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  • Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports

    Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports
    Cruise lines are making waves out there with news of ship deployments. Here are some tips about a sampling of interesting itineraries — near and far — this year and next: ·               Princess Cruises – Sapphire Princess has...
  • EEUU envía primer cargamento de condensados a Asia

    (Reuters) - Una compañía de energía de Estados Unidos lanzó un amplia campaña esta semana para hallar compradores para las primeras exportaciones de la historia del país de condensados de petróleo ultra liviano, marcando el inicio de lo que podría ser...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is US being duped into funding jihadist startup?

    PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...
  • Brisbane to get Revamped new Festival

    HONG KONG - The long-running Brisbane International Film Festival is to be replaced by the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. The new event will be closely linked to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The move comes as a result of Screen Queensland, the...
  • North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'

    North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'
    North Korea will put two Americans on trial for “hostile acts,” the nation announced Monday through its official news agency. The Korean Central News Agency reported that Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller would be tried for “...
  • Thailand's Kantana Sets up Japan JV With Nippon TV and Nikkatsu

    HONG KONG - Japan's Nippon Television and Nikkatsu and Thailand's Kantana have established a joint venture company with activities that will stretch from computer graphics work to animation co-production. The thre companies said that new Kantana Japan...
  • In Taiwan, tourist influx points up improving ties with China

    The fog hung dense over Sun Moon Lake, obscuring the hilly shoreline that the tourists from mainland China had come to see. Still, the Chinese crowded the main pier as a light drizzle came down, waiting for boats to ferry them around the scenic lake....
  • Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China

    Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China
    More than 780,000 votes were cast by Sunday, the final day of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by local and mainland Chinese authorities. Hong Kong, a free-wheeling,...
  • The English language is here to stay

    The English language is here to stay
    That English has become a dominant world language is a consequence of history. The British Empire spread English to many parts of the globe, first through colonization in the 17th and 18th centuries and then through its leadership in the Industrial...