Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cornwall Pip Holmes, 45, said he had ‘foolishly crossed the line’ by using the oil for his arthritis Pip Holmes, from Cornwall, was arrested for having what he described as ‘a tiny amount of THC oil’. Photograph: getpipbackhome.co.uk A British man who was arrested Läs mer…

Huawei arrest may dash Canada's hopes for 'essential' trade deal with China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada Negotiations between countries have stopped, raising particular concern for Canada as its relationship with US sours Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, walks with China’s premier, Li Keqiang, in Beijing last year. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images Amid an increasingly bitter diplomatic feud sparked by Läs mer…

Japan beefs up defences amid concerns over China's military might

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Cabinet approves plan to adapt ships to create aircraft carriers and buy 45 new stealth fighters Crewmen return from a Japanese self-defence exercise in 2015. Tokyo’s 10-year military plan will include expanding the navy and airforce. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Japan will bolster Läs mer…

Xi Jinping says China is 'builder of peace' as he tries to shore up confidence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Xi Jinping Chinese president’s set-piece speech fails to convince financial markets about spluttering economy and foreign policy Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers his speech in Beijing marking the 40th anniversary of China’s reform policies. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters Chinese president Xi Jinping has attempted to Läs mer…

New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand Vote will coincide with 2020 general election; it follows legalisation of drug’s use for medicinal purposes Cannabis is widely used in New Zealand but the main opposition National party does not support its legalisation. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP New Zealand will hold a Läs mer…

Going straight: the yakuza gangster who swapped the underworld for udon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian RSS 2018-12-17 12:52 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/17/going-straight-the-yakuza-gangster-who-swapped-the-underworld-for-udon

Laura Ashley to close 40 stores, putting hundreds of jobs at risk

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Laura Ashley New chairman wants fewer but larger stores in UK and is keen to expand presence in China Laura Ashley’s new chairman, Andrew Khoo, said the stores were closing amid a ‘challenging environment’ in the UK that had hit sales of expensive products Läs mer…

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1MDB Charges filed against US firm as part of corruption and money-laundering inquiry Goldman Sachs underwrote bonds issued by 1MDB on three occasions totalling $6.5bn. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the Läs mer…

Russian off the shelves: Vladimir Putin calendar outsells rivals in Japan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Chain with exclusive rights to Russian president’s 2019 offering says it is more popular than those featuring homegrown celebrities Vladimir Putin dips in the icy waters of Lake Seliger Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Whether he’s nonchalantly lowering himself into the icy waters of Läs mer…

Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as capital of Israel put on agenda of meeting at request of Palestinians Prime minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday that Australia officially recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Sean Davey/AAP Representatives of Arab countries will Läs mer…

North Korea warns US sanctions could derail plans to denuclearise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea North praises Trump for ‘willingness’ to improve relations but says economic measures are ‘grave miscalculation’ Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have made little progress since Kim and Trump agreed to a vaguely worded statement in Singapore in June Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Läs mer…

Dozens injured as explosion destroys restaurant in Japan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Large blast and fire wrecks building in Sapporo, leaving more than 40 people hurt Play Video 0:50 Japan: huge flames and smoke after explosion at restaurant – video A large explosion and fire has wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Läs mer…

Robot-fried chicken – a whole new meaning to battery hens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pass notes Robots The Shinagawa district of Tokyo is host to an automated fried chicken service – but don’t try getting any late at night Fried chicken from Lawsons in Japan. Name: Robot-fried chicken. Flavours: Original, red and hokkaido cheese. Location: The TOC Osaki Läs mer…

Cambodia seizes record three-tonne haul of African ivory

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Illegal wildlife trade Discovery of 1,026 tusks at Phnom Penh port follows a tip from the US embassy Cambodian customs officials looking at ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port. Photograph: Ban Chork/AFP/Getty Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of Läs mer…

China: seven miners killed after skip plummets down mine shaft

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Three others injured in incident that took place in Chongqing municipality Workers sort coal on a conveyer belt at a coal mine in China. Deadly mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Seven Läs mer…