Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean. Ankara and Brussels signed a controversial deal in March, in which Turkey agreed to take Syrian migrants landing on Greek islands in exchange for political and financial
July 26 (Reuters) - * McDonald's planning sale of 20-year franchise rights in Malaysia, Singapore that could collectively fetch at least $400 mln - Bloomberg, citing sources * Potential bidder for McDonald's ...
* Ringgit dips as crude stays around 3-month lows * Rupiah hits 2-week low on month-end corp dlr demand * Yuan firms vs dollar but weakens vs currency basket (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon ...
Bangladeshi police killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday after storming a hideout where they said a new mass attack was being planned. "Nine Islamist militants were killed after two hour-long gunfight" deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masud
As she drove past an apartment complex on a street in Khartoum, Sara Jadallah turned silent. It was here that her late father, the legendary film-maker Jadallah Jubara, set up Sudan's first private film studio in the 1970s. The demolition, shortly before the film-maker's death at the age of
A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in the country's worst mass killing in decades. The 26-year-old man, who reportedly threatened to kill hundreds of disabled people earlier this year, later turned himself
Democratic power players Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders offered contrasting heartfelt and hard-headed endorsements of Hillary Clinton, imploring a riven and feisty party convention to unite against Donald Trump. As polls showed Trump ahead of Clinton in the race to the White House, the first lady
From Jakarta to Bali and Yogyakarta, the Indonesian art world is flourishing. Buoyed by a growing, affluent middle class at home as well as interest from international buyers, numerous boutique galleries and artists' communities have sprung up, while events such as the Jakarta Biennale, the annual
Amazon has announced plans to test delivery drone technology in Britain, as the US online commerce giant tries to advance the idea safely. The partnership aims to understand how drones can be used safely and reliably, and identify the regulations to put in place, it said in a statement.
It is a secretive communist state with a sprawling security apparatus, but Laos has turned to a less menacing demographic to protect visiting dignitaries this week: bookish students. As ministers hustle through the wide corridors of the Chinese-built National Convention Centre, lines of students, mostly
Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument's wood glistening under the packed auditorium's spotlights, Guy Braunstein's hand trembled from the weight of history. "I have done thousands of concerts, but I have never been as emotional and trembled the way I did when I took that
KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. (Prices in $/tonne, and volumes in tonnes unless stated) Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid ...
A newborn baby has died after being given "laughing gas" instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled, authorities said Tuesday. A doctor raised the alarm after the baby boy died unexpectedly earlier this month, with tests revealing
Tokyo stocks sank on a strong yen as traders await central bank meetings in Japan and the United States this week, while other Asian markets fluctuated following a negative lead from Wall Street. Promises of monetary easing after last month's shock British EU exit vote led a surge in shares -- and
In its round-the-world tour, the plane Solar Impulse 2 has become a showcase for Sun-powered technology, featuring innovations which could have a bright commercial future. Solar Impulse 2 is not the first solar-powered plane, but unlike its predecessors it can store enough energy in its batteries to
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was "appalled" by the images aired by the national broadcaster ABC from a youth detention centre in the Northern Territory. "We will be establishing a Royal Commission in to these events, into this centre.
Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy. Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard was in the cockpit during the more than 48-hour flight from Cairo, crossing
Solar Impulse 2 took off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi for the first round-the-world flight using only solar energy, a huge bet on current technology. The project was beset by delays and the plane's total travelled distance exceeded 42,000 kilometres. Here is a timeline of the journey: - Lift-off
Two women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the US Army's special forces, the military said Monday. "They are the first two women who have been selected for special forces assessment" following the elimination of the ban on
At least 19 people are killed in Japan when a knife-wielding man goes on a rampage at a care centre for the mentally disabled, officials say.
July 26 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0131 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan yen 104.92 105.81 +0.85 ...
Basketball icon Michael Jordan, long reluctant to speak out on social issues, on Monday condemned violence fueling rising racial tension in America and pledged $2 million toward efforts to build trust. "I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," Jordan said
(Refiles with vegoils chart) The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures extended losses on Monday, ...
Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld. The hydraulic system was found under the Temple of the Inscriptions, which houses the seventh-century tomb of Pakal
All uniformed New York police on patrol will be equipped with ballistic helmets under a $7.5 million spending drive fueled by recent terror attacks and shootings, the department said. The plan will see 20,000 ballistic helmets given to all uniformed patrol officers and 6,000 heavy ballistic vests distributed