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World 09 Jun 2019 | 12:30 PM

Kazakhs vote for a new president today (June 9)

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan: At a glance, it's hard for casual onlookers to tell that there is an election going on here.

World 06 Feb 2019 | 11:16 AM

Venezuela's funds transfer blocked, opposition lawmaker says

CARACAS (Reuters) - A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela's attempt to transfer $1.2 billion (927 million pounds) to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds, while the United States sent food and medical aid to the Venezuelan-Colombian border.

Nation 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sabah political heat rising with talk of crossovers

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s political temperature is rising with talk of crossovers between the ruling Warisan-led coalition and the reshaped opposition pact Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS).

World 12 Oct 2018 | 3:45 PM

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered numerous lynchings in a country where 200 million people use the service, more than anywhere else in the world.

World 01 Aug 2018 | 9:06 AM

Trump defends trade and tariff policies at Tampa rally

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his trade policies on Tuesday in a speech in Florida and said American farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs from China were bearing up, in a sign he is feeling some political heat on the issue.

World 01 Jul 2017 | 8:09 PM

China's Xi talks tough on Hong Kong as tens of thousands call for democracy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong's new leader on Saturday with a stark warning that Beijing won't tolerate any challenge to its authority in the divided city as it marked the 20th anniversary of its return from Britain to China.

AseanPlus News 22 Sep 2016 | 9:49 AM

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.