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Corporate News 28 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Traditional media sites gain upper hand as ‘fake news’ spreads

PETALING JAYA: When news that a massacre of Malaysians had taken place in North Korea first appeared online recently, it went viral on social media and shocked the nation. However, it turned out later that the report was fake.

Business 27 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Three key episodes from the past

WHEN one looks to the pages from the past, of the not too distant, it is difficult to ignore three key episodes that occurred in the developed world – Black Monday of 1987, Black Wednesday of 1992 and the Great Bond Market Massacre of 1994.

Analyst Reports 02 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Remembering Bandung, Sandakan and Hiroshima

THIS year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference and the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Business 27 Jul 2013 | 6:53 AM Premium

South Sudan's Machar Sets Sights On Presidency, Challenges Kiir

JUBA: South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar said on Friday he planned to become the frontrunner for the ruling SPLM party in elections in 2015, throwing down the gauntlet to President Salva Kiir who dismissed him three days ago.

World 09 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Egypt protesters torch buildings, try to target Suez Canal

PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly football riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.

Business 20 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Calpers to sell investments in two gun makers

SACRAMENTO, California: The biggest U.S. pension fund's investment committee voted on Tuesday to sell its stakes in two manufacturers of guns and high-capacity ammunition clips after the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Business 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

What to look for in Obama's State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON: After staking out an unapologetically progressive vision in his inaugural address last month, President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to focus on middle-class jobs and fill in the details of his second-term agenda.

Business 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

More than 48,000 sign US petition to deport CNN's Piers Morgan over gun comments

LOS ANGELES: More than 48,000 people have signed a petition that they posted on the White House website demanding that British CNN talk show host Piers Morgan be deported over comments he made on air about gun control.

Business 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

UN approves new debate on treaty to regulate US$70bil global trade in guns

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to restart negotiations on a draft international treaty to regulate the US$70 billion global trade in conventional arms, a pact the powerful U.S. National Rifle Association has been lobbying hard against.

Business 20 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

NEWTOWN, Connecticut: President Barack Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to find ways to curtail gun violence in America to try to avoid tragedies like the elementary school massacre in Connecticut, where the town buried one of its heroes on Wednesday.