Massive port city project in Malaysia no threat to Singapore, other ports: Port Klang chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: A massive RM200 billion (US$45 billion) port industrial city planned for Malaysia’s Carey Island is a safeguard for the future and “not a threat” to Singapore or any other ports along the Strait of Malacca, said the chairman of Port Klang Authority, the body behind the project.http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/massive-port-city-project-in-malaysia-no-threat-to-singapore/3449556.html Tiếp tục đọc “Massive port city project in Malaysia no threat to Singapore, other ports: Port Klang chairman”

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North Korea might test-launch ICBM as soon as Friday: South Korean media

Reuters, AFP-JIJI, Jan 19, 2017

North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources.

In his New Year’s speech, leader Kim Jong Un said North Korea was close to test-launching an ICBM, and state media have said a launch could come at any time. Experts on the isolated and nuclear-capable country’s missile program believe the claims to be credible. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea might test-launch ICBM as soon as Friday: South Korean media”

Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Seeks Angela Merkel’s Help

Protesters in Hong Kong demanding the release of the rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in December. Mr. Jiang has been in custody since November, but the Chinese authorities have not disclosed where. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters

BEIJING — Last Sunday was the 19th wedding anniversary of Jin Bianling and her husband, the rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong. As usual, the couple spent it apart. Ms. Jin has not seen Mr. Jiang since 2013, when she and their daughter moved to California from China seeking safety from the state harassment that came along with Mr. Jiang’s work.

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In a Blow to Prosecutor, South Korean Court Blocks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader

Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, leaving court in Seoul on Wednesday. Credit Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Thursday blocked a prosecutor’s attempt to arrest Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, saying there was not enough evidence that Mr. Lee had bribed President Park Geun-hye, in a scandal that led to her impeachment.

A justice on the Central District Court in Seoul, Cho Eui-yeon, rejected the prosecutor’s request to issue an arrest warrant, saying said it was “difficult to recognize the need” to incarcerate Mr. Lee.

Mr. Lee, a third-generation scion and vice chairman of Samsung, one of the world’s biggest conglomerates, was immediately released from a detention center outside Seoul, where he had been waiting for the court to decide whether he should be formally arrested.

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Vaccin chất lượng cao cho trẻ Việt Nam: Không thể chần chừ

BS.Trần Song Hào – Thứ Hai,  16/1/2017, 15:43 (GMT+7)

Mục tiêu loại bỏ tOPV (chứa tuýp 2), thay thế bằng IPV và Lịch tiêm chủng theo Chiến lược GPEI 2013-2018 (WHO).

(TBKTSG) – Những ngày cuối năm 2016, truyền thông đưa tin 11 trong số 13 cháu bé ở Pakistan uống vaccin bại liệt OPV phải nhập viện cấp cứu, 5 cháu đã ra viện sau đó, 2 tử vong và 4 phải điều trị tích cực ở Bệnh viện Hayatabad, thành phố Peshawar (1, 2). Đây là một “cú giáng” vào chiến dịch tiêm chủng chống bệnh bại liệt trên toàn quốc mà Chính phủ Pakistan đang triển khai.

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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017

http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/01/6-environment-and-development-stories-watch-2017?utm_campaign=wridigest&utm_source=wridigest-2017-01-11&utm_medium=email&utm_content=learnmore

Last year brought major political shocks to the world: the election of Donald Trump; the rise of “fake news;” and the emergence of populist, anti-globalization movements in Britain, the Philippines and elsewhere. Many of these were fueled by the growing feeling among certain groups that they are being left out of economic opportunities.

The big question for 2017 is: Are these disruptions merely a speed bump for progress toward a more sustainable, equitable world, or will they signal a much larger retreat? Tiếp tục đọc “6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017”