After Trump Tweet, China Says It Works Nonstop On N.Korea

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BEIJING, Jun 21 – China said Wednesday it has made “unremitting” efforts to ease tensions with North Korea after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was not the “focus and the crux” of the issue on the Korean peninsula

Flash Flood Warning As Tropical Storm Cindy Heads Towards US

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MIAMI, Jun 21 – Weather monitors warned Wednesday of tornados and potentially deadly flash floods as Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico headed towards the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. At 0600 GMT (2.00pm) Cindy was located about 325km south of Morgan City, Louisiana, and 435km southeast of Galveston, Texas,

Minions Are Set To Visit Butterworth For 10 Weeks

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 21 – Penang Fun Experiences with Despicable Me 3 will be making its way to Penang on 22 June to 3 September 2017 at Padang Dataran Pemuda Merdeka, Butterworth. Presented by the Penang State Government for the public in conjunction with Hari Raya and Merdeka celebration. The place

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

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UBER Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transportation regulations globally

US And China Officials Meet Under North Korea Cloud

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WASHINGTON, Jun 21 – Senior US officials will meet their Chinese counterparts Wednesday to seek a tougher line on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions – despite President Donald Trump implying this is already a lost cause. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are to meet top Beijing diplomat State

NEC Participates In INTERPOL World 2017

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TOKYO, Jun 21 – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced its participation in INTERPOL World 2017, Singapore, from July 4 – 7, 2017.  INTERPOL World provides a platform for law enforcement and industry to build partnerships, aiming to develop innovative solutions to global security challenges. “NEC will showcase solutions that

New York Outlaws Child Marriage Under 17

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NEW YORK, Jun 21 – New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation raising the age of consent to marry from 14 to 18 years old, with a caveat

MOA Will Disclose ‘Plastic Rice’ Lab Test Results

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PASIR SALAK, Jun 21 – The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry has stressed that it will not compromise and hide the results of laboratory tests on rice that were reportedly made of plastic. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said there was no reason for the ministry to hide

Top Glove Plans To Make Condoms

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 21 – Top Glove Corp Bhd, the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer, is looking to diversify into condom manufacturing with an initial capital injection of RM30 million by next year. Executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai said production is slated to start within a year and it

Desperate Rohingya Seek New Escape Routes From Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Jun 21 – In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad – and rely on increasingly high-tech trafficking networks to get them there. Dhaka denies new arrivals refugee status and, after a major crackdown

AirAsia World Champions For Ninth Time At Skytrax

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PARIS, Jun 21 – AirAsia is the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the ninth year in a row. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport here yesterday. AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan,

Five Stars For AirAsia X At Skytrax Awards

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PARIS, Jun 21 – AirAsia X has scooped up the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin and World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat awards for the fifth straight year. The long-haul sister airline of AirAsia won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de

Soldiers Shoot Attacker In Brussels ‘Terrorist’ Blast

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BRUSSELS, Jun 21 – Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels on Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) before causing the blast, with local media saying the individual had activated an

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