1. U.S. Politics: Bomb threats were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and other figures loathed by President Trump’s supporters

“CNN evacuated its New York bureau after the pipe bomb was found in the mailroom together with an envelope containing white powder. A bomb squad secured the device, police said.

The packaging was addressed care of CNN to former CIA director John Brennan, who has appeared on the channel as a guest and is perhaps Trump’s toughest critic from the national security community.

The Secret Service intercepted the package addressed to Clinton at the home she shares with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, north of Manhattan on Tuesday, and a second package addressed to Obama’s Washington home on Wednesday.

There has been no claim of responsibility and no one was yet known to have been arrested.”

Read the full article on Channel NewsAsia: Trump accused of inciting violence after pipe bomb alerts

 

  1. Singapore-China relations: Staying friendly and maintaining ties in the defence front

“Dr Ng’s visit to China is testament to the strong defence ties between both countries,” said MINDEF, noting that both armed forces interact regularly through bilateral and multilateral exercises, high-level visits, professional exchanges, port calls, as well as the cross attendance of courses and seminars.

“These mutually beneficial interactions have enhanced the mutual understanding and camaraderie between the officers and men of the two militaries,” MINDEF added.

Read the full article on Channel NewsAsia: Singapore, China reaffirm commitment to strengthen ASEAN-China defence cooperation

 

  1. Workplace: Employees are unhappy about the how Google handled sexual harassment claims

““Multiple company actions strongly indicate that protection of powerful abusers is literally and figuratively more valuable to the company than the well-being of their victims,” read the question, which was displayed at the meeting, according to people who attended. “What concrete and meaningful actions will be taken to turn this around?”

The query was part of an outpouring from Google employees after a New York Times article published on Thursday reported how the company had paid millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of misconduct and stayed silent about their transgressions. In the case of Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, the company gave him a $90 million exit package even after Google had concluded that a misconduct claim against him was credible.”

Read the full article on The New York Times: Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims

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