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April 23, 2018 5:01 AM GE14: Idris Haron, Mas Ermieyati to defend respective seats

MALACCA: Malacca Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Idris Haron will defend the Sungai Udang state seat in the 14th general election (GE14). When announcing the Malacca BN candidates at an event in Ayer Keroh here today, Idris, who is also Malacca Chief Minister, also announced that Puteri Umno chief Datuk Mas Emieyati Samsuddin would defend the Masjid 4

April 18, 2018 3:42 PM Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Maria Sharapova is set to compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon in June. ― Reuters picLONDON, April 18 ― Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced today. The June 18-24 tournament 10

April 17, 2018 10:41 AM Uefa hits Switzerland’s Sion with two-season ban

Uefa has fined and banned Swiss club FC Sion from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player. — Reuters picGENEVA, April 17 — Swiss club FC Sion has been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player 7

April 15, 2018 1:12 AM Superb Swansea held to 1-1 draw by dogged Everton

Everton’s Jordan Pickford looks dejected after conceding their first goal to Swansea City during their Premier League match at Liberty Stadium, Swansea, April 14, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, April 15 — A superb display by a Swansea side seeking their fifth home win in a row was blighted by a Kyle Naughton own goal as visitors Everton held them to a 1-1 draw in their 7

April 14, 2018 4:01 AM In Ayer Hitam, Umno banks on China to soothe worried farmers

AYER HITAM, April 14 ― Umno sought to assure farmers in Ayer Hitam, touted as a bellwether constituency in the upcoming election, that Barisan Nasional (BN) was looking at China as a new emerging market for palm oil and rubber. Following the European Union’s (EU) decision to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels from 2021, Ayer Hitam Umno division chief 6

April 12, 2018 3:55 PM Philippines’ Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference in Davao city August 21, 2016. — Reuters picMANILA, April 11 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he would visit Kuwait to seal a labour deal, in a sign of easing tensions after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Duterte 6

April 11, 2018 7:20 AM Arsenal's Elneny has ban overturned

LONDON: Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had his red card against Southampton overturned by the Football Association on Tuesday. Elneny was dismissed in the closing moments of Arsenal's 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday after the Egyptian pushed Southampton defender Cedric Soares. The incident came just after Southampton defender Jack Stephens 11

April 11, 2018 3:06 AM US lifts travel ban on Chad

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travellers. "The president announced today that Chad has raised its security standards to meet important baseline US national security requirements," the Department of Homeland 10

April 1, 2018 10:07 AM Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina's murder

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said. The court issued the sentence in the first hearing in the case of Joanna Demafelis, the 29-year-old maid whose body was found in a freezer in Kuwait earlier this year. The sentencing 8

March 30, 2018 7:18 AM Malaysia’s stand on renewable energy directive consistent, says Mah

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the ban violated the European Union’s commitment to the World Trade Organisation. — BernamapicKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Malaysia has maintained that its stand on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is consistent and viewed European Parliament’s move to ban palm oil use in biofuels 11