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Obama says new military pact with the Philippines will improve security in Asia

U.S., EU to work together on tougher Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to work together to prepare possible tougher economic sanctions in response to Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine, including on the energy sector, and to make Europe less dependent on Russian gas.<p>U.S. President …

Germany promises more engagement - but not on the battlefield

MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany’s U.S. and European allies welcome Berlin’s promise of a more robust foreign and security policy, but with no appetite at home for troops to fight, it may mean little more than extra logistical help and tougher rhetoric.<p>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier …

Anti-protest law to be scrapped in Ukraine

3 new anchor operators set to provide 8,000 more childcare places

http://tdy.sg/1fa32HR - TODAY's front page: A 60-day State of Emergency will start today in Bangkok and the Thai capital's surrounding provinces. The State of Emergency will allow for the imposition of media censorship, curfews and bans on political gatherings of more than five people.

Trickle-down economics is the greatest broken promise of our lifetime

The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion – or half the world's entire population – put together. This is the stark headline of a report from Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Is there a reason why the world's powerful, gathering at the …

Malaysia's God problem erupts, tarnishing moderate image

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church seems like a model for the multicultural, tolerant Malaysia that its government likes to present to the outside world.<p>Worshippers sing during a mass service inside the church of Our Lady of Lourdes at Klang, outside …

A man was shot for texting at a movie. This isn't an anomaly in America

The spontaneous shooting of a father over some texting and tossed popcorn had barely grabbed our attention when the headlines came about the even more horrific crime in New Mexico. Both were senseless, both all the more riveting for their quotidian settings. The antsy atmosphere of a pre-screening …

U.S. urges Syria rebels to attend peace talks, slams government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Syria’s opposition on Thursday to attend January 22 peace talks and criticized its government for suggesting the meeting should be about fighting terrorism rather than forging a political settlement.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his …

S’pore not facing credit bubble: MAS

Russia expels US journalist David Satter without explanation

Russia has expelled a US journalist living in Moscow for the first time since the cold war, in a move that is likely to strain relations with Washington on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.<p>David Satter – a distinguished former correspondent with the Financial Times and the author of three …

North Korea assembly vote set for March, to consolidate Kim's power

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Koreans will hold elections for the country’s rubber stamp parliament in March, the first such polls under Kim Jong Un’s leadership, which are set to further consolidate his power after the purge of his uncle.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Aquatic Products …

Opinion: is a more human, more engaging politics too much to ask for?

I joined the Liberal Party, or rather, the Union of Liberal Students, in 1984, because I believed, as I still do, that individuals should be …

China says Japan PM "shuts door" on talks with war shrine visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by …

Rashida Jones has “had enough” with the “pornification of pop stars”

<b>(Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)</b><p>The feminist actress criticizes pop stars for “acting like whores,” without realizing how anti-feminist that is<p>Prachi Gupta<p>December 7, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Two months ago, after being exposed to Nicki Minaj’s bedazzled breasts, Miley Cyrus’s twerk-a-thon and Rihanna …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

Stop complaining about immigrants and find a job of your own, former M&S boss says

High street veteran Sir Stuart Rose claims it's not the fault of Bulgarians and Romanians if they are prepared to come to the UK and work longer hours, and for less money, than Britons are prepared to<p>High street veteran Sir Stuart Rose has told people complaining about immigrants coming to work in …

Eton headmaster tells schools to adapt to the internet - or die

Anthony Little says schools as we know them will be redundant in a generation unless a new breed of teacher embraces the "dynamic and frightening" technological revolution<p>Schools have to embrace the internet and invest in teachers "like never before" or they will become redundant in a generation, …

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had long blond hair and a pony. I admired her from afar. I wanted to play with her, dress like her, but my parents hated her. A bad influence they said. She's too grown up. They wouldn't have her in the house. Her name was Barbie.<p>When I …

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Overweight people are not unhealthy, says women's minister

Overweight people are not necessarily unhealthy and some foods have been unfairly “demonised”, Jo Swinson, the women’s minister has said.<p>Jo Swinson said the body mass index, a measure of healthy weight widely used by the NHS, is flawed. A person’s size is not a good indication of fitness, she …

How the 'thigh gap' became the latest pressure point on a woman's self-image

She may have modelled for Ralph Lauren and appeared on the cover of <i>Vogue Italia</i>, but when a photo of Robyn Lawley wearing a corset appeared on Facebook the responses were far from complimentary. "Pig", "hefty" and "too fat" were some of the ways in which commenters described the 24-year-old. Her …

Rules for spies

THE first rule of spying is not to get found out. Stealing a foreign country’s secrets necessarily involves telling lies and breaking their laws. Now …

Surveillance

Brazil and Germany draft anti-spy resolution at UN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023762_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524760925_d213cc000aa2f7ccc3a96da7e3bc19e9<p><b>Germany and Brazil have asked the UN General Assembly to adopt a draft resolution calling for the right to privacy in the digital age.</b><p>The draft calls …

Mental health counselling on NHS will be a right, says Burnham

A Labour government will enshrine the right to counselling for mental health problems in the NHS constitution, just as people have a right to drugs and treatment for mental illness, Andy Burnham will promise today.<p>Burnham, the shadow health secretary, will say at a conference on mental health and …

China names Tiananmen Square car crash suspects

Chinese authorities investigating the car crash in Tiananmen Square on Monday have named two suspects.<p>Police are scouring Beijing for two Uighur men from the Muslim-dominated town of Xinjiang in what could be the capital’s first major suicide attack.<p>China accuses Uighurs of trying to establish an …

Chinese officials in new Photoshop fail

With an eerie floating head and torso looming above a doll-sized figure, it could be a still from a supernatural movie. Instead the image now spreading far and wide is another spectacular Photoshop fail for Chinese officialdom.<p>The comically inept piece of doctoring, published by the government of …

Miley Cyrus has ‘far greater’ impact than hardcore porn