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World 09 Mar 2017 | 3:30 PM

As far right reaps votes, immigrants face tougher times in Netherlands

GRONINGEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants are sheltering on a former hospital ship in a Dutch canal, beneficiaries of a "Bed, Bath, Bread" programme for asylum seekers. But their hopes of settlement are dimming with the anti-immigrant right poised for a surge at the ballot box.

Views 09 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Flooded with empty promises

North view - By Stephen Then A CERTAIN Sarawak state minister has suggested that longhouses and schools in flood-prone areas in Sarawak be relocated to higher ground.

Analysis 09 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Will it be Kit Siang’s last battle?

Lim Kit Siang told the recent DAP retreat that the next general election will be his last while Tan Sri Muhyiddin declared Umno as ‘dead and in the past’.

World 08 Mar 2017 | 4:26 PM

China defends Hong Kong law interpretation to 'firmly oppose' secession

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A controversial interpretation by China's parliament of Hong Kong's mini-constitution that effectively bars pro-independence lawmakers from taking office, showed Beijing's resolve to prevent secession, a Chinese leader said on Wednesday.

World 08 Mar 2017 | 1:06 AM

France's Fillon told to change tone - party source

PARIS (Reuters) - Senior French conservatives have told their struggling presidential candidate Francois Fillon to tone down the rhetoric, a party source said, after he repeatedly attacked the judiciary and claimed that TV channels had falsely reported his wife had committed suicide.

World 07 Mar 2017 | 10:56 PM

Majority of French voters mistrust Le Pen's National Front - poll

PARIS (Reuters) - A growing majority of French voters see Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front as a threat to democracy, but a third approve of its ideas, a Kantar Sofres-Onepoint poll showed on Tuesday.

Football 07 Mar 2017 | 1:26 PM

Maguire confident Tigers can claw out of danger

(Reuters) - Defender Harry Maguire maintains that 19th-placed Hull City are still in control of their own destiny and can climb out of the Premier League relegation zone if they can rediscover some consistency.

TECH 07 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Uber needs more than ‘leadership help’ for its boss: opinion

"This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it,” wrote Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, in an e-mail to his staff the other day.

World 07 Mar 2017 | 4:11 AM

Top French party officials 'unanimously back' Fillon candidacy

PARIS (Reuters) - An emergency meeting of the French conservative party's leadership unanimously backed Francois Fillon as candidate for the presidential election, Senate leader Gerard Larcher said, despite a scandal over alleged misuse of public funds.

World 07 Mar 2017 | 2:10 AM

France's Fillon calls on party to unite around him

PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Fillon urged his conservative party on Monday to rally around him, saying he was the only legitimate candidate despite calls by many in his camp for him to pull out of the French presidential race over allegations of misuse of public funds.