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  • WORLD

    Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

    AFP, Published on 24/01/2021

    » LONDON: Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the US president's inauguration, the British prime minister's office said.

  • WORLD

    Biden White House atmosphere is transformed

    AFP, Published on 23/01/2021

    » WASHINGTON - Camped out in bare offices, President Joe Biden's new White House team has spent its first three days scrambling for things like binder clips and IT support -- oh, and trying to save the country from multiple crises.

  • LIFE

    Can a righteous resistance ever cross the line?

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 22/01/2021

    » Sabotage, in French and in English, indicates the act of deliberately destroying or damaging property. It's an apparatus that aims at weakening an enemy or oppressor through means such as subversion and obstruction. It is a tool that, we are told, has been adopted by French workers as a substitute for strikes, but sabotage doesn't limit itself only to workplaces. Its literature survey connotes that it occurs within a variety of contexts -- in wars, political and social campaigns, or socio-economic programmes that effect someone's livelihood. In all cases, however, the intent of sabotage is analogous -- to use extreme civil disobedience to inflict damage upon goods or properties in order to serve a particular purpose or higher goal. The end justifies the means, according to the saboteurs.

  • WORLD

    Hong Kong bank staff arrested in US$810m laundering probe

    AFP, Published on 20/01/2021

    » HONG KONG: Seven former and current bank employees have been arrested in Hong Kong as part of a major operation against a US$810 million international money-laundering syndicate, police said Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Butterflies create jet propulsion with a clap of their wings

    AFP, Published on 20/01/2021

    » PARIS: The whimsical, wafting flight of butterflies may not give the impression of top aerodynamic performance, but research published on Wednesday suggests their large flexible wings could be perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion.

  • WORLD

    Biden pushes unity two days before taking over crisis-laden White House

    AFP, Published on 18/01/2021

    » WASHINGTON - Just 48 hours before becoming president, Joe Biden pressed Monday for unity, while President Donald Trump remained secluded in the White House at the center of a capital inundated with troops and security barriers.

  • WORLD

    Donald Trump: from the American dream to American nightmare

    Published on 18/01/2021

    » WASHINGTON: When Donald Trump looks down for the last time from his helicopter over the White House lawn Wednesday, the wreckage of his presidency will be inescapable.

  • WORLD

    Humbled Trump seeks warmer welcome in Florida

    AFP, Published on 17/01/2021

    » MIAMI - President Donald Trump will leave Washington in disgrace next week, destined for a warmer welcome in Florida, where some supporters are so gung-ho they recently wrote his name on the back of a fat, lumbering manatee.

  • WORLD

    Merkel's party picks centrist successor

    Published on 16/01/2021

    » BERLIN: Germany’s dominant party voted for continuity on Saturday by electing Armin Laschet, a centrist regional premier, to succeed Angela Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving leader.

  • SPORTS

    Ratchanok falls to Korea's An in QF

    Sports, Published on 16/01/2021

    » Local star Ratchanok Intanon crashed out of the Yonex Thailand Open in the quarter-finals, losing 22-20, 21-12 to South Korea's An Se-Young on Friday.

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