Articles by ambrosia sabrina
- China-Philippines Territorial Standoff Leads To Clampdown on Trade; Economic Sanctions Likely
May 14 2012 8:03 AM
Trade relations between China and Philippines are likely to go downhill unless territorial dispute between the two governments over the South China Sea is resolved, believe experts. The standoff has apparently extended to economic crisis, with fruit trade and tourism sectors already taken a hit, the China Daily reported. Unless bilateral tensions ease over disputed ownership of Huangyan Island, the problem may likely worsen with economic sanctions imposed.
- Moroccan Woman Beaten, Stoned And Striped By Salafists Over Revealing Dress; Women's Rights Imperiled
May 13 2012 7:13 AM
A Moroccan woman was reportedly stripped off her cloths in broad daylight after an ultra-conservative Islamist sect deemed her attire to be too revealing and not in line with religious code of conduct in the country.
- Spain's ?Indignants? Mark First Anniversary Of Anti-Austerity Protests
May 13 2012 3:14 AM
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of several Spanish cities late Saturday in what is described as a massive social movement against the economic atrocities the nation is coerced into.
- Buddhist Monks' Smoking, Drinking And Gambling Scandal Sweeps South Korea
May 11 2012 12:09 PM
Six Buddhist monks were caught smack in the middle of a controversy, after a video showing the leaders performing illegal activities was aired on television networks, days ahead of a South Korea's religious holiday that marks the birth of Buddha. The controversial clip exposed the senior monks drinking, smoking and gambling with thousands in cash at stake involved. The incident, which reportedly happened in a luxury hotel room late April, was taped in secret and was released to the media a...
- China To International Auditing Firms: Hire Local Hands
May 11 2012 7:36 AM
China Thursday ordered four international auditing firms in the country to hire Chinese nationals in a bid to suppress foreign control of their operations in the country.
- Roy Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' Hits Record $45 Million At Sotheby's
May 10 2012 6:41 AM
Art buffs witnessed breathtaking sales Wednesday with Roy Lichtenstein's famous masterpiece - the 'Sleeping Girl' - fetching a record-breaking $45 million at Sotheby's auction in New York.
- America's Obesity Epidemic To Cost $550 Billion By 2030: Study
May 08 2012 10:33 AM
America's losing battle of the bulge shows no signs of abating, with obesity projected to cost a staggering $550 billion in health expenses by 2030.
- 'Pink Slime' Factories Brace For Permanent Shutdown, BPI Slashes 650 Jobs
May 08 2012 5:56 AM
The makers of the meat product infamously labeled pink slime have reportedly decided to close three of its beef processing plants, following months of criticism against the use of the meat filler in food products.
- US Hostage Warren Weinstein Asks Obama To Meet Al Qaeda's Demands In Exchange For Life [VIDEO]
May 07 2012 6:44 AM
Al Qaeda on Sunday released a video of American hostage Warren Weinstein urging the US government to act upon his abductors' terms or else he would be put to death, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported. In the video titled A Message from the Prisoner Warren Weinstein to His President, the former USAID worker was seen seated behind a table as he addressed President Obama: My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live;don't accept the demands, t...
- Mazda Says 107 Employees Have Accepted Its Buyout Offer
May 06 2012 7:58 AM
Mazda announced Friday that several dozens of its US employees had agreed to the voluntary buyouts as a part of the automaker's effort to make profits.
- ?No Condom No Sex? Can?t Be A Ground For Divorce: Indian Court
May 04 2012 10:23 AM
An Indian High Court Thursday dismissed the notion that refusal to have sex without a condom will be considered as a basis for filing divorce.
- Chinese Cities Major Contributors To Carbon Footprint: World Bank
May 04 2012 6:50 AM
China must follow a low-carbon growth path to reduce carbon emissions, which are believed to be highest among several cities in the country, the World Bank said on Thursday. Shanghai, Beijin and Tianjin are amongst the cities accounting for around 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions which is set to increase as china's population climbs to another 350 million in the next couple of decades, the international financial group said in a report.