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Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion arrested

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas this year that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse. Source: Fox News - National Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion arrested

Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters

Alabama will require some sex offenders whose crimes involve children to take chemical castration medication during parole, a requirement that has prompted some legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. Source: Fox News - National...

Europe

Brussels launches new tool to crack down on VAT fraud

A new system to help EU countries crack down on VAT fraud, launched Wednesday by the European Commission, allows EU Member States to rapidly exchange and jointly process VAT data. Source: European Business News Brussels launches new tool to crack down on VAT fraud

Price caps introduced on international calls within the EU

A new maximum price for all international calls and SMS within the EU applies from 15 May, when consumers calling another EU country will pay a maximum amount of 19 cents per minute (+VAT). Source: European Business News Price caps introduced on international calls...

InBev fined EUR 200m for breaching EU antitrust rules

The EU Commission fined Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest beer brewer, some EUR 200 million Monday for breaching EU antitrust rules through its actions in hampering cross-border sales of beer. Source: European Business News InBev fined EUR 200m for breaching...

German growth forecast cut as economic uncertainty continues

GDP growth in Germany is forecast to be particularly subdued this year, as global uncertainties continue to weigh on Europe's economy, according to the EU Commission's latest economic forecast Tuesday. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News German growth forecast cut as...

Young European farmers get access to EUR 1 bn EU loan package

The EU Commission and European Investment Bank launched a EUR 1 bn loans package Monday targeting specifically young farmers. Nearly a third of young farmers' loan applications were rejected in 2017. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News Young European farmers get...

Auditors review EU support for urban mobility

The European Court of Auditors is examining the effectiveness of EU action on improving the mobility of people in cities and densely populated areas, including progress in managing traffic congestion. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News Auditors review EU support for...

Auditors review EU support for urban mobility

The European Court of Auditors is examining the effectiveness of EU action on improving the mobility of people in cities and densely populated areas, including progress in managing traffic congestion. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News Auditors review EU support for...

Asia

India and Pakistan rivalry renewed under grey English skies

Noisy India and Pakistan cricket fans brought a taste of the subcontinent to Manchester on Sunday, their enthusiasm undimmed by the threat of rain looming over a World Cup match between the regional rivals that will draw a massive global audience. Source: Channel News...

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation: Xinhua

China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. Source: Channel News Asia China's...

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time. Source: Channel News Asia Netanyahu's wife admits...

China prepared for long trade fight with the US: Party journal

The United States has underestimated the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal said on Sunday. Source: Channel News Asia China prepared for long trade fight with...

Pogba hints at move away from Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now "could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else". Source: Channel News Asia Pogba hints at...

Motorcyclist dies after accident with bus in Jurong

SINGAPORE: A motorcyclist who was injured on Saturday (Jun 15) in an accident with a Tower Transit bus in Jurong has died, police said. The accident between the motorcycle and the double-decker bus happened at the junction of Corporation Road and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim...

Trump calls London mayor a 'disaster' in fresh Twitter attack

U.S. President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours. Source: Channel News Asia Trump calls London mayor a...

Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, "arrived safely" Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said. Source: Channel News Asia Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

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