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Important news for important people Volume 2998 Sunday November 12, 2017
International Business Sports
Carrying Polish flags and throwing The United States will fail to meet its The World Robotics Olympiad, be- Cabo San Lucas
red smoke bombs, tens of thousands commitments for reducing greenhouse ing held in Costa Rica this weekend, Fair (day)
of people on Saturday joined a march gas emissions under the Paris climate shows human athletes still have little Sunrise: 6:30 AM
in Warsaw organised by far-right na- treaty, according to a report released to worry about: sweat and glory do not Sunset: 5:37 PM
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Adding that the Russian leader felt “very insulted” by the allegations Diplomacy
Trump says Putin ‘means it’ with election meddling denials Tillerson visits ‘Hanoi Hilton’
that once held McCain
Asked by reporters on Air Force One Washington’s top diplomat visited the
if he believed Putin, Trump said he was remains of a Vietnam War era prison
keen to move on to other issues. on Saturday where American POWs
“Look I can’t stand there and argue were held, including veteran Repub-
with him,” Trump said. “I’d rather have lican senator John McCain.
him get out of Syria, I would rather get US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,
to work with him on the Ukraine.” who is accompanying president Don-
The exchanges produced a rare ald Trump on a tour of Asia, stopped
common ground on the war in Syria, by the notorious Hoa Lo prison --
a bloody six-year conflict which has dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” by impris-
seen the US and Russia back compet- oned GIs during the war -- shortly af-
ing factions. ter arriving in the Vietnamese capital.
In a joint-statement the leaders said Much of the building was demol-
there was “no military solution” to the ished in the 1990s but a gatehouse
war, an agreement that marks a small remains alongside a museum that is a
but incremental step towards peace. popular stop-off for tourists in Hanoi.
America First McCain, a former airforce pilot, was
Trump also gave a loud airing to shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and spent
his “America First” rhetoric at the more than five years held captive by the
APEC summit. North Vietnamese, enduring often brutal
In a speech on Friday Trump said conditions, torture and interrogations.
US President Donald Trump chats with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (Photo AFP) American jobs had been siphoned off A famous photograph shows an
Donald Trump said Saturday he be- denials that the Kremlin played no overseas by countries with cheap la- injured McCain being hauled from a
lieves Vladimir Putin is being sincere part in helping him get to the White bour but little compunction to play by Hanoi lake he parachuted into after
when he denies meddling in the elec- House -- allegations that continue to trade rules. ejecting from his stricken aircraft.
tion that propelled the US president to dog Trump’s administration. “We are not going to let the Unit- State Department staffers told re-
power, adding that the Russian leader Putin also addressed the allega- ed States be taken advantage of any porters that Tillerson had specifically
felt “very insulted” by the allegations. tions on Saturday after his meeting more,” he said, adding his country requested to see the prison museum
Trump, whose key former aides are with Trump, describing them as a US would now use its economic might to and the lake during his time in Hanoi.
under a US investigation for alleged “domestic political struggle”. cut favourable bilateral deals. During his visit Tillerson looked at a
collaboration with the Kremlin, said he “I think these are some sort of fan- China’s President Xi Jinping laid out copy of the photograph, remarking that
repeatedly asked Putin about the claims tasies,” he told reporters in Danang. a different narrative to the same hall, McCain had the same photo on his office
during their chats at the APEC summit Trump’s former campaign chair- positioning the world’s second largest desk. He also paid a visit to the lake from
in the Vietnamese resort of Danang. man Paul Manafort and an associate economy at the heart of the future of which the captured pilot was pulled.
“He (Putin) said he didn’t meddle. are under house arrest on charges global free trade as the US retreats. McCain has been a rare outspoken
I asked him again,” Trump told re- unrelated to the election which were As a first mark of an new trade era critic of Trump from within the Re-
porters on Air Force One as he flew brought by special counsel Robert without the US as its pivot point, 11 publican party, something that has
to Hanoi for a state visit. Mueller, who is investigating the al- Asia-Pacific countries on Saturday infuriated the president.
“You can only ask so many times... legations that the Trump campaign agreed to press ahead with the Trans During his election campaign,
He said he absolutely did not meddle colluded with Russia. Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a major Trump -- who dodged the draft five
in our election,” Trump said, adding he Revelations by Facebook and agreement abruptly abandoned by times to avoid being sent to Vietnam
felt Putin seemed “very insulted” by Twitter that Russian-sponsored fake Trump at the start of the year. -- mocked the veteran Republican
the persistent accusations which was news flooded US social media dur- That dismayed allies and cast into senator for getting captured.
“not a good thing for our country”. ing the election run-up have further doubt an agreement heralded for link- “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. “I
“I really believe that when he tells deepened scrutiny on ties between ing lower tariffs to strong environ- like people that weren’t captured, ok?”
me that, he means it,” added Trump, the nations. mental and labour protections. Tillerson, a former CEO of oil gi-
who is marking one year since his Trump and Putin met three times on After a three-day wrangle that at ant Exxon, was preceded by Barack
shock election victory. the margins of the APEC summit, shar- points threatened to see the massive Obama’s Secretary of State John Ker-
In May, US intelligence chiefs told ing warm handshakes and brief words. pact unravel, delegates from econo- ry, who also fought in Vietnam.
Congress that they agreed with their The pair appeared to have struck mies including Japan, Australia, Can- Last year, during a trip to the
analysts’ conclusion that Russia had a chummy tone, with Trump de- ada and Malaysia agreed to rescue Southeast Asian country, Kerry vis-
meddled in the election. scribing a “very good feeling” after “core elements” of the deal. ited the exact spot where a boat he
‘Fantasies’ the talks, and Putin remarking on APEC is an annual summit bringing commanded was ambushed by Viet
The US president’s latest comments the “well-mannered” former reality together 21 Pacific Rim countries rep- Cong fighters, even meeting and em-
suggest he accepts Russia’s staunch TV star. resenting 60 percent of global GDP. bracing one of his former adversaries.

Page 2 Sunday November 12, 2017
PM’s absence While counter-protesters rallied against fascism
Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia Tens of thousands join Polish nationalists’ march on independence day
for explanation
Lebanon’s president urged Saudi Carrying Polish flags and throwing “For me it’s important to support to power in 2015 that EU President
Arabia on Saturday to explain why red smoke bombs, tens of thousands the anti-fascist coalition, and to sup- Donald Tusk -- a former Polish pre-
Saad Hariri had not returned to Bei- of people on Saturday joined a march port fellow democrats, who are under mier and PiS rival -- decided to at-
rut since his surprise resignation as in Warsaw organised by far-right pressure in Poland today,” he told tend.
prime minister a week ago. nationalists to mark independence AFP. “Independence Day has always
Hariri announced on November day, while counter-protesters rallied Main march participant Kamil been and will continue to be a cel-
4 in a televised statement from Ri- against fascism. Staszalek however warned against ebration of all Poles and not just one
yadh that he would be stepping down The annual march also attracted a making generalisations and said he party. No politician in Poland has ever
from the post, sending shock waves considerable number of supporters was marching to “honour the mem- had nor will ever have a monopoly on
through Lebanese politics. of the governing conservative Law ory of those who fought for Poland’s patriotism,” Tusk told reporters upon
The premier has yet to return to and Justice (PiS) party to honour the freedom”. arriving at Warsaw’s Chopin airport.
Lebanon and rumours have swirled reestablishment of Poland’s indepen- Tusk’s appearance comes at a time
that he is being held in Saudi Arabia dence in 1918. when Warsaw has been increasingly
against his will. This year’s slogan was “We Want at odds with Brussels because of the
President Michel Aoun on Satur- God”, which 21-year-old Pawel from PiS government’s controversial court
day called on the kingdom to “clarify the southern city of Rzeszow said was reforms, large-scale logging in a pri-
the reasons that have prevented the “important because religion is impor- meval forest and refusal to welcome
return of PM Hariri to Lebanon to be tant in our country and we don’t want migrants.
among his people and supporters”. Islamisation, of Europe or especially Relations between PiS and Tusk
“The obscurity surrounding the Poland.” have been so tense that Poland was
condition of PM Saad Hariri since his Those marching chanted “God, the only country to vote against his
resignation a week ago means that all honour, country” and “Glory to our reelection as EU president in March.
positions and actions declared by him heroes”, while a few people also Warsaw business-owner Wojciech
or attributed to him do not reflect the shouted xenophobic lines like “Pure Demonstrators during annual march (AFP) Krol, who attended the anti-fascist
truth,” Aoun added. Poland, white Poland” and “Refugees No monopoly on patriotism rally with a huge Polish flag, said he
“They are instead a result of the get out”. Polish President Andrzej Duda was a Tusk opponent for a long time
ambiguous and obscure conditions A smaller rally of a couple thou- hosted an official ceremony to mark but is now happy with his work in the
(under which) PM Hariri is living in sand people earlier in the day pro- 99 years since Poland regained in- European Union and glad that he re-
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” tested what they called the “fascist” dependence after being wiped off turned to Poland on Saturday.
Aoun on Saturday spoke by phone nature of the main march. the map for 123 years in a three-way “I’m really happy he came. What
to French President Emmanuel Ma- “I’m shocked that they’re allowed carve-up between Tsarist Russia, we want most here is as much Europe
cron on the “latest developments” to demonstrate on this day. It’s 50 Prussia and the Austro-Hungarian as possible. Because right now it is
around Hariri’s resignation, Leba- to100,000 mostly football hooligans Empire. only global pressure, and specifically
non’s presidency said in a statement. hijacking patriotism,” said 50-year- Duda invites all living former Pol- EU pressure, that has stopped us all
The Lebanese head of state has yet old Briton Andy Eddles, a language ish presidents and premiers to attend from being arrested, beaten, harassed,
to formally accept Hariri’s resignation teacher who has been living in Poland each year, and Saturday marked the and so on,” the 55-year-old govern-
and has criticised the circumstances for 27 years. first time since the PiS party came ment critic told AFP.
surrounding it as “unacceptable”.
In his shock announcement, Hariri Morocco as tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon
accused Iran and its Lebanese ally
Hezbollah of taking over his country Spain rescues 250 migrants Egypt FM to tour Gulf in push for political solution
and destabilising the broader region, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Saudi Arabia, which in turn ac-
saying he feared for his life. in Mediterranean Shoukry will embark on a Gulf tour cused Hezbollah and Iran of declar-
His statement prompted fears that Spanish authorities said they rescued to push for a political solution as ten- ing war against the kingdom, urged
Lebanon -- dominated by rival camps over 250 migrants, including children, sions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran its citizens to leave Lebanon.
led by Hariri and Hezbollah -- would on Saturday who were making the peril- and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, his minis- He will also “affirm Egypt’s policy...
be caught up in spiralling tensions be- ous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. try said Saturday. that pushes for political solutions to cri-
tween Riyadh and Tehran. “We saved 251 people from five im- Shoukry, whose government is ses and the need to spare the region any
Hariri’s week-long absence from provised vessels all in the Alboran Sea,” closely allied with Saudi Arabia, more turmoil and polarisation.”
Lebanon has sparked rumours that Spain’s maritime safety authorities said will carry a message from President Egypt, which has the most power-
the ex-premier -- who also holds on Twitter, referring to the western- Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the leaders of ful Arab army and has depended on
Saudi nationality -- is under de facto most portion of the Mediterranean Sea. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for aid, has supported
house arrest in the kingdom. The number of migrants arriving Oman as well as Jordan during his the Gulf country against its regional
“The head of the Lebanese govern- by sea on Spanish shores has soared three-day visit starting Sunday, it said arch-rival, Iran.
ment is detained in Saudi Arabia, he is over last year, with the figure nearly in a statement. But it has displayed little enthusi-
banned from returning to Lebanon until tripling to 15,585 in 2017 by Novem- Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah asm for a Saudi-led coalition’s dev-
now,” Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasral- ber 8, according to the International has accused Saudi Arabia of declar- astating war in Yemen against Iran-
lah said in a televised address Friday. Organization for Migration (IOM). ing war and detaining Lebanon’s backed Huthi rebels.
Members of Hariri’s own Al- Many Africans undertaking the long prime minister Saad Hariri, who re- Cairo has backed the coalition with
Moustaqbal (Future) party said they route to Europe are choosing to avoid signed last week in a statement from only a few naval vessels after hav-
had no information on his fate. crossing danger-ridden Libya to get to Riyadh citing Iran’s “grip” on Leba- ing pledged to send ground troops if
And Lebanese Foreign Minister Italy along the so-called central Medi- non. needed.
Gebran Bassil announced on Friday terranean route, and choosing instead
that he was launching a “diplomatic to get there via Morocco and Spain.
campaign to bring back the head of However, Spain is still well be-
our government of his own free will”. hind Italy, which has recorded some
Even world powers have appealed 114,400 arrivals by sea since since
for calm and freedom of movement the start of the year.
for Hariri. Since January nearly 15,600 mi-
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson grants have made it to Spain by sea,
on Friday described Hariri as “a strong with 156 dying during the crossing,
partner” and warned against “any par- according to the IOM. The agency
ty, within or outside Lebanon, using estimates that some 155,850 migrants
Lebanon as a venue for proxy conflicts have made the dangerous crossing to
or in any manner contributing to insta- Europe this year and another 2,961
bility in that country”. died or went missing while trying.

Page 3 Sunday November 12, 2017
According to a report released Saturday at UN negotiations in Bonn Wall Street Indexes
Under Trump, US to miss Paris climate targets: report Dow Jones 23,422.21 - 0.17%
+ 0.01%
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International Stock Indexes
tions have adopted quantified emissions Australia 6,029.372 - 0.33%
reduction targets, the report found. Frankfurt 13,127.47 - 0.42%
Collectively, they represent $25 Italy 22,560.79 - 0.36%
trillion in market capitalisation and London 7,432.99 - 0.68%
nearly a billion tonnes of greenhouse Madrid 10,092.70 - 0.48%
gas emissions per year. Paris 5,380.72 - 0.50%
Total global emissions were about Tokyo 22,681.42 - 0.82%
42 billion tonnes in 2015, according Toronto 16,039.26 - 0.27%
to the Global Carbon Project. Latin-American Stock Indexes
‘Trend is clear’ Bogota 1,434.36 - 0.42%
Among US states, California has Buenos Aires 27,080.55 - 3.12%
adopted the most ambitious targets, Lima 19,680.91 - 1.41%
requiring greenhouse gas emissions Mexico 48,028.30 - 1.41%
to fall at least 40 percent below 1990 Panama
levels by 2030. Santiago 5,394.70 - 0.90%
“America’s Pledge and coalitions Sao Paulo 72,165.64 - 1.05%
like ‘We Are Still In’ are showing Venezuela 655.780 - 4.34%
that, despite reversals in Washington, Most Active Stocks
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US Governor of California, Jerry Brown speaks at the US climate action center (AFP) Solutions in Arlington, Virginia. Amex
The United States will fail to meet its Under the 196-nation treaty, agreed Since taking office, Trump has AT&T
B. of America
commitments for reducing greenhouse outside the French capital 2015, the kept two campaign promises: pulling Boeing
gas emissions under the Paris climate United States made a voluntary commit- out of the Paris treaty, and scrapping Caterpillar
treaty, according to a report released ment to cut the country’s emissions 26- Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Chevron
Saturday at UN negotiations in Bonn. 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. which boosted renewables and aimed Cisco Systems
A crescendo of efforts at the sub- The Paris pact marked the first time to cut US emissions from power Coca Cola
national level to shrink the country’s that all countries -- including emerging plants for the first time. Dupont
carbon footprint will not fully coun- giants such as China and India -- laid But his vow to revitalise the US Exxon Mobil
terract US President Donald Trump’s out specific targets for greening their coal industry -- undercut by a sharp General Electric
decision to scrap his predecessor’s economies. Despite the US shortfall, a drop in natural gas prices -- will be H.P.
climate policies and promote the use surge of climate action will keep the harder to fulfil, experts say. Home Depot
of fossil fuels, it found. US emissions curve on a downward “The trend is very clear,” said Al- IBM
“Given the stated policies of the path, said the report, jointly issued by den Meyer, director of strategy and Intel
present US administration, currently the World Resources Institute and the policy for the Union of Concerned Johnson & Johnson
committed non-federal efforts are not Rocky Mountain Institute. Scientists in Washington. JPMorgan
sufficient to meet the US commit- “States, cities, and business have “Investment and deployment of re- Kraft Heinz Co
ments under the Paris Agreement,” emerged as the new face of American newable energy and energy efficiency McDonalds
concluded the 120-page analysis, en- leadership on climate change, and are have continued growing.” Merck & Co
titled “America’s Pledge.” stepping up with commitments to re- Employment in the solar industry Microsoft
California Governor Jerry Brown duce greenhouse gas emissions,” they grew 24.5 percent in 2016 compared Pfizer
and former New York Mayor Mi- said in a statement. to a year earlier, reaching a workforce Procter & Gamble
chael Bloomberg unveiled the report “If these non-federal actors were a of nearly 374,000 people, according Travelers Cos
in Bonn, flanked by UN climate chief country, their economy would be the to the US Energy Department. United Tech.
Patricia Espinosa and Fijian Prime third largest in the world.” There were also more than 100,000 Verizon
Minister Frank Bainimarama, who is Twenty US states, 110 cities, and jobs in the US wind energy sector by Wal-Mart
presiding over the 12-day talks. over 1,400 businesses with US opera- the end of last year. Walt Disney
The mission will be the eighth for Orbital ATK, which has a $1.9 billion-dollar contract with NASA
Aircraft overhead forces Orbital to cancel cargo launch
The unexpected sighting of an air- gravity, and determine the minimum astronauts’ health during long-dura-
craft in the area near Wallops Island, amount of antibiotic needed to stop tion human space missions.”
Virginia forced Orbital ATK to can- its growth. The US space agency hopes to
cel its planned launch Saturday of an “Bacterial antibiotic resistance send people to deep space in the com-
unmanned cargo ship to the Interna- may pose a danger to astronauts in ing decades, with a human mission to
tional Space Station. microgravity, where the immune re- Mars sometime in the 2030s.
Just moments before the Antares sponse is weakened,” NASA said. The current crew of six astronauts
rocket was to blast off, carrying “Scientists believe that the results on duty at the space station include
the Cygnus cargo ship at 7:37 am of this experiment could help design three Americans, one Italian and two
(1237 GMT), mission control called, effective countermeasures to protect Russians.
“Abort, abort, abort!”
The next opportunity for launch is
Sunday morning at 7:14. Foreign Exchange
The mission will be the eighth
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billion-dollar contract with NASA to EURO - 1.17 1.47 .89 1.52 1.16 9.10 132.00
resupply the space station over sev- USA .85 - 1.27 .76 1.30 .99 7.81 113.64
eral years. CAN .68 .79 - .60 1.03 .80 6.20 89.00
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Among them is a satellite that will JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
test how bacteria grows in micro-
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket (Photo AFP)

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Billed as the world’s biggest one-day online shopping festival Offbeat
Chinese consumers spend billions in ‘Singles Day’ shopping binge Boeing 747s and bottled flat-
China’s smartphone-wielding masses More than 90 percent of Alipay or- artificial intelligence, automated
unleashed billions of dollars in e- ders were placed via mobile, the ma- stores using face-recognition, and is ulence: 5 Chinese e-bargains
commerce spending Saturday as they jority on Alibaba’s main e-commerce pushing into overseas markets under Hundreds of millions of Chinese used
rushed to snap up bargains on “Singles platform much-travelled boss Jack Ma, one of their smartphones to snap up online bar-
Day” -- billed as the world’s biggest More than half of China’s 1.3 bil- China’s richest men. gains Saturday on “Double 11”, the coun-
one-day online shopping festival. lion people use smartphones, which But environmentalists accuse Ali- try’s annual e-commerce shopping spree.
Also known as “Double 11” for the have become central to daily life, baba and other e-tailers of fuelling a But if a new pair of socks seems a
November 11 date, the event launched used for messaging, shopping, news culture of excessive consumption and bit boring, a range of more unusual
in 2009 by e-commerce giant Alibaba and entertainment, ordering taxis and mountains of waste. items can be had in China’s thriving
kicked off at midnight and ended up meals, and serving as digital wallets Greenpeace said “Singles Day” online marketplaces.
shattering the previous year’s sales for a range of point-of-sale purchases. deliveries last year created 130,000 Unwanted Boeing 747s ($18.5 mn)
mark, as it does every year. The day’s transaction volumes are tonnes of packaging waste -- less than Finding a place to park it might be a
Eighteen hours later, at 6 pm (1000 pumped up by many Chinese delay- 10 percent of which is recycled. problem, but anyone with at least 123
GMT) on Saturday, Alibaba said the ing purchases of mundane items like It said e-commerce is actually more million yuan ($18.5 million) to spare
gross value of sales processed by its rice and toilet paper to take advantage carbon-intensive than brick-and-mor- might fancy snapping up their very
online payment system Alipay was of cut-rate prices. tar shopping, calling “Singles Day” a own Boeing 747 cargo plane, three of
nearing $21 billion -- roughly equiva- Alibaba launched “Singles Day” as “disaster for the environment”. which will be up for online auction on
lent to the annual economic output of the Chinese online answer to the late- But the growth of Chinese e-com- from November 20 on,
Honduras or Afghanistan. November US “Black Friday” shop- merce has proved a boon to hundreds of the main platform of Chinese e-com-
That blew well past the $17.8 bil- ping rush, capitalising on the Chinese once-backward interior towns and vil- merce giant Alibaba. The planes used
lion logged over the full 24 hours last love of a good bargain and the grow- lages, now dubbed “Taobao villages” to belong to now-defunct Jade Cargo
year, which itself marked a 32 per- ing national addiction to one-click after re-orienting their local economies International, whose assets are being
cent year-on-year increase. smartphone payments. toward manufacturing for online buyers. sold off by a court in the southern Chi-
Alibaba rivals such as also E-commerce’s huge growth in Chi- Analysts say Alibaba will take nese city of Shenzhen after the planes
reported brisk business. na has put New York-listed Alibaba “Singles Day” global as Chinese e- previously failed to find a buyer.
The yearly display of rising Chi- neck-and-neck with Amazon as the commerce growth rates are expected Flatulence in a bottle ($3)
nese consumer spending power has world’s most valuable e-commerce to slow in years ahead. This glass bottle with a cork stopper
become crucial for manufacturers company, while also making Nasdaq- It already has a substantial stake in costs 20-59 yuan and is supposedly
and retailers across the country, ac- listed a Fortune 500 company. Lazada, an online retailer in Southeast full of human gas that will make you
counting for a significant share of an- Alibaba and JD stock have both Asia -- a hot e-commerce battleground -- feel like “a goddess”. Unclear what the
nual orders for many businesses. doubled this year as revenues surged. and recently launched an electronic trad- purpose is, or even if it is genuine. But
Five minutes after midnight, Ali- Going global ing hub in Malaysia, its first outside China. one seller calls it “beautifying” for the
pay was processing 256,000 payment Alibaba is investing heavily in Alibaba said hundreds of millions of skin and another says it will help keep
transactions per second, doubling last creating an entire user ecosystem Southeast Asian consumers will be able you awake, a bit like a morning coffee.
year’s high-water mark, Alibaba said. encompassing cloud computing, to access Taobao this “Singles Day”. So far two websites selling the item
have made one sale between them.
Bark for ‘strong’ men ($27)
To deliver his “America First” vision of global trade Going for a promotional price of 178
N. Korea brands Trump a ‘warmonger’ as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi yuan -- originally 490 yuan -- are pack-
North Korea lashed out Saturday at months, as Pyongyang carried out a countries that has a yawning trade ets of cabinda bark extract, which is
Donald Trump’s “warmonger’s” tour sixth nuclear test -- by far its largest deficit with the US. thought by some to have an aphrodisiac
of Asia as the US president landed in to date -- and test fired dozens of mis- Former billionaire businessman effect for men. Dip it in hot water, a bit
Hanoi on the latest leg of a five-na- siles, some capable of reaching the Trump told a gathering of regional like a tea bag, soak for 15 minutes and
tion regional visit to drum up support US mainland. CEOs Friday he is open to doing drink. Then wait for the result. Each
against Pyongyang’s nuclear weap- In a speech to the South Korean business with Asia -- but would no portion is good for use on three occa-
ons build-up. parliament on Wednesday, Trump longer tolerate sweeping trade deals sions. “Herbal energy -- rekindle hap-
The outburst came as Trump nears warned Pyongyang not to underesti- he brandished as unfair and harmful piness, make men strong and enjoy a
the tail end of his sweep through Ja- mate the United States, while offering to American jobs. sense of achievement,” boast the sellers.
pan, South Korea, China, Vietnam leader Kim Jong-Un a better future if Despite his tough talk on trade, he Trump, Kim Jong-Un masks ($3)
and the Philippines that has seen him he gives up his nuclear ambitions. boasted about his cosy relationship Ever wanted to be President Don-
rail against the North’s nuclear ambi- Trump has also prodded Chinese with regional leaders. ald Trump for the day? Or North
tions and deliver his “America First” President Xi Jinping to pile pressure “China likes me. And I get along Korean leader Kim Jong-Un? Now
vision of global trade. on North Korea. with them, I get along with others you can be, sort of, with latex masks
Trump has urged the region to take “I’d like to have him ratchet it up, too,” he told reporters after meet- that cover the whole head and face
a united front against the threat posed and I think he’s doing that,” Trump ing with 20 fellow heads of state at and look vaguely like the two men in
by isolated North Korea, which has told reporters aboard Air Force One a beachside retreat in the coastal city question, though Trump might take
sparked global alarm with its nuclear en route to Hanoi Saturday following of Danang. issue with the very yellow hair and
and missile tests in recent months. a regional trade meeting in the coastal “I have a great relationship with eyebrows. Costing at least 20 yuan,
On Friday he warned world lead- city of Danang. Justin Trudeau, who I just left. I’ll be wannabe world leaders can also buy
ers gathered in the Vietnamese resort Though China has backed UN honest with you, I think I have a great versions of Russian President Vladi-
city of Danang that the Asia-Pacific sanctions, Washington would like to relationship with every single one of mir Putin and former US president
region “must not be held hostage to a see Beijing clamp down on unauthor- them. Every person in that room to- Barack Obama. Dead Al-Qaeda lead-
dictator’s twisted fantasies”. ised trade along the North Korean day,” he said. er Osama bin Laden is another option
Pyongyang issued its own retort border. He also said he had a “very good if the mood takes you. Chinese Presi-
Saturday branding Trump’s Asia tour ‘China likes me’ feeling... a good relationship” with dent Xi Jinping is not available.
a “warmonger’s visit for confronta- Trump will turn his attention to Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Eyebrow stamp ($4.50)
tion to rid the DPRK of its self-de- Vietnam for an overnight stop in the Trump will attend a state banquet The drive for self-improvement can
fensive nuclear deterrence”, in the capital of a communist country once on Saturday night ahead of a wel- lead down all sorts of odd avenues,
first comments on the trip by a North considered a bitter enemy. coming and deal signing ceremony in and this plastic device is one of them.
Korean official. Vietnam has eagerly courted trade Hanoi on Sunday with Vietnam’s top Costing as little as 30 yuan, you dip
It said Trump’s warnings “can and investment with the US since leadership. the eyebrow-shaped contraption into a
never frighten us or put a stop to Trump’s election, more so after he His next stop is the Philippines for a powder that boasts different shades of
our advance”, according to the state- yanked the US from a key Pacific re- two-day visit that will include an ASE- brown/grey, then stamp it on your face
run KCNA news agency, quoting a gion trade pact, taking with him low AN summit of Southeast Asian leaders, in the appropriate spot. If the standard
Pyongyang foreign ministry spokes- tariff access to the world’s largest capping off the 11 day visit to Asia. arched eyebrow is a little boring, you
man. market. There he will hold talks with Presi- can make it straighter. No need to fear
Tensions over the North’s weap- The Trump administration has dent Rodrigo Duterte, like Trump a embarrassment in sudden rainstorms:
ons programme have surged in recent singled out Vietnam as one of many famously outspoken world leader. the powder is water proof.

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Shows human athletes still have little to worry about NBA
‘Bots battle for the ball, and the globe, in Robot Olympiad Basketball: UCLA win in
China following arrest of trio
The World Robotics Olympiad, be- go to the pieces that we want. So it’s Thus, robots had to show their UCLA triumphed in their season-
ing held in Costa Rica this weekend, very difficult,” he said. usefulness in sustainable tourism opener in China on Saturday despite
shows human athletes still have little The teen, who hopes to be a me- (identifying protected areas), carbon missing three young stars over alle-
to worry about: sweat and glory do chanical engineer in the oil industry, neutrality (planting trees), and clean gations of shoplifting, amid reports
not compute well when relegated to admitted he had picked up tips from energy (seeking out the best places to the team are set to fly home without
faceless automatons. watching other competitors’ practice set up wind turbines). them.
But the same may not be true for sessions. He and other tech-savvy Robots ‘help humanity’ UCLA defeated Georgia Tech 63-60
workers, especially those in menial youngsters crowded around dozens Costa Rica’s science and technol- in Shanghai but speculation rumbles
or transport activities where robots of tables -- computers or robots in ogy minister, Carolina Vasquez Soto, on about the fate of LiAngelo Ball, the
are steadily taking over. Think fac- their hands -- to observe. told AFP her country won the right younger brother of Los Angeles Lak-
tory assemblers and sorters, or even Environmental theme to host the Olympiad -- hitherto held ers star Lonzo Ball, and team-mates
self-driving cars. At one table, a group of Austra- mostly in Asia -- “for the participa- Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.
Some of the technology behind the lian teens fine-tuned their contrap- tion we’ve had in sustainability, be- The trio were reportedly arrested
robot revolution could be seen in the tions trying to win possession of a cause we are contributing to that with on Tuesday after around 20 police
Olympiad, which gathered more than palm-sized transparent “soccer” ball more and bigger resources.” officers swooped on their hotel in
2,500 people from more than 60 coun- containing a sensor. The robots were On the larger question of what ro- Hangzhou, near Shanghai, where the
tries in a vast hall on the outskirts of able to detect the ball, grab it while bots, and the associated field of arti- team had visited the headquarters of
Costa Rica’s capital San Jose -- the fending off rivals, and protect the ficial intelligence, now represent for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, a
first time the event, now in its 14th goal area. human workers, the national organiz- sponsor of the game.
year, has been held in the Americas. Being at the Olympiad, surrounded er for the World Robotics Olympiad, The players were arrested on suspi-
Pint-sized robots packed with sen- by equally bright peers from around Alejandra Sanchez, was upbeat. cion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton
sors and rolling on plastic wheels the world, was eye-opening for the While some see robots as a threat store and later freed on bail, ESPN
showed their football skills by bat- teens. to jobs, she said she saw them as an reported.
tling rivals on miniature soccer fields. “We’ve never been to an interna- opportunity. Speaking just before Saturday’s
Others rolled across tables seeking tional competition before, so it’s a new “I think it’s really good. It’s good game, Larry Scott, commissioner of
out blocks of certain colors and sizes experience. I can really only compare they replace human beings in some the Pacific-12 Conference (PAC-12),
to grab and place within demarcated it to the competitions we’ve had in tasks. But we are not being discarded said that the “incident” was being in-
zones. Australia — in Australia we’ve done -- we’re changing the functions for vestigated in Hangzhou.
It was all more than child’s play pretty well,” said Tiernan Martin, 13. human beings,” she said. “It has provided a real distraction
for the contestants representing their The competition over the weekend “Before, a human being was the and unwanted publicity which dis-
countries, aged from six to adult. was being judged in several age cat- one painting cars, for example. Now tracts from what overall has been a
“It’s so difficult,” said Hassan Ab- egories, as well as in the football, uni- we have a robot painting vehicles and tremendous experience and a tremen-
delrahem Alqadi, 17, from the United versity and open tournaments. a human being controlling the ro- dous week for the UCLA and Georgia
Arab Emirates. This year, the environment was the bot.... So, it’s a personal opinion, but Tech students,” said Scott.
“We have to do it in the system overriding theme -- an area in which I believe robots are here to stay, and “We’ve had a chance to apologise
and make the robot take the color and Costa Rica is at the forefront. here to help humanity.” for the unwelcome attention it has
brought. There’s no new news: we’re
Tennis “It was so, so hard, Mikaela is always fast. But now I am fast too” monitoring the situation and staying in
Vandeweghe puts USA one Alpine Skiing: Vlhova shakes Shiffrin in Olympic season close contact with the students and we
hope the situation resolves itself soon.”
Steve Alford, coach of UCLA Bru-
up against Belarus Triple world and reigning Olym- the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ins, declined to say if the three would
in February.
pic champion Mikaela Shiffrin was
CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus’ edged by just a tenth of a second in Shiffrin took to Instagram to con- be on the plane back to the United
Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight the opening World Cup slalom in Fin- gratulate her rival, saying it had been States with the rest of the team.
sets on Saturday to give the visitors land on Sunday as Slovakia’s Petra a good fight. “We just move on,” was all he
the United States the lead in their first Vlhova stole the show with a brilliant Vlhova had placed second to Shif- would say on the matter.
Fed Cup final since 2010. second run. frin some 0.21sec adrift on the first But ESPN, citing multiple sourc-
World’s number 10 Vandeweghe Vlhova’s win on the new season’s run but eventually won by a margin es, said that the three will remain in
won, 6-4, 6-4, in one hour 27 min- first slalom follows her win at Aspen, of 0.1 sec after a faultless second run, Hangzhou pending further enquiries.
utes her first ever meeting with the also in the slalom at the final event while Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener Chinese authorities have declined
23-year-old Sasnovich. of last season and sets the taller and finished third more than a second to comment, but shoplifting can
“That’s my job, I’m top-ranked highly technical Slovak up as the adrift. bring a prison term of several years
player in our team,” Vandeweghe said woman to beat. Shiffrin has won the World Cup in China.
on court after the match. “And you can “It was so, so hard, Mikaela is al- slalom title in four of the past five LiAngelo Ball is one of three bas-
see the result on the scoreboard.” ways fast. But now I am fast too,” seasons and triumphed in the past ketball-playing siblings who have
Vendeweghe, this season’s Austra- said the winner, now coached by three world championships and took emerged on the national stage in the
lian Open and US Open semi-finalist, Italian Livio Magoni, who previ- the 2014 Olympic title. US in recent years, fuelled in part by
looked in command from the start on ously helped Slovenian star Tina The emerging Vlhova is also 22 father LaVar’s aggressive promotion
the hard court in the packed Minsk Maze. and this was her third victory in con- of his sons as future NBA superstars.
Chizhovka 8,000-seat arena pepper- “It’s amazing. I won the last race trast to Shiffrin’s 31. After seeing his team hold on for
ing her opponent with shots from the and to confirm that makes me really victory, Alford said it had been an en-
baseline. happy because it was a tough day.” joyable week in China nevertheless.
The 25-year-old American started “I told Mikaela she is strong and “The people have been tremen-
the rubber with an immediate break fast but I was on my best form today,” dous, we have been able to be here
clinching a 2-0 lead, which she confi- said Vlhova, who other than Shiffrin, for a week and be in two different cit-
dently kept to take the opening set in is the first woman since 2014 to win ies in China,” he said.
45 minutes. back to back slaloms. “The people have been just out-
The players traded breaks early in the Shiffrin’s second place puts the standing and we knew coming over
second set but Vandeweghe, playing American atop the World Cup overall that the people of China really enjoy
with slightly more accuracy, went 3-1 up. standings after her fifth place in the basketball, and good basketball, and I
Sasnovich, ranked 87th in the giant slalom two weeks ago. thought they got that today.”
world, fought back and pulled the But 22-year-old Shiffrin was vis- PAC-12 separately said that, de-
scores level at 4-4. Vandeweghe re- ibly upset at failing to overhaul Vlho- spite the problems in Hangzhou, it
sponded by breaking again in the va after embarking last out of the gate will return to China again next year
ninth game and then held her serve to for the second descent of the Levi with University of California, Berke-
win the set and the match. slope in a season building towards Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States (AFP) ley playing Yale.

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the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
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4 9 2 1 3 9

3 6 5 8 8 1 3

5 1 6 9 3 1 7

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3 6 5 7 9 8 4 1 2 6 4 8 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
9 5 1 6 2 7 7 8 9 1 10 6
11 12 13
2 4 6 7 5 8 14 15 16 6
17 18
7 8 2 4 7 19 8 1

20 21 22 23
4 9 3 8 24 6 25 4 26 27 28 29
30 31 32
Crossword 33 34
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 2 Scale note 1 Tax agency
4 Tyrannosaurus 2 Deoxyribonucleic acid (abbr.)
7 Peewee 3 National capital
11 12 13
9 Cincinnati locale 4 Cheer (2 wds.)
10 Pronoun 5 Extremely high frequency (abbr.)
14 15 16 11 Petty fight 6 Grape soda brand
12 Waste meat 8 Not down
17 18 14 Skit 10 Movie 2001's talking computer
16 Tender loving care 13 Foot for short
17 Flaunt (2 wds.) 15 Master
19 Magnitudes 17 Coins
20 Freudian term 18 Melting together
20 21 22 23 23 Married woman 21 Card game
24 Approximate date 22 Portland locale
26 Object 25 Central Standard Time
24 25 26 27 28 29
30 Inside 27 Bind
31 Tin (abbr.) 28 __evated railroad
30 31 32 32 Large African river 29 Males
33 Type of partnership
34 Popular appliance brand
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11 Petty fight 6 Grape soda brand
12 Waste meat 8 Not down
14 Skit 10 Movie 2001's talking computer
16 Tender loving care 13 Foot for short
17 Flaunt (2 wds.) 15 Master
19 Magnitudes 17 Coins
20 Freudian term 18 Melting together
23 Married woman 21 Card game
24 Approximate date 22 Portland locale
26 Object 25 Central Standard Time
30 Inside 27 Bind
31 Tin (abbr.) 28 __evated railroad
32 Large African river 29 Males
33 Type of partnership
34 Popular appliance brand

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