2019.04.17

News Headlines - 17 April 2019

Taiwan's Richest Man Says He May Run For President

Foxconn’s billionaire founder and chairman, Terry Gou, said on Tuesday that he is considering running for Taiwan’s presidency in 2020.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Taipei that marked the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, Gou said he would decide within the next few days whether to run for president as a candidate of the opposition party Kuomintang (KMT).

Indonesia's Joko Widodo poised to claim big win in presidential poll

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is on track to claim a thumping victory and a second five-year term as Indonesia's President, with "quick counts" of ballot papers indicating he has defeated Prabowo Subianto by about eight to 10 percentage points.
Five reputable companies undertook the count of ballot papers, a process that has proved accurate in the past. They all forecast - with about 70 per cent of the count completed - that Joko had won between 54.6 and 55.2 per cent of the two-party-preferred vote by Wednesday evening.

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound - CNN

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning... Garcia, who served as president from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011, was under investigation for money laundering and taking bribes in connection with a massive corruption scandal that has engulfed a number of former Latin American leaders.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant | New Straits Times

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.
The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has pulled out fuel rods from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes four years behind schedule.
Due to high radiation levels, technicians used remote-controlled equipment to haul fuel from a “storage pool” inside the building.

Toyota to build Corolla in Brazil that will run on electricity, ethanol and gas - Reuters

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will begin building in Brazil a new version of the Corolla sedan that will run on electricity, ethanol and gas, the first vehicle of its kind to be built in Latin America.

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