KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Local comedian Lan Pet Pet is in the spotlight again on Malaysian social media after a video of him squabbling with a food delivery rider made its rounds earlier this week. In...Read More »
Elon Musk's turn as host of this week's "Saturday Night Live" television program will be a light-hearted, brand-building break from the pressures of running Tesla Inc and SpaceX - or land the billionaire in another bucket of hot water. That uncertainty appears to be the point for both Musk and NBCUniversal's venerable comedy sketch show. Musk has been encouraging fans and detractors to anticipate shenanigans, potentially involving the Dogecoin cryptocurrency.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff insisted Friday that Valtteri Bottas' seat with the team was safe and that there would be no "musical chairs" over the Finn's future.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -The secretary general of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) who has been suspended by the party over corruption charges told the state broadcaster on Friday "I am not going anywhere" and said he was being treated unfairly. The ANC suspended Ace Magashule this week in line with tougher rules for members charged with corruption and other serious crimes, who were told to "step aside" or vacate their positions within 30 days or face suspension. Magashule is one of the ANC's top six officials and runs day-to-day affairs in the party that has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid.
UEFA on Friday announced sanctions, including financial punishments, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted Super League project, after the clubs "apologised" and acknowledged "a mistake".
Pulsating crowds, booming open-air sound systems, megastars lapping up the adoration of thousands -- music festivals are fast receding into distant memory thanks to Covid, but one event in Serbia is refusing to yield.
Centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali put Pakistan in a strong position on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Friday.
The long-running musical "Chicago" on Friday said it will return to Broadway beginning September 14, after New York's governor authorized theaters to begin operating at full capacity.
Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the UK government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list.
Clusters of mobile phones connected to a maze of charging cables emerging from multi sockets in Brigitte Lipp's garage are evidence that migrants are welcome here.
Peruvian right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori has shrunk the gap on socialist rival Pedro Castillo in the country's presidential election race, according to a poll released on Friday, signally a closer contest in the June 6 vote. The Datum poll showed former teacher Castillo, the surprise front-runner, only 5 percentage points ahead of Fujimori, the scion of a powerful political family whose father is an ex-president now in prison for corruption and human rights abuses. Castillo had at one point appeared to be out of reach of Fujimori, with some polls showing him with double her level of support.
Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has written to fans acknowledging the "need for change" and better communication after protests forced the postponement of last Sunday's Premier League match against Liverpool.
Amnesty International said on Friday Yemen's Houthi authorities must halt plans for forced virginity testing and release an actor and model the human rights group says has been detained on "spurious grounds." Twenty-year-old Yemeni Intisar al-Hammadi was arrested in February at a checkpoint in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi group in Yemen's six-year conflict.
Mexico has sent a diplomatic note asking the United States to suspend funding for an anti-corruption group critical of the government, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday. Lopez Obrador said the formal protest was sent because of financial backing for Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI), a group that investigates political corruption.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Amnesty International on Friday apologized to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for stripping him of its "prisoner of conscience" status and said it would restore the designation. Amnesty announced on Feb. 24 that it would stop referring to Navalny as a prisoner of conscience on the grounds that in the past he had made comments that qualified as advocacy of hatred. "Following careful evaluation Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a 'Prisoner of Conscience,'" it said in a statement emailed to Reuters.
JOHOR BARU, May 7 — The Johor chapter of the Malaysia United Democratic Alliance (Muda) representatives today lodged a police report against Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin’s alleged...
Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following clashes over the tenure of the president, a spokesman for the troops said. Somali lawmakers voted on Saturday to overturn the two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month after the violence stirred fears of all-out war between heavily armed troops for and against the president. A Reuters photographer and camera operator saw heavily armed troops moving on foot and in military vehicles in the capital Mogadishu on Friday afternoon, some returning to a military camp in the city.
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League may be over with the club languishing seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said on Friday Robert Lewandowski is focused on breaking Gerd Mueller's all-time Bundesliga goal-scoring record as the Poland striker is four short with three games of the season left.
Rafael Nadal lost 6-4, 6-4 to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, casting doubts over the Spaniard's form ahead of this month's French Open.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took a veiled swipe at Russia and China on Friday during a U.N. Security Council meeting chaired by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, warning that the actions of some big powers portrays impunity to others. The meeting on multilateralism, convened by China as council president for May, comes amid a U.N. battle for influence between the world's two biggest economies as President Joe Biden seeks to reassert traditional U.S. leadership - reversing former President Donald Trump's favored unilateral approach - in the face of a more assertive Beijing.
JPMorgan Chase has appointed James Reid as chief information officer for a new unit focused on developing and modernising technology used by the bank's 250,000 employees, an internal memo sent on Friday and seen by Reuters showed. JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, has also appointed company-wide chief data officer Melissa Goldman as chief information officer for the renamed Finance, Risk, Data and Controls technology unit, the memo said. In her role, Goldman will continue to lead a team developing technology for risk, compliance, finance, liquidity, controls and data functions.
With concert halls shut, one French mezzo-soprano decided to take her voice directly into people's homes as a way to stay connected, and has found herself performing to families, Alpine shepherds and a couple of cats.
Racing driver Juan Manuel Correa considers he is more "crazy than brave" as he returns to the grand prix circuit 20 months after the accident that killed his friend Anthoine Hubert.
Saudi Arabia said Friday that employees will only be allowed to return to their workplace in person once vaccinated against Covid-19.
Thomas Tuchel has hailed rejuvenated Cesar Azpilicueta as a "key factor" in Chelsea's fine run, saying the pair struck up an instant rapport.