Thailand | Tycoon gets additional year in prison in poaching case

A Thai construction tycoon yesterday was sentenced to an additional one year in prison for bribing a park ranger in relation to a high-profile case of poaching endangered

Human rights Group locates North Korean execution sites

A human rights group said yesterday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part

Greece: 7 dead after migrant boat capsizes off Lesbos

A boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized yesterday, leaving seven people dead, including two children. Greece’s coast

Hungary | Bodies recovered as sunken Danube boat is raised

Several bodies were recovered from the wreckage of a tour boat that sank in the Danube River as it was lifted out of the river yesterday

This Day in History | 1964 Nelson Mandela jailed for life

The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been jailed for life for sabotage. Seven other defendants, including the former secretary-general of the

Football | Teenager João Félix drawing comparisons to Ronaldo

When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. “It was

World briefs

CHINA Attention is turning to a possible meeting of President Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in Japan later this month as the

The Buzz | Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

New recommendations urge doctors to prescribe a daily prevention pill to people at high risk of HIV infection. Studies show Truvada cuts the chances that someone who’s

Police drops drug charges against Russian journalist

In a surprising turnaround, Russia’s police chief yesterday dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter whose detention sparked public outrage and promised to go after the

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a U.S. official said yesterday. Assange

Macau Matters | Dementia in Macau

A few years ago I had the very sad experience of not being recognized by an old family friend who had been institutionalized because of dementia. This larger

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – edition no. 3309

— unprecedented political strife ready to meet her * CE election: the grassroots contenders * Bernstein expects up to 5% June growth * Agencies can’t confirm Kim brother was US informant   DOWNLOAD

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