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Mahathir clobbers MCA, praises DAP

In a political reversal, the former prime minister comes to the defence of the DAP for associating with him and blasts the MCA for supporting Najib, …

Malaysia

China asks US to block Taiwan president trip after talk of Donald Trump meeting

Beijing calls on US to stop Tsai Ing-wen from travelling via New York, as claims emerge lobbyist Bob Dole spent six months setting up controversial phone call<p>China has urged Washington to deny Taiwan’s president entry to the United States as Donald Trump’s protocol-shredding conversation with Tsai …

China

Charlie Munger's Love Affair With Costco (COST)

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Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse

Culture is its edge—but even a phenomenal company faces threats.<p>Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse<p>Culture is its edge—but even a phenomenal company faces threats.<p>You would never guess by looking at it that the eerily quiet, nondescript beige-and-redbrick office complex in the bucolic Seattle …

Costco

Italy’s youth vote against their vested interests

The country leaves itself vulnerable to a crisis to implement change

Italy

Obama’s final speech to US troops slammed Trump without ever mentioning his name

Late on Tuesday afternoon, President Obama flew down to Tampa Bay, Florida, to speak at MacDill Air Force Base, in what would be his final address to a uniformed military audience as their commander in chief. The speech was billed as an address on his counterterrorism legacy — and, for the most …

Politics

El Celler de Can Roca

<i>Does “the world’s best restaurant” live up to the hype? Yes. Oh, yes. El Celler de Can Roca is a spacewalk so high in orbit above the level of</i> …

Restaurants

Sit-Ups and Planks Aren't Enough to Build a Strong Core

If you can hold a plank for ages and crack walnuts with infinite sit-ups, you’ve got good core strength. But a strong core is more than brute-forcing …

Cool Stuff

In the world’s biggest education test, one small country has raced past all the others

Every three years the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tests 15-year-olds around the world on their math, science and reading abilities.<p>Then, countries around the world celebrate, or panic.<p>For example, in 2000, the world learned Finland was a global education superpower …

Education

Bitcoin was supposed to change the world. What happened?

A few years ago, Bitcoin advocates were touting its potential to transform the financial sector.<p>“What would happen if you and I could just exchange money without it ever going through a bank?” venture capitalist and early Bitcoin supporter Marc Andreessen asked me in a 2014 interview.<p>Bitcoin could …

Bitcoin

Going To Japan? Short On Cash? Stay Here, Maybe.  

Visiting Japan can be expensive, so here’s one way to cut costs.<p>For ages, internet cafes have been a viable option for budget travellers visiting …

Japan

The world's most idiotic marathon (trust the French)

Who could possibly have thought it a good idea to combine a 26.2-mile run with a feast of oysters, cheese, entrecôte and foie gras, all washed down with up to 23 glasses of wine? Well, the French, of course.<p>The annual Marathon du Medoc, which takes place tomorrow, is a truly Gallic event. …

Wine & Spirits

Will Najib’s Vocal Defense of the Rohingya Backfire?

In speaking out forcefully about “genocide” in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister may have opened a Pandora’s box.

Rohingya

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

Analysts at global investment manager Bernstein believe the "age of industrialization is coming to an end," with robots set to destroy manufacturing jobs globally.<p>That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the …

China

China Really Isn’t Joking About Taiwan

China

A dark century's blackest cloud

HE RAN the country for less than four years, yet between April 1975 and January 1979 Pol Pot killed up to a fifth—some think a quarter—of the …

Why the Chapecoense football team’s plane ran out of fuel

MUCH remains unknown about Lamia Airlines flight 2933, which crashed into the hills of Colombia on November 28th, killing 71 of the 77 people on …

Aviation

The campaign promise Congress won't let Trump keep

Voters who supported Donald Trump through his campaign for the presidency have been slowly coming to the realization that not all of the president-elect’s promises were meant to be taken literally -- or that he even remembers making them.<p>For some, the realization that they had been sold a bill of …

Republican Party

A Utah Republican Is Challenging Trump More Effectively Than 99 Percent of Democrats

Evan McMullin is the Utah Republican operative who ran for president as a self-described conservative independent. He received 21.5 percent of the …

Donald Trump

The Tunku

He died 26 years ago tonight, and for an endless moment it seemed like the light vanished in the foyer of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital when then …

Chinese Communist Party members warned against believing in 'ghosts and supernatural beings'

China's top graft buster is warning all members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to cease their superstitious beliefs, or else face the</b> …

China

Amazon’s new store could mean the end of checkout lines—and millions of cashier jobs

We’re getting closer to a future where we don’t ever have to talk to another human we don’t want to.<p>Amazon announced Dec. 5 that it will be opening a grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. To …

Amazon

How China could react to Trump’s taunts, from the best to the worst-case scenario

Donald J. Trump’s phone call this past weekend with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has caused so much consternation among political analysts and advisors to both governments that the reaction has been dubbed #TaiwanFreakout.<p>While Trump tweeted about it as if he had just picked up the phone when Tsai …

China

Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor

TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would visit Pearl Harbor in late December to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack there 75 years ago, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so.<p>The visit is in some ways a mirror image of one by U.S. President Barack Obama in May to Hiroshima, …

Japan

Tesco is set to dominate the UK again — here's how

LONDON (Reuters) - Two years after an accounting scandal plunged Tesco into the worst crisis in its 97-year history, the British supermarket looks set to reassert its dominance, given the edge by a transformed relationship with suppliers.<p>Monthly industry data shows Tesco is once again pulling ahead …

United Kingdom

The world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi, is now in danger

MILAN (Reuters) - A 5 billion euro ($5.33 billion) rescue plan for Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena hung by a thread on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's heavy defeat at a weekend referendum tipped the country into political turmoil.<p>The bank, saddled with bad loans, needs to raise …

Banking

This woman is trolling men by turning up to their first date in a wedding dress

<b>A woman raising money for 'Stand Up to Cancer' has been arriving to her first dates in a wedding gown.</b><p>Comedian Laura Bubble has been pranking men by …

The unbearable sadness of being Taiwan, a liberal island other democracies refuse to talk to

An island, a territory, a self-governing entity, a renegade province, a breakaway part of China, the place formerly known as Formosa—call Taiwan any of those things, but never a country, a state, or a nation.<p>The simple fact that it took a phone call between US president-elect Donald Trump and …

Taiwan

[Part 1] Matasaburo (又三郎), Nagai. “I want that in my mouth”, I said to my girlfriend as I pointed at Matasaburo’s roast beef sandwich on the cover of Meets Regional food magazine in a busy book store...

<i>[Part 1] Matasaburo (又三郎), Nagai</i>. <i>“I want that in my mouth”</i>, I said to my girlfriend as I pointed at Matasaburo’s roast beef sandwich on the cover of</i> …

[Part 2] Matasaburo (又三郎), Nagai. If you thought Matasaburo only dishes out freaking awesome rare roast beef sandwiches, you were wrong. Check this killer steak out man! Cooked slowly over red hot...

<i>[Part 2] Matasaburo (又三郎), Nagai</i>. If you thought Matasaburo only dishes out freaking awesome rare roast beef sandwiches, you were wrong. Check this …