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Venice mayor under investigation in wide-ranging corruption scandal. He denies wrongdoing

Jul. 16, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Venice is under investigation in a corruption scandal that has landed his top public works official in jail for an alleged system of kickbacks in return for granting favors to developers, Italian media reported Tuesday. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro along with two...

Japanese man sentenced to 17.5 years in prison, and 20 strokes of the cane in Singapore for rape

Jul. 04, 2024 06:41 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Japanese hairstylist has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison and 20 strokes of the cane in Singapore for what the judge described as a “brutal and cruel” assault and rape of a drunk student five years ago, his lawyer said Thursday. Kita Ikko,...

Don’t blink! Summer Olympics’ fastest sport, kitesurfing, will debut at Paris Games

Jun. 21, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

The fastest sport at the Paris Games has such wild speeds that the athletes say the waves and the wind become muted. Welcome to the Olympic debut of kitesurfing. “What’s cool is it’s so silent, flying across not hitting the water,” Daniela Moroz said. ...

Cargo ship crew can leave the US under deal to comply with probe into Baltimore bridge collapse

Jun. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Crew members on the cargo ship Dali can head home as soon as Thursday under an agreement that allows lawyers to question them as part of investigations into the cause of the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge. None of the crew members has been...

5 family members of Malaysian man who attacked police station face terrorism charges

Jun. 19, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a Malaysian man who attacked a police station and killed two police officers last month was charged Wednesday with inciting terrorism in his family. His Singaporean wife and three other children were also brought to court to face charges. ...

Singapore says dredger that hit tanker reported sudden loss of control, oil spill cleanup ongoing

Jun. 17, 2024 01:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore authorities said Monday a dredger boat reported a sudden loss in engine and steering control that led it to hit a stationary cargo tanker, causing an oil spill that has blackened part of the city-island's southern shores. The...

Singapore rushes to clean up oil slick after boat hits stationary fuel supply ship

Jun. 16, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An oil spill caused by a dredger boat hitting a stationary cargo tanker has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline, including the popular resort island of Sentosa, and sparked concerns it may threaten marine wildlife as a clean-up operation was underway...

Chinese soccer fans are pouring money into a food stall run by Singapore's goalkeeper. Here's why

Jun. 14, 2024 07:42 AM EDT

Chinese soccer fans have poured their love — and money — into a Singaporean goalkeeper’s food stall after his performance in a game this week indirectly helped China advance to the third qualifying round for the World Cup in 2026. Hassan Sunny, a 40-year-old goalkeeper on the...

Singapore Airlines offers compensation to passengers on flight that hit extreme turbulence

Jun. 11, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it has offered compensation to passengers of a flight that hit extreme turbulence last month, in a rare case that killed one passenger and injured dozens. The Being 777 jet, carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew from...

Kenon: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Jun. 03, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — SINGAPORE (AP) — Kenon Holdings Ltd. (KEN) on Sunday reported profit of $8 million in its first quarter. The Singapore-based company said it had profit of 15 cents per share. The holding company posted revenue of $174 million in the period. ...