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World 16 Feb 2019 | 9:14 PM

Russia's Lavrov dubs UK's Williamson 'minister of war'

MUNICH (Reuters) - A day after British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of "trying to goad the West" in a bellicose speech, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called him Britain's minister of war.

World 13 Feb 2019 | 2:00 AM

Brazil environment minister blasted for calling murdered Amazon defender 'irrelevant'

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as "irrelevant."

World 12 Feb 2019 | 12:58 AM

Michael Wilson, ex-Canadian foreign minister who negotiated NAFTA, dies

TORONTO (Reuters) - Michael Wilson, Canada's former finance minister and U.S. ambassador, who led the negotiations on the original NAFTA trade deal, has died at 81, the University of Toronto, where Wilson last served as chancellor, said on Sunday.

Football 05 Feb 2019 | 7:57 PM

Shackled Bahraini footballer in Thailand 'upsetting' - Australia Prime Minister

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he was "disturbed" to see Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi in shackles in Thailand and had told its prime minister this was a serious issue for Australians.

Nation 24 Jan 2019 | 4:35 AM

Kit Siang: Better ‘Minister of Najib Affairs’ than ‘King of Trolls’

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: “Minister of Najib Affairs” is a better title than “King of Trolls”, says DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang when asked to respond to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s jibe that Lim was “obsessed” with him.

Athletics 18 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

MAF apologise to Sports Minister for their athlete Irfan’s outburst

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) have sent an apology to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman after their top national discus thrower Muhd Irfan Shamsuddin hurled criticism at the minister.

Nation 10 Jan 2019 | 3:17 AM

De facto Law Minister: Rule of law must be backbone of the govt

PETALING JAYA: The rule of law must always be backbone of every level of government administration and management, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

World 18 Dec 2018 | 12:23 PM

Ex-Australian minister to quit politics as government struggles ahead of 2019 poll

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian government minister who resigned over allegations of improper behaviour with a younger woman will not stand for re-election -- a new hit to a conservative coalition reeling from a series of resignations ahead of a tough 2019 election.

Economy 16 Dec 2018 | 4:47 AM

British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

LONDON: Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat it.

Nation 11 Dec 2018 | 6:58 AM

Motion to refer deputy minister to Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee rejected

KUALA LUMPUR: A Barisan Nasional lawmaker's motion to refer a deputy minister to the Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee was rejected.