World Briefs: Hospital fined for mixing up babies

Hospital fined for mixing up babies

VIENNA • An Austrian hospital was yesterday ordered to pay €30,000 (S$46,500) in damages for mixing up two babies nearly 30 years ago, even though one of them remains unidentified.

Ms Doris Gruenwald, who was born in 1990, found out only a few years ago that she was not biologically related to the couple she thought were her parents after she took a DNA test.


Russian opposition leader detained

MOSCOW • The authorities detained Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and hundreds of his supporters yesterday as they mounted demonstrations against government corruption.

The protests are the second mass action since March 26 called by Mr Navalny, who has announced his intention to run for president next year.


Israel to reduce power supply to Gaza

JERUSALEM • Israel will reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays for power to the enclave run by Hamas, Israeli officials said yesterday.

The decision by Israel's security Cabinet is expected to shorten by 45 minutes the daily average of four hours of power that Gaza's two million residents receive from an electricity grid dependent on Israeli supplies, officials said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe