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AseanPlus News 27 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mourning and joy for Egypt’s Christians ahead of Pope’s visit

CAIRO: Egypt’s Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by extremists, but there is also joy ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this weekend.

World 26 Jan 2017 | 10:58 AM Premium

South Korea to boost economic cooperation with China amid THAAD concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Worried that Beijing is punishing it over plans to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system, South Korea on Thursday said it will look to improve communication and cooperation with China to resolve difficulties faced by South Korean companies there.

Education 26 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

High school plays at NY Philharmonic

AS far as high school achievements go, the venue could hardly be more prestigious. In a first, the New York Philharmonic tasked a high school orchestra to premiere works, bringing teenagers’ fresh-eyed enthusiasm to contemporary music.

World 19 Jan 2016 | 7:08 AM Premium

North Korea nuclear test paves way for rare party congress

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent nuclear weapon test was designed to boost his domestic legitimacy ahead of a rare ruling party conference in May that could formalise market-based economic experiments in the isolated country, analysts say.

World 15 Dec 2015 | 3:40 PM Premium

Opera star Montserrat Caballe given suspended jail for tax evasion

BARCELONA: Spain's world-famous opera star Montserrat Caballe was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined more than 250,000 euros (RM1.18mil) on Tuesday for cheating the taxman.

Education 22 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

A walk down Hill Street

Letter: From Florence Mah Sau Fong of Kajang, Selangor.

World 18 Sep 2015 | 1:43 PM Premium

Tintin braves new adventure at real-life opera

BRUSSELS, Sept 18, 2015 (AFP) - Over the years Tintin has battled spies, climbed the Himalayas and travelled to the Moon but the intrepid Belgian boy reporter now faces what could be his biggest adventure yet -- an opera.

World 28 Mar 2015 | 2:19 PM Premium

Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AFP) - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked at the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said, launching a year-long mission on the orbiting outpost.

Nation 01 Feb 2015 | 11:03 AM Premium

Australian dubbed the “anthem queen” of Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Australian Sandra Mannas Wolf has been dubbed the “anthem queen” of Malaysia, after performing several national anthems during the 12 years she has lived in the country.

World 10 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM Premium

Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with Ukrainian rebel flag

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, one of the biggest names in international opera, has stirred controversy by posing with the flag of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels and making a donation to the opera house in the separatists' main stronghold, Donetsk.