World Briefs: Dual citizenship case before Aussie court

Dual citizenship case before Aussie court

CANBERRA • The High Court in Australia yesterday began a three-day hearing to determine the eligibility of seven lawmakers who may hold dual citizenship, a case that could determine whether the government is able to maintain its slim majority.


Four ships face UN global port ban

UNITED NATIONS • The UN has slapped a global port ban on four vessels found violating sanctions against North Korea, the head of an expert panel said on Monday.

A source said the four ships were found carrying coal, seafood and iron ore, exports banned by a UN resolution.


Plans afoot to repeal Obama's green plan

WASHINGTON • The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that President Donald Trump's administration will move to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said he would "be signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan" yesterday.


Filipino doc rejects terror plot charges

MANILA • Filipino doctor Russell Salic, accused of wiring money for a foiled Islamist plot targeting New York's subway and Times Square, has rejected the allegations and vowed to fight US extradition.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe