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AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hugging for India’s security

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, it marked what could be the distant opening bell of a great geopolitical game.

Nation 27 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Move to introduce Bill to address gender inequality

PETALING JAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Department of National Unity and Integration have plans to introduce a Bill to address the issue of gender discrimination in Malaysia.

Nation 12 Mar 2018 | 9:51 AM

Bung Moktar challenges Wan Saiful to 'battle' for Kinabatangan seat

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin in an open letter has challenged Wan Saiful Wan Jan to “battle” for his Kinabatangan parliamentary seat.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 4:57 PM

Bangladesh ex-PM awaits bail decision as party considers poll boycott

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi court is due to decide on Monday whether to grant bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia who was jailed last month for five years for graft, with its decision likely to have far-reaching ramifications for politics and security.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 6:40 PM

Slovakia staggers towards early elections as PM's coalition unravels

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's government moved closer to collapse on Monday after his junior coalition partner called for early elections amid a political crisis sparked by the killing of journalist.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 7:37 PM

Berlusconi calls on defeated centre-left to help form Italian government

ROME (Reuters) - Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi called on the defeated Democratic Party (PD) to help his centre-right bloc form a government, saying Italy had to avoid a swift return to the polls.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 7:38 PM

EXPLAINER: Altered documents turn up heat on Japanese leader in cronyism scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under renewed scrutiny after altered documents released on Monday related to a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife raised the possibility of a cover-up in a favouritism scandal.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 7:39 PM

Islamic State attacks kill 10 in northern Iraq - police

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed at least 10 people including a local Sunni tribal sheikh in two separate attacks late on Sunday in Iraq's northern provinces of Mosul and Kirkuk, police and local officials said.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 10:02 PM

Exclusive - China may pare back 'divisive' eastern Europe summits

BERLIN/BRUSSELS/SOFIA (Reuters) - China is considering paring back annual summits with eastern European countries that have fuelled concerns in western capitals that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent, according to three European diplomats.

World 12 Mar 2018 | 11:03 PM

Norwegian political storm evokes Trump and Breivik

OSLO (Reuters) - A government minister has rocked Norway's traditionally consensual politics by accusing the opposition Labour Party - a target of the country's worst peacetime massacre - of putting terrorists' rights before national security.