Japan | Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in court

Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in a Japanese courtroom yesterday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct. It was

Australia | Geoffrey Rush awarded AUD2.9 million in defamation case

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars damages by a Sydney judge yesterday in defamation case against a newspaper

Brexit | May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered in 10 Downing St. with close allies on yesterday as she considered whether to give in to relentless

Iran | Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

A senior German diplomat headed yesterday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing

Offbeat | Fugitive says he’ll surrender if people like wanted poster

A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an

This Day in History | 1975 – Journalists leave fallen Saigon

A group of 80 reporters and cameramen - including nine Britons - have been allowed to fly out of Saigon to Vientiane in Laos. They are the

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al- Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar’s bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial

Football | Borussia Dortmund shows its ambition with 3 new signings

Borussia Dortmund isn’t wasting any time. Days after narrowly losing out to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, Dortmund signed three internationals to better challenge for the

Motorsport | Hamilton fastest for Mercedes in 1st practice for Monaco GP

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time yesterday in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver and championship leader was .059

World briefs

CHINA held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington yesterday but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies that it

The Buzz | Making history: Rihanna launches brand in Paris store

Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in

Asian heroes to power Marvel comics series

Asian superheroes — assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new

Kapok | Aiming higher

Reference documents and generic resolutions adopted by the United Nations are usually dismissed by critics as either too broad, too generous or too normative, and sometimes the three

The Simplicity of M_ _O_ _ _R . _ . S … E.

  * Movies: Rocketman * Books: The Ash Family by Molly Dektar * Music: The Secret by Alan Parsons * F&B: brew beer with revived ancient yeasts     DOWNLOAD

Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional ‘Rocketman’

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic “Rocketman,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant

Molly Dektar takes writerly look at allure of cults

From the very first few pages of her debut novel about a cult, “The Ash Family,” author Molly Dektar’s substantial writing chops are abundantly clear. “The

Alan Parsons quotes from his past on ‘The Secret’

Magic is one of the themes of “The Secret,” Alan Parsons’ latest project, and it is best represented by the instrumental opening tune, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Its many moods

News of the World | Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting

The first message sent by Morse code’s dots and dashes across a long distance traveled from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore on Friday, May 24, 1844 – 175

Food and beverage | Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers raised a glass this week to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000

Friday, May 24, 2019 – edition no. 3296

* Studio City’s Elēkrŏn to close this July * Just passing through * Health authority disinfects school where 12 caught influenza * Two HK activists granted asylum in Germany   DOWNLOAD

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