Beijing indicts US, British corporate investigators

British investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife Yingzeng Yu, a U.S. citizen, were charged in Shanghai’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said this

Samsung suspends Dongguan supplier over child labor

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The South Korean company, which is the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said in its

Local governments pile on stimulus undeterred by debt

China’s regional governments are starting to pull out their own stimulus cards to shore up growth as central authorities limit aid for the economy. Northern Hebei province, whose 4.2 percent first-quarter

TV anchor held in anti-corruption drive

A prominent television presenter at China’s state broadcaster known for his nationalist commentary has been detained, in a sign that the country’s anti- corruption campaign is reaching deeper into the

JAPAN | Underground lab tackles nuclear waste issue

Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan’s northern tip. Underground it’s a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling

CAMBODIA | Copter crash kills 2 military generals

Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia’s air force were killed in a crash yesterday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to

NORTH KOREA | Testing weapons much more than in past

Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea. A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang yesterday fired a barrage of

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

The Philippines was bracing for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen yesterday as it moved closer to the country’s eastern seaboard. Tropical Storm Rammasun was expected

USA | FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

In May, five Chinese Army intelligence officers were charged with stealing trade secrets from major manufacturers including U.S. Steel, Alcoa and Westinghouse. In June, a Russian man was charged with leading

TERRORISM | Fire destroys restaurant owned by suspect in Rochester, NY

A fire has destroyed an upstate New York restaurant owned by a Yemen-born man charged last month with plotting vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military and the Muslim

Italy | Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated yesterday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. Authorities expressed satisfaction

This Day in History : 2000 Police camera action violates human rights

Judge Peter Crawford ruled that the police letter sent to motorists caught on speed cameras required them to incriminate themselves and was therefore in breach of their human rights under

Offbeat | US family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest

When it comes to pit-spitting, it’s tough to beat the Krause family, who recently maintained their dominance in the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship in southeastern Michigan. Brian Krause took top

Scolari out as Brazil coach

Globo TV and other news outlets said yesterday that Scolari will not remain as coach after the national team’s failure to win the World Cup at home. Scolari said after Brazil’s

GERMANY – 1, ARGENTINA – 0 (EXTRA TIME) | United Germany stands at the top of the world

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title, but its first since a country torn apart

Argentine celebration marred by violence

Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss

Our Desk: Shallow politics

The Executive Council (ExCo) announced last week that the Macau government will be building 28,000 public housing units and 4,000 private residential apartments in zone A as a part of

Monday, July 14, 2014 – edition no. 2106

* MGM Cotai will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’ * CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’ * Asian American sues LVS in Nevada, CCAC investigates Wynn * Anybody