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June 21, 2018 2:40 PM Opec confident of deal ahead of crucial talks with partners

VIENNA: Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) energy ministers expressed optimism today they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production increase would be "politically unacceptable" to arch foe Iran. Opec and non-Opec partner countries are due to hold crunch talks here today 4

June 21, 2018 1:07 PM Idris Haron abandons Umno meeting over quit proposal

MALACCA: Former Malacca chief minister and Umno Tangga Batu Division chief Datuk Seri Idris Haron (pix) left the divisional committee meeting he was chairing last night after a committee member proposed that he resign as the division chief and Malacca Umno chairman for the party's poor showing in the Tangga Batu parliamentary constituency in the last general 3

June 13, 2018 1:58 PM Kedahans told to settle quit rent arrears: Mukhriz

ALOR STAR: The state government is appealing to residents in Kedah to settle their quit rent arrears to enable more revenue to be collected for the better management of the state's finance. Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said when too much arrears had accumulated, it would affect the state's income and the revenue could not be used for the people 6

June 13, 2018 2:38 AM Sell your assets and donate to Tabung Harapan, MCA told

PETALING JAYA: Don't just quit the Barisan Nasional (BN), sell off our your assets and help to reduce the national debt of RM1 trillion, the MCA has been told. DAP's Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng (pix) today urged the Chinese party to show remorse for its association with those alleged to have "robbed" the country. "To make amends, MCA should donate part of the party's 4

June 13, 2018 12:58 AM Monaco to sell Lemar to Atletico Madrid

PARIS: French World Cup star Thomas Lemar (pix) looks set to quit Monaco and join Atletico Madrid, the two clubs revealed on Tuesday. "Atletico de Madrid and AS Monaco have achieved a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar to our club," for the definitive transfer," the Spanish club said of the 22-year old. "Over the next days, both clubs 6

June 12, 2018 12:09 PM Umno, MCA respect decision of Sarawak parties to quit BN

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno said it will maintain good relations with the four Sarawak parties that left the Sarawak Barisan Nasional today and grouped under the new Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition. Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Umno was prepared to establish cooperation with the GPS leadership in the interests of the people of Sarawak 7

June 5, 2018 12:19 PM Spain's ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

MADRID: Mariano Rajoy, a major figure of Spanish politics over the past 14 years, announced Tuesday he will quit as head of the conservative Popular Party (PP) after being ousted as prime minister last week. "I think the time has come to put a final full stop to this period. The PP must keep advancing and building its history at the service of Spaniards 8

May 23, 2018 9:49 AM As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

BERLIN: The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday. "A link with the upcoming Brexit is obvious — in the two years 2016 and 2017, a total of 10,358 Britons acquired German citizenship, more than twice as many as in the period spanning 9

May 23, 2018 2:26 AM Najib forced to resign as Umno president, says Nur Jazlan

PETALING JAYA: Ousted prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak didn't step down as Umno president willingly. He was forced to quit, former deputy home minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pix) has said today. He refused to resign despite the defeat at the General Election on May 9 until he was forced to do so, a news portal reported today. "Even after 15

May 10, 2018 8:37 AM Striking French rail unions to hold vote over reform plans

MONTREUIL, France: Unions at French rail operator SNCF will hold a companywide vote next week on the government's contested overhaul for the heavily indebted group, aimed at proving that support for a long-running strike remains strong despite signs it is tapering off. Laurent Brun, head of the rail branch at the hard-line CGT union, said late Wednesday 13