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World 07 Jun 2018 | 6:15 AM

Trump commutes sentence after appeal by Kim Kardashian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman for a first-time drug offence whose cause was taken up by celebrity Kim Kardashian West, and he is prepared to use his constitutional clemency powers to give relief to dozens more convicts, a White House source said.

World 07 Jun 2018 | 6:06 AM

Mexican election favourite is 'really not leftist,' adviser tells investors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The favourite to win Mexico's presidential election has been briefing investors, including BlackRock Inc chief Larry Fink, that he is not a radical left-winger and will fight to preserve the NAFTA trade deal with the United States.

World 07 Jun 2018 | 6:05 AM

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution - Greenpeace

OSLO (Reuters) - Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday.

TECH 07 Jun 2018 | 3:30 AM

It’s not all rainbows for Chicago’s US$1bil tech ‘unicorns’

The office space in the old Montgomery Ward catalogue warehouse where cancer-fighting data startup Tempus set up shop almost three years ago couldn't contain the company's growth.

TECH 07 Jun 2018 | 2:00 AM

Increased screen time linked to insomnia and depression in teens

Preliminary results from a new US study suggest that teens who spend a large amount of their time in front of a screen have higher risk of insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration, which in turns leads to a greater risk of depression.

World 07 Jun 2018 | 1:18 AM

Turkish court releases 14 students being tried for opposing Afrin operation - CNNTurk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday released 14 college students who are on trial for opposing Turkey's incursion in northern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, private broadcaster CNN Turk said.

World 07 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

Turkish university to open campus in northern Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish university said on Wednesday it would open a campus in one of the northern Syrian regions under the control of Turkey's military and its Syrian rebel allies, deepening Ankara's role in an area it has held for nearly two years.

Business 07 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

RM2bil land deal seals governor’s fate

PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim resigned after questions were raised following the purchase of land from the Government for RM2bil that ended up being used to pay 1MDB’s debts.

What's Your Status? 07 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian education: A new hope

With a new minister and a merged ministry in place, expectations for our education system have never been greater. But the public needs to understand the huge task ahead.

Nation 07 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ambrin out of retirement to head panel on governance

PETALING JAYA: Just over a year after he retired as Auditor-General, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang (pic) is back in the fray – this time as chair of a special committee to investigate governance in ministries and agencies.