2018.04.08

News Headlines - 08 April 2018

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack - The New York Times

Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.
Rescue workers in Syria reported finding at least 42 people dead in their homes from apparent suffocation, and antigovernment activists circulated videos of lifeless men, women and children sprawled out on floors and in stairwells, many with white foam coming from their mouths and nostrils.

Hopping the wall into Trump's US, in under 2 minutes | AFP.com

President Donald Trump's orders to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to secure the US frontier with Mexico did not stop one determined migrant from hopping the border wall on Friday.

UK soft drink sugar tax comes into force | DW

Brits will be paying higher prices for some soft drinks after the country's sugar tax on the sweet beverages came into effect on Friday.
Announced in March 2016, the tax has already seen more than 50 percent of manufacturers modify their products to ensure they are below the levy's sugar limit, Britain's Treasury said.

Samsung Securities mistakenly paid stocks as dividend to employees

Samsung Securities Co. said Friday it mistakenly paid its employees stock dividends, prompting the brokerage's share prices to fall and raising moral hazard concerns.
Under an employee stock ownership plan, Samsung Securities had originally planned to pay dividends of 1,000 won (US$0.93) to its employees. However, the brokerage paid dividends of 1,000 shares after a worker processed the wrong figure.

The world’s longest sea bridge to be constructed in China | Construction Global

In April China plans to open its sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai, as part of its infrastructure scheme to encourage 250mn people to move into its megacities.
The 34-mile-long structure is the largest cross-sea bridge in the world, according to AFP, ahead of China’s 26.3 mile bridge connecting Qingdao and Huangdao.


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