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Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love - World News
Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love 9 hours ago
ROVANIEMI, Finland: A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year. His speech on Monday was part of the Christmas build up at the Arctic village in northern Finland
Austria ex-finance minister goes on trial accused of corruption -World News
Austria ex-finance minister goes on trial accused of corruption 10 hours ago
An Austrian former finance minister went on trial on Tuesday accused of bribery and embezzlement in one of the biggest corruption cases in the country's recent history.
Tillerson to back North Korea diplomacy, reject Syria's Assad - US official -World News
Tillerson to back North Korea diplomacy, reject Syria's Assad - US official 10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in remarks later on Tuesday, plans to say that he is optimistic about North Korea denuclearization talks and that there is no role for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's future, a U.S. official said.
Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh - agencies -World News
Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh - agencies 10 hours ago
MOSCOW: Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesday. The Russ
Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks -World News
Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks 10 hours ago
Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 pass
Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor -World News
Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor 10 hours ago
South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.
Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Bitfinex down -World News
Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Bitfinex down 10 hours ago
REUTERS: Digital currency exchange Coinbase's website showed "service unavailable" early on Tuesday, flashing a message that said it was down for maintenance. Bitfinex, another cryptocurrency exchange, tweeted on Tuesday saying it was under heavy distrib
'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency -World News
'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency 10 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. She is also one of two front runners to be the country's next president. The 68-year-old is vying
Facebook to book advertising revenue locally amid political pressure -World News
Facebook to book advertising revenue locally amid political pressure 10 hours ago
Social media giant Facebook said on Tuesday it would start booking advertising revenue locally instead of re-routing it via its international headquarters in Dublin although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.
Bitcoin firms won't be included in Israel share indexes - regulator -World News
Bitcoin firms won't be included in Israel share indexes - regulator 10 hours ago
JERUSALEM: Israel's markets regulator said on Tuesday bitcoin-based companies would not be included in any indexes on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) but that does not mean they should be banned from trading. Shmuel Hauser mentioned Natural Resource H
AIG launches new cyber threat analysis to gauge companies' risks -World News
AIG launches new cyber threat analysis to gauge companies' risks 10 hours ago
American International Group Inc has ramped up its analysis for insuring against cyber attacks, using a system that scores a company's risk of having a breach along with safeguards it has in place, the insurer said on Tuesday.
Dr M stands ground, but royal feud may damage opposition -World News
Dr M stands ground, but royal feud may damage opposition 11 hours ago
December 12, 2017 10:14 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's police chief said Tuesday (Dec 12) that Tun Mahathir Mohamad will be hauled up over an alleged insult against the Bugis community, just hours after Selangor's palace confirmed that awards conferred on th
Five family members killed after car collides with express bus in Johor -World News
Five family members killed after car collides with express bus in Johor 11 hours ago
December 12, 2017 10:37 PMJOHOR BARU (BERNAMA) - Five members of a family were killed after the car they were travelling in collided with an express bus at Jalan Segamat, in Malaysia's Johor state on Tuesday (Dec 12).
Push for wholegrain noodles to be more widely available -World News
Push for wholegrain noodles to be more widely available 11 hours ago
SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has set a target to make wholegrain noodles more widely available in Singapore. The HPB aims to increase the proportion of such noodles sold in Singapore from the current 2 per cent to 10 per cent by 2020.
New York city bomb suspect charged with making a terrorist threat -World News
New York city bomb suspect charged with making a terrorist threat 11 hours ago
NEW YORK: New York city bomb suspect Akayed Ullah has been charged with making a terroristic threat, supporting an act of terrorism and criminal possession of a weapon, said the New York police in a statement. https://twitter.com/NYPDnews/status/94057593
Goldman Sachs to have Labour over for tea as City seeks warmer ties -World News
Goldman Sachs to have Labour over for tea as City seeks warmer ties 11 hours ago
The British Labour Party's would-be finance minister, John McDonnell, has accepted an invitation for talks at the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs as it seeks better relations with a political party whose leaders have pilloried bankers.
'Heat-not-burn' tobacco may be safer but still a risk: UK panel -World News
'Heat-not-burn' tobacco may be safer but still a risk: UK panel 11 hours ago
LONDON: A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which are carcinogenic, a British panel of experts said on Tuesday. Cig
Sexual misconduct claims 'fabricated' by Democrats: Trump -World News
Sexual misconduct claims 'fabricated' by Democrats: Trump 11 hours ago
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (Dec 12) said the claims of three women accusing him of sexual misconduct were “fabricated stories” spun by Democrats.
Marquis de Sade erotic novel, or some quantum theory? You choose -World News
Marquis de Sade erotic novel, or some quantum theory? You choose 11 hours ago
Fancy some 232-year old pornography, written in the Bastille and hidden behind a stone?
'We are one' - Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call -World News
'We are one' - Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call 11 hours ago
Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Matching Barca not Real's Club World Cup motivation - Marcelo -World News
Matching Barca not Real's Club World Cup motivation - Marcelo 11 hours ago
Real Madrid's Marcelo insists drawing level with arch-rivals Barcelona on three Club World Cup titles is not his team's motivation as they bid to defend the trophy in the United Arab Emirates.
Icahn calls for new leadership at Xerox -World News
Icahn calls for new leadership at Xerox 11 hours ago
Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday called for new leadership at Xerox Corp , the maker of printers and copiers, a day after he named four nominees to the company's board of directors.
Dennis Rodman says Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'pretty much the same' -World News
Dennis Rodman says Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'pretty much the same' 12 hours ago
December 12, 2017 8:43 PMBEIJING (AFP) - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "friend".
Experts split over China's moves on the Middle East following Trump's decision on Jerusalem -World News
Experts split over China's moves on the Middle East following Trump's decision on Jerusalem 12 hours ago
December 12, 2017 8:50 PMBEIJING - China has expressed renewed interest in playing a larger role in the Middle East peace process, a move that some see as invaluable given how latest US actions has unnerved the region.
Malaysia's Internet regulator summons online news site chiefs over an editorial -World News
Malaysia's Internet regulator summons online news site chiefs over an editorial 12 hours ago
December 12, 2017 9:02 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Internet regulator on Tuesday (Dec 12) summoned the editor, director and several individuals from The Malaysian Insight (TMI) online news portal in an investigation over an article it published recently.