Constitutional monarchies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29973/all en Kuwait says backs free speech but must protect ruling emir http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/kuwait-says-backs-free-speech-must-protect-ruling-emir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KUWAIT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Kuwait supports free speech but must act against illegal comments made about the Gulf state's ruler, the government said on Monday, after a Twitter user was jailed for five years.</p> <p>A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to prison on Sunday for insulting the emir on the social networking site, a rights lawyer and news websites said, in the latest prosecution for criticism of authorities via social media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/kuwait-says-backs-free-speech-must-protect-ruling-emir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Constitutional monarchies Law Member states of the Arab League Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745473 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Thailand agrees to talks with southern Muslim rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-thailand-agrees-talks-southern-muslim-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* More than 5,000 have died in violence</p> <p>* No details on whether ceasefire likely; talks start in 2 weeks</p> <p>* "Major milestone" in move to peace - analyst (Adds details from Thai, Malaysia PM statements)</p> <p>By Siva Sithraputhran and Stuart Grudgings</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-thailand-agrees-talks-southern-muslim-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Disaster Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Member states of the United Nations Southeast Asia Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769246 at http://www.globalpost.com Denmark raises North Sea oil taxes to boost railways http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/denmark-raises-north-sea-oil-taxes-boost-railways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Denmark said Friday it would use a tax hike on smaller North Sea oil producers to pay for a 27.5 billion (3.69 billion euros or $1.74 billion) investment in the country's railway network.</p> <p>The revenue will be poured into Togfonden DK (the Train Fund), a fund that will be used to upgrade Danish railways and electrify the network's key routes.</p> <p>"With the new fund we can finance a significant boost of state-owned collective infrastructure, which will benefit all Danes using public transport on a daily basis," Tax Minister Holger K. Nielsen said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/denmark-raises-north-sea-oil-taxes-boost-railways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Europe Member states of NATO AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770937 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Denmark raises North Sea oil taxes to boost railways http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-denmark-raises-north-sea-oil-taxes-boost-railways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Denmark said Friday it would use a tax hike on smaller North Sea oil producers to pay for a 27.5 billion (3.69 billion euros or $4.79 billion) investment in the country's railway network.</p> <p>The revenue will be poured into Togfonden DK (the Train Fund), a fund that will be used to upgrade Danish railways and electrify the network's key routes.</p> <p>"With the new fund we can finance a significant boost of state-owned collective infrastructure, which will benefit all Danes using public transport on a daily basis," Tax Minister Holger K. Nielsen said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-denmark-raises-north-sea-oil-taxes-boost-railways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Europe Member states of NATO AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:17:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770976 at http://www.globalpost.com FCCI suggests making trade centre point of foreign policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fcci-suggests-making-trade-centre-point-foreign-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> In a meeting held with Pakistan Ambassadors designate to Thailand, Uzbekistan and Cambodia, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that trade and specifically textile exports should be the central point of Pakistan’s foreign policy and the diplomats should promote image of the country to encourage Pakistani exports.</p><P>Addressing the meeting at the FCCI office, Mr Sohail Khan, Ambassador to Thailand, said that the Foreign Ministry had set a unique example of sending ambassadors-designate to various chambers of commerce so that they could identify the economic problems</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fcci-suggests-making-trade-centre-point-foreign-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Member states of the United Nations Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:48:57 +0000 Asianet 5811319 at http://www.globalpost.com Crime and vampires driving Nordic film boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/crime-and-vampires-driving-nordic-film-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Johnson</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Gone are the days of Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman, but from arty documentaries to brooding crime stories, Nordic movies and television shows are enjoying an international boom.</p> <p>Swedish documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Features. Two Swedish sound engineers also won Oscars and movies from Norway and Denmark were both nominated for best Foreign Language Film.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/crime-and-vampires-driving-nordic-film-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Europe Film Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5812959 at http://www.globalpost.com Dominica dethrones Grenada to win under 15 title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/dominica-dethrones-grenada-win-under-15-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Grenada defeated hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines by eight wickets on Wednesday in their final match of the Windward Islands Under 15 Cricket Tournament.</p><P>The victory confirmed Grenada’s second position despite eventual champions Dominica suffering an upset against St Lucia.</p><P>Dominica however had earlier recorded their fourth straight win that virtually assured them of the Windward Islands Under 15 Cricket title.</p><P>They defeated defending champions, Grenada by seven wickets at the main Arnos Vale Playing Field in St.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/dominica-dethrones-grenada-win-under-15-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Lesser Antilles Member states of the Caribbean Community Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:33:29 +0000 Asianet 5813780 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/cambodia-thailand-take-temple-dispute-top-un-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thailand and Cambodia are to face off at the UN's highest court Monday in a dispute over land surrounding a flashpoint temple that has seen deadly clashes along their joint border.</p> <p>The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is to hold a week of hearings after Phnom Penh asked two years ago for an interpretation of a 1962 ruling on the Preah Vihear temple.</p> <p>Thailand does not dispute Cambodia's ownership of the temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. But both sides claim an adjacent 4.6-square-kilometre (1.8-square-mile) patch of land.