy emerges from winter freeze: Fed's Beige BookUS economy emerges from winter freeze: Fed's Beige Book
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 6:07 PM

    The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter, with consumer spending picking up broadly, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book survey said Wednesday.

  • Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 huntUncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 5:49 PM

    Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits.

  • Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independenceMoldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 4:56 PM

    Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions.

  • Tevez denies talk of rift with MessiTevez denies talk of rift with Messi
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 4:45 PM

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has denied suggestions that a falling out with Lionel Messi is behind his ongoing absence from the Argentina side, saying that the two players "get on well".

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sci-tech

  • Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPOAlibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 3:09 PM

    If Yahoo appears back in favor, it can thank Alibaba, the Chinese Web giant in which it holds a big stake and which is set for a public stock offering.

  • Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax rowTwitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 12:03 PM

    Social networking company Twitter on Wednesday rejected demands from the Turkish government to open an office there, following accusations of tax evasion and a two-week ban on the service. 

  • New US-Spanish firm says targets rich mobile ad marketNew US-Spanish firm says targets rich mobile ad market
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 11:19 AM

    Spanish telecoms firm Telefonica and US investment giant Blackstone launched a mobile telephone advertising venture on Wednesday, challenging internet giants such as Google and Facebook in a multi-billion-dollar market.

  • US tech giants look to skies to spread InternetUS tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 9:56 AM

    The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies.

  • Bitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, bankruptcy eyedBitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, bankruptcy eyed
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 8:50 AM

    A Japanese court Wednesday placed failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

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weird

  • Sri Lankans urged to search for President's missing macawsSri Lankans urged to search for President's missing macaws
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 5:17 PM

    Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said Wednesday as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.

  • Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampageTaiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage
    Agence France-Presse - 14/4/2014 4:53 AM

    Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.

  • Nice protest ban on mascot eagleNice protest ban on mascot eagle
    Agence France-Presse - 13/4/2014 2:26 PM

    French Ligue 1 side Nice are furious at the professional league for banning their club mascot eagle from flying before matches.

  • Philippine fishermen demand bounty for crocodilePhilippine fishermen demand bounty for crocodile
    Agence France-Presse - 13/4/2014 10:21 AM

    Fishermen in the southern Philippines are demanding a reward for a crocodile they said they caught accidentally, but officials insisted Sunday they would not pay for the reptile. 

  • Crufts-winning chihuahua stolen in EnglandCrufts-winning chihuahua stolen in England
    Agence France-Presse - 12/4/2014 12:59 PM

    Police were searching Saturday for thieves who broke into a house in northern England and stole five chihuahuas, including the "best puppy in breed" champion at this year's Crufts competition.

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business

  • Valls under fire over France cuts programme, benefits freeze
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 4:46 PM

    France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls came under fire Wednesday after unveiling a freeze in state benefits as part of a plan to cut state spending by 50 billion euros ($70 billion).

  • British unemployment rate falls under 7.0%
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 4:35 PM

    British unemployment has hit a five-year low of 6.9 percent, far below most of its European rivals, as the nation's economic recovery picks up speed a year before general elections.

  • Russia risks recession amid crisis after economy shrinks in Q1
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 4:29 PM

    Russia's economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the first three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, a minister said on Wednesday, fuelling concerns the Ukraine crisis could tip it into recession.

  • Clashes at mass eviction in Rome as crisis bites
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 3:54 PM

    Riot police dragged away some 350 squatter families from abandoned offices in Rome amid violent clashes on Wednesday -- the latest in a rising tide of forced evictions in Italy fuelled by the economic crisis.

  • Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 2:38 PM

    If Yahoo appears back in favor, it can thank Alibaba, the Chinese Web giant in which it holds a big stake and which is set for a public stock offering.

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