The Malay Mail (961)

Shootout hero Bravo sends Chile into final after 0-0 draw

KAZAN , June 29 ― Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved three successive penalties to give them a 3-0 shootout win over Portugal after their Confederations Cup semi-final had ended goalless yesterday. Bravo stopped Portugal's first...

Southwest Airlines to scale down Cuba flights

NEW YORK, June 29 — Southwest Airlines Co said it would reduce the number of flights to Cuba, joining other US airlines, as President Donald Trump's Cuba policy continues to restrict Americans traveling to the country. The airline will stop...

Reuters Video: 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite found in back garden

The discovery of a 500-gramme meteorite could help shed light on the origin of our solar system. — Reuters

Dollar upended by rates reversal, stocks calm for now

SYDNEY, June 29 — The dollar languished at its lows for the year today as a drumbeat of hawkish comments from major central banks signalled the era of easy money might be coming to an end for more than just the United States. Support for the...

Oil rises for sixth session, buoyed by US output decline

SINGAPORE, June 29 — Crude oil futures rose for a sixth consecutive session today, as a decline in US production underpinned the market that has been under pressure from a global supply glut. US West Texas Intermediate crude rose 7...

British women still not feeling force at Wimbledon 40 years on

LONDON, June 29 ― It was 1977: The Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen was banned, Elvis Presley died and Luke Skywalker faced down a black-clad inter-galactic megalomaniac with breathing difficulties who was later revealed to be his father. It...

More than a third of Mylan investors voted against chairman

NEW YORK, June 29 — More than a third of investors voting at Mylan NV annual meeting last week cast votes against chairman Robert Coury's re-election as the generic drugmaker faced a shareholder campaign against its directors and executive pay...

Mariah Carey's cameo for 'The House' proved no laughing matter

LOS ANGELES, June 29 — Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take up gambling to pay for their daughter's college education in new comedy The House, but one person the movie decided not to take a risk on was singer Mariah Carey. Carey filmed a cameo...

Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes suspicious

CARACAS, June 29 — The Venezuelan government hunted yesterday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression. In...

APMM tawar pakar forensik siasat kes rompak kapal

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jun — Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia menawarkan khidmat Pasukan Pakar Forensik Maritim kepada pihak Thailand Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Centre bagi membantu siasatan kes rompakan kapal tangki...

McEnroe says he regrets comments on Serena Williams

LOS ANGELES, June 29 ― John McEnroe yesterday said he regretted recently saying Serena Williams would be ranked like 700 in the world' if she had to play on the men's circuit and said he was surprised by the controversy his comments...

Lepas doa saya usaha, kata juruterbang AirAsiaX

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jun — Juruterbang pesawat AirAsiaX yang berdepan masalah teknikal minggu lalu berkata doa harus disusuli dengan usaha. Kapten Ibrahim Jalaluddin berkata insiden yang menguji kecekapan itu turut membuka peluang dirinya untuk...

Tennis star Djokovic seeks answers after decline and fall

LONDON, June 29 ― Just 12 months ago, Novak Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon with the world at his feet, but he returns to the All England Club with his career in crisis after an astonishing fall from grace. Having finally succeeded in his quest...

Stroller restraint system for buses begins trial in Singapore

SINGAPORE, June 29 — Nearly three months after unfolded strollers were allowed on public buses, a prototype of a restraint system for these baby carriages will hit the roads today as part of a trial. The system, developed by Temasek...

Halle Berry, Michelle Rodriguez speak out on diversity and Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, June 29 — Halle Berry, the only black woman to ever win a best actress Oscar, said her 2002 win turned out to be meaningless, and Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez warned she may quit the action movie franchise unless...

Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

WASHINGTON, June 29 — The top US Senate Republican struggled yesterday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial...

Move over, yogurt: Probiotic beer is NUS researchers' new creation

SINGAPORE, June 29 — A 22-year-old science undergraduate at the National University of Singapore has found a way to infuse live probiotics, or good bacteria, into beer, giving those who love a tipple a more gut-friendly alternative....

Selesa rambut pendek, Ara Johari tidak risau jodoh

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jun — Cukup dikenali menerusi lagu Warkah Untukku', penyanyi Ara Johari tidak mahu berpura-pura dalam penampilan diri. Ara, nama popular Nurfarrah Izzatie Johari, berkata gaya penampilannya tidak perlu dipertikaikan...

GE14: The local tipping points

JUNE 29 — Tip O'Neill is attributed with the saying, All politics is local.' I understand we currently are not fans of meddlesome Americans, but perhaps our country's politicians might want to reflect on the sage advice from the late...

Boeing asks for delay in duty ruling on Bombardier jet petition

NEW YORK, June 29 — Bombardier Inc may have to wait to find out if its CSeries commercial jets will be hit by punishing US duties after Boeing requested the US Department of Commerce to postpone its preliminary ruling on its petition until...

Kit Siang claims PAS will struggle to keep Kelantan

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — PAS will not win five states in the next general election as it might not even retain Kelantan, said DAP's Lim Kit Siang. Lim suggested the leadership of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang could lead the Islamist...

UKEC: Students on a tightrope

JUNE 29 ― It's a joy to watch Malaysian politicians go head to head on stage. You get differing views on how to run the country, and since it inevitably affects our fate, it's important to know who has the better ideas. But whenever the United...

Gender in contemporary art will be the focus of a New York exhibition this fall

NEW YORK, June 29 — The New Museum, a hub of experimental and progressive ideas within New York City's contemporary art scene, has announced an exhibition on gender fluidity starting this September. The New Museum already has a legacy of...

Amazon starts charm offensive as merchants defect to Wal-Mart

NEW YORK, June 29 — For years, Amazon.com Inc was the go-to place for online merchants. Increasingly, however, the e-commerce behemoth has competition for the hearts and minds of millions of mom and pops. Wal-Mart Stores Inc is successfully...

China facing largest diabetes epidemic in the world

BEJING, June 29 — China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11 per cent of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while nearly 36 per cent are prediabetic, according to a US study published Tuesday....

Investors keep money flowing into the world's biggest oil ETF

NEW YORK, June 29 — Crude tumbled into a bear market last week, but investors never gave up pouring money into the US$3.15 billion United States Oil Fund LP, the world's biggest tracking the commodity. Sound weird? It's...

TLC returns with its '90s vibe for today

LOS ANGELES, June 29 — Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991, the American group TLC was very successful in the 1990s and early 2000s — despite friction with one another, the record label, and the management. The two remaining members are back on...

National triple jumper Kirthana soars after injury setbacks

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — National triple jumper R. Kirthana was glad to put her injury woes behind as she recorded her personal best of 13.48 metres at the G. Kosanov Memorial tournament in Almaty Kazakhstan on Sunday. The former student of...

Scientists find a simple way to help you clear out clutter

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 — If you're a bit of a hoarder and struggling to de-clutter your home, science might have found an answer for you. New research suggests that simply taking a photo of the item you want to give away makes it easier to...

Balance of power: India prepares for Modi's economic revolution

NEW DELHI, June 29 — Fresh from his bear hug with President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in India and ready to unveil one of the country's biggest economic reforms since independence in 1947. On July 1, Modi's...

Sarah Palin seeks US$75,000 damages from New York Times

NEW YORK, June 29 — Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times. The former Alaska governor filed a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper in response to a recent editorial suggesting a link between Palin's...

Reuters Video: Cyber attack continues its destructive world tour

The cyber attack that started Tuesday is wreaking havoc across the globe yesterday , crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia....

Reuters Video: Sarah Palin sues New York Times

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is suing 'The New York Times' for defamation over an editorial suggesting links between her politcal action committee and the 2011 Arizona shooting that severely injured Rep. Gabby Giffords. Linda So...

Berlin police say 'we're only human' after raucous party

BERLIN, June 28 — Berlin police said today its officers were only human' after they were kicked off the security force for next week's G20 summit over hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital's clubbing...

Final death toll for London tower blaze to take months

LONDON, June 28 — It will be many months' before authorities will be able to give a final death toll for the London tower block blaze, police said today while stressing the enormity of the task. We are many months from being able to...

MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

THE HAGUE, June 28 ― International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts today to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses. It is...

Britain's opposition Labour to force vote on May's austerity, pay cap

LONDON, June 28 — Britain's opposition Labour Party will try to force Theresa May to increase public sector pay today, raising pressure on the prime minister to drop austerity measures after a failed election gamble. May, whose governing...

Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

KIEV, June 28 — Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot today as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a...

No reports of ransomware attack in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 ― No cases have been reported in Malaysia so far, following the cyber attack on computer systems particularly in Europe. The National Security Council in a statement said monitoring by its National Cyber Coordination and...

Lena Dunham to write US remake of 'Toni Erdmann'

LOS ANGELES, June 28 — Deadline reports that the creator and star of Girls is to write an English-language adaptation of the German film Toni Erdmann, which was shown at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. With the last episode of Girls having been...

We won't underestimate young Germany team in semis, Mexico coach says

SOCHI, June 28 — Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio said Germany's young squad are experienced and will not be underestimated when the teams meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals tomorrow. Germany, the World Cup holders, and Concacaf...

Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report

SAO PAULO, June 28 — The reclusive former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation has called the Fifa ethics report inconclusive' and asserted that he is safe in Brazil despite a US indictment against him. Ricardo Teixeira, one...

Deal reached on cuts to UN peacekeeping: diplomat

NEW YORK, June 28 — A tentative deal on nearly US$600 million in cuts to the UN peacekeeping budget has been reached following weeks of tough negotiations over US demands for a sharp cost reduction, a Security Council diplomat...

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry, Europol says

THE HAGUE, June 28 — The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially more sophisticated,' the European police agency said today. Describing it as...

UK supermarket Tesco axes another 1,200 jobs

LONDON, June 28 ― Supermarket giant Tesco today announced plans to cut 1,200 of its head office positions as part of ongoing cost-cutting at Britain's biggest retailer. We anticipate reducing our number of roles in the office by...

Wall Street rises as market takes a relook at ECB chief's comments

NEW YORK, June 28 ― Wall Street opened higher as financial stocks rose and euro zone central bank sources told Reuters the market had overinterpreted chief Mario Draghi's comments that the ECB was ready to start withdrawing the emergency...

Immigration counters full due to last minute E-card applications

PUTRAJAYA, June 28 — Counters at the Immigration Department here have been packed to the brim with employers and employees applying for E-Cards since this morning, ahead of the June 30 deadline. Immigration Department director-general Datuk...

Reuters Video: Trump congratulates Irish prime minister on 'great victory'

US President Donald Trump calls Ireland's newly elected Prime Minister from Oval Office to congratulate him on 'great victory'. — Reuters

Reuters Video: Grenfell fire shows 'disastrous effect of austerity', says UK's Corbyn

UK Prime Minister May and opposition leader Corbyn clashed over the Grenfell Tower fire during the first Prime Minister's Questions since the UK general election. — Reuters

Hong Kong protesters arrested for democracy protest ahead of Xi's visit

HONG KONG, June 28 — Hong Kong police today arrested pro-democracy protesters, some of whom scrambled up a monument symbolising the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive for...