Myanmar's military government sold 600 lots of gems and jade at a recent auction, state media said Sunday, January 20th, earning much-needed foreign income for the isolated junta as it faces stiff economic sanctions.
China's version of the popular US reality show "America's Next Top Model" will debut this weekend, but only after prime time as part of new rules against "immoral" entertainment, state media said Tuesday, January 8th.
French luxury products group LVMH said on Monday, 24th December it had bought French financial newspaper Les Echos from Britain's Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, and had agreed to sell rival title La Tribune.
Military-run Myanmar will hold a new auction of gems and jade in January, state media said Friday, December 14th, amid calls for a boycott and sanctions against the junta following its bloody crackdown on protests.
Several clerics sitting as MPs in the Iranian parliament have criticised the Tehran police chief for showing excessive zeal by ordering a crackdown on women's high boots, a newspaper said on Wednesday, December 12th.
Military-run Myanmar has wrapped up a gem auction, a major money-spinner for the junta, state media said Tuesday, november 27th despite sanctions and calls for a boycott following its deadly crackdown on protests.
Greenpeace has blocked a tanker carrying more than 30,000 tonnes of palm oil from leaving an Indonesian port to protest against forest destruction blamed on plantations, the environmental group said on Thursday.
The French luxury group LVMH moved a step closer Monday to acquiring Les Echos after the financial newspaper's owners, the British group Pearson, announced an end to consulations with the paper's employees.
Lipsticks tested by a U.S. consumer rights group found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior had more lead than others, the group said on Thursday.