• Football: Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Man Utd

    Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick. Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end. Former Chelsea boss Mourinho, one of football's most intriguing characters, would march into Old Trafford boasting a personal trophy haul that includes three English Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.

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  • What happened to 1MDB units, MP asks after 1MDB’s funds in BSI Bank shuttered by Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Putrajaya should announce steps to recover US$940 million (RM3.8 billion) 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) deposited in a merchant bank being closed down in Singapore, DAP MP...

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  • Another Neville set to leave Valencia

    (Reuters) - Phil Neville is leaving his job as Valencia assistant coach and hoping to become a manager in his own right following his brother Gary's sacking as head coach at the end of March. The former England international on Wednesday announced his intention to depart the day after Pako Ayestaran signed a two-year contract extension to stay on as Valencia head coach. "I think obviously with the naming of Pako as the manager I will be leaving the club and looking for other opportunities," Neville was quoted as saying by British media.

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  • New Jay Z rap mentions marital issues with Beyonce

    Jay Z has responded publicly one month later to his wife Beyonce's album "Lemonade" that hints at his infidelity -- and like her, he is doing so in song. The hip-hop mogul, in his first new musical contribution of significant length in two years, offered a verse in a track released late Tuesday by fellow New York rappers Remy Ma and Fat Joe. The new mix of their song "All the Way Up," pointed to the vast commercial success of "Lemonade," which was initially released exclusively on his Tidal streaming service and hit number one on the US chart.

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  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

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  • China: Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.

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  • Ronaldo wants extended Real Madrid stay

    Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has stressed his desire to remain at Spanish giants Real Madrid beyond the end of his current contract in 2018. "It is clear I want to stay here, I want to continue here," he told Spanish television station La Sexta on Wednesday. Ronaldo has been an astonishing success at Real since joining for a then world record £80m ($116 million) from Manchester United in 2009.

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  • Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It's going to be OK

    By Matt Spetalnick HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee. "I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say 'what a mess'," Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Obama made the comments just before ending a three-day trip to Vietnam, whose high point was an announcement that Washington's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the country - a vestige of the Vietnam War - would be completely lifted.

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  • Microsoft retreats in smartphone battle, 1,850 jobs could go

    Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung. The U.S. company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business. A Finnish union representative told Reuters the cuts would essentially put an end to Microsoft's development of new phones.

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  • 'The Shield' actor taunted and shot dead wife, court told

    US actor Michael Jace gunned down his wife in front of their children at their Los Angeles home after taunting her over her request for a divorce, a court heard. April Jace was able to stagger away after being hit in the back, only for her husband to shoot her twice more, Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef told the trial in LA.

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  • Chocolate bar wrappers ignite German row over racism

    By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - Online debate raged in Germany on Wednesday after supporters of anti-Islam group Pegida criticized a confectioner's decision to print images of non-white soccer players on its chocolate bars instead of the usual picture of a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy. Italian confectionery group Ferrero has temporarily changed the pictures on its 'Kinder Schokolade' (Children Chocolate) in Germany to celebrate the European Soccer Championship, which kicks off on June 10 in France. The new packaging shows childhood pictures of players such as Jerome Boateng, son of a Ghanaian immigrant, and Ilkay Gundogan, whose parents were born in Turkey.

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  • What next for Greece? Loan averts crisis but debt still huge

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — It's all but official: this summer's Greek crisis has been called off.

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  • Yes, even the ‘ikan rakyat’ at the market is imported

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Think salmon and cod are the only imported items when it comes to fish being sold at the market? Wrong. Quite a lot of the ikan rakyat — the six species of fishes commonly...

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  • Russia: US military flight in Sea of Japan was a safety risk

    Russia's Defense Ministry has spelled out why it believes a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan was a safety risk, saying the plane risked colliding with civilian airliners. The ministry has ...

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  • Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done

    Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over. Close, but not over. There are nine teams in NBA history who have successfully overcome 3-1 deficits to win a series, which is the task the defending champion ...

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  • Putrajaya failing duty to empower Bumi, Perkasa says after logistics firm takeover

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Perkasa accused today the federal government of failing to protect Bumiputera business interests by allowing the acquisition of MISC Integrated Logistics Sdn Bhd (MILS) by a...

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  • Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with the military he now commands.

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  • Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that way

    Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year. Fares have been dropping for more than a year. Taking inflation into account, the average round trip within ...

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  • Why Malaysia imports vegetables

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — So why does Malaysia import vegetables and fruits it can easily grow? Land scarcity, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as well as expensive labour and pesticides, Putrajaya...

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  • Shell to cut at least another 2,200 jobs globally

    Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell says it will trim at least 2,200 jobs globally amid challenging times in the oil industry. The losses are in addition to cuts already being implemented because ...

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