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November 9, 2017 9:30 AM Malaysian Bar applies to refer queries on appointment of top judges to Federal Court

Ambiga said the Attorney-General’s Chambers had also filed an application to strike out the originating summons filed by the Malaysian Bar in connection with the appointment of the two judges. ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 ― The Malaysian Bar has filed an application to refer the six constitutional questions concerning the appointment 23

November 9, 2017 9:16 AM Putin and Trump to meet Friday in Vietnam

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet Friday in Vietnam, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told Russian news agencies on Thursday. The meeting "will be on Nov 10," but the exact time is being decided, Ushakov told the official TASS agency. Both leaders will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the Vietnamese 21

November 9, 2017 12:21 AM US mom says Spacey assaulted son, police investigating

NEW YORK: A Massachusetts mother on Wednesday accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting her 18-year-old son on the holiday island of Nantucket last year and said police had opened a criminal investigation. Former television news anchor Heather Unruh told a news conference in Boston that the double Oscar winner assaulted the teen after plying him with alcohol 23

November 9, 2017 12:19 AM Singer Elton John celebrates 25 years of AIDS foundation (VIDEO)

Singer Elton John speaks during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year gala at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City November 7, 2017. ― Reuters picNEW YORK, Nov 9 ― Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation at its annual New York gala on Tuesday (November 7). During the event, John was honored 43

November 9, 2017 12:12 AM France’s LVMH expands its gourmet grocer in Paris

A view shows La Grande Epicerie de Paris, a three-storey food hall, in the 16th district of Paris November 8, 2017. — Reuters picPARIS, Nov 9 — Luxury goods firm LVMH is opening a second high-end food hall in Paris, betting on growing appetite from locals for gourmet groceries as the group spruces up its stores across the French capital. The launch of the three-storey 30

November 7, 2017 11:23 AM Chong Wei sends aid to flood victims in Penang

Malaysia’s ace shuttler has sent food and pillows to flood victims in Penang. ― Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — Former world number one and Malaysia’s ace shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei took time off from his busy training schedule and competition to send aid to flood victims in Penang. “Although I cannot be with them (flood victims), we will help whenever 45

November 6, 2017 5:17 PM Shafie called again to give statement to MACC

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) has been called again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give his statement over another corruption case. Warisan vice-president Junz Wong, when contacted, said Shafie, the former Rural and Regional Development Minister, arrived at the MACC office 26

November 6, 2017 4:01 PM Makelele takes over struggling Belgian side

BRUSSELS: Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele (pix) left his role as assistant to Swansea coach Paul Clement on Monday to manage struggling Belgian outfit AS Eupen. The 44-year-old ex-France midfielder has been hired by the Qatari-backed side in a bid to turn around their fortunes after a poor campaign which has left them bottom of the Belgian first 29

November 6, 2017 8:40 AM Macron taps author Slimani as French language emissary

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron is set to name award-winning author Leila Slimani as France's top emissary for Francophone affairs, which includes promoting the use of the French language, Le Parisien newspaper reported on Monday. Macron - who called on an Olympic fencer to head up France's sports ministry and tapped several people from civil society 14

November 6, 2017 1:46 AM Saudi royal purge: the big names (VIDEO)

Alwaleed first invested in Twitter in 2011, paying US$300 million in a joint purchase involving his personal wealth and funds from Kingdom Holding. — File picRIYADH, Nov 6— Saudi Arabia has arrested 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, in what authorities hailed as a decisive anti-corruption sweep. Separately, key security 25