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Asia and Australia Edition: Barack Obama, North Korea, Big Tech: Your Thursday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Reuters • A court in Myanmar extended the detention of two Reuters journalists for another 14 days. The two had been reporting on the Rakhine State, the site of a military crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims. [The New York Times] • Japan’s Supreme Court upheld a not-guilty verdict for a woman who eluded the police for 17 years following a cult’s deadly crime spree, including a 1995 nerve gas attack in Tokyo. [The Asahi Shimbun] Continue reading the main story • An Australian grandmother escaped the death penalty in Malaysia after a court accepted her argument that she had been unaware of 2.4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in her luggage. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Barcelona, North Korea, Singapore: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Ted Aljibe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines acknowledged the possibility of abuses in his war on drugs, apparently bowing to public anger over the killing of a high school student last week. [Reuters] Continue reading the main story • The U.S. is sharply reducing visa services to Russia because of Moscow’s order to cut its staff. [The New York Times] • In Finland, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker accused of killing two women and injuring half a dozen other people in the country’s first jihadist terrorist attack appears in court by videolink. [The New York Times] • A Danish inventor who had denied involvement in the disappearance of a Swedish journalist now says that she died on his submarine and he buried her at sea. [The New York Times] • Malaysia’s foreign minister apologized after the Indonesian flag was shown upside down in materials for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. [Jakarta Globe] • Cambridge University Press abruptly reversed its decision to bow to censorship of a leading journal on contemporary China. [The New York Times] • Archaeologists from China and Mongolia discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old inscription carved into a mountain that recounts a key military victory of the Han dynasty over a marauding army of Huns […]

Europe Edition: Poland, Turkey, Roger Federer: Your Monday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Pool photo by Kamil Zihnioglu • Emmanuel Macron, the French president, denounced French collaboration with Nazi Germany at a memorial event in Paris for the roundup of more than 13,000 Jews in 1942. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, attended the event. [France 24] • Relatives of the 298 people who were killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine three years ago today, will gather in Amsterdam to unveil a forest monument to honor the victims. [RFE/RL] • Negotiations on Britain’s departure from the E.U. resume today in Brussels. The Irish border and citizens’ rights are on the agenda. [New York Times] • Europol said that 66 people have been arrested on suspicion of selling Portuguese and Spanish horse meat unfit for human consumption across Europe. […]

North Korea, Citing Kim Jong-nam Dispute, Blocks Malaysians From Exiting

NYT

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Malaysia Forces Out North Korean Ambassador

NYT

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E-waste is growing rapidly in Asia

As Asian countries buy more electronics, the piles of discarded devices are increasing and it’s putting people in danger. […]

Malaysia’s Leader, Dogged by a Billion-Dollar Scandal, Proves Untouchable

NYT

Original post: Malaysia’s Leader, Dogged by a Billion-Dollar Scandal, Proves Untouchable