2019.12.11

News Headlines - 11 December 2019

Denso to Pay 25 M. Canadian Dlrs to Settle Antitrust Suits | Nippon.com

Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp. has agreed to pay 25.16 million Canadian dollars to settle antitrust lawsuits in Canada.
The settlement will become final after court procedures are completed, Denso said Monday.
The plaintiffs had claimed that they incurred damages as a result of Denso's alleged violations of the Canadian competition law over auto parts.

Muji ordered to pay Chinese firm US$89,000 and apologise after losing trademark appeal | South China Morning Post

Japanese retailer Muji has been ordered to pay 626,000 yuan (US$89,000) and issue a public apology to a Chinese company after losing its appeal against an earlier court ruling on a trademark infringement.
At a hearing last month, the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing upheld a 2017 ruling in favour of Natural Mill, whose parent company Beijing Cottonfield Textile Corp owns a trademarked name used by Muji.

Teenager, 2 men referred to Tokyo prosecutors over online uranium trade - The Mainichi

Police referred a 17-year-old high school student and two men to prosecutors on Tuesday over their alleged involvement in the online trading of uranium in violation of Japanese law regulating nuclear materials.
The male teenager from Tokyo and a 61-year-old pharmacist in Ibaraki Prefecture are suspected of purchasing the chemicals from a 24-year-old temporary worker in Nagano Prefecture on an online auction site between October 2017 and January 2018, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
The purchasers paid between 5,000 yen ($46) and 30,000 yen for uranium substances that emitted minute amounts of radiation, the police said.

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces weakened Islamic militant groups there with the capture and killing of their leaders, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Duterte placed the Mindanao region under martial law after hundreds of local militants aligned with the Islamic State group and backed by foreign fighters occupied buildings, a commercial district and communities in Marawi city starting May 23, 2017, in the worst security crisis Duterte has faced... Duterte decided not to further extend martial law, which expires at the end of the year, after his defense and security advisers provided an assessment that “the terrorist and extremist rebellion” has been weakened with the losses of the militants’ leaders and a drop in crime in the region, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

Kosovo declares Peter Handke ′persona non grata′ | DW

Austrian writer Peter Handke has been declared a "persona non grata" in Kosovo over his position on late Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli declared on Wednesday, a day after Handke was handed the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm... Handke has been a vocal supporter of Serbia during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, which saw Serb forces commit war crimes in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Croatia. Most notably, he gave a eulogy at the funeral of Milosevic 2006. Milosevic died while on trial for war crimes in The Hague.

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