Brooks Koepka Wins 117th US Open Championship

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ERIN, Jun 19 – Brooks Koepka produced a back-nine birdie blitz to win the US Open here Sunday, becoming the seventh consecutive first-time winner of a major with a record-equalling four-shot victory at Erin Hills. The 27-year-old from Florida fired a five-under-par final round 67 to finish on 16 under for the

Trump Decries ‘Witch Hunt’ But Lawyer Insists No Probe

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WASHINGTON, Jun 19 – One of Donald Trump’s lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections, despite the US leader’s tweets angrily calling the whole saga a “distraction.” The contradictory messages came after Trump first

26 Injured As Plane From Paris Hits Turbulence In China

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BEIJING, Jun 18 – At least 26 people were injured, four of them seriously, when a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris hit turbulence on Sunday over southwest China, state media said. The incident happened when Flight MU744 from Charles de Gaulle Airport was descending to land at Kunming Changshui International Airport

Abe’s Support Slumps Amid School Scandal Doubts

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TOKYO, Jun 18 – Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slumped more than 10 points to 44.9% in a public opinion poll published today, amid opposition party suspicions he used his influence unfairly to help a friend set up a business. Abe has repeatedly denied abusing his authority to benefit his

Turkey Detains 21 Workers Over Mass Army Food Poisoning

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ISTANBUL, Jun 18 – Turkey on Sunday detained 21 employees of a catering firm after more than 700 soldiers required medical attention in an outbreak of food poisoning in the west of the country. The soldiers at the barracks in the western Manisa province ate a meal of soup, rice, chicken and

CIMB Introduces 1-month Paid Paternity Leave

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 – CIMB Bank Berhad today announced its enhanced paternity leave benefits to enable fathers to spend more time with their first-born, and share parental responsibilities in welcoming their new baby into the world. This is in tandem with CIMB’s efforts to continuously improve employee welfare through gender-balanced policies.

Development Bank Of Sarawak To Start Operating Next January

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KUCHING, Jun 18 – The Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) will be operational from January, next year. Its Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg reiterated that Sarawak needed to have its own bank in order to accelerate the state’s economic development in the urban and rural areas. “The bank’s

NCER Expects To Create Over 37,000 Jobs By 2025

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JITRA, Jun 18 – The Northern Corridor Economic Region’s (NCER) Development Blueprint 2016-2025 expects to create more than 37,000 jobs when two growth nodes in Kedah are completed. Its chief executive officer Datuk Redza Rafiq said over the 10-year period, a total of 80 high-impact projects would be implemented in Kedah,

Three Killed, 11 Hurt In Blast At Upscale Bogota Mall

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BOGOTA, Jun 18 – Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and 11 others wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale Bogota mall, the mayor said. “This cowardly terrorist attack at the Centro Andino mall is deeply distressing,” Mayor Enrique Penalosa said, without giving details on who may have been

US Lawmaker Shot By Anti-Trump Gunman Showing Improvement

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WASHINGTON, Jun 18 – Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise continued to show improvement as he recovers from being shot by a gunman angry about President Donald Trump, the hospital treating him said Saturday. Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practised

Trump Family Pays Its First Visit To Camp David

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WASHINGTON, Jun 18 – President Donald Trump left Saturday with his wife and young son to spend the weekend at Camp David for the first time. Since taking power on January 20, Trump has spent most weekends at his resort estate Mar-a-Lago in Florida. But this time, Trump, First Lady Melania and

EC Chairman: EC Accepts Court’s Decision

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 18 – The Election Commission (EC) accepts the decision of the Kuching High Court that Dr Ting Tiong Choon remains as the Sarawak assemblyman for Pujut, said EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. In a statement today, he said, EC would take further action in line with the court’s

Amazon Whole Foods Deal Eats Into Supermarket Stocks

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NEW YORK, Jun 18 – Shares in groceries-selling retailers, including Wal-Mart, British chain Tesco and France’s Carrefour, tumbled on Friday after Amazon’s announced it will acquire Whole Foods Market. Amazon’s deal to buy the upscale US grocery chain for $13.7 billion throttled the broader retail sector on concerns the online retail

Amazon To Buy Upmarket Grocer Whole Foods For US$13.7b

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NEW YORK, Jun 18 – Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy US organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for US$13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer’s largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector. The deal, which puts a 27 percent premium on Whole

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