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/cambodia-thailand-take-temple-dispute-top-un-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Constitutional monarchies Thailand AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 02:01:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815619 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia, Thailand clash over temple at top UN court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/cambodia-thailand-clash-over-temple-at-top-un-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thailand and Cambodia took their dispute over land around a flashpoint temple to the UN's highest court on Monday, in a case Phnom Penh warned could end friendly relations between the countries.</p> <p>The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun a week of hearings after Cambodia asked two years ago for an interpretation of the 1962 ruling on the ancient Preah Vihear temple.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/cambodia-thailand-clash-over-temple-at-top-un-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Constitutional monarchies Thailand AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815809 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia, Thailand clash over temple at top UN court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/cambodia-thailand-clash-over-temple-at-top-un-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thailand and Cambodia took their dispute around a flashpoint ancient temple to the UN's highest court on Monday, in a case Phnom Penh warned could end friendly relations between the countries.</p> <p>The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun a week of hearings after Cambodia asked two years ago for an interpretation of the 1962 ruling on the Preah Vihear temple.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/cambodia-thailand-clash-over-temple-at-top-un-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Constitutional monarchies Thailand AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:16:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815870 at http://www.globalpost.com CANANEWS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 1200 ECT (1700GMT) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/cananews-news-schedule-at-1200-ect-1700gmt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The following is the CANANews Schedule for Friday, April 12, 2013.</p><P>PORT AU PRINCE - Communications Minister Regine Godefroy became the second woman in as many days to quit the Haitian government.</p><P>WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is making available more than US$10 million to Antigua and Barbuda after completing review of the island’s economic performance under a three-year Stand By Arrangement (SBA) indicating also that the economy is showing signs of gradual recovery after three years of being stagnant.</p><P>BRIDGETOWN-Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) cou</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/cananews-news-schedule-at-1200-ect-1700gmt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Lesser Antilles Member states of the Caribbean Community Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:48:33 +0000 Asianet 5816702 at http://www.globalpost.com China's demand for milk sees it become New Zealand's top export market for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/chinas-demand-milk-sees-it-become-new-zealands-top-export-ma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WELLNGTON, New Zealand - China's thirst for quality milk has seen it become New Zealand's top export market for the first time.</p> <p>Neighbouring Australia had long been New Zealand's biggest market.</p> <p>But figures released Friday by Statistics New Zealand show that in the first quarter of 2013, exports to China were up 32 per cent from a year earlier to 2.3 billion New Zealand dollars ($2 billion). Meanwhile, exports to Australia were down 7 per cent to NZ$2.2 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/chinas-demand-milk-sees-it-become-new-zealands-top-export-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Constitutional monarchies Liberal democracies Member states of the United Nations New Zealand Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:50:46 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827685 at http://www.globalpost.com Young, suburban and mainly from Asia: Canada's immigrant population surges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/young-suburban-and-mainly-asia-canadas-immigrant-population- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The debut of Canada's controversial census replacement survey shows there are more foreign-born people in the country than ever before, at a proportion not seen in almost a century.</p> <p>They're young, they're suburban, and they're mainly from Asia, although Africans are arriving in growing numbers.</p> <p>But the historical comparisons are few and far between in the National Household Survey, which Statistics Canada designed — at Prime Minister Stephen Harper's behest — to replace the cancelled long-form census of the past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/young-suburban-and-mainly-asia-canadas-immigrant-population-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies G20 nations Political geography Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 08 May 2013 13:39:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833369 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand to sell stake in 2nd power company as country eyes budget surplus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/new-zealand-sell-stake-2nd-power-company-country-eyes-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand will sell a minority stake in a second power company this year as part of a plan to balance its books.</p> <p>The government on Thursday announced it plans to list state-owned Meridian Energy on the stock market by the end of the year.</p> <p>Last week, the government raised 1.7 billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) by selling a 49 per cent stake in Mighty River Power in an initial public offering.</p> <p>The sale of shares in Meridian is likely to raise significantly more than that, although the government hasn't released estimates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/new-zealand-sell-stake-2nd-power-company-country-eyes-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Commonwealth of Nations Constitutional monarchies Liberal democracies Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations New Zealand Oceania Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 04:00:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 5838988 at http://www.globalpost.com Spaniards seek future in Morocco as recession bites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130714/spaniards-seek-future-morocco-recession-bites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Emilio Rodriguez runs a small construction company in Tangiers in northern Morocco where, like many other Spaniards, he has moved in search of fresher professional pastures.</p> <p>"In Spain at the moment things are going badly," he says.</p> <p>"Over there I sold everything. There is no work, no bank financing," adds Rodriquez, who moved to Morocco's port city of Tangiers, just spitting distance from the southern tip of Spain, at the beginning of 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130714/spaniards-seek-future-morocco-recession-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional monarchies Member states of the Union for the Mediterranean Political geography AFP Sun, 14 Jul 2013 06:03:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5883485 at http://www.globalpost.com