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Nation 21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Four choices for EPF members

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has drawn up four proposals to boost contributors’ savings – and has left it to its 14 million members to decide on which they want to accept.

World 31 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM

Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the programme or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM

Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet, bank shares dive

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signalling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

World 28 Apr 2015 | 4:55 AM

Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

World 19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

IMF’s volcano watchers see smoke rising from mountains

THE world’s most active volcanic region is the Ring of Fire girdling the Pacific Ocean. There are 452 active volcanoes in the region and they are constantly studied to see which might be the next to erupt.

World 11 Jan 2015 | 2:25 AM

Iran vows to help Venezuela to stem oil price fall

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Venezuela's president on Saturday he backed coordinated action between Tehran and Caracas to reverse a rapid fall in global oil prices which he described as a "political ploy hatched by common enemies".

World 18 Jul 2019 | 3:02 PM

Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organisation

SEOUL (Reuters) - Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday.

Nation 16 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Assuring availability and affordability of rice

IT was near the Chinese New Year festivities when Siu Li went on her usual last-minute shopping for food and groceries at several hypermarkets, in order to celebrate with her small family and visitors for the week.

World 11 Jul 2019 | 10:18 PM

Early poll in Argentina predicts narrow election win for Macri in runoff

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri could edge out his main challenger in the event of an election runoff later this year, according to an opinion poll published on Thursday, one of the first since candidates officially announced their plans to run.