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World 22 Jan 2016 | 9:14 AM

Pop star Mariah Carey engaged to Australian mogul James Packer

Sydney (AFP) - US pop star Mariah Carey and Australian casino tycoon James Packer are engaged to be married, according to friends who said Friday they were over the moon for the lovebirds.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2014 | 9:45 AM

Mogul Packer in 'fist fight' with Nine Network chief

SYDNEY, May 05, 2014 (AFP) - Billionaire gambling tycoon James Packer has reportedly been captured in a vicious punch-up at Bondi Beach with his former best man, the head of Australia's Nine Network, sparking a bidding war for the photos.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM

Australian mogul Packer gives away $188 million

SYDNEY, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Billionaire James Packer, one of Australia's richest men, on Tuesday announced he was setting up a philanthropic foundation to give away Aus$200 million (US$188 million).

AseanPlus News 21 Dec 2015 | 2:59 AM

Billionaire Packer resigns as Crown Resorts director

Sydney (AFP) - Australian mogul James Packer resigned Monday from the day-to-day running of Crown Resorts but said he will remain involved with the global casino operator in a senior executive role.

Sri Lanka 18 Oct 2013 | 10:39 AM

Australia's Packer confirms Sri Lanka casino plans

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian tycoon James Packer on Friday said he plans to pump Aus$400 million (US$384 million) into a five-star gambling resort in Sri Lanka, cashing in on the country's tourism potential.

AseanPlus News 12 Nov 2013 | 9:56 AM

Sydney 'Asian high-roller' casino gets state backing

SYDNEY, Nov 12, 2013 (AFP) - Gambling mogul James Packer's plan to build a $1.5 billion casino in Sydney aimed at Asian high-rollers has won crucial support from the state government.

World 11 Nov 2013 | 8:25 PM

Sri Lankan party seeks arrest of Australian tycoon for 'illegal' casino

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's main opposition party on Monday demanded that police arrest Australian gambling tycoon James Packer, who is due attend a Commonwealth forum this week, saying his plan to build a $400 million (250 million pounds) casino in Colombo has no proper license.

World 18 Oct 2016 | 6:38 AM

Australia's Crown Resorts 'deeply concerned' about employees detained in China

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Billionaire James Packer, the majority owner of Australian Crown Resorts Ltd, said on Tuesday he was very concerned for 18 company employees detained in China for suspected "gambling crimes."

World 24 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

China arrests Australian casino staff

Sydney: Three Australian employees of billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts have been formally arrested in China, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, as Beijing cracks down on high-roller gambling promotions.

World 19 Jan 2017 | 7:03 PM

Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.