Special prosecutors investigating the swirling corruption scandal that has embroiled South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-Hye and a host of major companies lost a bid to extend their inquiry Monday. The decision means they only have until Tuesday to decide whether they will indict the heir
Asian markets kicked the week off with broad losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global Trump rally shows signs of fragility ahead of a key speech by the new president to Congress. A record 11th successive all-time high close for New York's Dow was not enough to inspire investors
There is zero chance that sharia law – as a repressive criminal code used in certain Muslim majority nations – is going to be enshrined in Australia. Who knew Australian democracy was so weak that a young Muslim woman talking about her faith on national television might be its downfall? The outrage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A special investigation team is wrapping up its probe into a huge scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye after the country's acting leader refused to extend its investigation past a Tuesday deadline.
After a month of controversy, political hostilities were suspended as Donald and Melania Trump welcomed 46 state governors to the White House. An ebullient president hailed the first month of his presidency as he welcomed his guests to the black tie gala. The dinner was being held as some of Donald
The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares ...
Two Afghan friends were incarcerated together at Guantanamo Bay, but they chose starkly divergent paths after release —- one became an Islamic State jihadist, the other joined the US-led government fight to crush the group. Haji Ghalib and Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, whose friendship coalesced around a
By Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn will not extend the current special prosecutor's investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye, Hwang's office said on Monday. Hwang's spokesman
The White House will send federal departments a budget proposal on Monday containing the defense spending increase President Donald Trump promised, financed partly by cuts to the U.S. State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other non-defense programs, two officials familiar with the proposal
Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday it is up to his successor to decide whether Italy should hold its next national election before the natural end of the current legislature early next year. If (Prime Minister Paolo) Gentiloni wants to vote before, it's up to him to decide, not others
A huge float carried by a truck at the Rio de Janeiro samba parade struck several people, causing serious injuries to at least one woman, late Sunday. The truck appeared to drive too close to a fence at the start of the competition piste, footage on Brazilian television showed, and several people were
Francois Fillon, The Republicans' presidential candidate, on Sunday accused the French government of not doing enough to curb the violence that has hit election campaign events. Fillon said in a statement that two months before the April and May election, France was witnessing a "quasi civil
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Mnuchin said Trump would also use a major
Known for her reinterpretation of the act of ink painting, Yeo Shih Yun is a full-time artist as well as the director of INSTINC. Recently, INSTINC had an exhibition instinctive 1.0 : (in)visible that featured 14 homegrown artists, including Urich Lau and Sarah Choo Jing. The company was founded back
Mobile app development will be a US$77 billion opportunity this year We are well into 2017, and it is high time to take stock of the trends that have come and gone. The market of mobile apps is getting bigger day by day. According to Gartner research, there will be more than 260 billion mobile app […
By Lucia Mutikani and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged a major overhaul of his party, calling for more aggressive efforts to court working-class voters and fight big businesses from Wall Street to the pharmaceutical sector
Britain's House of Lords will Monday begin detailed scrutiny of the bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit, with the fate of EU nationals living in Britain likely to be on the agenda. The lower House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the draft legislation earlier this month
Thousands protested in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Sunday against the Social Democrat government that tried to weaken a crackdown on corruption earlier this month. In early February, the cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu approved an emergency decree that would have decriminalised several
From impersonating police to threatening to hurt loved ones, brazen Bulgarian gangs terrorise the elderly and rob them of their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams netting millions of euros. "They did not only take my money but also my health... I keep shaking all day long,"
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) given to lower-income households should not be politicised as other countries like Saudi Arabia practise similar policies, the prime...
French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron would easily beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the country's presidential election in May, two opinion polls showed on Sunday. The pollsters said Macron has been buoyed by the alliance announced this week with centrist politician
French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon and hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon have failed to agree on a possible alliance in the upcoming presidential election, the two men indicated on Sunday. An Odoxa poll on Sunday showed Hamon and Melenchon coming in fourth and fifth in the first
China's top diplomat will be in the US this week, becoming the highest-level Chinese official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump was elected. China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi will meet with senior American officials on Monday and Tuesday to discuss "bilateral ties
Internet-connected air conditioners could be told switched to low-power mode when there was less power available in the electricity grid, say analysts. For South Australia, it was a cruelly ironic one-two punch – a burst of the extreme heat conditions that are so much more likely because of climate