British Secretary of State Sajid Javid announces plans for British Council School in Kuala Lumpur

The British Council currently runs one school in Madrid, Spain, offering a bilingual and bicultural education to Spanish nationals. The school recently received the top mark of ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of education from the UK scho...

A taste of the University of Oxford at the Leaps Of Knowledge Conference

“We want Malaysian students to understand that the University of Oxford is a viable option available for everyone, so as long as you have the ability and drive to succeed. Through the conference and the Summer School, we want to provide an a...

Leader: Customer service that comes from the heart

Wessex Water, the poster boy of the league table, has focused on customer service since well before the introduction of the SIM, and it is the breadth and depth of its customer-centric culture that keeps the company at the top of the table. A regu...

Discover Niseko Village's Best-Kept Summer Secrets

Niseko Village, the internationally acclaimed powder mecca of Japan, has thawed into a stunning countryside and in full summer mode for outdoor enthusiasts and gourmet travellers alike. Located in Hokkaido, Niseko is one of Japan’s best-kept...

KLPaC's new crowdfunding project launch for the performing arts

Theatre audiences now have a say and a stake in what they see onstage as the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPaC) introduces its new crowdfunding platform. Going by the name, FunD’Arts, it is considered the first platform of its kind ...

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The Man who Could Save Turkey’s Democracy

If the governing party of Turkish President Recep Erdogan wins the June elections, it will likely amend the constitution to solidify his power. Selahattin Demirtas may be the only man who can stop him.

Root cause of rail breakdown not found; PM Lee ‘very concerned’

While an overnight sweep of the North-South and East-West lines turned up several faults including damaged power cables and water leakage, the authorities and train operator SMRT were still none the wiser about the root cause of yesterday’s ...

No more flip flops, warns Jokowi

The flip flops have to stop.That's the order handed down by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to ministers and top officials following several policy U-turns that are denting investor confidence in Southeast Asia's largest economy, said Sri Adining...

China Poses Bigger Threat Than Greece to Indonesia, Kalla Says

China is a bigger risk to Indonesia’s economy than the Greek crisis, threatening investment and demand in the Southeast Asian nation, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said as Chinese stocks crash and growth slows.

James Bond will return but which studio will mix his martini?

Sony faces a battle to hold on to superspy’s licence as deal with MGM ends after Spectre.

The only museum you ever need visit… if you’re a fan of cup noodles!

Museums can have a reputation (justified or otherwise) for being boring, dusty and stuffy places. If you’re not a fan of history, art or science, chances are you’d agree with this assertion. But what about a museum that celebrates that...

Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony at St Mary Magdalene church

Princess Charlotte has been christened in an intimate ceremony in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to Prince William and Kate.

Curtain Falls on Nokia’s Finnish Home in Boom-to-Bust Demise

Microsoft Corp.’s move to close the site where Nokia assembled its last mobile phone in Finland leaves it with a skeletal crew in the country, spelling the end of an era for what was once the world’s dominant handset manufacturer.


Londoners suffer as strike shuts Tube

A 24-hour strike by staff and drivers brought the British capital's underground rail network to a halt and left millions of Londoners struggling to get to work on Thursday.

Berlusconi found guilty of bribing Italian senator

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty on Wednesday of bribing a senator to switch factions in a move which helped topple the then government in 2008.

From land of heroes to zeroes

MANY Malaysians grew up in awe of Greek heroes such as Hercules, Achilles, Alexander the Great and King Leonidas after reading their exploits.


Germans Forget Postwar History Lesson on Debt Relief in Greece Crisis

As negotiations between Greece and its creditors stumbled toward breakdown, culminating in a sound rejection on Sunday by Greek voters of the conditions demanded in exchange for a financial lifeline, a vintage photo resurfaced on the Internet.


North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

At supper Lee had to thank "Respected Father Leader Kim Il-sung" for her food before she could pick up her chopsticks.Since settling in South Korea, Lee has become an advocate for North Korean human rights and refugee issues, addressing the United...

Pope takes message of equality to Paraguay

"The man standing before you is a man who has experienced forgiveness. A man who was, and is, saved from his many sins," said Francis, the first pope from Latin America. "That is who I am. I don't have much more to give you or to offer you, but I ...

Xiamen University to open in Sunsuria City, Sepang, in 1Q2016

Xiamen University Malaysia Campus (XMUMC) will open in Sunsuria City, a RM6.4 billion township development by Sunsuria Bhd, in the first quarter of next year (1Q2016), said its president Wang Rui Fang here yesterday.

The Psychology Behind China's Bubble

Watching an asset bubble burst is a little like watching a tornado: You know lives are being destroyed, yet nature's awesome power has a strange, terrifying beauty.

UK to scale back bank levy, softens tone of sector regulation

Britain will largely replace a levy on bank balance sheets with a surcharge on profits in a move experts said would help quell talk among lenders of moving elsewhere to lighten their regulatory burden.

Ending Greece's Bleeding

Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief.