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Duterte outlaws misogynistic behavior, despite long history of public rape jokes

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Outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill penalizing public sexual harassment ranging from cat-calls and wolf-whistles, to persistent telling of sexual jokes – for which he himself is famous. Duterte signed the so-called Safe Spaces Act in April but, for unknown reasons, the legislation wasn’t publicly released until Monday. Among the Read More

Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity. David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s blockchain efforts, planned Read More

Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch

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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and Read More

Hold the beers: Budweiser APAC IPO hit by investor push-back

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HONG KONG/NEW YORK/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Scepticism over AB InBev’s high valuations doomed Budweiser APAC’s IPO of up to $9.8 billion – poised to be the world’s biggest this year – investors and bankers said, putting would-be floats on notice that careful pricing remains key to success. FILE PHOTO: Portfolio beer brands of Budweiser Brewing Company Read More

Hold the beers: Budweiser APAC IPO fail shows valuations face investor push-back

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HONG KONG/NEW YORK/LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Reluctance to accept AB InBev’s high valuations doomed Budweiser APAC’s IPO of up to $9.8 billion – poised to be the world’s biggest this year – investors and bankers said, putting would-be floats on notice that careful pricing remains key to deal success. FILE PHOTO: Portfolio beer brands of Budweiser Read More

Parks in Israeli city open up to Arabs as court rules against ban on ‘non-residents’

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A city in northern Israel was ordered to keep its public parks open to anyone, including those who do not reside there, effectively removing a “racist” practice local rights groups said was used mainly against Arabs. Israeli Arabs claimed a small legal victory over the city of Afula, which closed its parks to ‘non-residents’. Lifting Read More

‘We have nothing to quarrel about’: Russians & Ukrainians speak for unity at televised conference

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As politicians in Russia and Ukraine take the first steps to renew talks after years of strained relations, people in both countries have come forward in a televised “bridge” show to call for unity between the two nations. Russians and Ukrainians have engaged in a two-hour-long civil dialog for the first time in several years, Read More