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World 31 Oct 2017 | 11:30 PM

Taliban controls more territory, increasing influence in Afghanistan - watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Taliban has increased the amount of territory it has influence in or controls in Afghanistan in the past six months, a U.S. watchdog agency reported on Tuesday, a sign the security situation there remains precarious even as the United States has committed several thousand more troops to the war-torn country.

Corporate News 31 Oct 2017 | 10:34 PM

Wall St. ends strong Oct higher as tech, staples lead

NEW YORK: A jump in shares of consumer companies Mondelez and Kellogg after their quarterly reports on Tuesday, along with further gains for tech stocks, helped Wall Street end October on a positive note

Boxing 31 Oct 2017 | 7:40 PM

Joshua says promoter Hearn speaking to Fury about fight

(Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua believes a fight with former world champion Tyson Fury is a possibility, saying promoter Eddie Hearn has begun discussions about it.

Athletics 31 Oct 2017 | 11:34 AM

Mo Farah splits with coach Salazar, moving back to London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has split with long-time coach Alberto Salazar because he wants to move back to London with his family, he said in an interview on Monday.

Markets 31 Oct 2017 | 10:05 AM

KLCI stages pullback to end lower end-October

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips staged a pullback in the afternoon session on Tuesday as selling pressure picked up on Petronas Chemicals and Sime Darby.

World 31 Oct 2017 | 5:02 AM

Finnish president says joining NATO would require referendum

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Any move by Finland to join NATO would need public approval via a referendum, President Sauli Niinisto told a panel debate on Monday ahead of elections in January.

World 31 Oct 2017 | 2:05 AM

U.S. court blocks Trump's transgender military ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.

Corporate News 31 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

Asia sluggish after Wall St. slips, US$ sags on White House woes(Update)

TOKYO: Asian stocks were mostly sluggish on Tuesday after weakness on Wall Street, while the dollar sagged following news that investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election had charged President Donald Trump's former campaign manager

Business 31 Oct 2017 | 12:29 AM

Breakfast briefing: Tuesday, October 31 (Update)

Breakfast briefing: Tuesday, October 31

Banking 31 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

S’pore unveils plan to create 4,000 finance sector jobs

SINGAPORE: Singapore wants to bolster its status as a wealth management and foreign-exchange centre as part of plans to create more financial-sector jobs and mitigate the effect of rapid changes in technology.