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World 06 Sep 2018 | 5:20 AM

Sri Lanka opposition supporters block road over economic hardship, polls

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Thousands of Sri Lankan opposition demonstrators led by former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa blocked a main road in Colombo on Wednesday in protest at economic hardship and the delaying of provincial polls.

World 05 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Burger on wheels – Saudis try once ‘lowly’ jobs as economy bites

DISHING out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, “One Way Burger” is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare – the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is a Saudi.

Nation 04 Aug 2018 | 7:03 AM

Sungai Kandis by-election: Voter turnout only 35% at 2pm

KLANG: The Election Commission (EC) announced that the voter turnout at the Sungai Kandis by-election stood at about 35& as of 2pm on Saturday (Aug 4).

World 26 Jun 2018 | 8:38 PM

Scourge of Mexico establishment poised to capture presidency

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For 13 years, Mexico's perennial political outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has covered tens of thousands of miles crisscrossing the nation in dogged pursuit of its highest office.

World 25 Jun 2018 | 11:42 PM

Mexican leftist's big lead narrows slightly-poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's commanding lead over his closest rival narrowed slightly to 12 percentage points ahead of Sunday's presidential vote, according to a GEA/ISA poll published on Monday.

World 25 Jun 2018 | 8:11 AM

Mexican leftist consolidates presidency vote lead - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his commanding lead over rivals in the race to become Mexico's next president with just a week to go, a voter survey by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Sunday.

World 15 Jun 2018 | 9:30 AM

Another political murder rocks Mexico in last weeks of presidential race

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed a mayor running for re-election in Mexico on Thursday, the second murder of a politician in a week after a candidate running for federal office was shot in the back of the head while taking a selfie with a supporter.

World 13 Jun 2018 | 11:14 AM

Mexican presidential favourite says a NAFTA collapse 'not fatal'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It would not be fatal for Mexico if the United States provokes the collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement, presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday in the last televised debate before the July 1 election.

World 13 Jun 2018 | 5:23 AM

Colombia's rightist contender Duque seeks high investment to bolster growth

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ivan Duque, the frontrunner to win Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, said tax cuts he is proposing would bolster investment in the Andean nation by a third over the next four years and help stimulate sluggish economic growth.

World 13 Jun 2018 | 4:23 AM

Mexico presidential poll shows big lead for leftist, many undecided

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has double the support of his nearest rival three weeks ahead of the country's presidential election, a major poll for employers' federation Coparmex showed on Tuesday.