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Markets 23 Aug 2018 | 11:42 PM

Wall St weighed by new round of US-China tariffs

NEW YORK: Wall Street's major indexes fell on Thursday as trade-sensitive stocks were hit by a fresh round of tariffs in the trade dispute between the United States and China.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 10:41 PM

Illusory to think Syrian refugees can return now, France says

PARIS (Reuters) - France dismissed on Thursday any suggestion that millions of Syrian refugees could start returning home, as urged by Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 10:19 PM

U.S.-China talks on trade war resume as new tariffs kick in

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China escalated their acrimonious trade war on Thursday, implementing punitive 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion (£12.4 billion) worth of each other's goods, even as mid-level officials from both sides resumed talks in Washington.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 8:38 PM

Cancer patients - the other victims of Yemen's war

SANAA/HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - On Yemen's western coast, Mohammed al-Hosami receives support from the people of his village in al Mahwit to pay for his mother's cancer treatment in a clinic in nearby Hodeidah city.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 8:38 PM

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, at least five dead

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s coast guard said it recovered the bodies of five migrants on Thursday whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 7:54 PM

Seizing land would send South Africa down the wrong path - U.S

WASHINGTON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United States warned South Africa on Thursday that seizing land without compensation risked sending the country down the wrong path, deepening a spat over Pretoria's efforts to fix a glaring racial disparity almost 25 years after the end of apartheid.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 7:41 PM

African swine fever - China marks new front in battle against deadly disease

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is battling to control the rapid spread of deadly African swine fever (ASF) across the world's largest hog herd after four outbreaks in three weeks, stoking worries the disease could spread to Southeast Asia.

Football 23 Aug 2018 | 6:24 PM

Dominant Bayern eye seventh straight Bundesliga after quiet summer

BERLIN (Reuters) - Champions Bayern Munich have not spent tens of millions of euros on new players or appointed a big-name coach in the close season but they are still firm favourites to win the Bundesliga, which kicks off on Friday.

Nation 23 Aug 2018 | 3:38 PM

Balakong by-election: Cheras voters spoilt for choice in Thursday night ceramahs

BALAKONG: With their respective ceramah stages 300m apart from each other and nearly 20 speakers from both MCA and Pakatan Harapan, voters in Taman Megah were spoilt for choice on Thursday (Aug 23) night.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 2:47 PM

Flood-battered west Japan braces for powerful typhoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon was expected to make landfall in west Japan on Thursday, raising the risk of more hardship for a region battered by deadly floods in July, and prompting authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 60,000 people.