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Prepare for potential global crises, Rafidah tells SMEs

Former minister advises SMEs to keep a keen eye on international events such as the US-China trade war, and the oil market, as these could affect their businesses.

Indonesia arrests suspected deadly homebrew kingpin

The alleged bootleg liquor boss will be charged with selling dangerous goods which carries a maximum life term.

Iran president: We don’t intend any aggression in region

The United States and its allies have been demanding that Iran curb its ballistic missile programme, but Tehran sees this as crucial to its defensive posture.

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU...

The EU law, which takes effect next month, promises the biggest shakeup in online privacy since the birth of the internet.

RESEARCH: Feminine hygiene products linked to increased risk of infections

New Canadian research has raised concerns over vaginal hygiene products, suggesting that they could actually do more harm than good for women's health.

‘I want my life back’: Japan sterilisation victims seek justice

Thousands of men and women had been forcibly sterilised as part of a Japanese law that mandated the procedure for people judged to have disabilities.

China banks seen profiting from PBOC’s reserve ratio cut

The People’s Bank of China says it will lower the reserve-requirement ratio on large commercial lenders and some other banks by 1 percentage point, effective April 25.

Black father killed by police in front of supermarket

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.

Asian markets rise as Wall St, N.Korea provide positive lead

New York provided a strong lead, with all three main indexes posting healthy gains on the back of better-than-expected reports from heavyweights including Netflix, Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

Chinese port with few ships stokes fears in Indian Ocean

The Hambantota port has become a prime example of what can go wrong for countries involved in President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” trade and infrastructure initiative.

Pakistani-American brings politics to NY’s Met rooftop

The installation, which opens Tuesday, is the sixth annual commission at the illustrious US museum's roof garden, a popular summer spot that draws nearly half a million visitors every year.

Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan ‘mule women’

For years, thousands of such porters have crossed the border every day into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave perched on the northernmost tip of Morocco.

Election fever hits Lebanon, 9 years since last legislative vote

Stakes are high in the long-awaited May 6 poll, the first test of Lebanon's 2017 voting law, that will carve out the country's political and economic trajectory for years to come.

Germany hits brakes on Macron’s European dreams

Less than a year after his stunning election win on a pro-EU platform, Macron's hopes of pushing through his bold post-Brexit reforms with Chancellor Angela Merkel by his side are facing a cold dose of reality.

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies.

Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after 2-year pause

Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists.

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a brief taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.

Scotts Miracle-Gro buys Sunlight to double cannabis-grower sales

Hagedorn is making the company’s largest-ever transaction as he continues his three-year transformation of Scotts, the largest maker of lawn and garden products, into a force in the cannabis industry.

Starbucks training shutdown could cost it just US$16.7 million

Starbucks is shutting its so-called company-operated stores temporarily on the afternoon of May 29 -- the day after Memorial Day -- to train nearly 175,000 employees.

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of Isis resurgence

A frustrated Corker was speaking after exiting a classified briefing by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and top generals.

China’s ZTE may lose Android license as US market woes build

The US Commerce Department has banned American firms on Monday from selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years.

MTV VMAs will return to New York in August

The prestigious music awards ceremony will head to New York City later this summer.

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.

Nearly extinct Javan green magpies thrive at Prague zoo

Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.