Football: Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus ease past ChievoMILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but Italian league leaders Juventus eased past bottom club Chievo 3-0 to pull nine points clear on top of Serie A on Monday (Jan 21) as AC Milan returned to the Champions League berths with a 2-0 win in Genoa.
Portuguese superstar Ronaldo had sealed ...
Michelin boosts female chefs in 2019 guidePARIS: An unprecedented number of restaurants run by female chefs won plaudits in the new French edition of the Michelin food guide released on Monday (Jan 21), as the guardians of haute cuisine sought to address a glaring gender imbalance.
Eleven female-led restaurants have been added to the 2019 ...
AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 targetAgence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still save 14 million euros ($15.9 million) on wage costs and five million euros on other expenses by 2023. To achieve this, management will convert 15 of the current 175 expatriate postings into local jobs and realise savings through replacing senior employees with younger ones.
Mexico journalist murdered, as 2018 sets homicide recordMEXICO CITY: A Mexican journalist was found murdered in the first such case of 2019, authorities said on Monday (Jan 21), as the country set a new homicide record for 2018 - signs of the ongoing toll of Mexico's drug war.
Rafael Murua, a community radio station director in the northern state of ...
Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani backtracked on Monday(Jan 21) from earlier comments that Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, saying his statements "were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President"
Mexico journalist murdered, as 2018 sets homicide recordA Mexican journalist was found murdered in the first such case of 2019, authorities said Monday, as the country set a new homicide record for 2018 -- signs of the ongoing toll of Mexico's drug war. Rafael Murua, a community radio station director in the northern state of Baja California Sur who had received death threats for his work, was found dead in a ditch late Sunday, after being reported missing. News of Murua's death broke just as Mexico announced it had registered a new murder record in 2018, in violence fueled by a war on the country's powerful drug cartels.
In China, unhappiness tracks poor air qualityPARIS: Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published on Monday (Jan 21) that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.
"The take-away is simple," lead author Siqi Zheng, an associate professor at ...
Kosovo president says he will face war crime prosecutors if summonedKosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would respond "with fullest transparency" if he is summoned for questioning by prosecutors of an EU-backed international court investigating alleged war crimes during a 1990s war with Serbia. The Hague-based court was set up in 2015 to try war crimes allegedly committed by the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) notably against Serbs, Romas and Kosovo Albanian political opponents. Thaci was the KLA's political leader during the 1998-1999 independence war.
In China, unhappiness tracks poor air qualityEye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels. "The take-away is simple," lead author Siqi Zheng, an associate professor at MIT and director of the University's China Future City Lab, told AFP. "Higher levels of air pollution lower people's happiness in the world's most populous country." Dirty air is not the only blight on life in urban China, which is also plagued by soaring housing prices, worries over food safety, and poor public services.
France considers bill amendment to target Huawei: Les EchosFrance is considering introducing a bill amendment to empower its security and defence watchdogs to make retroactive checks to telecoms operators' equipment once installed, targeting China's Huawei, Les Echos newspaper reported on Monday without citing sources.
Football: Boateng in shock Barcelona loan moveMADRID: Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, the Spanish club said on Monday (Jan 21).
The leaders of La Liga said in a statement they had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make ...
Black Tidings-Diack links 'not known'PARIS • The head of Japan's Olympic Committee told French investigators he did not know that a consultancy firm used by the 2020 Tokyo bid committee had links to a controversial Senegalese at the centre of corruption allegations, documents seen by AFP show
Spurs need to 'believe'LONDON • Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that the hamstring injury which forced Dele Alli out of Tottenham's 2-1 Premier League win at Fulham on Sunday "did not look great" as he faced up to the loss of yet another key attacking player
Zverev loses cool in another early exitMELBOURNE • A fuming Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Australian Open yesterday, but the fourth seed insisted that he "felt better" after smashing his racket to pieces in frustration
Premier League talking pointsFor the second consecutive week, Liverpool got the job done by a solitary goal, but in stark contrast to a dogged 1-0 victory at Brighton on Jan 12, Jurgen Klopp's men needed a touch of fortune to see off Crystal Palace 4-3 on Saturday
Trust in her swing pays off for South Korean JiMIAMI • The conditions were chilly in the final round of the LPGA Tour's Tournament of Champions on Sunday, but Ji Eun-hee warmed up to the task early to seize the title after firing a one-under 70 for a two-shot win over fellow South Korean Lee Mi-rim
Ng banking on Insta-FameNational taekwondo exponent Ng Ming Wei is not as well known in real life as two-time Olympian Quah Zheng Wen but, on Instagram, the 24 year old is one of Singapore's most-followed athletes
Chinatown goes big, bold and beautiful for Chinese New YearMembers of the Song and Dance Theatre of Guangxi captivating the crowds with their choreography and bright red costumes at the official opening ceremony and street light-up that kicked off this year's Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations on Sunday
Rest in peaceA grave nestled amid lush greenery at the Bukit Brown Cemetery, the biggest and grandest tomb belonging to prominent businessman Ong Sam Leong
