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HBO and Game Of Thrones lead nominations for Emmy awards

16 hours 41 min ago
The fantasy series garnered 32 nominations – including those for lead actors Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke – a record high for a drama programme in a single year.

US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

16 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday (Jul 16) for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president pushed back at accusations of racism. Top Republican leaders rallied around Trump ...

US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

17 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON: The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday (Jul 16) approved a resolution condemning "racist comments" by President Donald Trump. Four Republicans and an independent joined 235 Democratic lawmakers, who have a majority in the House of Representatives, in supporting the ...

As steep patent cliff looms, Shionogi moves to develop its own US sales staff

17 hours 6 min ago
For much of its 141-year history, Japan's Shionogi & Co Ltd has played safe when selling its drugs in the United States and other overseas markets - relying on bigger partners to promote its products and avoiding the cost of maintaining a large sales force.

Parents know best, or do they? In today’s Asia, the dilemmas of overparenting

17 hours 13 min ago
The end goal is successful children. But trying to give them a head start in life can be a struggle in a fast-changing, competitive world, as the series The Family Affair discovers.

'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

17 hours 15 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad on Tuesday (Jul 16) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. “Wonderful feeling to be back at launch pad 39A,” Collins ...

French minister resigns after lobster dinner scandal

17 hours 15 min ago
PARIS: A senior French cabinet minister and close ally of President Emmanuel Macron resigned on Tuesday (Jul 16) after reports accused him of extravagant state-funded lobster dinners and misusing public housing in a blow to the centrist government. Francois de Rugy, who was named environment ...

Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion

17 hours 21 min ago
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday they replaced their president, Dr. Leana Wen, effective immediately.

US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

17 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON: The United States said on Tuesday (Jul 16) it will again withhold contributions to the UN Population Fund due to its work with China, which controls family size, as the agency accused Washington of jeopardising women's health. It marked the third straight year that the United States ...

Commentary: Salt, China’s deadly food habit

17 hours 51 min ago
Most salt consumed in China comes from the salt added while cooking, Monique Tan, PhD researcher at Queen Mary University London, points out.

Commentary: Singapore and the dreaded R word - recession

17 hours 51 min ago
Bad news is good news for the prepared, says Singapore Business Federation CEO Ho Meng Kit.

No charges against NY police in choking death of black man

18 hours 4 min ago
NEW YORK: A New York police officer accused of placing a 43-year-old black man in a banned choke hold just before his death in 2014 will not face federal charges, the government said, in a decision slammed by the victim's family as an "insult." The move effectively closed the five-year-old case ...

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar's military commander over Rohingya abuses

18 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday (Jul 16) announced sanctions on Myanmar's military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders over extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing's ...

As Fed approaches rate cut, policymakers debate how deep to trim

18 hours 21 min ago
U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers, moving toward their first interest rate reduction in a decade later this month, on Tuesday sketched out arguments for whether rates should be cut by a quarter or a half a percentage point.

United tops profit estimates as MAX woes prompt higher fares in robust travel market

18 hours 32 min ago
REUTERS: United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday reported a bigger-than-expected increase in second-quarter profit, driven by strong air travel demand and the ability to charge more for seats after the grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX reduced capacity. The three U.S. airlines that operate the ...

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

18 hours 33 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad on Tuesday (Jul 16) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. “Wonderful feeling to be back at launch pad 39A,” Collins ...

SEC reaches US$60 million settlements involving ex-American Realty executives

18 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK: Two former executives at American Realty Capital Properties Inc, including the onetime billionaire who built it, have reached more than US$60 million in settlements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of charges they wrongfully extracted millions of dollars from the real ...

US inspector general to probe FAA helicopter oversight

18 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON: The US Transportation Department's inspector general said on Tuesday (Jul 16) it will probe the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of doors-off helicopter operations after a New York crash in March 2018 that killed five people. The review sought by US Senators Charles ...

Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

19 hours 1 min ago
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday they replaced their president, Dr. Leana Wen, effective immediately.

US Justice Department asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

19 hours 6 min ago
The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, citing support from the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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