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Merkel's conservatives see common ground with Social Democrats on Europe - World News
Merkel's conservatives see common ground with Social Democrats on Europe 5 hours ago
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called for speedy efforts to form a stable new government with Social Democrats (SPD) and said her conservative party saw areas of common ground on domestic reform and Europe. Merkel said renewing the "gr
Kuwait replaces oil and finance ministers in cabinet reshuffle -World News
Kuwait replaces oil and finance ministers in cabinet reshuffle 5 hours ago
DUBAI: Kuwait replaced its oil, finance and defence ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, state news agency KUNA reported. Bakhit al-Rashidi was appointed the new oil minister of the OPEC member state and Nayef Falah al-Hajraf was named the new fin
Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon - White House -World News
Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon - White House 5 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.
Japan's SMBC Nikko poised to poach bankers in push for US growth -World News
Japan's SMBC Nikko poised to poach bankers in push for US growth 5 hours ago
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc's brokerage unit is ready to poach bankers to expand its U.S. investment banking arm and could even buy small firms if the right target comes up, its chief executive said.
EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand - statement -World News
EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand - statement 5 hours ago
BANGKOK: The European Union will resume political contact "at all levels" with Thailand, its foreign affairs council said on Monday, after putting relations on hold following a 2014 coup by the Thai military. The move comes after Thailand's Prime Ministe
VW sees 4-5 billion euros in outflows in 2018 due to dieselgate -World News
VW sees 4-5 billion euros in outflows in 2018 due to dieselgate 5 hours ago
Volkswagen expects cash outflows of 4-5 billion euros (US$4.7-5.9 billion) next year in relation to the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, the carmaker's Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter told journalists on Monday.
Rakuten partners global home-sharing sites to get a bigger slice of tourism pie -World News
Rakuten partners global home-sharing sites to get a bigger slice of tourism pie 6 hours ago
December 11, 2017 9:55 PMTOKYO - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, which entered the home-sharing business this year, has teamed up with four top global sites that are seeking inroads into the expansive tourism market - and which would otherwise have bee
South Korean leader visiting China to rebuild trust and seek ways to resolve nuclear crisis -World News
South Korean leader visiting China to rebuild trust and seek ways to resolve nuclear crisis 6 hours ago
December 11, 2017 10:36 PMSEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae In's first state visit to China this week will mark a "significant milestone" as the two countries seek to rebuild trust, restore bilateral ties and seek ways to resolve North Korea's nucle
Three more Russian athletes file doping appeals - sport court -World News
Three more Russian athletes file doping appeals - sport court 6 hours ago
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday three more Russian athletes - champion biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko - have appealed against doping bans levied by the International Olympic Commit
Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts -World News
Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts 6 hours ago
Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artefacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a Dec. 21 election.
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Sadr sets conditions for disarming his fighters after Islamic State defeated -World News
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Sadr sets conditions for disarming his fighters after Islamic State defeated 6 hours ago
Iraqi powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr set conditions on Monday for his followers to hand over to the government the weapons they used to fight Islamic State.
'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope on Huntingdon's disease -World News
'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope on Huntingdon's disease 6 hours ago
LONDON: Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntingdon's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease. The success in the earl
Uber's London licence appeal to be heard next year -World News
Uber's London licence appeal to be heard next year 6 hours ago
Uber will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its licence in its most important European market.
EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move -World News
EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move 6 hours ago
BRUSSELS: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace p
Mass Dutch DNA drive finds suspect in 'cold case' murder -World News
Mass Dutch DNA drive finds suspect in 'cold case' murder 6 hours ago
THE HAGUE: Dutch police said Monday (Dec 11) they had arrested a suspect in the murder of a young woman 25 years ago, tracking him down after an unprecedented drive to collect DNA samples. Milica van Doorn, 19, was found dead on June 8, 1992 in a pond in
Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth more than Qualcomm's offer -World News
Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth more than Qualcomm's offer 6 hours ago
Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday that NXP Semiconductors NV is worth US$135 per share on an intrinsic standalone basis, more than the US$110 Qualcomm Inc has offered to buy the company.
Emboldened by change, some Uzbek imams turn on loudspeakers for call to prayer -World News
Emboldened by change, some Uzbek imams turn on loudspeakers for call to prayer 6 hours ago
TASHKENT: Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take advantage of a more tolerant official attitude toward Islam since President Islam Karimov died last year
Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil -World News
Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil 6 hours ago
Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil.
Russia's Putin to discuss Syrian peace process with Turkey's Erdogan: Kremlin -World News
Russia's Putin to discuss Syrian peace process with Turkey's Erdogan: Kremlin 7 hours ago
CAIRO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan will discuss a possible political resolution to the Syrian crisis when they meet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. Peskov said the two leaders would also di
Sweden boosts security around synagogues after attack -World News
Sweden boosts security around synagogues after attack 7 hours ago
STOCKHOLM: Swedish police on Monday (Dec 11) tightened security near Jewish sites following a fire attack on a synagogue at the weekend, which came in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Masked assailants in Sweden's second l
Paris threatens Airbnb with court case -World News
Paris threatens Airbnb with court case 7 hours ago
PARIS: The city of Paris on Monday (Dec 11) threatened to take Airbnb to court if it does not delist hundreds of apartments whose owners have failed to register with the French capital's authorities. Mayor Anne Hidalgo's deputy in charge of housing, Ian
Futures inch up, bitcoin grabs investor interest -World News
Futures inch up, bitcoin grabs investor interest 7 hours ago
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Monday, with the launch of bitcoin futures raising investor interest in cryptocurrency related companies.
Explosion reported near Times Square in New York -World News
Explosion reported near Times Square in New York 7 hours ago
NEW YORK: The New York Police Department was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin on Monday (Dec 11) morning in midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, according to the police department's official Twitter feed. Three major s
Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative -World News
Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative 7 hours ago
Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project.
Fake infant formula in Johor: How to spot counterfeit packets -World News
Fake infant formula in Johor: How to spot counterfeit packets 7 hours ago
SINGAPORE: Enfagrow A+ Malaysia has issued a statement informing consumers how to identify packets of fake infant formula that were sold in Johor Baru. In a Facebook post on Monday (Dec 11), Enfagrow A+ Malaysia said that the only affected product is t