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( 3 mins read ) Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on 30 July submitted for royal approval the names of new cabinet members who would replace those that resigned two weeks ago. There has been no announcement yet and the list
( 6 mins read ) HONG KONG: Election officials ban opposition candidates from LegCo elections Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with ministers on 28 July to discuss postponing Legislative Council (LegCo) elections scheduled for 6 September. The ostensible
( 3 mins read ) The court decision issued on 28 July finding former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty of having diverted USD 9.87 from a subsidiary of state development fund 1MDB into his personal bank account may deliver some
( 5 mins read ) President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to cancel the licenses of the country’s two largest telecommunications companies will be more difficult to carry out than his denial of a broadcast license to ABS-CBN this June. However, given
( 3 mins read ) Student protesters have returned to Thailand’s streets in substantial numbers, and they are likely to continue with their demonstrations through the next few weeks. The students are demanding several political changes, with the most significant
( 5 mins read ) Remittances have dropped for a second straight month and a total of about 250,000 migrant workers are expected to have returned home in the next few months since the start of the pandemic, with possibly
( 2 mins read ) Earlier this week, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was able to remove the parliamentary speaker chosen by the previous government by a vote of 111-109 in the 222-seat chamber, with one MP absent and the presiding
( 6 mins read ) With the recent political changes, Thailand continues its move back to the fragmented party politics of the 1990s. As economic czar Somkid Jatusripitak’s frustrations have revealed, coordination difficulties abound in the current government, which could
( 6 mins read ) The country could suffer the deepest recession in Southeast Asia. A reshuffle of key economic positions in the third quarter is more about political consolidation than in formulating new ways of thinking about economic policy.
Alter eco de hoy: GPT-3: el impacto económico de la tecnología que "se está comiendo el mundo" http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2409609
Para algunos el 13 es yeta. Pero al menos no es martes. Aqui el link para escuchar el 13er episodio de La Economía en 3 minutos. Esta semana "La tasa y el dólar sucundún, sucundún"
Les voy a contar la increible historia de vida de uno de los mejores emprendedores que jamas tuvo la argentina: Wenceslao Casares.
Abro hilo (1/n)👇🏼
I feel like previous occupants of this position have a distinct tendency to go on to bigger and better things.
#JobOpening: News Assistant - Pentagon/Foreign Affairs, Asahi Shimbun #Japan http://shinpaideshou.com/2020/08/01/job-opening-news-assistant-pentagon-foreign-affairs/
Hotels aren't available for quarantine because of GoTo travel... thereby undoing one of the more effective interventions from the first wave.
As of today Okinawa has the highest rate of C19. Already exceeding hospital and hotel capacity. Can’t secure more hotel space because of tourist influx, many using GoTo subsidies
It's really the little things I've been nostalgic for during this increasingly long time away from Tokyo, like getting a スエット and a couple of onogiri at a combini after an early morning run.
Pocari Sweat is the best drink (and hangover cure) in the world, and its backstory is fascinating - I had no idea it was inspired by a doctor who drank from a pouch of IV solution to rehydrate himself after surgery 🤯https://cnn.it/39Lp1IG
Sankei's editorial does not hold back on criticizing Abe for going missing on Covid-19, calls for suspending the Go To travel campaign among other things.
Putin has signed into law an amendment that equates calls for the alienation of Russian territory with extremism. The implication is that anyone in Russia advocating Japan’s position in the territorial dispute over S Kurils is committing an extremist act. https://www.interfax-russia.ru/main/podpisan-zakon-o-priravnivanii-otchuzhdeniya-chasti-territorii-rf-k-ekstremizmu
I confess that I don't really understand why Abe and his government have been so non-chalant about what appears to be a second wave. Some hypotheses in no particular order:
Bill Maher hinted last night that Bari Weiss is going to sue NYT. The cancel culture debate isn’t going away soon.