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November 9, 2017 6:40 AM Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC

NEW DELHI - Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday. ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, confirmed 8

November 6, 2017 7:10 PM Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney: CNBC

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Fox's shares rose 5.8 percent to $26.40 in afternoon trading in response. Disney's shares were up 1.2 pct at $99.86. A Disney spokesman did not immediately respond to a request 19

November 2, 2017 6:50 PM Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract

Qualcomm Inc has sued Apple Inc , alleging that it violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in their longstanding dispute. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented 12

November 2, 2017 4:25 PM Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs 24

November 2, 2017 8:18 AM South Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies: Report

SEOUL: South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country's presidential palace during Donald Trump's first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human rights 11

November 2, 2017 2:18 AM Islamic preacher Haslin seeks meeting with Johor Islamic affairs committee following state ban

PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - While declining to comment on the Johor Sultan's decree that bans him from preaching in the state of Johor, preacher Haslin Baharim says he wants to meet the state's Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman to "discuss the matter". Haslin, who is also known as Ustaz Bollywood, denies his sermons caused 4

November 1, 2017 9:39 AM Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday's rampage on the Lower West Side of Manhattan 10

November 1, 2017 12:25 AM Eight dead in suspected terrorist truck attack on Manhattan bike path

NEW YORK: A driver in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was an act of terrorism. It was the greatest loss of life from a suspected terrorist attack in New York since suicide hijackers 4

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM FBI indictment just the first salvo by special counsel

With his job approval ratings at historic lows, President Donald Trump now faces a clearly widening probe into his campaign aides' potential collusion with Russia to interfere in last year's presidential election. Washington was rocked on Monday by the FBI's indictment of Paul Manafort, the President's campaign manager who resigned in August last year, and Richard 6

October 30, 2017 9:00 PM Kevin Spacey apologises for 'drunken behaviour'

NEW YORK • After years of fierce privacy about his personal life, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey said on Sunday night he has chosen to live his life as a gay man and also apologised to actor Anthony Rapp for an incident Rapp said occurred in 1986. The rapid cycle of accusation and apology began on Sunday evening, when BuzzFeed published an article 11