‘Game Changer’ E-moped Batteries Spread from Taiwan Across Asia

Every day, Aiden Lee joins the hundreds of thousands of people getting around Taipei on two wheels. But when most of his fellow riders head to a petrol pump to refuel, he takes his e-motorbike to one of Taiwan’s increasingly commonplace battery-swapping stations — tech its creators say could supercharge the shift from fossil fuels. […]

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Seoul Says It Paid Iran’s Delinquent UN Dues to Restore Vote

Using Iranian bank funds freed from American sanctions, South Korea has paid Iran’s $18 million in delinquent dues owed to the United Nations, Seoul said Sunday. The step was apparently approved by Washington to restore Tehran’s suspended voting rights at the world body. Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a […]

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Malaysia’s Top Anti-Corruption Cop Sues Whistleblower for Defamation

Malaysia’s anti-corruption czar has sued a local journalist for defamation over articles questioning the legality of his past shareholdings in a case seen by some as a bellwether and test of the country’s rule of law. Azam Baki, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, filed suit against Lalitha Kunaratnam January 12 seeking some $2.38 […]

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Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand to Pay an Official Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between 25 – 26 January 2022 at the invitation of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the […]

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Indonesia’s Strong Quake Injures One, Causes Property Damage

JAKARTA– One person was injured after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province yesterday, according to official sources.   The earthquake also damaged a church and several houses, the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said, adding that, no deaths were reported and the tremors did not potentially trigger giant waves of tsunami.   […]

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Philippines Hopes To Inspire Youth To Winter Sports Via Beijing 2022

MANILA– Philippine Alpine skier, Asa Miller, 21, the only winter athlete from the country to compete in the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, hopes to inspire young Filipinos to join winter sports.   “I hope my journey serves as an inspiration for other people to want to represent the Philippines on the world stage,” Miller said […]

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Beijing Conducts Mass Nucleic Acid Testing

BEIJING– Fengtai, one of 16 districts of Beijing Municipality, today started district-wide nucleic acid testing, as local COVID-19 cases have been reported recently, local authorities said.   The district has found a cluster infection, and is facing the risk of community transmission, according to a statement released by the district’s COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control […]

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