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World 04 Jun 2019 | 10:04 PM

New commander takes on corruption "mess" in Afghan police

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's new police chief Khoshal Sadat has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuses and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by corrupt politicians.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 10:04 PM

Trump snubs Labour leader, calls him a "negative force"

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had decided not to meet opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on his trip to Britain, describing him as a "negative force".

World 04 Jun 2019 | 9:36 PM

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness - NGOs

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of "semi-permanent structures" built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 6:49 PM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls Trump a "poster boy for the far-right"

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday Donald Trump was a poster boy for far-right activists all over the world, continuing a long-running spat with the U.S. President.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 6:16 PM

Biden unveils climate plan, raising corporate taxes to pay for investment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that included reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts to help fund investment needed to achieve 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 2:56 PM

Senegal's opposition calls for inquiry on BP gas deal

DAKAR (Reuters) - A group of opposition politicians in Senegal called on Monday for an investigation of the history of two major offshore gas blocks run by BP after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall.

TECH 04 Jun 2019 | 1:36 PM

Apple CEO says US scrutiny ‘fair’, but rejects idea company is a monopoly

Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 8:33 AM

Sudan's military scraps agreement with the opposition, calls for elections within nine months

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) will cancel all previous agreements with the main opposition coalition, the council head said in a televised statement, following deadly violence in the capital Khartoum after security forces moved to disperse a sit-in protest outside the Defence Ministry.

TECH 04 Jun 2019 | 7:36 AM

Chinese gamers threaten keyboard maker Cherry with boycott after storm over giveaway aimed at ‘men only’

German company apologises and promises to investigate bad-tempered online exchanges with followers after promotion goes off the rails.

Nation 04 Jun 2019 | 6:14 AM

Sabah's think tank chief Sipaun says CEO not sacked, just not confirmed

KOTA KINABALU: The simmering tension between two top officials in the Sabah government’s think tank came to a head with the sacking of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Johan Ariffin Samad.