Daily Archives: November 14, 2016

South Korea | One million protesters show people power in South Korea

By Choi Ha-young, Kim Bo-eun

A never-ending stream of one million people marched into Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, Saturday, to join the nation’s biggest candlelit protest in decades, calling for President Park Geun-hye to step down.

People from all walks of life chanted: “Park should step down.” The President is under mounting pressure because of the influence-peddling scandal involving her confidant Choi Soon-sil.

Socialist wins presidential election in Moldova

On 13 November, the presidential election was held in Moldova and after validating all the minutes, the candidate of the Party of Socialists Igor Dodon accumulated the most votes 53,18 per cent, while the joint right – wing leader of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Dignity and Truth Platform Party (PPDA) and Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) Maia Sandu obtained 47,82 per cent.

The Art Market’s Reaction to Trump? Sales This Week Offer First Test

At Rockefeller Center on Sunday, milling outside Christie’s sales rooms — where private clients sipped mimosas as they took in one of Monet’s grainstacks — people in the art world sounded guardedly optimistic about how the auctions will perform this week, after a period of uncertainty exacerbated by the contentious American presidential election, Britain’s “Brexit” vote in June and China’s slowing economy.

Newly Discovered Antibody ‘Neutralizes’ Zika Virus, Shows Mouse Study

A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientist Prof. James Crowe, Jr., has isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model ‘markedly reduced’ infection by the Zika virus.

Zika virus is a member of the Flavivirus genus in the Flaviviridae family. It was accidentally discovered in Uganda in 1947, during a course of surveillance on mosquitoes and primates.

Phillippines | Philippine president Duterte threatens tough measures to boost drugs war

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he may use his executive power to suspend a legal safeguard against arbitrary arrest and detention, and was willing to use drastic measures and even go to jail to make his war on drugs a success.

The former prosecutor – dubbed “the punisher” and elected on promises of a fierce campaign to stop crime and illicit drugs – said there were so many narcotics suspects on his wanted list that building cases one-by-one took too much time and manpower.