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What if China coughs?
COMMENT | China is different.
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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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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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US trade deficit shrinks, gap with China remains elevated
WASHINGTON, Sept 5 — The US trade deficit narrowed slightly in July, but the gap with China, a focus of the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda, surged to a six-month high.
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Why choosing to vote is always the right choice
AUGUST 21 — It’s amusing how the two loudest advocates for the Undi Rosak movement are crowing, saying their actions were justified.
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White House mulling tax cut to avoid recession, says report
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 ― The White House is considering cutting taxes or reversing tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported yesterday, despite President Donald Trump's insistence the economy w...
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Former Fed chairs say US central bank must be free of ‘political pressures’
WASHINGTON, Aug 6 — The four living former chairs of the Federal Reserve yesterday called for the US central bank to remain free to work independently and without fear of political reprisals in a ra...
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Trump condemns white supremacy, vague on gun measures after US shootings
US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that killed ...
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Could the US see its first Asian president soon?
The 2020 US presidential election is approaching amid much speculation over which candidate from the Democratic party will be selected to run against incumbent Donald Trump.
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Trump confirms agreement with EU on US beef exports
WASHINGTON, Aug 3 — President Donald Trump yesterday announced an agreement with Brussels on trade in American beef, long blocked from EU markets over concerns about use of hormones.
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Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leading political figure, dead at 82
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who came to leverage a rare level of political influence in Cuba for someone outside the Communist Party and played a key role in the island's now defunct detente with the United States, has died Friday at the age of 82.
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Tun M remains Malaysia’s most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE (July 25): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people lo...
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Tun M remains Malaysia’s most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE (July 24): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people lo...
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Tun M remains Malaysia’s most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people look up to.
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Tun M remains Malaysia’s most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE (Bernama): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people look up to.
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PM Dr Mahathir is Malaysia's most admired man - YouGov study
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people look up to.
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Mahathir remains Malaysia’s most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people look up to.
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Dr M remains Malaysia's most admired man, says study
SINGAPORE, July 24 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures people ...
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Scans show changes to brains of US embassy workers in Havana
Advanced brain scans of US embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences from a control group, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
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US sanctions Chinese oil buyer Zhuhai Zhenrong over alleged Iran violations
WASHINGTON, July 23 ― The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, US Secretary of ...
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Najib: Chanel Hawaii buy during Obama golf meet, RM3.3m recipient a ‘queen’
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said a 2014 bill worth around half a million ringgit at luxury brand Chanel’s store in Honolulu, Hawaii was during his trip to play golf with t...
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Tech giants brace for Washington showdown in echo of Bill Gates
US technology giants are headed for their biggest antitrust showdown with Congress in 20 years as lawmakers and regulators demand to know whether companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc use their dominance to squelch innovation.
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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17: 5 questions answered, 5 years on
Five years ago on Wednesday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blasted out of the sky over war-torn eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board.
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Key questions as flight MH17 remembered five years on
THE HAGUE: Five years ago on Wednesday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blasted out of the sky over war-torn eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board.
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Najib's platinum credit cards racked up RM3.9m charges at Italian jeweller,...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Datuk Seri Najib Razak had racked up charges of RM3.9 million on his two platinum credit cards in several transactions from 2014 to 2015, including those made at an Italian jew...
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Key questions as flight MH17 remembered five years on
THE HAGUE: Five years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blasted out of the sky over war-torn eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board.
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Najib's platinum credit cards racked up RM3.9m charges at Italian jeweller, Shangri-La Bangkok, among others
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Datuk Seri Najib Razak had racked up charges of RM3.9 million on his two platinum credit cards in several transactions from 2014 to 2015, including those made at an Italian jew...
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UK police identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos: Report
The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper ...
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Diplomacy: a genteel world combusts in online era
US President Donald Trump’s fury over leaked cables written by the British ambassador demonstrates the growing predicament faced by diplomats whose profession – once nearly synonymous with a stiff-upper-lip decorum – has become explosive in the era of Internet leaks.
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Outspoken and daring teenagers mean business
PETALING JAYA: From the United States to Europe and Asia, young people are seeking a better future for themselves.
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UK regulator investigates role of Facebook, Google in ad market
LONDON, July 3 — Britain’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into the power wielded by Facebook and Google in digital advertising markets, including the ownership of data.
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A free trade agreement for the worse
There is considerable concern about the government’s possible ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the successor to the TPP after US Pre...
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Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed’s Powell in NBC interview
WASHINGTON, June 23 — US President Donald Trump said today on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ news program that he has the power to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but has not threatened ...
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Trump creates doubt over use of US force to protect Gulf oil
US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb, but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies tha...
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Is it Azmin or a deepfake?
DEEPFAKE. It is the buzzword in Malaysia since the appearance of the sex tryst video allegedly involving a Cabinet minister.
