MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and the United States will be stuck at an impasse unless they solve U.S. President Donald Trump's "unacceptable" demand of payment for a border wall, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. Fresh home from failed Source: www.thestar.com.my
MANILA (Reuters) - Pope Francis will bless the Philippines and its leader Rodrigo Duterte, an aide to the president said, in a gesture of goodwill to a controversial figure known for his lurid lambasting of priests and bishops. "When I had the opportunity Source: www.thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for four suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the suspects, all North Koreans, left the country on Source: www.thestar.com.my
MITROVICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers on Sunday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia. The Serbs, who do not recognise Source: www.thestar.com.my
Taiwan detains ex-head of bank linked to Panama Papers TAIPEI: The former head of a Taiwanese bank linked to the Panama Papers and his top aide have been detained on suspicion of violating banking and securities laws, officials said Wednesday. Mckinney Tsai, ex-chairman of Mega International Commercial Bank, was arrested and taken into custody early Wednesday on suspicion of insider trading,...
PUTRAJAYA: Controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik (pic) has permanent resident (PR) status in Malaysia, given to him about five years ago. Confirming this, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that Malaysia, however, is not the Source: www.thestar.com.my
Head diver at S’pore theme park killed by stingray PETALING JAYA: The head of the diving team at Underwater World Singapore (UWS) died after he was stung by a stingray yesterday afternoon, The New Paper (TNP) reported today. UWS, which was once a major attraction at the Sentosa Island, was shut down in June and the victim, Philip Chan, was said...
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has called for People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) personnel to be their "eyes and ears". MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad (pic) said this during the Rela Corruption-Free Pledge Source: www.thestar.com.my
15 years after 9/11, terror threat now ‘home-grown’ WASHINGTON: Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, US anti-terror officials say the country is hardened against such well-developed plots but remains as vulnerable as ever to small and especially home-grown attacks. Counter-terror operations are under huge pressure to ferret out and disrupt plots by sympathizers of the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda...
Gurgaon (India) (AFP) - When Shailja Singh headed to her favourite bar for a post-work beer this week she found it shut, victim of a Supreme Court ruling that has stopped India's burgeoning alcohol and leisure industries in their tracks. Thousands of Source: www.thestar.com.my