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World 28 Jul 2019 | 3:05 PM

Think the heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points

LONDON (Reuters) - "Shall we all just kill ourselves?"

World 24 Jul 2019 | 10:11 PM

Eyeing power, Merkel protegee starts high-stakes defence job

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, pledged on Wednesday to push for increased military spending "in our own interests" as Germany's new defence minister - a role likely to make or break her chances of succeeding her mentor.

AseanPlus News 24 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

One killed, two hurt in Thai vocational school brawl

Bangkok: Police are hunting for a group of vocational school students who allegedly shot dead a student of a rival school and injured two others in Bangkok’s Bang Na district.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Activists hail election of lawmakers with serious disabilities

Tokyo: The election of two candidates with serious disabilities to Japan’s parliament was hailed by activists, saying it could help boost understanding and improve infrastructure for those in the community.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Foreign investors welcomed

Beijing: China lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector as the world’s se­cond largest economy fights slo­wing growth at home and a dama­ging trade war with the United States.

World 21 Jul 2019 | 10:50 PM

Japan's pro-constitution reform forces fall short of 2/3 upper house majority - NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday but his coalition and allies fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to begin revising the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said.

Nation 20 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Court lets govt forfeit RM49mil

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed the Federal Govern­ment to forfeit nearly RM49mil from the bank accounts of Tan Sri Larry Low Hock Peng, father of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, a central figure in the 1Malay­sia Development Bhd scandal.Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan made the ruling here yesterday after deputy public prosecutor Aaron Chelliah informed the court that there was no third party present to stake a claim on the assets totalling about RM48,979,500.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 6:39 PM

Big donor Steyer's presidential run could deny millions to other Democratic races

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Billionaire Tom Steyer, a longtime friend and key donor to liberal candidates and causes, says he decided to run for the Democratic presidential nomination next year because no other candidate was offering a "mandate for change".

World 18 Jul 2019 | 3:50 PM

Explainer: Japan's Abe faces headache from U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 8:58 PM

Path to power or poisoned chalice - Merkel protegee takes defence job

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, took over as defence minister on Wednesday, entering the cabinet in a move likely to make or break her chances of succeeding her mentor as Germany's leader by 2021.