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World 06 Mar 2018 | 4:22 PM

Politics back in fashion in Thailand despite poll delays

Baan Saladin, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha rowed a boat across a pond dotted with lotus leaves, planted some rice stalks in a field and turned to villagers who had come to meet him in Baan Saladin village in central Thailand.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 1:21 PM

Florida state Senate votes against arming most classroom teachers

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Republican-controlled Senate approved sweeping reforms to the state's gun law on Monday that raise the minimum purchase age and add a three-day waiting period in response to the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history last month.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 7:13 AM

German coalition deal no 'blank cheque' for Europe, conservative tells SPD

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior conservative lawmaker on Tuesday told Germany's Social Democrats they would jeopardise a hard-fought coalition agreement if they went overboard with spending plans for Europe.

Nation 06 Mar 2018 | 5:25 AM

Kit Siang mum on Gelang Patah contest

KUALA LUMPUR: Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang remained tight-lipped on whether he will defend his parliamentary seat in the coming general election.

Corporate News 06 Mar 2018 | 5:21 AM

US security panel deals major blow to Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

NEW YORK: The US government has ordered a national security review of Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc, in an unusual move that prompted Qualcomm to delay its March 6 shareholder meeting.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 5:15 AM

Greenland PM calls parliamentary vote in April

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Greenland's Prime Minister Kim Kielsen has called parliamentary elections for next month, local media reported on Monday.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 5:10 AM

Czechs protest Communist-era cop getting police oversight job in parliament

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Thousands of Czechs protested in Prague and other cities on Monday evening after parliament endorsed a Communist party lawmaker to head oversight of the police despite his past in a communist-era special unit.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 1:35 AM

Sierra Leone to vote for new leader after years of economic crisis

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone will vote on Wednesday for a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma in an election dominated by an economic crisis caused by a collapse in iron ore prices and an Ebola epidemic.

World 06 Mar 2018 | 1:34 AM

Italy's Berlusconi says open to reinforcing centre-right to try to form govt

ROME (Reuters) - Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi aims to strengthen a centre-right coalition which won the most seats at a national election in Sunday in order to form a government, his party said in a statement on Monday.

Nation 06 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘Car pool and cast votes early’

KUALA LUMPUR: Come early, and car pool on polling day, say city police.