Malaysian PM Mahathir instructed me to expose financial scandals, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng

Malaysian PM Mahathir instructed me to expose financial scandals, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has explained that his actions in revealing the financial scandals from the previous administration were done on the instruction of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. “All the exposé of scandals related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and other scandals were done on the […]

The China puzzle in Asia

The China puzzle in Asia

China is rising! This remarkable event, which is hardly surprising because the process has been underway for at least forty years, is causing great excitement in Australia and elsewhere. In some circles, China’s strong economic growth and international activities have given rise to much concern. One prominent diagram in the Australian Government’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, for example, suggested that by […]

2019 Honda Insight first drive review: The 55-mpg Civic

2019 Honda Insight first drive review: The 55-mpg Civic

The Honda Insight is back, though it has more in common with a Civic than it does with the two prior generations of its namesake. Honda chose to revive the Insight name for a variety of reasons. The main intent is to draw connections between this new, American-assembled Insight and the first-generation model that beat […]

Russia vs. Egypt: World Cup 2018 Live

Russia vs. Egypt: World Cup 2018 Live

How to watch: In the U.S., Fox and Telemundo have the broadcast at 2 p.m. Eastern, but you can stream it here. 62’: RUSSIA AGAIN! Big Artem Dzyuba (he’s 6’5”) takes down a lob from half field, dribbles past an Egyptian defender and slots the ball past Mohamed El-Shenawy to give Russia a 3-0 lead. […]

Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche

Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche

This small meteoroid impact on Mars within the last 10 years created this crater seen by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The long, dark trail streaking down a slope to the lower left was caused by an avalanche triggered by the impact. NASA released this image on June 15, 2018. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona A […]

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Ameer Jaber, 14, holds the camera his father Aaref gave him in one hand, and the phone smashed by Israeli soldiers in the other (Akram al-Wa’ra/MEE) HEBRON, Occupied West Bank – On 2 June, Aaref Jaber witnessed Israeli forces shooting and killing 37-year old Palestinian construction worker Rami Wahid Sabarneh. The incident took place just down the street […]

Europe's IPO market heats up, and unicorns are getting in line

Europe's IPO market heats up, and unicorns are getting in line

Dealroom.co published a list of 32 European companies that qualify as unicorns. “There is a wave of venture-capital companies reaching maturity,” said Yoram Wijngaarde, founder of dealroom.co. “It’s the result of investments made in the last five to 10 years.” His firm estimates that as many as 485 smaller European tech companies with valuations of […]

Make your travel dreams come true

Make your travel dreams come true

by GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON Christine van Blokland leads us in a round of travel trivia. (ABC7) WASHINGTON (ABC7) —  As host and executive producer of PBS’s Emmy nominated series “Curious Traveler,” Christine van Blokland has trekked through the world’s most wondrous destinations. This morning she discussed what it takes to make your wanderlust dreams come […]

Want to microdose marijuana? This company is making it easier for you.

Want to microdose marijuana? This company is making it easier for you.

It’s rare that you find a company that specifically wants to help you use its product less, especially in the marijuana space. But that’s just what vaporizer maker Pax Labs is delivering in an update to its Pax Era device and app Tuesday: the ability to inhale cannabis in truly tiny doses. This is unusual, […]

UK 'can't stay in European Arrest Warrant after Brexit'

UK 'can't stay in European Arrest Warrant after Brexit'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

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