Category Archives: Asia

Republican tax plan would increase taxes for graduate students by almost 400%

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have approved a tax proposal that includes a giant tax hike on graduate students. Tamar Oostrom, currently earning her PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been crunching the numbers to determine how the bill – which includes more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for US corporations – would affect the taxes paid by graduate students. “The past week this is what I’ve been talking about with other graduate students, with classmates.

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Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army

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Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army

A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said. In a statement the army said the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 and in critical condition.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more “concrete steps” and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned. The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), decreed by the Supreme Court at the government’s request, followed the arrest of its leader for treason.

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BlackBerry COO resigns to deal with family issues: source

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BlackBerry COO resigns to deal with family issues: source

BlackBerry Ltd Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard has resigned from the Canadian software company, effective Dec. 1, to help family members deal with health issues, a person familiar with the plans told Reuters on Friday. Beard, 54, played a major role in helping company Chief Executive John Chen develop a strategy for turning the company around after the collapse of its smartphone business, helping expand its line of software products for large companies and government agencies. Beard, whose departure was disclosed to BlackBerry staff in an internal company memo on Friday, does not intend to look for …read more

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