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September 25, 2017 2:03 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is now set for a fourth term in office, and said she would still talk to the Social Democrats. They have ruled out another coalition with Mrs Merkel, meaning she may turn to the liberals and Greens. After winning 4

September 25, 2017 9:55 AM Villarreal sack coach Escriba

MADRID, Sept 25: Spanish club Villarreal have sacked coach Fran Escriba after a poor start to the season including a 4-0 defeat by Getafe on Sunday. Escriba was dismissed on Monday with Villarreal 14th in the La Liga standings after six games in which they also lost to Levante and Real Sociedad, drew with Espanyol and beat Real Betis and Alaves. "Villarreal 3

September 24, 2017 9:00 PM Celebrity muay thai fight: 'Fight should never have been sanctioned'

Tragedy throws up questions over risk management; bout pilloried as 'reckless' Even as more experienced fight promoters in Singapore questioned the manner in which the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) took place, the man behind the new muay thai event has maintained that it was run according to proper guidelines. AFC founder and chief executive officer 4

September 24, 2017 1:46 AM 'We must be very careful that we don't fall into trap of extremists': Vivian Balakrishnan in UN speech

SINGAPORE: Leaders should be "careful and measured" in their response to extremists, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in his speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday (Sep 23). "Extremists everywhere actually have a common playbook," he said. "First, commit an egregious act of violence 3

September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Big home to host loved ones

At his son's baby shower in April, Mr Jimmy Lim hosted about 50 people in his jumbo flat in Woodlands Street 83. The catered food was placed in his multi-purpose room. "Many guests said this was the first time they saw catered food inside the home and not in the common corridor," says Mr Lim, 40, an insurance agent. His 2,067 sq ft flat - a three-room 3

September 23, 2017 9:00 PM Cheers! A toast to Burgundy experts at ST Wine event

Participants at an ST Wine masterclass and exclusive wine dinner held at the St Regis Singapore over the weekend tasted and learnt how to appreciate a fine selection of wines from Burgundy, which produces some of the best wines in the world. Both events, organised in collaboration with wine distributor Asia Wine Network, featured wines from Burgundy's 3

September 23, 2017 4:31 PM Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints 1-0

REUTERS: Manchester United equalled their best start to a Premier League campaign after Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal of the season in all competitions to give them a 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. The result left United second on 16 points from five games, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference as United's prolific close-season 3

September 23, 2017 2:40 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 3

September 23, 2017 2:27 PM New quake sows panic in Mexico City

MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday 3

September 23, 2017 12:48 PM The 20 best-selling music artists of all time

The Beatles took the U.S. by storm in the early 1960s, and by the end of the decade, the "British invasion" quartet left a historic — and likely untouchable — mark on the charts. In the RIAA's tally of the best-selling artists by U.S. album sales and streaming figures, The Beatles lead the second-place artist, country singer Garth Brooks, by over 30 million 3