Singapore has pledged to become a founding member partner of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which would be led by China.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "The Republic has expressed its intention to accept China’s invitation to become a founding member of a new regional bank to fund infrastructure projects in Asia, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)."
Apparently, the publishers of the Finland Times are not friendly with the Israeli government. Editors have published an editorial, which claims that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assigned Mossad (Israeli secret intelligence unit) to murder three Israeli teenagers to launch a war against Palestinians in Gaza.
The Finland Times reports that, "The pretext for bombing and shelling Gaza was the death of three Israeli teenagers allegedly killed by Hamas. ‘Operation Protective Edge (OPE) directed against Gaza is reminiscent of the infamous 2001 Dagan Plan entitled “Operation Justified Vengeance” in which the deaths of innocent Israeli civilians had been envisaged and foreseen by IDF military planners."
The University of Southern California (USC) campus is located in the crime-ridden neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. Many so-called illegal immigrant teenagers, dubbed 'Amnesty Children,' have flooded into LA and have committed numerous crimes, such as allegedly murdering a Chinese graduate student at USC.
According to the Beverly Hills Courier, "A “series of arrests” have been made in connection with the beating death of a Chinese USC graduate student who was attacked while walking home and was found dead hours later inside his apartment, police said today. Details of the arrests were expected to be announced at a late-afternoon news conference in downtown Los Angeles."
President Barry Obama has gotten so desperate to boost the ailing national economy that he's opened the U.S.-Mexico border to flood the country with illegal immigrants to convince global business people to invest in America with FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) so they can obtain easy access to US visas.
About.com reports that, "Inflow FDI reached what the U.S. Department of Commerce calls a "historical peak" in 2008 with total foreign investments of $328 billion. Investments in 2000 nearly reached that point, but fell to a low of $64 billion in 2003. (Think of how policies effect investment potential: in 2003 the U.S. had endured 9/11, was in a war in Afghanistan, and was just starting one in Iraq.)"
The Avian flu virus has been spreading throughout duck farms in Southwestern Jeolla Province, South Korea.
The JoongAng Daily reports that, "Avian influenza (AI) was confirmed yesterday at a duck farm in Korea, local officials said, just days after the government detected another instance of the potentially deadly foot-and-mouth disease."
US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is flooding billions of dolars into global stock markets, which is creating dangerous bubble conditions.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid global recovery. Concern has been rising that investors are paying too much for securities in a search for good returns when interest rates are hovering near record lows, creating the bubble conditions for a new market crash."
Crimean lawmakers are considering a ban on foreign tourists to their region.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Lawmakers in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, are seeking a presidential decree to prohibit foreigners from entering the region's largest city, Sevastopol, a popular Black Sea tourist destination."
BEIJING: McDonald's in China stands on the brink of a big business disaster. The corporation hired only one supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co., to deliver meat products to all their outlets in the country. Yet, the supplier is under investigation for alleged food contamination and now McDonald's can't serve hamburgers to Chinese customers for the time being.
According to CDA Press, "McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken fillet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co."
Pastor Frederick Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas believes that Jesus Christ has enlightened him to insist that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, a Democrat, stands as a prophet similar to Moses. Mr. Price was recently indicted on charges of allegedly receiving approximately $1 million in bribes.
KERA reports that, "Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is a man of faith – and he’s been relying on that faith as the federal government has been investigating him, says a pastor who knows him well."
Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned due to a political stalemate in the Kiev Parliament.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country's increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. Earlier on Thursday two parties quit a parliamentary coalition, a move that opened the way for a new election to clear what a politician called "Moscow agents" from the chamber, a decision welcomed by President Petro Poroshenko."