MUAR, Nov 14 — If you are a student, the year-end semester break is when you either head off on a vacation with friends or go home so you can eat your mother’s cooking! However, for 160 selected...
President Donald Trump accused France on Tuesday of unfairly hindering US wine exports by imposing higher tariffs on the American product than those the United States places on imports of French wine. The president is partly right: officially, France and its territories are part of the EU Customs Union
A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada. "He's blamed for being the leader while the real leaders
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank. The department also blacklisted Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB), which it said
Japan's economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports. Gross domestic product for the July-September period contracted 0.3 percent from the previous quarter, reversing growth of 0.8 percent in
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — Education Minister Maszlee Malik has received plenty of flak for his proposal to change the colour of school students’ socks and shoes. But the Parti Pribumi Bersatu...
Far from the media frenzy around Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's trial in New York, a chess match is playing out between his Sinaloa cartel and its brutal rival, Jalisco New Generation, to decide the future of Mexico's multibillion-dollar narcotics industry. After surviving an internal
White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California's deadliest wildfire disaster. The intensified effort to locate victims
An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond fetched $50 million (44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family which for decades ran the De Beers diamond mining
Long queues formed Wednesday as polling opened in Fiji for the Pacific island nation's second election since a 2006 military coup. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the former military leader who led a bloodless takeover 12 years ago, is favourite to retain office against a fractured opposition.
Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's defense told his New York trial Tuesday that his cartel bribed Mexican presidents, painting the absent co-defendant as a ruthless criminal who murdered in cold blood. Opening statements finally got underway after two jurors were dismissed from the
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom arrived in Washington on Tuesday to further talks with the United States on a new trade deal, but she stressed that it would be limited. The "appetite" among European Union members is for a limited deal to open trade in industrial goods, but excluding
One of Nigeria's leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence. Nigeria's government and military maintains it has severely weakened the jihadists to the point of defeat but attacks
The United States on Tuesday branded the son of Hezbollah's leader a "terrorist" subject to sanctions as it offered rewards to capture three militants in Lebanon with close ties to Iran. In a series of back-to-back actions, the US vowed to aggressively counter the regional ambitions of
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. The world
A federal judge said he would hold a hearing on Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump. In its lawsuit filed on Tuesday in U.S. District
President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife, Melania, on Tuesday to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trump's trip to Africa was handled. Two presidential aides said Trump was considering forcing out deputy national
Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to come. While Brussels choreographs the first withdrawal of a sovereign
Italy's populist government defied the European Commission Tuesday by sticking to its big-spending budget plan, risking financial sanctions in a high-stakes standoff with Brussels. Despite pressure from the European Commission, which rejected Rome's budget outright last month in a first for