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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 …Asia
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
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 …Astronomy
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
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
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 …Madrid
"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;
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 …China
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 …Geography
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
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. …China
OECD ranks Singapore top in education, while Malaysia places at 52 out of 76 participating countries.
PETALING JAYA: The Organisation for Economic …OECD
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 …
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
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 …Russia
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 …Movies
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 …Wi-Fi
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. …Teaching
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 characterLeonardo Dicaprio
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
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
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 …Lifehacks
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 …Solaris
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
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 …Lasers
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 …Turkey
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
While China’s decision to let couples have two kids grabbed headlines around the world, its neighbor South Korea has been doing some revolutionary …China