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  • Shoemaker Louboutin wins EU court battle over red soles

    June 12, 2018 9:30 AM 8

    LUXEMBOURG: French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a lengthy EU legal battle over trademarking his signature red-soled high-heeled shoes, the court and the company said on Tuesday. Louboutin took Dutch shoemaker Van Haren to court in the Netherlands in 2012 after Van Haren sold similar shoes, with the Parisian designer insisting he had already

  • Shark head found impaled on Australia fence

    June 12, 2018 7:15 AM 8

    SYDNEY: A severed shark head, stuffed with cigarette butts and ocean debris, was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue organisation's office, with the gruesome discovery drawing criticism on social media. Marine Rescue NSW volunteers at Shellharbour, some 100km south of Sydney, arrived for duty Sunday morning to find the head of the mako shark

  • Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made US$82m last year: Reports

    June 12, 2018 5:32 AM 9

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's daughter and son in law made at least US$82 million (RM327 million) in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers last year thanks to investment deals from companies they had previously led, news reports said Monday. Ivanka Trump reported US$3.9 million (RM15 million) from her stake in the Trump International

  • Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

    June 12, 2018 4:36 AM 15

    BEIJING: Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a "Chinese proverb" US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka posted to Twitter as her father prepared for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "'Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.' -Chinese Proverb," Ivanka posted on Monday, the night

  • Pope Jean-Paul II statue moved to avoid French secularism laws

    June 12, 2018 3:36 AM 8

    PLOËRMEL, France: A 13-ton statue of late pope Jean-Paul II was moved Monday to "private land" in northwestern France following a court ruling it had to be taken down due to strict secularism laws separating church and state. A crane lifted the papal statue from a square in the town of Ploermel, Brittany, about 30m to nearby private land after an outcry

  • Spain's conservatives to choose new leader in July

    June 11, 2018 1:23 PM 7

    MADRID: Spain's conservative Popular Party will choose a new leader in late July, its outgoing head Mariano Rajoy said on Monday, 10 days after he was ousted as premier. A major figure within Spanish politics for the past 14 years, Rajoy was unseated after losing a parliamentary vote of no confidence on June 1, later saying he would stand down as head of the PP. But he will stay on as PP chief

  • Muslim rapper at Bataclan 'sacrilege' says French right

    June 11, 2018 11:15 AM 8

    PARIS: Right-wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago. Medine — who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial 2015 song, "Don't Laik", a week before the Charlie Hebdo killings

  • Ex-president Martinelli extradited from US to Panama

    June 11, 2018 11:12 AM 6

    MIAMI: Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli was extradited to his home country Monday to face charges of spying on journalists and political opponents. Martinelli, president 2009-2014, was transferred from the federal prison in Miami to the Opa Locka Executive Airport, where he was placed on a flight to Panama City around 6:20 am (1020 GMT, 6.20pm Malaysia

  • Standing ovation for De Niro's expletive at Trump

    June 11, 2018 10:40 AM 8

    NEW YORK: Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for using an expletive to condemn US President Donald Trump. The Oscar-winning De Niro, 74, was at the annual event for the top US theater awards late Sunday to announce an award for rock legend Bruce Springsteen. "I'm going to say one thing - fuck Trump!" he said, pumping

  • Vietnam detains 100 after protests turn violent

    June 11, 2018 10:34 AM 4

    HANOI: Authorities in Vietnam have detained more than 100 people after protesters pelted government buildings with rocks and Molotov cocktails, injuring dozens of police officers, state media reported Monday. The rare demonstrations Sunday took place in several parts of the country in response to legislation on three special economic zones that would