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China rare earth firms' stocks soar on trade war speculation

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:23
Shares in rare earth-related companies in China soared on Tuesday, a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth firm in southern China, sparking speculation the sector could be the next front in the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Malaysian PM Mahathir congratulates Indonesian President Jokowi after election victory

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:11
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has extended his congratulations to Indonesian President Joko Widodo after his election win. Official results on Tuesday (May 21) showed Mr Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, winning the presidential election ahead of his rival, Prabowo ...

Home Depot same-store sales misses on cold weather, weak lumber prices

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:40
Home Depot Inc missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, hurt by poor weather in February and a steep fall in lumber prices.

Pioneering female referee Yamashita hoping to inspire

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:30
TOKYO: Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita is hoping her trailblazing work as part of the first all-female trio to officiate a men's match in Asian continental competition last week will encourage girls to feel they can do anything in the game. Along with Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi ...

Fingerprints and finances: next Wells Fargo CEO will be under regulatory microscope

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:12
From submitting their fingerprints to giving up their tax records, Wells Fargo & Co's next chief executive will go through a vetting process that could rival that of top U.S. government officials.

Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for US Postal Service

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:05
REUTERS: The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving ...

Macron jumps into EU campaign warning of 'existential risk'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:02
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned of an "existential risk" to the EU just days ahead of elections for the European Parliament, while playing down the political risks of being personally involved in the high-stakes campaign.

Tesla stock worth just US$10 in worst case: Morgan Stanley

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:55
Further falls in Tesla Inc's share price increase its chances of being sold in the years ahead, Morgan Stanley analysts said on Tuesday, as they slashed their worse-case scenario for the electric car producer to just US$10.

Badminton: Malaysia stun India to stay in Sudirman Cup hunt

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:50
A gutsy young Malaysian side missing ailing legend Lee Chong Wei recovered from 2-1 down to beat India 3-2 and all but qualify for badminton's Sudirman Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 games budget cuts

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:49
Tokyo 2020 can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Games.

US eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says US underestimates Chinese firm

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:25
The U.S. government on Monday eased some restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a sign of how the prohibitions on the telecommunications company may have far-reaching and unintended consequences.

Man found guilty of murdering waitress by throwing her over parapet in dispute over phone repairs

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:20
SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man was found guilty of murder on Tuesday (May 21) for throwing a woman over a parapet at a multi-storey car park. Syed Maffi Hassan, who had claimed trial, faces the death penalty or life imprisonment and caning. The murder took place on Aug 31, 2015. Syed Maffi ...

Pro-Maduro assembly extends rule as Caracas rally marks disputed poll win

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:13
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, made up entirely of loyalists of President Nicolas Maduro, announced Monday it has extended its mandate to rule the crisis-stricken country for another 18 months until the end of 2020.

Online petition calling for removal of Malaysia's Education Minister gains traction

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:10
KUALA LUMPUR: A petition calling for Malaysian Education Minister Maszlee Malik to be replaced has garnered more than 110,000 signatories, as he continued to face pressure over controversial remarks linking pre-university entry to job discrimination against bumiputras. The online petition  ...

Tennis: Pain-free Murray optimistic about return to tennis

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:08
Andy Murray is confident he can return to competitive tennis and has hinted at a doubles spot at Wimbledon, inspired by American doubles great Bob Bryan's return from hip surgery.

Australia election could have global climate impact

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:06
Brutal droughts, floods and wildfires were expected to make the environment a pivotal issue in Australia's election, instead victory for the climate change-sceptic Liberal party could have global implications.

Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:01
At least four refugees in Australia's offshore Pacific camps have attempted suicide since the conservative government's shock re-election Saturday, according to refugees, advocates and police.

Patients may face time limit to file complaints on misconduct of doctors: MOH

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:00
MOH is looking at three years as a time limit, in line with civil negligence suits.

Singapore Medical Council to appeal doctor’s conviction after he gave out patient’s details

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:56
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) will apply to the Court of Three Judges for a doctor’s conviction to be set aside after he was found to have breached a patient’s medical confidentiality. In a press statement on Tuesday (May 21), the council said it has received new information in ...

Archer makes England's final squad for World Cup

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:56
England have called up fast bowler Jofra Archer to their final 15-man squad for the World Cup, with the hosts making three changes to the preliminary squad they announced last month.