$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM’s cards Jul 17, 2019 0 941 12345 Kuala LUMPUR: Credit cards belonging to Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over $800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard. The 2014 spending spree is the latest evidence of what critics say is the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by Najib after he and his cronies allegedly plundered state coffers.The former prime minister, his family members and inner circle are accused of stealing billions of dollars from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a fraud that stretched around the world. The claims played a major part in Najib’s government losing power at elections last year. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES ‘Misogynist’ Duterte slammed over anti-harassment law Jul 17, 2019 0 1247 US House moves to condemn Trump as he again attacks minority congresswomen Jul 17, 2019 0 1296 US commemorates ‘Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon’ 50 years on Jul 17, 2019 0 713 Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen elected to EU top job AFP Strasbourg, France German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was narrowly elected president of the European Commission on Tuesday after winning over sceptical lawmakers. The 60-year-old conservative was .. Pakistan reopens airspace to civil aviation after India standoff REUTERS ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Pakistan reopened its airspace to international civil aviation on Tuesday after months of restrictions imposed because of clashes with India, which forced long detours that cost airlines .. Pakistan hopes to ‘refresh’ US ties with PM Khan’s visit Islamabad: Pakistan expressed hopes on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the US seeks its help in .. Ten dead, 8 injured in Mumbai building collapse MUMBAI: The death toll from the collapse of a decades-old four-storey building in India’s financial capital Mumbai rose to 10 late on Tuesday, with at least eight injured, officials said, as rescue operations continued .. US House moves to condemn Trump as he again attacks Democratic congresswomen Washington, July 16, 2019 (AFP) -US President Donald Trump denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching an attack on four minority Democratic lawmakers, saying he does not have "a racist bone in my body." .. ‘Game of Thrones’ breaks record with 32 Emmy nominations AFP Los Angeles The final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ smashed the record for most Primetime Emmy nominations by a drama series in a single year, earning a whopping 32 nods on Tuesday. HBO’s fantasy epic enraged fans with its ..