Facebook Inc said it did not give some companies access to people's data without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the social network allowed some large technology companies greater access to user data. The paper reported that Facebook allowed Microsoft's Bing
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 ― The Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM) has called upon Malaysians not to fall into the trap of narrow-minded racial sentiments which can only complicate matters...
BERLIN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Volvo has agreed to sell 75.1 percent of WirelessCar, a digital service developer specializing in connected driving, to Volkswagen (VW) for 1.1 billion Swedish crowns ($121.5 million), the Swedish truckmaker said on Wednesday. The deal will allow Volvo to focus on commercial
Carmen Hijosa has created Piñatex, a textile woven from the long fibres in the fruit's discarded leaves that she hopes will give the fashion industry a sustainable alternative to leather. Hijosa, who founded the company Ananas Anam to market Piñatex, works with pineapple farmers in the Philippines
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has teamed up with Oscar winner Emma Stone on the music video for his new single "Who Cares", a song he hopes will inspire youngsters to stand up to bullying. The pair are shown miming and dancing on an all black and white set alongside harlequin-like figures who
Shortly after the release of his 2015 Wall Street drama "The Big Short," writer and director Adam McKay was home sick with the flu and picked up a book about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. McKay was fascinated by the power that Cheney quietly amassed behind the scenes of the George
Scientists have unearthed fossils of a large meat-eating dinosaur that stalked northern Italy 198 million years ago that was remarkable both in life and in death. The researchers said on Wednesday Saltriovenator zanellai was about 25 feet long (7.5 meters) and weighed at least a ton, meaning that when
The European Union on Wednesday adopted back-up plans to protect essential air transport and finance in the event that Britain leaves the bloc without a Brexit deal in 100 days. The European Commission said it was acting "to ensure that the necessary contingency measures can enter into application
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 ― Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin has been named among the 10 people who mattered most this year by renowned scientific...
Saudi Arabia has already started implementing an agreement with SoftBank Group's Vision Fund to provide 200 gigawatts of solar power in the kingdom, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said at a post-budget event. The kingdom's Public Investment Fund agreed to invest $45 billion in the giant tech
German Football Federation president Reinhard Grindel has launched a withering attack on FIFA president Gianni Infantino over a lack of transparency on proposals for new competitions in an interview with Sportbuzzer.de published on Wednesday. "With this lack of transparency on these questions he
An Indian journalist has been jailed for a year after he criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, in the latest example of what critics claim is a clampdown on free speech. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was arrested last month in the remote northeastern state of Manipur under a draconian law that
The European Union's top court will have the final word on whether Silvio Berlusconi can keep his 30 percent stake in Banca Mediolanum despite a conviction for tax fraud, it said on Wednesday. The ruling lengthens the odds on a court victory for Berlusconi as EU judges have a track record of ruling
A French appeals court on Wednesday cancelled an unfair dismissal payout to former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel, whose deals cost the bank 4.9 billion euros after they turned sour. In September, he lost his bid for a retrial after a court sentenced him to a five-year prison term in 2010, with
Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Private hire firms had been exempt from the Congestion Charge but regulator Transport for
The clash between Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana could spark fresh instability in the impoverished country if the result is rejected by the losing candidate or fraud allegations are widespread, analysts warn. Rajoelina and Ravalomanana were both banned from running in the 2013 ballot as part
A Reuters analysis of land use data shows how a massive expansion of farming in Nigeria's Middle Belt has cut access to grazing land for nomadic herders and fuelled persistent violence. If the coming dry season in Nigeria follows the pattern of previous years, violence will soon erupt between herders
Editor’s Note: Our correspondent goes deep into “lifestyle festival” territory at this year’s Wonderfruit, returning to us with colorful tales and cautionary accounts from her four days spent roaming the festival grounds. Her journey is at times thrilling, and at other times, joyless, and harrowing.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a long-serving sports official entangled in allegations of state-sponsored doping, resigned as head of Russia's Football Union on Wednesday, the soccer body said. The announcement followed a string of decisions that recently have rolled back Mutko'
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 ― Umno supreme council Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s proposal for his former president Datuk Seri Najib Razak to serve as the de facto leader of the party shows how low the once...
Yemen's warring parties blamed each other for violations of a U.N.-mediated ceasefire in Hodeidah meant to avert an all-out battle for a port city vital for emergency aid supplies and pave the way to peace negotiations. The United Nations was due to convene the Houthis and the Saudi-backed Yemeni
PETALING JAYA, Dec 19 ― Civil rights groups Amnesty International and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) have today accused the police of continuous intimidation against Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, amid...
A hard-won ceasefire in Yemen's battleground city of Hodeida will collapse if rebel violations persist and the United Nations does not intervene, the Saudi-led coalition backing the government warned Wednesday. A breakdown of the truce would risk a renewed coalition offensive and a halt to humanitarian