Author: Adriaens Leadbetter

‘They’re gonna shoot me’: Kim Kardashian opens up about Paris robbery as 16 arrested

French police arrested 16 people in raids early on Monday over the robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year, police sources said. Police swooped in the Paris region and the south of France following the discovery of DNA at the luxury Paris residence where Kardashian was tied up and robbed of jewellery worth around €9 million (HK$73.7 million) in October, one source said. They’re going to shoot me in the back. There’s no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it Kim Kardashian “One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offences, who is considered a major thug,” the source said. Money and documents were also seized in the raids. A gang of armed and masked men had burst into the residence in a chic area of the capital where 36-year-old Kardashian and her entourage were staying during fashion week. The star was tied up and locked in the bathroom and the gang fled with jewellery including a ring worth around €4 million and a case of jewellery with a value of €5 million. Kardashian, who is married to rap mogul Kanye West, finally broke her silence about the incident this weekend, saying she feared she was going to be killed by the robbers. “They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kardashian tells...

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Apple’s staying power tested in first decade of iPhone, as strong Chinese rivals emerge

Technology giant Apple marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone on Monday with a promise to again redefine the global mobile phone industry, despite intense rivalry from major Chinese suppliers. In a statement on Monday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the iPhone had “set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started”. “The best is yet to come,” said Cook, hinting at the potential of the next iPhone to be launched later this year. China’s aggressive new generation of mobile phone brands, however, could spoil those plans. Shelleen Shum, analyst at...

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AIA sponsors ‘Iron Man Experience’ at Disneyland HK, in brave new co-branding move

AIA, the largest insurer in Hong Kong, will sponsor Iron Man Experience, a new attraction opening at Disneyland Hong Kong on Wednesday, reflecting the latest corporate tie-up with a comic book action character. Iron Man is lucky to get a job in the current tough market. Snoopy was fired by Metlife in October after more than 30 years as an icon for the US insurer. The licensing agreement, estimated by Forbes at US$12 million per year, will last until 2019, but Metlife will launch a new logo from this year. The shift came as Metlife focuses more on its...

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