Secretary of Health & Human Services Tom Price has a pricey habit of taking chartered flights at taxpayers’ expense.
RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The United States is concerned
ANZ Bank settled an alleged rate-rigging case with Australia's corporate regulator on the opening day of a court hearing Monday that also involves fellow heavyweights Westpac and NAB. The three banks are being probed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) about possible fixing
This follows their success in pulling the plug on cyber gambling and fish slot machine centres masquerading as family entertainment and recreational clubs. State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Dev Kumar said 68 people were arrested when police conducted 49 raids on illegal gambling
He may be Brazil's most unpopular president in decades and charged with serious crimes, but Michel Temer, the ultimate teflon leader, is expected to breeze through a congressional vote on whether he should stand trial. In Portuguese, Temer means "to be afraid," but the canny 77-year-old
GEORGE TOWN: Efforts are underway to retrieve the 11th and last victim buried in Saturday’s devastating landslide at Tanjung Bungah here. The search and rescue (SAR) operation team have located the body of the sole Malaysian victim, identified as site supervisor Yuan Kuok Wern, 27. At 7.03am this morning
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with North Korea. Abe's conservative coalition is on track to win at least
President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government. Macron's meeting with the three junior ministers was interrupted by the sound of Nemo relieving himself noisily and at length
Tycoon James Packer Monday said plans for gaming empire Crown to expand into the lucrative Japanese market were "off the table" as the company focuses on developing a flagship Sydney casino. The Australian billionaire outlined his interest several years ago in building a resort-casino in Japan
An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her". Sarah Williams, 15, was fishing for squid from a kayak off the South Australian coast near Normanville on Sunday when
By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc, the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal, which comes after Reuters
JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable. The bank, whose fixed-income trading revenue slumped last quarter, has signed a multi-year deal to use Mosaic Smart Data's technology division
By David Stanway SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets. The plant has secured licenses and
Two of Italy's wealthiest northern regions on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy in the latest example of the powerful centrifugal forces reshaping European politics. Voters in the Veneto region that includes Venice and Lombardy, home to Milan, turned out at the high end of
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri was set to make significant gains in mid-term elections Sunday, according to exit polls, giving his center-right coalition a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms. Exit polls by TV channels TN and America 24 showed Macri's Cambiemos
Petraeus on WH's claim that it's "inappropriate" to debate a general: "We in uniform protect the rights of others to criticize us frankly."
By Aradhana Aravindan and Chayut Setboonsarng SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding . Southeast Asia is the world's fastest-growing
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — In a damning disclosure, the Penang government announced it is looking into human error rather than natural phenomenon to be the cause of the landslide tragedy in...
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Chinese associations have insisted today that primary school students from the ethnic community are conversant in the national language, Bahasa Malaysia or Malay, contrary...
Some Northern Californians who feared the worst for their pets in the wake of this month’s deadly wildfires are getting some welcome good news in recent days: Their animals survived.
After prayers at the Chantelle Abbey in Allier, central France, a marketing meeting between the abbey's nuns and their employees discusses the latest orders for its on-site soap and cosmetics products, the delivery destination: Germany. The community of Benedictine sisters has been manufacturing
A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. The year was 1922, and the German-born physicist, most famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan. A Japanese
Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted Sunday in referendums on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain. After a slow start in both regions, turnout -- which will have a critical bearing on the significance of the results -- had
Slovenian President Borut Pahor won Sunday's first round of presidential elections but is heading for a run-off on November 12, partial results showed. "It seems like a second round will be needed, as we had expected in the first place," Pahor told journalists. Partial results with 99
A powerful typhoon ripped into central Japan early Monday, leaving two dead and more than 10 injured, hours after millions struggled to the polls for a national election. Authorities advised thousands living in coastal areas or near rivers to evacuate to shelters as Typhoon Lan, described as "very