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Opinions posted online remain key resource when making travel plans

What traveller doesn’t check out the opinions of others before making a reservation at a hotel or restaurant?

Fifty-two percent of travellers would never reserve a hotel without first consulting reviews on TripAdvisor. — AFP Relaxnews

Japan may take South Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice - NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering taking a dispute with South Korea over its compensation of wartime forced labourers to the International Court of Justice as the deadline for seeking third-country arbitration passes on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

IMF front-runner list to replace Lagarde narrows to Eurozone candidates

Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney isn’t among top four; finance ministers agree to nominate candidate by end of month

Japan manufacturers' mood hits three-year low

TOKYO: Japanese manufacturers' business confidence hit a three-year low in July, highlighting the fragility of the export-led economy as external demand slackens in the face of cooling global growth and trade friction, the Reuters Tankan showed.

The Reuters Tankan aligned with the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly tankan business survey out earlier this month, which showed big manufacturers' business confidence fell to a nearly three-year low in the quarter to June.

U.S. plans different approach in leading G7 in 2020 - White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to adopt shorter communiques and generally revamp how the Group of Seven rich nations does its work when the United States leads the body in 2020, a White House adviser said.

Tutankhamun golden coffin under restoration for the first time

CAIRO (Reuters) - Experts have begun restoration work on the golden-plated coffin of Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun for the first time since the discovery of the tomb in 1922, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said on Wednesday.

Bermaz bullish about new Mazda3

PETALING JAYA: Bermaz Auto Bhd is confident of getting good acceptance for its newly launched Mazda3 model which now comes with higher levels of refinement, performance and connectivity package.

Better package: Yeoh (centre) with (from left) Amer Hamzah, Niinai, Lee and Foo at the launch of the Mazda3 in Petaling Jaya.

Wee: Why omit vital parts from history textbooks?

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA is disappointed that parts of Malaysia’s history – especially pertaining to the Japanese Occupation – have been omitted from history textbooks.

Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leave

Sydney: Australia’s government on Wed­nesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed a letter denouncing its treatment of the Muslim minority.

Forum to boost Penang as electronics hub

PENANG will host the 1st International Electronics Elite Forum and Run (IEEFR) 2019 from Aug 16 to 18.

(From left) Tema secretary-general Tab Chen, Lee and Penang Skills Development Centre COO Lim Wei Chen showing the T-shirt and route map for the International Electronics Elite Run 2019.