Biden signs executive order on abortion

US President Joe Biden attends an event on fighting "ghost guns" crimes at the White House in Washington, DC April 11, 2022. (PHOTO/XINHUA) WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden said the Supreme Court decision overturning the right to an abortion was an exercise in "raw political power" and signed an...

US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

Supporters of abortion rights attend a rally in Washington, DC, the United States, on May 14, 2022. (LIU JIE/XINHUA) WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v Wade, a landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the nation nearly 50 years ago. "Roe was...

WTO chief: COVID-19 vaccine rights waiver within reach

Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on May 25, 2022. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) KAMPALA / GABORONE / LOS ANGELES / GENEVA - An international agreement on waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is...

Govt plans law changes requiring early passenger info

The government on Wednesday said it plans to change laws in the second half of this year to require airlines to send information on inbound travellers to the authorities before flight departures. In papers submitted to the legislature, the Security Bureau said new subsidiary legislation related to immigration laws passed...

Govt rejects claims in US report on human rights

The government has strongly rejected claims made by the United States about the human rights situation in Hong Kong. A government spokesperson on Wednesday rebutted claims in relation to the city’s electoral system, the National Security Law (NSL) introduced in 2020, academic freedoms, freedom of speech and of the press,...

The Place Holdings Signs MOU to Acquire 51% of IP Rights Associated with Property Landmark, THE PLACE, and Iconic Attraction, Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen, in Beijing

Singapore, Mar 7, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - SGX mainboard-listed company, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to acquire a 51% stake in...

France targets groups under anti-terror law

France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin looks as he leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Jan 26, 2022. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) PARIS - The French government said this week it was closing down an activist-run media outlet and a Muslim website deemed at odds...