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Translation tools, air purifiers: Face masks go high-tech

Tech companies and researchers are rolling out weird and wonderful models to both guard against infection and cash in on a growing trend
By CATHERINE ...

Saudis shun ‘made in Turkey’ as rivalry deepens

High-rolling Saudi tourists faced calls from nationalists last year to boycott the tourism magnet and stop purchasing property in Turkey
RIYADH • From ...

Ireland locked down for 2nd wave

Ireland’s 5m people have been ordered to stay at home for 6 weeks
DUBLIN • Businesses closed across Ireland yesterday for a second national ...

Obama warns against complacency over Biden

‘Our democracy’s not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up’
PHILADELPHIA • Former US ...

US-Russian crew returns to Earth from space race

The mission has helped fuel talk of a new ‘space race’ between a number of countries
ALMATY • An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched ...

Thai PM revokes emergency decree

The decision is because the political situation has improved
BANGKOK • Thailand’s premier yesterday revoked an emergency decree that had been intended ...

Exxon CEO plans layoffs, underscores faith in fossil fuels

We are making tough decisions, some of which will result in friends and colleagues leaving the company, says CEO Woods
HOUSTON • Exxon Mobil Corp ...

Tesla’s profit doubles as car deliveries surge

The electric-car giant’s share price was up more than 3% in after-hours trade on the results
NEW YORK • Tesla Inc on Wednesday said profits in the ...

Hong Kong hub puts Cathay in tighter spot than Singapore Air

Both airlines have stood out for over half a century as aviation powerhouses and prestigious brands
NEW DELHI • They’re both pillars of their ...

Goldman Sachs admits wrongdoings in 1MDB bribe

by RAHIMI YUNUS/ FILE PIX   Goldman Sachs Group Inc has agreed to pay over US$2.9 billion (RM12.0 billion) in criminal penalty after admitting ...

Swiss Bank’s 1MDB Penalty Cut to $77 Million After Finma Review

by BLOOMBERG/ pic by AFP
BSI Bank, which was caught up in the 1MDB scandal, was fined 70 million Swiss francs ($77 million) by Swiss regulators after a ...

Thai protesters use emojis to stay ahead of police

The decentralised movement is also using online forums to ask supporters to vote on when and where to rally
Pic AFP BANGKOK • In Thailand’s democracy, ...