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Malaysia remains fragile despite China power deal

To conclude the rescue, 1MDB must now hand over assets, most likely in real estate, within six months.

By Una Galani

Malaysia is getting another …


Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, dictator of Chile, died on December 10th, aged 91

THE world got its first glimpse of Augusto Pinochet on September 11th 1973. …

Political Science

The Amazingly Creepy Way Mars Will Kill Its Moon

It was a rough month for Phobos, as astronomers decreed—yet again—that Mars is ripping its lumpy moon apart. But apparently, Phobos’ loss is the Red …


Why Even A Modest Disruption Will Shatter The Status Quo

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,Any modest reduction in debt, tax revenues, consumption or new borrowing will bring the entire

Ancient Rome

This is America's new $13 billion warship

The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford.

The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy in early 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship will be …

U.S. Navy

Real Madrid dysfunction now part of their club identity

In hindsight, there may have been no more telling quote in world football this year. Only a few hours before, Real Madrid had sacked Carlo Ancelotti, their well-liked, warmly regarded manager. The Italian, popular with his players and respected by his fans, did not even last a year after delivering …


"With all due respect to the government and to (the late) Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who I deeply respect and admire... I do not believe Mr Lee Kuan Yew was correct."

All of the following things about Singaporean hotel tycoon Ho Kwon Ping are true:

1. He was jailed twice — once in California and once in Singapore;



'Chinese Medicine' Fails to Cure Credit Crunch

WENZHOU, China—At the peak of a dramatic local credit crunch in October 2011, China’s then Premier Wen Jiabao paid an emergency visit to the eastern coastal city of Wenzhou, known as the country’s capital of capitalism.

To combat a collapse of its underground banking system, which had financed the …


Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

Just in time for this month’s climate-change talks in Paris

Where were you on November 11, 2015?

It was only a couple weeks ago, but already you may not remember. It was a humming but unexceptional news day. In the United States, protestors at the University of Missouri had just successfully ousted …


End of EU Border-Free System Could See Euro Fail, Warns Juncker

The head of the European Union’s executive Wednesday gave his sharpest warning yet about the possible effect of a collapse of Europe’s open-border policy and cautioned it could undo the bloc’s single currency project.

The Schengen system, which allows for passport-free travel among 26 signatory …

Jean-Claude Juncker

After 1MDB Deal, China's Clout Set to Grow in Malaysia

China’s $2.3 billion deal to buy power assets from a debt-ridden Malaysian government-investment fund could give Beijing greater sway in the Southeast Asia nation and pave the way for Chinese companies to win a string of coveted infrastructure deals.

State-owned China General Nuclear Power Corp. …


S’pore tops biggest global school ranking, M’sia at 52

OECD ranks Singapore top in education, while Malaysia places at 52 out of 76 participating countries.

PETALING JAYA: The Organisation for Economic …


“Yep. @thesun @tnewtondunn”

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money. — Matter — Medium

Escorts make $100 a hand job — but entrepreneurs like me? We make $5,000 a night. Welcome to the new economy of the oldest profession.

By Svetlana …

The War on ISIS: What’s the Endgame?

Nobody’s focused on winning the peace. That’s a big problem.

In August 1941, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt met off the coast of Newfoundland to outline a shared vision for the post-World War II era. The British prime minister was so thrilled to see the American president that, in the …

International Relations

How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think

III. The drift: How the unthinkable became possible

The Cold War was a dangerous game, but it was a game in which everyone knew and agreed upon the …


Creed Lands Every Punch

The seventh Rocky movie combines the best elements of the classic underdog franchise with a dynamic new star.

Anyone who’s ever seen a Rocky movie will know what to expect from Creed, the seventh entry in the “underdog boxing hero makes good” series. Coming 39 years after the original film starring …


Li-Fi has just been tested in the real world, and it's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) - in the …


When English language teachers don’t know English

Reports of Malaysian students with poor English and graduates unable to land jobs due to poor speaking skills in the language are by now familiar. …


Leonardo DiCaprio calls The Revenant his 'most difficult film' as first reviews hint he could finally win that Oscar

DiCaprio previously revealed that he slept in an animal carcass and ate raw bison to get into character

Leonardo Dicaprio

Jonah Lomu: a true great who transcended his sport in the mould of Muhammad Ali

Athletic prowess does not always a great man make. Fame can easily corrupt and life beyond the touchline requires a different set of skills and emotions. Just occasionally, though, certain individuals qualify for the pantheon on both fronts. Among the litany of tributes to Jonah Lomu’s …

Muhammad Ali

Dan Carter: 'The future will always be bright in New Zealand rugby'

To get to the roots of New Zealand’s recent World Cup final win, it helps to go back to 1990. That’s when Dan Carter, still some distance from the feats that would eventually see him heralded as the finest fly-half of rugby’s professional era, turned eight. For his birthday present that year, …

New Zealand

There's An Awesome Trick For Opening Cans Using Only Your Hands. Everyone Needs To Know This!

Canned goods will become your go-to in a survival situation where food is hard to come by. But, chances are you may not have access to a can opener …


B2B Burns 2 Bottles @ Solaris Mont Kiara

B2B Burns 2 Bottles could become a new hotspot for modern Thai fare, firing up the imagination with a crowd-pleasing collection of sharing plates at …


Game of Thrones tweet teases Jon Snow return

A poster of a bloodied, but very much alive Jon Snow, has appeared to end months of speculation as to whether the popular Game of Thrones character will return in the sixth series.

HBO tweeted the image with the message: "April #GoTSeason6 #GameOfThrones".

It is the first major hint since pictures of …

Jon Snow

Now lasers can cool liquids down as well as heating things up

Accompanied by traditional “pew pew” sound effects, we’re used to seeing lasers in sci-fi movies and TV shows blowing things up in a decidedly fiery way. But now scientists have worked out how to use real-life lasers to actually cool down liquids like water instead of heating them up.

Using an …


Turkey says it shot down a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border

Updated Nov. 24, 8:20am ET

This morning, Turkey said it shot down a Russian fighter jet which violated its airspace near the border with Syria. But controversy surrounds where exactly the plane was, and what caused it to crash.

The Turkish military said in a statement that the jet had been warned it …


People are surprisingly open to a “meat tax” to combat climate change

Meat is a major driver of climate change, but would you be willing to eat less for the good of the planet? Or pay more for your meat? A recent study suggests the idea isn’t as controversial as some might expect.

In a new report, researchers from UK policy institute Chatham House carried out surveys …

Climate Change

As China Ends Its One-Child Policy, Korea Reaches for Cupid's Arrow

While China’s decision to let couples have two kids grabbed headlines around the world, its neighbor South Korea has been doing some revolutionary …