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World 17 Oct 2017 | 6:05 PM

Merkel's CDU must relinquish finance ministry, FDP leader says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's next finance minister should be politically independent from Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) said on Tuesday, rebuffing calls to keep the ministry in conservative hands.

Nation 17 Oct 2017 | 9:51 AM

Liow: Decision on proposals to resume search for MH370 to be based on tripartite agreement

SERI KEMBANGAN: Although Malaysia has received proposals from three companies offering to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, any decision made will be based on the tripartite agreement, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Economy 17 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

May, Juncker call for faster Brexit talks

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up.

AseanPlus News 17 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Abe on course for landslide win

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan’s upcoming election, the latest survey suggested, as a new party founded by Tokyo’s popular governor loses momentum.

World 16 Oct 2017 | 11:38 PM

Austria's conservative shift opens path to power for far right

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power.

Nation 16 Oct 2017 | 6:50 AM

High Court: Documents leading to 'Allah' ban are official secrets

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has dismissed an application by Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) and its Sabah president Reverend Datuk Jerry Dusing for documents leading to the Cabinet's 1986 decision to ban the use of the word "Allah" in publications to be produced in court.

World 16 Oct 2017 | 4:59 AM

Austria's conservatives show few qualms about teaming up with far right

VIENNA (Reuters) - With conservative leader Sebastian Kurz winning Austria's parliamentary elections on Sunday with around 32 percent of votes, many of his supporters see little reason to shy away from forming a government with the far right Freedom Party (FPO).

World 16 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

Peru's Kuczynski approval bounces back on new cabinet, soccer - poll

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's approval rating rose eight points to 30 percent this month after tensions with the opposition-ruled Congress subsided and the national soccer team kept World Cup qualifying hopes alive, an Ipsos poll showed.

Nation 16 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

MCA will uphold the Constitution

PETALING JAYA: MCA has described as a purely “political statement” the assertion by Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki that Barisan Nasional is committed to make Malaysia an Islamic state.

World 15 Oct 2017 | 7:03 PM

Pro-Russia candidates vie as Kyrgyzstan chooses president

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan voted on Sunday in a presidential election with observers predicting no outright winner and a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader.