Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong (right) at a joint press briefing on Monday (20 February 2017). The Singapore Islamic Scholars and Teachers Association (Pergas) has written to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to highlight the Muslim community’sRead more »
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics is tightening board oversight on donations while two senior Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] executives reportedly offered to resign, as the conglomerate struggles with the fallout from a graft scandal that led to its leader's arrest. Samsung
By Darren Staples and Phil Noble STOKE-ON-TRENT/WHITEHAVEN, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election on Friday, boosting her hand ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging poll setbacks
No more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's ...
Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs. RBS, bailed-out by the British government following the 2008 financial crisis, posted its ninth consecutive annual loss last year
The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer". Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained
More than three dozen well-known financiers, executives and other City figures have asked Theresa May and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to delay the planned merger of the London Stock Exchange with Deutsche Börse, saying that a tie-up would be destabilising during Brexit negotiations. In a letter
It's been more than sixty years since Nguyen Thi Xuan's husband, a Japanese soldier, left her in Vietnam, but the 94-year-old still sleeps with a body pillow she fashioned from his military uniform. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will meet with families -- including Xuan'
In Copeland Tory support increased by no less than 8.5 points – the biggest increase in support for a government party since Harold Wilson’s Labour government won the Hull North byelection in January 1966 (at the cost, incidentally, of a promise to build the Humber Bridge). Indeed, never before in the
Tunisia has the unhappy distinction of being one of the world's biggest exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State return home to kill Western tourists, soldiers and ...
When the newly-minted Labour MP stood on the podium to deliver his winning speech after triumphing in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, it was to face a sea of journalists – all with their backs turned. This was meant to be the night the Ukip leader Paul Nuttall trounced Labour and stormed triumphantly
Labour has suffered a humiliating by-election defeat after losing Copeland to the Conservatives. The Cumbrian seat has been held by the party since it was formed in 1983 but Tory Trudy Harrison snatched it by 2,147 votes in a historic victory. Ms Harrison polled 13,748 votes to 11,601 for Labour'
A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported. Matthew Mitchell was helping his dad clear out the back shed at their home north of Sydney when he was bitten on the finger by a funnel-web
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim officials pressed for calm after raucous protests followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him.
North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother. Traces of VX -- a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations -- were detected on swabs from the face and eyes
Can this newly discovered solar system support life? No other star system known contains such a large number of Earth-sized and probably rocky planets. Because the parent star is so dim, the planets are warmed gently despite having orbits much smaller than that of Mercury, the planet closest to the
Gareth Snell celebrates with his wife, Sophia, after the announcement of the result. Labour has seen off Ukip’s leader, Paul Nuttall, in the battle for Stoke-on-Trent Central, with a victory that will bring relief to party chiefs about the threat posed by the anti-EU party in the Brexit heartlands.
Labour suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the the Conservative party in Copeland, a heartland seat dominated by the party since 1924, just half an hour after the party saw off Ukip leader Paul Nuttall in a bitter battle for Stoke Central. Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure after Labour
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California's capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees
As Malaysian toxicologists reveal that the banned nerve agent VX was used in the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, here are some key questions and answers about the deadly weapon of mass destruction. Code-named by the US scientists who mass produced it, VX is an organophosphate compound and one
Two Iraqi officials say that after a day of fierce fighting, Iraqi forces have secured half of Mosul's airport and most of a sprawling military base next to it on the city's southwestern edge. A federal ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday. Releasing a preliminary toxicology report on Kim Jong-Nam's murder at Kuala Lumpur airport
To be fair, they never thought he was likely to lead Labour to victory in a general election, but they wanted an authentic socialist as leader because they hoped he might inspire some kind of rallying of the left. It turns out that you cannot run a party with an anti-nuclear leader in a constituency
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.
Labour candidate Gillian Troughton (right) looks on as the Conservatives’ Trudy Harrison speaks after winning in Copeland. Jeremy Corbyn will come out swinging on Friday morning and deliver a punchy speech about Theresa May’s plans for a “bargain basement” Brexit, if the extracts released overnight