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Jul 17, 2014

U.S. warns of aviation risk from North Korean rockets

The United States and its allies have lodged concerns with the U.N. aviation agency over North Korea’s rocket launches, fearing they could put civilian airplanes at risk, officials said Wednesday. The United States and several other countries charged that the communist state has not ...

Jul 17, 2014

Romanian princess admits running cockfighting ring in Oregon

A Romanian princess and her husband pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of running an illegal gambling operation over their involvement in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon. Irina Walker, 61, daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, and her husband, John Walker, ...

China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea

Jul 17, 2014

China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea

by Chen Aizhu

Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multibillion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, as-yet untried technology that would likely be used to produce gas from the deep waters of the South China Sea. While the state-run company has ...

Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Jul 15, 2014

Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines sheltered in evacuation centers on Tuesday as a typhoon began to pound its eastern coast, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and heavy floods. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the city ...

Jul 14, 2014

Thai activists decry junta vow to deport Myanmar refugees

Thailand’s military government said Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations. Thailand’s military ...

Jul 14, 2014

China indicts U.S.-British couple in GlaxoSmithKline data-selling case

Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him. Prosecutors in Shanghai filed charges of illegally obtaining ...