Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:49:07 -0500 How Mar-a-Lago Turned Into the Situation Room President Trump was shown responding to a national security crisis during dinner on Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Palm Beach Fla., as members and guests looked on.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and major trading house Mitsui & Co. said on Thursday they will integrate their animation program broadcasting business. Through the integration, the Sony Corp. group company and Mitsui will aim to win program orders from television networks and strengthen their business base ahead of the possible launch of an online […]
India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented,” sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country. In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told the makers of “Lipstick Under My Burkha” that it would not […]
Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday. The vast coral reef — which provides a tourism boon for Australia — is under pressure from agricultural run-off, the crown-of-thorns starfish, development and climate […]
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that her administration will endeavor to uncover the truth of a military crackdown in 1947 that resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians and will affix the responsibility for the atrocity. “The government will take the lead in uncovering the truth of the 228 Incident and change the […]
James Murren, visiting chairman and chief executive officer of major U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International, says his company may consider investing $10 billion in integrated resort operations in Japan. Japan’s integrated resort market could be “much bigger than Las Vegas,” Murren said on Thursday. Murren said MGM Resorts hoped to launch an integrated resort […]
North Korea has up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un. Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations — were detected on swabs from […]
Islamic State jihadis are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the U.S.-led coalition has said. The barbaric tactic, coupled with other increasingly desperate battlefield measures, is a sign the IS group knows defeat is inevitable, officials say. The jihadis have […]
The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer.” Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained her, Sen. Leila de Lima insisted she was innocent of the […]
ANA Holdings Inc. said its board will meet Friday to consider increasing its stake in Japanese airline Peach Aviation Ltd. from about 39 percent. ANA, parent of All Nippon Airways, plans to spend about ¥100 billion ($887 million) to boost its holding to more than 50 percent, making the carrier its subsidiary, people familiar with […]
Nissan Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn decided to switch his focus to managing the company’s alliance with Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. as political challenges mount in the U.S. and European markets. Ghosn, also serving as chairman and CEO of Renault and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, is aiming to expand […]
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