Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Nov 24, 2016

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore's defense ministry said Thursday. Without mentioning Taiwan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a shipment ...

Oct 24, 2016

Swiss billionaire handed $4 million fine for failing to declare artwork

Swiss customs authorities have slapped a billionaire with a $4 million fine for failing to properly declare some 200 artworks imported into Switzerland, according to media reports confirmed by officials Sunday. Financier Urs Schwarzenbach has for years been bringing precious artworks by the likes of ...

Japan blocked record number of imported fakes in 2014

Mar 4, 2015

Japan blocked record number of imported fakes in 2014

Customs officers intercepted a record 32,060 cases of fakes and other items violating intellectual property rights in 2014, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The number, which increased 14.0 percent from 2013, marked a record high for the third straight year, the ministry said, adding that ...

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

/ Aug 18, 2014

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. His look may have been a step too ...

May 27, 2007

Still can't say where the money went

The Lower House Budget Committee had an intensive deliberation on the issue of money and politics last week, with the opposition concentrating on a dubious report by Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka's political fund management organization. The committee scene was a re-enactment of what happened ...