Chinese supercomputer named as world’s fastest
Indonesia steps toward fuel hike despite protests
China calls for explanations of US surveillance
HK’s Li buys Dutch waste company for 944M euros

Chinese supercomputer named as world’s fastest
China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

Indonesia steps toward fuel hike despite protests
Indonesia’s Parliament voted to approve a budget package on Monday that lays the groundwork for the slashing of government fuel subsidies, as police fired tear gas and water cannons outside to disperse hundreds of angry protesters.

China calls for explanations of US surveillance
China is joining calls for Washington to provide explanations following disclosures of National Security Agency programs which collect millions of telephone records and track foreign Internet activity on U.S. networks.

HK’s Li buys Dutch waste company for 944M euros
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing is buying a Dutch waste and renewable energy company for 943.7 million euros ($1.3 billion). Li’s companies said they were buying the company because it represents a “compelling long-term investment opportunity for the consortium.”

Vietnam arrests third blogger in less than a month
Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger accused of posting “erroneous and slanderous” information about the communist government, state media reported Monday. The blogger is the third locked up in less than a month in an intensifying crackdown against dissent.

Lucrative long-hauls get boost at Paris Air Show
Airbus and Boeing won pledges for big purchases of their lucrative long-haul wide-body jets at the Paris Air Show Monday, raising hopes that demand is recovering following the worldwide recession.

NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks
New York City has teamed up with AT&T to install 25 solar-powered charging stations for public use, available for free in parks and beaches across the five boroughs over the summer. The program launched at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

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