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World 27 Sep 2018 | 9:03 PM

A year after failed independence bid, Iraq's Kurds vote for parliament

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds will be voting again on Sunday, this time in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in their semi-autonomous region.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 8:45 PM

Killing them softly - Macron's EU election man challenges Brussels political order

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron ripped up the French political textbook with surprising ease last year, but repeating the feat in Europe next year is a tall order when there are decades of perceived French arrogance to overcome.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 6:11 PM

China demands U.S. 'dispel obstacles' to military ties and stop slander

BEIJING (Reuters) - China demanded the United States "dispel obstacles" to improving military ties and stop slandering it, amid growing tensions over trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trump's claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 5:31 PM

Catalonia crisis could flare again, with political and economic fall-out

MADRID (Reuters) - Monday will mark one year since a banned referendum in Catalonia on whether to separate from the rest of Spain.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 5:22 PM

Swedish parties begin search for way out of political deadlock

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's anti-immigration party - shunned by the political mainstream - insisted on Thursday it would block the formation of a new government unless it gets a say in policy - leaving parliament deadlocked three weeks after a general election.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 4:13 PM

Frenchman lands job after "just-go-ask" advice from Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - A jobless young Frenchman told by Emmanuel Macron that all he needed to do to find a job was cross the road and ask has landed a position after video of his exchange with the president went viral online.

Nation 27 Sep 2018 | 3:40 PM

Airforce retiree to represent PAS in PD polls

PORT DICKSON: Retired Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Nazari Mokhtar will be PAS’ choice to contest in the Port Dickson by-election on Oct 13.

Nation 27 Sep 2018 | 2:00 PM

Anwar welcomes Isa's decision to contest PD polls, says it is his right

SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has welcomed the decision by former Negri Sembilan mentri besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad to contest the Oct 13 Port Dickson by-election as an independent, saying he has every right to do so.

Metro News 27 Sep 2018 | 1:48 PM

Former MPSJ chief Nor Hisham to take over as 12th KL mayor on Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Barring any unforeseen changes, former Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, who retired last year, will take over as the 12th mayor of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Oct 2).

World 27 Sep 2018 | 1:10 PM

Brazil's evangelicals say far-right presidential candidate is answer to their prayers

BRASILIA (Reuters) - On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor.