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Lexus heads for the seas with first luxury yacht
NEW YORK: No longer content with being just in driveways, Lexus is coming for the docks of the super rich.
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Apple is suffering an identity crisis with consumers in China
The trade war is taking its toll on Apple Inc, a new survey of Chinese consumer attitudes shows.
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Vietnam ranked in top countries for investment
Vietnam has climbed in the ranking of best countries in which to invest this year, surpassing other Southeast Asian nations such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, VNA reported.
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Global household wealth falls for first time in a decade, says Allianz
FRANKFURT, Sept 18 — Household wealth excluding property in the world’s 53 largest countries fell slightly last year, in a first since the financial crisis of 2008, German insurance giant Allianz ...
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Gushcloud banks $11m to expand talent management service in US, China
Global digital talent agency Gushcloud has raised US$11 million in a round led by Indonesian venture builder GDP Venture, marking its first fundraise since co-founders Althea Lim and Vincent Ha bought...
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Asian firms oppose e-passport bid process in Nepal
At least three Asian firms have communicated their grievances to Nepal's Department of Passports.
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Can Saudi Arabia's loss be US oil producers' gain? Not so fast...
NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Even though weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities cut that country's output in half, American petroleum producers appear neither ready nor willing to fill the void and capture ...
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Budget 2020: What influences where the money goes
In recent weeks, the Ministries of Health (MOH) and Finance (MOF) have announced that they have convened multiple meetings involving many stakeholders, to create a more thoughtful, more inclusive and ...
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Muhyiddin embarks on US visit to boost security ties
WASHINGTON DC: A slew of meetings with key American officials await Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) as Malaysia seeks to deepen ties with the United States amid security challenges posed ...
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Muhyiddin embarks on US visit to boost security ties
A slew of meetings with key American officials await Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia seeks to deepen ties with the United States amid security challenges posed by issues such as terrorism a...
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Home minister on working visit to the US to boost security ties
WASHINGTON, Sept 16 — A slew of meetings with key American officials await Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia seeks to deepen ties with the United States amid security challenges pos...
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Next Trump tariffs may soon hit Europe’s luxury-goods exporters
GENEVA: Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump’s latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of American-bound...
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VW settles Australia emissions cheating scandal
SYDNEY, Sept 16 — Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to A$127 million (RM363.7 million) to settle multiple class action suits brought by Australian motorists over a diesel emissions cheating scandal, t...
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Wake up and smell the cinnamon
CINNAMON might smell like Christmas to many in the West, but to some Vietnamese farmers, it smells like prosperity.
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Pulse on freight signals US economic contraction by year-end
ONE vital sign of the American economy is pointing toward growth turning negative by the end of the year.
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Gojek provides training to start-ups in search for Indonesia’s next unicorn
Indonesia’s on-demand services app Gojek has teamed up with start-up accelerator Digitaraya to provide training to start-ups.
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Obama sends Tony Fernandes books as get well present
PETALING JAYA - Former US president Barack Obama sent his friend and AirAsia's group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes some books to read, as the latter recovers from dengue.
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The Atlantic on Dr M: Democrats can learn from the Old Man
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s rise to lead the country for the second time at 93 is a lesson for American politicians vying to be president, wrote...
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Dynamo Lubricants launched – Malaysian-made oils and lubricants for automotive and industrial use
There’s a new lubricants player in town and it’s Dynamo Lubricants.
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No price tag big enough to justify risking addiction among youth
IN 2016, the Malaysian Cabinet decided to regulate vaping instead of banning its sale like our neighbours Singapore, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam did.At that time, there was no adequate scientific d...
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US firms don’t plan to move out from Hong Kong, but wary about future investment, survey shows
SINGAPORE, Sept 13 — While a majority of American companies feel that the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have affected their decisions on whether to invest in the city in the future, only a very smal...
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Asia Stock Futures Edge Higher; Treasuries Slip
(Sept 13): Stocks in Asia were primed for modest gains Friday after trade optimism continued to grow and the European Central Bank introduced a fresh round of stimulus.
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Obama sends Tony Fernandes books as get well present
PETALING JAYA: Former US president Barack Obama sent his friend and AirAsia's group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes some books to read, as the latter...
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Dynamo Lubricants launches in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Dynamo Lubricants Group, a lubricants producer and supplier of products for automotive and industrial use, has landed in Malaysia.
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At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own
Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world's runways to the masses, but at this week's shows in New York...
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Singapore F1 accelerates to the finish line
AS it gets closer to Sept 20, excitement escalates to a fevered pitch for the titular Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 held at the specially built...
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US firms expect leaner times in China as trade war grinds on
SHANGHAI, Sept 11 — American businesses are increasingly pessimistic about their prospects in China as the US trade war rumbles on, with growing numbers of companies expecting their revenues and inv...
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Reintroduce GST to bolster nation’s coffers, say economists
PETALING JAYA: The government should consider reintroducing the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST) for Budget 2020 to replace the Sales and Services Tax (SST) if it wants to increase its coffers, ...
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'Ford v Ferrari' actors say race car drivers a special breed
Bale (left) and Damon posing at the Toronto film festival on Sept 9.
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US firms sour on their future in China as trade war bites, AmCham says
SHANGHAI: The China-U.S. trade war is souring the profit and investment outlook for U.S. companies operating in the world's second-biggest economy, a survey by a prominent American business associatio...
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US seeks to privatise mortgage giants a decade after market meltdown
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 — A decade after the mortgage bubble burst sparking the Great Recession, President Donald Trump wants to privatise two financial lynchpins of the multi-trillion-dollar American h...
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US House panel to consider formalising Trump impeachment probe
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said on Monday it will consider steps this week to formalise an investigation that could lead to the impeachment of President Donald ...
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Remasters ahoy: ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘ Divinity: OS2’, ’Xenoblade Chronicles’, plus ‘Deadly Premonition’ and sequel
Remasters of modern classic Xenoblade Chronicles, two seafaring Assassin’s Creed games, acclaimed fantasy adventure Divinity: Original Sin 2, plus the first Deadly...
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More Americans will die, Taliban warns the United States
President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said yesterday, while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the mil...
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Stop the boycott campaign: Patriot
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. Patriot president Datu...
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Stop the boycott campaign – Patriot
Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott pro...
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Patriot: Stop the boycott, focus on poverty and unemployment
The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji urged the peo...
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Stop the boycott campaign, urges Patriot
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. The Presiden...
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Addicted to porn
Dear Dr. G, I email you with a great deal of regret and shame.
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Cathay Pacific Airway’s bamboo ceiling provides poor cover
(Bloomberg opinion) Life for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd was never going to be easy amid conflict between protesters in its home city of Hong Kong and a Chinese...
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Yuna nominated for People’s Choice Award
SINGER Yuna (pic) is proud to be among those nominated for the Most Inspiring Asian Woman category in the People’s Choice Awards, Harian Metro reported.
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Dr M awarded honorary PhD from Japan
KYOTO: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has added another feather to his illustrious cap – this time an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Japan’s Doshisha...
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Kudlow says trade talks between China, US will likely ‘heat up’
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said today that talks between American and Chinese trade negotiators could “heat up” during meetings in October, though he said he ...
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Japan’s Doshisha University confers Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Tun M
KYOTO: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Doshisha University for his devotion to education and the rule of law.
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Dr M conferred honorary doctorate from Doshisha University
KYOTO (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Doshisha University for his...
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Japan’s Doshisha University confers honorary doctorate on Dr M
KYOTO, Sept 6 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Doshisha University for his devotion to education and the rule of law.
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8chan owner vows changes in House testimony over links to mass shootings
8chan, the online message board linked to several recent mass shootings, plans to restrict parts of the website during a "state of emergency", the site's owner Jim...
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Dr M to discuss Samurai bond issue during Kyoto visit
KYOTO: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his...
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Razer unveils an ultrabook designed for gamers
American tech manufacturer Razer has developed a new portable PC, the Blade Stealth 13.
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US hiring shoots up in August, reports ADP
WASHINGTON, Sept 5 — Hiring by American employers was unexpectedly strong last month, with jobs added at a particularly brisk pace in health care, hospitality and trade services, the payrolls firm A...
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Dr Mahathir to discuss Samurai bond issue during Kyoto visit
KYOTO (Sept 5): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his visit to Kyoto, Japan, to discuss another p...
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Mahathir to discuss Samurai bonds during Kyoto visit
KYOTO: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his visit to Kyoto, Japan to discuss another possible Sa...
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Dr Mahathir to discuss Samurai bonds during Kyoto visit
KYOTO: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his visit to Kyoto, Japan to discuss the possible issuan...
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Bursa Malaysia closes slightly lower
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Bursa Malaysia closed slightly lower today despite positive sentiment on the regional stock markets as mild profit-taking activities in blue chips limited gains, dealers said.
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Mahathir to discuss samurai bonds during Kyoto visit
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his visit to Kyoto to discuss the possible issuance of another roun...
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Dr Mahathir to discuss samurai bonds during Kyoto visit
KYOTO, Sept 5 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to meet Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) governor Tadashi Maeda during his visit to Kyoto, Japan to discuss the poss...
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Razer unveils an ultrabook designed for gamers
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5 — American tech manufacturer Razer has developed a new portable PC, the Blade Stealth 13.
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Against The Grain: The Meaning Of Progressive Islam
Backward and extremist ideologies and orientations have always been held on to by a minority in Muslim societies.
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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 May Fold From Phone-Size Into A Square
After a great number of hiccups, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will finally be meeting consumers this month.
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Circus reinvented in Montreal, this time with high-tech vibe
The Canadian city that spawned the global juggernaut Cirque du Soleil has once again reimagined the circus, this time tapping into the rich animation and video game...
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Return to capital controls sends Argentina assets tumbling
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2 — Argentina’s international dollar and euro-denominated bonds fell to record lows today while its financial stocks tumbled and risk premiums shot up after President Mauricio M...
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Why the govt needs a spokesperson
It cannot be business as usual.
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Trump heaps more tariffs on China, still no deal in sight
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration slapped tariffs on roughly $110 billion in Chinese imports on Sunday, marking the latest escalation in a trade war that’s...
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‘Saya Malaysia, Kita Malaysia’
WHEN they see my name, many Malaysians ask me questions about my family heritage. I proudly answer: “Born in Brooklyn. I’m American.” Of course, like almost...
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Four Malaysian burger joints voted among 50 best burgers in Asia, myBurgerLab listed as No. 2
PETALING JAYA: Four local burger joints have been named among the 50 best burgers in Asia by international travel website, Big Seven Travel.
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US growth revised down slightly in Q2 as business investment falls
WASHINGTON, Aug 29 — The world’s largest economy grew a little more slowly in the second quarter than previously thought, the government reported today, with new data showing weaker oil exports an...
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'Fastest woman on four wheels' Jessi Combs killed in bid to break land-speed record
Combs, 39, was attempting to become the fastest woman on Earth in her 52,000hp jet-powered car when she was killed.
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Oil extends gain after big drop in US inventories
Seoul: Oil extended gains after an industry report showed a bigger-than-expected drop in American crude inventories and as Iran all but ruled out a meeting with...
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Elon Musk and Jack Ma will debate AI in China summit
SHANGHAI: From Jack Ma to Pony Ma, the leading lights of China’s internet industry gather in Shanghai this week to showcase the country’s latest advances in artificial...
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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS
An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Aug 27.
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Making the arts inclusive for those with disabilities
KUALA LUMPUR: For many, going blind would be devastating. But 64-year-old Jamaliah Mohd Yasin held on to her dream of becoming a photographer after losing her...
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China is at the crossroads of semiconductor development, says US expert
China’s heavy dependence on foreign chips has worried Beijing for decades.
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Brunei woman loses RM153,000 to yet another ‘love scam’
File photo for illustration purposes MIRI: A 31-year-old Bruneian woman was cheated of RM153,500 in another ‘love scam’ after she befriended a stranger on WhatsApp. The victim, who is a civil se...
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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7
BIARRITZ, Aug 25 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summi...
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Amazon fires: how celebrities are spreading misinformation
Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media.
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Poster of preacher and porn star riles up party
A FILM company in Tamil Nadu, India, is in hot water after releasing a poster of its new movie featuring controversial preacher Nithyanan-dha alongside a porn star, Makkal Osai reported.
