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Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for the politically passionate

LOS ANGELES - The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not. It's a scene played out again...

Johnny Depp ranked most overpaid actor for second straight year

LOS ANGELES - The annual Forbes list of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood ranks Johnny Depp in the top spot for the second year in a row. To compile the list, Forbes' analysts examined the last three significant movies (released on at least 2,000...

Japan plans tax break to encourage spouses to work more hours

TOKYO - Japan's ruling coalition approved a plan on Thursday (Dec 8) to increase a tax credit for married couples to encourage spouses who work part-time to increase their hours, hoping to relieve chronic labour shortages in some sectors. The plan, part of...

China should build more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump: Global Times

BEIJING - China should "significantly" increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday (Dec 8). China should "build more...

Brad Pitt’s request to seal divorce documents denied by judge

LOS ANGELES - Actor Brad Pitt's request to seal court documents in his high-profile custody and divorce proceedings involving actress Angelina Jolie was rejected by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday (Dec 8). Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr...

Singapore stocks hit over one-year high

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks hit their highest in more than a year on Thursday (Dec 8), while other South-east Asian stocks gained in line with broader Asia on expectations that the European Central Bank (ECB) would extend its asset buying programme. The ECB...


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