Music eases the way for devotees at ThaipusamStriding steadily, civil servant Murali Raj Unbalagan stepped into the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, carrying a 40kg kavadi, feeling a sense of joy as he headed to the centre of the Hindu house of worship in Tank Road
Car fitting specialist Tomo zooms aheadTwenty-four years after it was founded and 18 months after its listing, automotive upholstery and accessory group Tomo Holdings is still zooming in the fast lane, largely unnoticed by investors enamoured of more glamorous stocks
Sex abuse case: High Court rejects new evidenceThe High Court yesterday rejected the testimony of a witness who came forward to support the claims of a convicted sex offender who insisted that his penis was deformed at the time he was accused of sexually abusing his daughter
Tharman, Heng, Iswaran to speak at Davos forumGlobal trade, financial governance and infrastructure development are among the topics that Singapore's Cabinet ministers will speak on at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland
Bomb hoax call in 2004 lands man in jailJustice was finally served yesterday when a man was sent to jail over false messages he made in 2004 involving a "bomb" at late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's Oxley Road house
Five things about Aloysius PangMr Aloysius Pang's ticket to showbusiness came after he joined an acting class organised by Mediacorp when he was nine years old
Actor suffered chest, abdominal injuriesHome-grown actor Aloysius Pang sustained injuries to his chest and abdominal areas during a military exercise in New Zealand, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a statement yesterday
No more 'cheat sheets' for other Indonesian election debatesJAKARTA • Indonesia's General Elections Commission (KPU) will not provide the two presidential candidates with the questions that would be raised at their next public debate after criticism that the first debate last week was uninteresting because they had prepared the answers
World Focus: Where the world sends its trashHazlin Hassan A putrid puddle filled with rubbish lies below a mountain of plastic scrap at an illegal dumpsite next to a palm oil plantation in Jenjarom, Klang, near Malaysia's largest port
IMF cuts growth forecast as China's economy stallsConcern about the state of the global economy grew yesterday after China reported that its gross domestic product (GDP) grew at its slowest pace in 28 years last year and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its growth forecast for the world for the second time in three months
Singapore's values taken to an extremeThe aspirations of 14-year-old Santhosh will not be unfamiliar to many in Singapore: Born to parents who migrated when he was a toddler, he lives in a rented flat and aims to ace his examinations, becoming a citizen of the country he grew up in and leading his family to a better life
Banksy mural sells for more than $174,000LONDON • A mural by elusive British street artist Banksy, depicting a child enjoying falling snow that is, in fact, pollution from a burning bin, has been sold for more than £100,000 (S$174,000) to a British art dealer
S'pore fan upset at no new date for Andy Lau concertHONG KONG • One fan from Singapore revealed that she had paid 21/2 times the original price of an Andy Lau concert ticket, only to be disappointed when the gig - part of a 20-show series in Hong Kong - was cancelled because of his flu
Ariana Grande accused of plagiarismNEW YORK • Ariana Grande's new single, 7 Rings, may have racked up the biggest number of plays on streaming platform Spotify in one day, but the song has not won a ringing endorsement from some artists
Trade war and weak Europe will hit global growth, says IMFDAVOS • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday cut its world economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020 because of weakness in Europe and some emerging markets, and said that failure to resolve trade tensions could further destabilise a slowing global economy
Israel hits Syria again, aiming for Iran targetsBEIRUT • Israel struck in Syria early yesterday, the latest salvo in its increasingly open assault on Iran's presence there, rocking Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action
5:46 AM Temp Aesan, don't deal with monkey.... now go suck on a nipple
5:45 AM omg 😂😂😂 that is actually more scary than anything
5:40 AM Tica Jean You have a problem with Israel ???
5:39 AM Raj Kumar "first know how ur culture works" . . . you do realise that's the weakest argument you can have n a discussion . . . next to 'google it'.
If you know specifically then say so and cite it. Easy
5:38 AM Tica Jean, true that when mini bond was marketed, the bankers projected it as nip losses engine. But as an educated person, we know that fine print is there. Therefore old folks who are illiterate were compensated whereas educated were not. Check dictionary what's the meaning of "bond" before you comment please.
5:37 AM the reason why people get into politics lol
5:35 AM And surprisingly, many easter eggs intermingled.
5:33 AM 宇宙观 科学研究知识考察学院，Study Of Karma Wise Cycle : is ok. whatever they do is ok. we cannot and must not be rude. this is class.
5:32 AM Tica Jean, sorry, I oreli late for my beauty regime. As i said, please click on the different links for details. If you too lazy to do that, I can't help you. You are an epitome of opposition supporters, many of them are lazy but opposing the incumbent just to "put a spur in their hide" instead of turning to the party that they are supporting to work hard and win hearts of 70%.
5:31 AM the problem is with compulsory education, making the expulsion of these kids virtually impossible.
education should be a promised privilege. a citizen is guaranteed education up to secondary school if one chooses to take it, even if he is an old man.
but not compulsory. so that if these kids refuse to behave, the school is free to send them home for good.
5:00 AM Unfortunately Dr. Mathathir used the words “neutral waters” not international waters. Additionally he did sound worried when he learnt about it n that a war might break out. So no need to play doer.
If he wants to shine n get “adopted “ by PAP, he has failed their benchmark test in rational understanding.