The Malay Mail (1064)

Russia's oil cuts won't be so easy if Opec deal is extended

LONDON, April 25 โ€” For Russian oil companies, the historic agreement to boost prices by cutting output in conjunction with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries was an easy win. Extending the deal will be less straightforward. Cuts...

Nasdaq hits 6,000 for first time

NEW YORK, April 25 โ€” US stocks rose at the open today, with the Nasdaq hitting the 6,000 point mark for the first time, amid a raft of strong corporate earnings and President Donald Trump's promise of a major tax reform plan. Biogen provided...

Appeals Court hearing for Guan Eng MACC case set for Thursday

GEORGE TOWN, April 25 โ€” The Appeals Court in Putrajaya will hear this Thursday an appeal by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon against a High Court's decision in rejecting their application to challenge the...

Lockheed Martin's sales miss estimates, shares drop

NEW YORK, April 25 โ€” Lockheed Martin Corp, whose F-35 fighter jet programme has been under presidential spotlight for being too expensive, posted lower-than-expected quarterly sales and said operating margins at three of its business divisions...

Bayern defence trio fit for German Cup clash against Dortmund

BERLIN, April 25 โ€” Bayern Munich central defenders Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez have been ruled fit for their German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, coach Carlo Ancelotti said today. The Bundesliga leaders,...

Trump-era 'Handmaid's Tale' presages totalitarian future

LOS ANGELES, April 25 โ€” Decades after the release of The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood's dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television -- with critics noting its enduring resonance in Donald Trump's America....

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, April 25 โ€” McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings today on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China. The solid results reflected greater emphasis on boosting traffic in the United States...

Oil steadies after six-day slide as US stockpiles seen falling

NEW YORK, April 25 โ€” Oil steadied after a six-day slide before US government data that's forecast to show crude stockpiles fell for a third week. Futures were 0.3 per cent lower in New York after dropping 7.4 per cent over the previous six...

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at women's summit

BERLIN, April 25 โ€” Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US First Daughter' at a Berlin women's summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, was quickly forced to defend her father's attitude toward women. Sitting on a...

Dutch court backs Swatch in US$400m row with Tiffany

ZURICH, April 25 โ€” A Dutch appeals court ruled today that Swatch Group deserved compensation in a US$400 million row with US luxury goods maker Tiffany over a failed watch venture. Tiffany said it was considering an appeal....

Cambodia suspends repatriation agreement with US

PHNOM PENH, April 25 โ€” Cambodia told Washington today it would no longer accept convicted criminals with Cambodian heritage being deported to the Southeast Asian nation, the latest blow to ties between the two countries. For the last 15 years,...

Mat Zin bertaubat, mahu berhenti dipanggil 'Raja Bomoh'

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April โ€” 'Raja Bomoh' atau nama sebenarnya Ibrahim Mat Zin hari ini mengaku bersalah di Mahkamah Syariah Wilayah Persekutuan atas pertuduhan menghina Islam atau menyebabkan Islam dipandang hina. Kes itu disebut di hadapan...

Frontline clinic window on hell of IS-held Mosul areas

MOSUL, April 25 โ€” The horrific wounds and gruesome accounts of the victims filling a frontline clinic in west Mosul in Iraq offer a window on the hell inside the last jihadist strongholds. Dozens of wounded are rushed in every day to receive...

Pope to Egypt to mend ties with Islam but conservatives wary

VATICAN CITY, April 25 โ€” Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians. In a...

H&M x Zara Larsson streetwear-inspired capsule to drop on May 18

STOCKHOLM, April 25 โ€” The Swedish clothing giant has partnered with singer Zara Larsson for its latest collaboration, creating a capsule bursting with fun and with vibrant streetwear influences. The H&M x Zara Larsson' collection goes on...

Leicester don't want to be a 'selling club', says Shakespeare

LONDON, April 25 โ€” Leicester City should be able to hold on to its key players as they prepare for the upcoming season without European football, rather than just selling them off, manager Craig Shakespeare has said. Reigning Premier League...

PM: Affordable housing project proof Indian blueprint not 'empty talk'

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” The government's Residensi Pandanmas affordable housing project is proof that the Malaysian Indian Blueprint is not empty talk', Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. Coincidentally, I launched...

Reuters Video: N. Korea holds artillery drill as tension spikes

North Korea puts on a massive live-fire artillery drill as a US submarine docks in the South amid growing concern over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Ryan Brooks reports. โ€” Reuters

Defiant Zidane hopeful over 'small' Bale injury

MADRID, April 25 โ€” Zinedine Zidane remains positive Gareth Bale will feature for Real Madrid again this season despite being diagnosed with the latest in a series of calf injuries today. Bale hobbled off just 38 minutes into Madrid's 3-2...

EU hardens Brexit position on financial services, citizens

BRUSSELS, April 25 โ€” European Union governments further toughened their position on Brexit, as they added limits on financial services and explicit demands on citizens' residency rights to their negotiating plan with the UK At a meeting...

Malaysia, Canada strengthen cooperation to combat terrorism

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” Malaysia and Canada have agreed to further strengthen and coordinate its defence industries, military-to-military cooperation and strategic matters of interest to combat the threat of terrorism. Defence Minister Datuk...

Thai man broadcasts daughter's murder live on Facebook

BANGKOK, April 25 โ€” A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said today. People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's...

Prasarana on track to award main packages for LRT3 by July

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” Prasarana Malaysia Bhd is on track to award its main packages for the 37 kilometre Light Rail Transit 3 project by July, said President and Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz. To date, the group...

Reuters Video: Dawn services and military parades to mark Anzac Day

Thousands of people stage memorials in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of Anzac Day. โ€” Reuters

Sarawak sets up new agency to oversee development of Upper Rajang

KAPIT, April 25 โ€” Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg today announces the setting up of a new state agency to look into the development of Kapit Division and some part of Bintulu. He said the Upper Rajang Development Authority...

Murray ready to work overtime in Barcelona to stay at top

BARCELONA, April 25 โ€” World number one Andy Murray returns to the Barcelona clay courts that launched his career this week as he puts in some overtime ahead of the French Open. Murray, who played and lost his first professional match as a...

Ringgit extends gains to close sharply higher against greenback

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” The ringgit extended its gains from last week to close sharply higher against the US dollar today, in line with the better performance of Asian currencies following the French presidential elections on Sunday, dealers...

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Coca-Cola's profit drops 20pc on bottling refranchising costs

NEW YORK, April 25 โ€” Coca-Cola Co reported a 20 per cent drop in quarterly profit, largely weighed down by higher costs related to refranchising its North America bottling operations. Net income attributable to the company's shareholders...

Four arrested in Tiong Bahru FC scandal

SINGAPORE, April 25 โ€” Hougang United chairman Bill Ng and his wife Bonnie Wong, Football Association of Singapore general secretary Winston Lee, and ex-FAS president Zainudin Nordin were arrested by the police, and are currently out on...

Liverpool must believe they can claim top-four finish, says Wijnaldum

LIVERPOOL, April 25 โ€” Liverpool will fight for a Premier League top-four finish to secure Champions League action next season despite Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said. Palace came from a goal...

Foreign inflows into cash market helps spur activity in derivative market

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” The influx of foreigners buying into the cash market, which currently stood at about RM7 billion, is expected to have a positive spillover on the derivative market. Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd Chief Executive...

The Nepal quake survivors who can never go home

RASUWA, April 25 โ€” Nepal marked the second anniversary of a devastating quake today with rebuilding finally under way, but thousands of survivors still living in flimsy shelters have been told they can never return home. Experts say the 2015...

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Pelajar tahfiz masih kritikal, tangan kanan risiko dipotong

JOHOR BAHRU, 25 April โ€” Keadaan pelajar madrasah tahfiz, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi yang dirawat di Hospital Sultan Ismail di sini dikatakan masih kritikal dengan tangannya yang dijangkiti kuman masih belum pulih. Ibu saudaranya,...

Over 50? Pick up these exercises to boost brain power

CANBERRA, April 25 โ€” A new review has found that a combination of both aerobic and resistance exercise can significantly boost brain power in the over 50s. Carried out by researchers from the University of Canberra, Australia, the new research...

KL shares extend gains, CI up 0.55pc

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” Bursa Malaysia extended gains on renewed buying interest, buoyed by a return in risk appetite, global market optimism and an upbeat overnight performance on Wall Street. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI...

Wenger plans ahead but won't reveal future

LONDON, April 25 โ€” Arsene Wenger insists he is working on Arsenal's future even though he still won't reveal whether he plans to remain in charge after this season. Wenger is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and has yet...

Rakyat rasa KL masih 'bahaya' walau jenayah menurun

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April โ€” Kuala Lumpur digambarkan sebagai bandar raya tidak selamat walau tidak sepatutnya begitu, kata firma kajian Stratos Jet Charters. Menerusi bancian Tanggapan Dengan Realiti Keselamatan Bandar, responden meletakkan Kuala...

Disappointed Toure prefers no referees for Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, April 25 โ€” Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is so disappointed with the standard of officiating in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal that the Ivorian would prefer to play Thursday's Manchester derby in the Premier...

Prosecution withdraws extortion charge against MyWatch chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 โ€” Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan was acquitted and discharged by the Kajang Magistrate's Court today on a charge of extorting RM20,000 from a businessman last year....

Wikipedia founder aims to fix the news' with collaborative website

LONDON, April 25 โ€” Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to...

Benitez warns Newcastle over future plans

LONDON, April 25 โ€” Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle they must show him a strong blueprint for success in the Premier League as the Spaniard ponders his future. Benitez's side clinched an immediate return to the Premier League following...

Myanmar to hold peace talks in May with ethnic rebels

YANGON, April 25 โ€” Myanmar will hold peace talks next month aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since Aung San Suu Kyi's party took power a year ago, it was announced today. Negotiators for the ethnic groups want...

Russia reemerges as China's top oil supplier before Opec meet

SINGAPORE, April 25 โ€” Russia retook the top spot from Saudi Arabia in crude supplies to China last month as Opec producers are flirting with the possibility of extending a deal to curb production. The world's largest energy consumer...

Madonna biopic in the works at Universal

LOS ANGELES, April 25 โ€” A Madonna biopic titled "Blond Ambition" is in the works at Universal Pictures. According to reports, the movie revolving around the pop diva's rise to fame will be based on a script by Elyse Hollander that topped the...

Le Pen's father criticises her presidential campaign as she steps back from party

PARIS, April 25 โ€” French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen said today his daughter Marine, who faces centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 presidential runoff, should have campaigned more aggressively for Sunday's first round, following the...

Farfetch's retail store of the future looks like the internet

LONDON, April 25 โ€” As high-end shoppers become increasingly mobile and connected, luxury retailers are testing new technologies that promise a more seamless experience between the physical and online worlds. At a Store of the Future'...

Arsenal's season a disappointment without Champions League, says Cech

LONDON, April 25 โ€” Arsenal's season will end as a big disappointment' if they fail to finish in the Premier League top-four and secure Champions League qualification, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said. The North London side booked a spot in...

Bloomberg Video: Glimpse the store of the future

With 'connected' clothes rails and 'smart' mirrors, online luxury retailer Farfetch believes it has created the store of the future. Bloomberg went to London's Design Museum, where the tech was showcased, to take a sneak peek at what's...