Ringgit stages sharp rebound against dollar

THE ringgit rebounded sharply versus the greenback as US debt ceiling negotiations made headway, with the local currency also strengthening against other major and regional currencies.  At 6pm, the local currency was trading at 4.5970/6035 per US dollar, up from the previous day’s close of 4.6245/6285. 

Berlin police investigate Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters over Nazi-style uniform

BERLIN police said today they were investigating Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters for incitement to hatred after he donned a Nazi-style uniform at a concert in the German capital.   Images on social media showed Waters wearing a long, black coat with red armbands on stage at the Mercedes-Benz arena last week.  

WSJ reporter appeals extended detention

LAWYERS representing Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, detained in Russia on spying charges, have appealed the latest extension of his arrest, Russian news agencies reported today.  Gershkovich, who continued reporting from Russia after the Kremlin launched its large-scale offensive in Ukraine, became the first Western journalist to be arrested and accused of spying since […]

Immigration Dept busts gay sex, massage services syndicate

THE Immigration Department has successfully brought down a syndicate offering gay sex services with the arrest of six foreign men in a special operation in Cheras on Tuesday.  Immigration director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said the suspects, aged 26 to 36, who were working as masseurs and caretakers of the business premises, were arrested during the […]

France detains Channel migrants after clashes with police

FRENCH security forces have detained 38 migrants seeking to cross the Channel on a small boat to Britain after they clashed with police, prosecutors said. Three members of the gendarmerie were injured in Oye-Plage outside Calais on France’s northern coast, prosecutors in the town of Saint Omer said late yesterday.