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Spotify sued by Eminem publisher over billions of unpaid streams
Eminem’s music publisher sued Spotify USA Inc for copyright infringement for allegedly streaming hundreds of the American rapper’s songs billions of times without a license.
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HSBC weighs bid for Aviva’s Asian assets in diversity push
HONG KONG: HSBC Holdings Plc, the bank that shook up its senior leadership this month, is considering a bid for Asian operations being sold by Aviva Plc as it seeks ways to diversify its business in the region, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Motorola Razr To Be Released Within December 2019 And January 2020 Window
The Motorola Razr has been rumoured to be making a comeback for quite awhile.
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Harley-Davidson announces new bikes and tech for 2020
Harley-Davidson announced that not only is their bike lineup expanding for 2020 but also that they've got new integrated vehicle technology.
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Petition for more live events in Malaysia reaches 15,000 signatures
Last month, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said those protesting against the staging of live concerts and events in Malaysia were only a small group of people.
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Virtual reality boards British Airways flights
British Airways is offering its first-class passengers an opportunity to experience 3D movies high above the clouds via special virtual reality masks.
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Tourism Malaysia ties up with Expedia
PUTRAJAYA: Tourism Malaysia has inked a deal with American travel company Expedia Group which will see both sides collaborate to boost tourism promotion to Malaysia.
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‘Tesla killers’ having a really hard time killing Tesla
NEW YORK: It’s a trope that’s been around roughly as long as Elon Musk has been in the car business: When a new electric vehicle is unveiled, it’s dubbed a potential "Tesla killer.” But from ...
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Huawei may seize 90-day US trade reprieve to plan next moves
Analysts say only a comprehensive deal between US and China will return Huawei to normal operations
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More details about first Sonos Bluetooth speaker have leaked
SANTA BARBARA, Aug 20 — Hot off the heels of the tech specs communicated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), German site WinFuture has unveiled more information about Sonos' very first B...
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US grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers
WASHINGTON: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers.
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Britain's Prince Andrew denies any involvement in Epstein sex scandal
Britain’s Prince Andrew rejected any suggestion that he participated in the alleged sex crimes which American financier Jeffrey Epstein (photo, above) was accused of, the Buckingham Palace said in a...
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Huawei’s temporary license to deal with U.S. companies ends today—what next?
We’re here. The U.S. Commerce Department’s temporary reprieve for Huawei is due to lapse today (August 19).
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Get Smart: Ikea launches unit to develop smart home tech
Ikea is future proofing itself, establishing a division to invest in smart home solutions and collaborating with electronics companies too.
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How US videogame companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state
Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request.
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Digital legal aid centre to be set up in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: The country’s first Digital and Artificial Intelligence Legal Aid Centre is being set up in Sabah to provide legal advice to the public.
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Digital, AI-based legal aid centre to open doors in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: People needing legal advice and information can do so soon at a planned Digital and Artificial Intelligence Legal Aid Centre that will be launched here in November.
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Malaysian lawyer creates funny FB post about seeking true love
MELAKA - His Facebook page says that he is a lawyer waiting for true love.
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Mahathir attends Petronas celebratory concert
KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas put on a rousing concert attended by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here last night as part of celebratory events lined up to mark its 45th anniversary.
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Lawyer creates funny FB post about seeking true love
MELAKA: His Facebook page says that he is a lawyer waiting for true love.
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Dr M attends Petronas' 45th anniversary celebratory concert
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Petronas put on a rousing concert attended by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here tonight as part of celebratory events lined up to mark its 45th anniversary.
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Report alleges that Huawei employees helped African governments spy on opponents
In the latest news on Huawei, a new report from the Wall Street Journal has alleged that technicians from the Chinese company helped governments in Uganda and Zambia to spy on political opponents in t...
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Transit can save the environment, just not how we expected: opinion
As more and more of the world’s population shifts into cities, traffic congestion is becoming an ever-larger problem.
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Alibaba's Tsai to buy Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Arena for US$3.5b
NEW YORK: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai is paying about $3.5 billion for the Brooklyn Nets and their arena, the Barclays Center, according to a person familiar with the deal.
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