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Japan 20 Oct 2017 | 4:51 AM

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

Tokyo (AFP) - A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy.

World 20 Oct 2017 | 5:14 AM

Catalonia finds no friends among EU leaders

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders sought to minimise Spain's crisis with Catalonia on Thursday and avoid encouraging separatists across the bloc, describing Barcelona's secession bid as a domestic issue and declining a mediation role.

World 19 Oct 2017 | 9:20 PM

Factbox - What happens next in Spain-Catalonia standoff?

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain said on Thursday it would suspend the autonomy of the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia over its bid to secede, pitching the euro zone's fourth-largest economy into uncharted political waters.

World 17 Oct 2017 | 9:02 PM

Hungarian opposition bill seeks to loosen Orban's grip but likely to fail

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian opposition parties, in a rare display of unity, submitted legislation on Tuesday to rewrite electoral rules they say entrench Prime Minister Viktor Orban's hold on power but the bill looks unlikely to pass.

Metro News 17 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

More jobs expected as tourism expands in Bentong

KARAK: There will be more job opportunities for Karak and Bentong residents as Bentong develops to become a “lung-washing” tourist destination, said Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

TECH 16 Oct 2017 | 9:00 AM

Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline

Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline.

World 16 Oct 2017 | 6:59 PM

EU congratulates Austria's Kurz but uneasy about possible ruling partner

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers on Monday congratulated Austria's Sebastian Kurz on his election victory but some were uneasy about the far-right, eurosceptic party that may enter the new government and has clashed with the bloc before.

Other Sport 16 Oct 2017 | 4:01 AM

Innsbruck bid for 2026 Winter Olympics set for rejection in referendum

VIENNA (Reuters) - Innsbruck's plan to bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics is set to be rejected in a local referendum, with more than 53 percent of voters saying no and only a small number of postal ballot papers still to be counted.

Football 16 Oct 2017 | 4:18 AM

Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39 percent of votes and less than 5 percent of precincts still to be counted.

TECH 15 Oct 2017 | 3:00 AM

Amazon second HQ bid ignites frenzy from Bethlehem to Birmingham

Don Cunningham was in a meeting in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office when a colleague texted: “Amazon is looking for a new location. Let's get it.” This wasn’t just any new location, but a second headquarters.