Netanyahu win gives US peace plan ‘better chance:’ Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Apr 10) that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory improved the chances of a forthcoming US peace plan, despite deep skepticism from the Palestinians. Trump, who had enthusiastically backed the right-wing premier’s bid … Continue reading Netanyahu win gives US peace plan ‘better chance:’ Trump

Facebook ordered to pay €30,000 in France over ‘abusive’ usage terms

PARIS: A French court has ordered Facebook to pay €30,000 (US$34,000) over “abusive” terms-of-use agreements that people had to accept in order to access their social media accounts, the consumer group which filed the lawsuit said on Wednesday (Apr 10). … Continue reading Facebook ordered to pay €30,000 in France over ‘abusive’ usage terms

Fire breaks out at Bangkok’s CentralWorld shopping complex, at least 1 dead

BANGKOK: A large fire broke out at Bangkok’s CentralWorld shopping complex on Wednesday evening (Apr 10), killing at least one person.  The complex in downtown Bangkok includes a hotel and an office tower.  Advertisement Photos and videos on social media show thick … Continue reading Fire breaks out at Bangkok’s CentralWorld shopping complex, at least 1 dead

Commentary: The ghost of Borneo, talk of secession are back to haunt Malaysia

TASMANIA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government undertook something of historic proportions this week in the Malaysian parliament on Tuesday (Apr 9) night. This momentous act was the attempt to pass an amendment to the first article of the Malaysian Constitution. … Continue reading Commentary: The ghost of Borneo, talk of secession are back to haunt Malaysia

Badminton: Singapore’s next generation of shuttlers tipped to be ‘world class’

SINGAPORE: During one of her family vacations many years ago, Mrs Judy Yeo had concerns that her young daughter would smash up the hotel room. Not because she was mischievous by nature, but because of the badminton racket that her daughter Jia Min had taken … Continue reading Badminton: Singapore’s next generation of shuttlers tipped to be ‘world class’

Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit on Tuesday (Apr 9) defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers in an appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee. Representative Jerrold Nadler, who chairs … Continue reading Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

First air taxi trials to take place over the southern part of Singapore in 2019

SINGAPORE: Air taxis will soon be hovering over Singapore’s skies as trials are set to get underway in 2019. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) revealed on Tuesday (Apr 9) that initial trials with Germany company Volocopter will take … Continue reading First air taxi trials to take place over the southern part of Singapore in 2019