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World 10 Jul 2019 | 8:05 PM

PM frontrunner Johnson calls ambassador Darroch a superb diplomat

LONDON (Reuters) - Kim Darroch is a superb diplomat and public servants should not be dragged into the political agenda, Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become prime minister, said on Wednesday after Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned in a furore over leaked memos.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 7:28 PM

Factbox: British ambassador resigns after Trump row: how special is the U.S.-UK relationship now?

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labelled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S. president's administration inept.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 5:17 PM

Australia's Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia needs more prayer, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a devout Christian, has said, vowing that his administration would do whatever needed to be done by way of legislation to protect religious expression, now at the centre of a national debate.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 12:34 PM

Diplomacy: a genteel world combusts in online era

US President Donald Trump’s fury over leaked cables written by the British ambassador demonstrates the growing predicament faced by diplomats whose profession – once nearly synonymous with a stiff-upper-lip decorum – has become explosive in the era of Internet leaks.

Nation 10 Jul 2019 | 9:22 AM

Fake doctor calls up women, conveys cancer 'diagnosis' and makes lewd requests

PETALING JAYA: A 39-year-old man who posed as a doctor has been arrested for allegedly making lewd phone calls to female victims.

Nation 10 Jul 2019 | 5:46 AM

Loke: No downsizing of ECRL project; cost reduced by RM21.5bil

KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry has denied in Parloiament there has been a downsizing of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, and reiterated that it managed to reduce the cost to RM44bil from its original cost of RM65.5bil.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 4:48 AM

U.S. Democratic lawmakers declare climate emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur "sweeping reforms" to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures.

Nation 10 Jul 2019 | 4:39 AM

MCA urges cops to hold PC over sexual abuse case involving Perak exco member

IPOH: The MCA has urged the police to hold a press conference on the alleged sexual abuse case involving a state executive council member to prevent speculation by the public.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 4:00 AM

He lost money as a young CEO. Then he founded TV giant Vizio

William Wang, 55, is founder and chief executive of Vizio, one of the United States’ bestselling TV brands, which is tackling new ways of streaming television. Irvine, California-based Vizio has more than 400 employees and offices across the country.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 3:13 AM

In blow to Mexican president, finance minister quits over economic 'extremism'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's moderate Finance Minister Carlos Urzua resigned on Tuesday with a letter that shocked markets by citing "extremism" in economic policy, before President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador quickly named a well-regarded deputy minister to replace him.