Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.
Costa Rican President-elect Luis Guillermo Solis appointed his economic team as the Central American country moves to reassure investors and the public after two foreign investors announced plans to cut jobs.
Signs have been detected that a periodic warming of the tropical Pacific known as El Nino is imminent, presaging changes to global weather patterns in the months ahead, the World Meteorological Organization said.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo on April 23 to begin a four-country Asian trip, marking his first visit to Japan since 2010. * Obama will stay in Japan from April 23-25 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says in Tokyo today. Obama will meet Prime Minister Barack Obama and Emperor Akihito * Obama will stop in South Korea on April 25-26 where he will discuss ways to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear arms program with South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Park’s office says in a statement today * Obama will also visit Malaysia for the first time as president on April 26-28 * The U.S. president will then spend April 28-29 in the Philippines where he will meet President Benigno Aquino: Charles Jose, Philippine foreign affairs dept spokesman says by phone
ING Groep NV is the only bank left predicting a 2014 interest-rate cut in South Korea. There may be none soon as the call is reviewed after a Bank of Korea meeting that prompted Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to pull its forecast.