The top tech stories of 2016
The Japan Times newsroom selected these tech and digital stories as the most important of 2016. 1. All systems go: For a few weeks in the summer, it seemed to be all that anyone was talking about was “Pokemon Go,” an augmented-reality game you play on your phone. The game ...
Kenya: Speaker Ekwee Ethuro summons senators for special sitting
Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has summoned Senators for a special sittings on Thursday, 5th January 2017 to debate contested electoral law amendments.
FIFA will continue to pressure on Qatar over human rights
FIFA will continue to “put pressure” on Qatar about the treatment of migrant labourers building World Cup stadiums in the Gulf Arab country for the 2022 tournament, its President said on Wednesday. The world football governing body in the past admitted it was slow to act over concerns about the abuse ...
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Russian Embassy mocks Obama as a 'lame duck' on Twitter
Embassies are generally paragons of diplomacy, using language so measured it can often frustrate those not accustomed to the niceties of statesmanship. But acrimony between the US Obama administration and its Russian counterpart has led to at least one Russian Embassy throwing diplomacy out the window. Russia's UK Embassy yesterday tweeted a ...
Spain’s property market goes through the roof
According to a Spanish proverb, it is a bad idea to start building a house from the roof. But that is just what a Spanish firm is doing – and business is booming. Faced with a lack of available land in big cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, construction firm La ...
US refiners face severe labour shortage for deferred maintenance
After years of running flat out, US Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017 – but facing a severe labour shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. Fuel producers such as Marathon Petroleum Corp and Valero Energy Corp have delayed routine work ...
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Methode Electronics identified Donald Trump among new potential risk factors
The American company Methode Electronics, which currently employs more than 1,200 people in its premises in Malta, has included another risk factor in its regulatory filings.The new risk factor identified by the company is called Donald Trump.According to the latest financial results for the quarter which ended in October 2016, ...
INDEPTH: Right of freedom of expression does not mean people can break others' rights – President
President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said that the right to freedom of expression should not entitle people to break the fundamental rights of another person, namely the right to a family life and the right to privacy. This, she said, is what is happening and making the medium problematic. ...
Two-member parole panel delays making decision on whether to release Charles Manson accomplice
A two-member parole panel delayed making a decision Thursday on whether to release an accomplice of cult killer Charles Manson who is the longest-serving female inmate in California.After a daylong hearing, the panel from the Board of Parole Hearings postponed a decision on whether to recommend freeing Patricia Krenwinkel "because ...
Man ordered to pay €10,000 fine and given 280 hours community service for hoax bomb threat
A man who made a fake bomb threat at the law courts was condemned to 280 hours of community service, and was also fined €10,000.Libyan national Ahmad Yassine, 36, has lived in Malta since he was very young. He was found guilty by the court for, on 16 November, having ...