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  • Revamped Singapore Festival Stresses SE Asian Credentials

    HONG KONG -- Yuni Hadi, producer of Anthony Chen's breakout film "Ilo Ilo" has been set as festival director of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), which is being revived this December. The latest, 25th iteration of the festival, is...
  • Break California into six states? A fine idea, but...

     Break California into six states? A fine idea, but...
    There are two broad categories of government reformer. One is the type who tries addressing government inequities where and as they occur — a housing crisis here, a water crisis there, racial discrimination here, there and everywhere. Then there's...
  • Why Thursday may have been the strangest bitcoin news day ever

    The purported unmasking of Satoshi Nakamoto by Newsweek on Thursday trumped any other bitcoin news. Whatever else was going on in the world of the world's favorite virtual currency pretty much got ignored. Makes sense.  But to show just how strange...
  • 'Invisible,' 'Tabija,' 'The Darkness' Set For Cannes Atelier

    PARIS - Pablo Giorgelli's "Invisible," Igor Drljaca's "Tabija" and Daniel Castro Zimbron's "The Darkness" (pictured, in concept art) are among 15 projects that will be pitched at the Cannes Festival's 10th Cinefondation-Atelier, a co-production mart and...
  • Navy bribery scandal figure pleads guilty

    Navy bribery scandal figure pleads guilty
    SAN DIEGO -- A second person pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a bribery conspiracy involving lucrative contracts to service U.S. Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Alex Wisidagama, 40, a resident of Singapore, pleaded guilty in federal...
  • Fox Consumer Products Expands Into Asia

    BEIJING - Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is to set up its first branch in the Asia Pacific region. It has appointed Pinky David as VP to run the new offshoot that handles licensing and retail programs. She will be based in Singapore. "Pinky...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • Investigation of Malaysia Airlines pilots undercuts suicide theory

    Investigation of Malaysia Airlines pilots undercuts suicide theory
    WASHINGTON — A review of emails and a search of a home flight simulator have found nothing to suggest the pilots on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 purposely diverted it from its Beijing destination, according to two U.S. law enforcement...
  • LPGA Tour's new international focus opens up a world of possibilities

    Michael Whan remembers the first question he was asked by the media after taking over as LPGA commissioner in January 2010: What was he going to do about the overwhelming international influence on the tour? "I want to pour more gas on the fire," he...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
  • Run Run Shaw dies at 106; filmmaker built Asian entertainment empire

     Run Run Shaw dies at 106; filmmaker built Asian entertainment empire
    BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...