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April 26, 2018 11:21 AM Spain's jobless queue lengthens in first quarter

MADRID: Spain's jobless queue lengthened slightly in the first three months of the year to 16.7% compared to 16.5% in the previous quarter, official data showed Thursday. The National Statistics Institute said there were 3.79 million people unemployed in the eurozone's fourth largest economy. The services sector – which includes tourism, where jobs are often 6

April 25, 2018 2:46 PM Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave oil-rich Kuwait, amid a diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Filipina 7

April 22, 2018 10:26 AM Young driver killed on birthday

JOHOR BARU: A 23-year-old driver was killed on his birthday today while his passenger was injured, when their car was pinned between a lorry and a parked school bus. Soh Yong Hou, 23, was heading towards Kelapa Sawit with a female passenger when the accident took place at KM41 of Jalan Johor Baru-Air Hitam at about 9.30am. Kulai police chief Superintendent 10

April 22, 2018 10:23 AM Japan pip Britain to seal return to Fed Cup's elite

MIKI, Japan: Japan plucked victory from the jaws of defeat as the hosts beat Britain 3-2 on Sunday to seal a return to the Fed Cup's elite level after a four-year absence. Johanna Konta crushed Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 to put the visitors on the brink of victory before Kurumi Nara upset Heather Watson 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to take a see-saw World Group II playoff 7

April 21, 2018 9:41 AM Foreign inflows into Bursa Malaysia hit one-year high: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign fund inflows into Bursa Malaysia as of last Thursday hit the highest in one year at RM429.80 million, according to caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said under the Barisan Nasional's (BN) leadership, the record was successfully achieved despite the dissemination of fake news on the country's economy 9

April 20, 2018 12:25 PM Fernandes: Robust economy spurred AirAsia to hit record numbers

File picture of AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes delivering a speech at the launch of the company’s new headquarters in Sepang March 1, 2018. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Malaysia’s robust economy has helped low-cost carrier AirAsia hit record numbers, its Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said. “Economy 9

April 18, 2018 11:12 PM Bandar Tasik Selatan hit by mud flood after heavy downpour

SIBU, April 19 ― Heavy downpour since late afternoon yesterday caused an apartment area near the ongoing construction of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway in Bandar Tasik Selatan here to be inundated with mud flood. Kuala Lumpur Fire Operation Division Assistant Director Ruhisha Haris said strong winds during the heavy rain had also caused the roofs 7

April 18, 2018 5:48 AM Black father killed by police in front of supermarket

LOS ANGELES: Police gunned down an African American father of three using two dozen bullets in the parking lot of a Walmart supermarket in California, authorities and his lawyer said Tuesday. Diante Yarber, 26, was unarmed and parking his car in Barstow, about two hours east of Los Angeles, at the time of the incident on April 4, according to his lawyer 20

April 18, 2018 3:48 AM Creators of hit TV series ‘Westworld’ reveal latest project

The creators of HBO’s popular TV series, ‘Westworld’, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, will adapt William Gibson’s book, ‘The Peripheral’ into a series for streaming outlet Amazon. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, April 18 — The creators of HBO’s popular TV series, Westworld, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, will adapt William Gibson’s book, The Peripheral into a series 8

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 8