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Barack and Michelle Obama to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify
KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Former US President Barack Obama together with his wife, Michelle Obama will be producing podcasts available exclusively on Spotify. The podcasts will be created by Higher ...
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Seeking the truth about MH17
IT has been almost five years since MH17 was shot down but the truth about who was responsible for the despicable mass murder remains unknown.
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Trump publicly opposes using CIA informants against N Korea's Kim
US President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it would not happen on his watch and possibly taking away ...
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Barack and Michelle Obama to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify
Former U.S. President Barack Obama together with his wife, Michelle Obama will be producing podcasts available exclusively on Spotify.
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Car firms call on Trump to keep emission limits
WASHINGTON, June 7 — More than a dozen car manufacturers, including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen have officially asked US President Donald Trump not to relax emission limits, t...
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Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on June 6, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts.
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Jho Low fights to reclaim family mansion seized in 1MDB case
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Fugitive financier Jho Low is fighting the seizure of his mother's mansion, saying his family has lived in the property since before state investment fund 1Malaysia Developm...
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No negotiations with US, says Iran's supreme leader
Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions w...
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Popular Chinese gadget makers likely to be hit by US blacklist
When news came that future Huawei smartphones will no longer come with Google apps like Google Maps and the Google Play store, it’s likely that most American consumers reacted with a collective shru...
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Trump agrees with Kim on Biden - White House
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning t...
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China has more to offer than U.S., top Philippine diplomat says
MANILA (May 20): The U.S. is projecting “strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the Southeast Asian nation to deepen its ties with China.
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At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic 'anger', pledges unity
Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former US vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday condemned “anger” within his own Democratic Party and pledged to work to unify the c...
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Rapper Pras Michel’s upcoming album to include Jho Low-Obama issue
KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Rapper Pras Michel said in Washington yesterday that he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel funds into Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election, re...
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US rapper Pras Michel to address 1MDB-linked charges on new 'Elon Musk' EP
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg): Rap star Pras Michel declared he is "totally innocent" of the illegal US campaign finance charges levelled against him last week - and he will have a distinctive way of broadcasting that.
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US rapper Pras Michel to address 1MDB-linked charges on new 'Elon Musk' EP
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Rap star Pras Michel declared he is "totally innocent" of the illegal US campaign finance charges levelled against him last week - and he will have a distinctive way of broadc...
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Ex-Fugees rapper to address Jho Low-Obama allegations in upcoming album
Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court in Washington on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack...
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US rapper proclaims innocence in election fraud case involving Jho Low
WASHINGTON: Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack O...
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Pras Michel to Address 1MDB-Linked Charges on `Elon Musk' EP
(May 17): Rap star Pras Michel declared he is "totally innocent" of the illegal U.S. campaign finance charges leveled against him last week -- and he has a distinctive way of broadcasting that.
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Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, US labour agency says
Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.
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Sorry, Malaysians, you're still not white
MAY 15 — I laughed when white race supremacists claimed they were being oppressed and claimed there was a secret plan for white genocide.
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Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, US labour agency says
WASHINGTON, May 15 — Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory mem...
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1MDB’s Jho Low, rapper Pras Michel indicted over Obama donation
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Musician charged in election finance case
A founding member of hip-hop group The Fugees and a Malaysian businessman have been charged with making illegal contributions in the 2012 US presidential election campaign.
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Fugees Rapper Pras Michel and Financier Charged in Illegal Scheme to Raise Money for Obama
Advertisement Supported by By Liam Stack One of the founding members of the hip-hop group the Fugees and a fugitive Malaysian financier have been charged with conspiring to violate federal campaign fi...
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US charges Ex-Fugees rapper, Malaysian businessman Jho Low over funding in 2012 election
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Justice Department announced on Friday (May 10) it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly know...
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Jho Low and rapper indicted for Obama donations
WASHINGTON: Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho – also known as Jho Low – and a founding member of hip-hop group Fugees have been indicted for making illegal contributions to US president Barack Obama...
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Jho Low slapped with another charge in US
NEW YORK: US prosecutors brought additional charges against Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, accused of looting the 1MDB wealth fund, for campaign-finance violations related to President Barack Obama’s 201...
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US charges Jho Low and ex-Fugees rapper funding in 2012 election
The US Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, and former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and for conspi...
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US charges ex-Fugees rapper, businessman Jho Low over funding in 2012 election
WASHINGTON, May 11 ― The US Justice Department announced yesterday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as ...
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US charges M'sian businessman Low, Ex-Fugees rapper, over funding in 2012 election
The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as "Jho Low," for conspiring to steer illegal foreign campaign funds into the 2012 presidential election
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Ex-Fugees rapper poised to be charged in case tied to 1MDB probe
NEW YORK (May 10): Federal prosecutors are expected to charge former rap star Pras Michel as soon as Friday with campaign-finance violations related to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election camp...
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Facebook co-founder says it is time to break up the company
Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes has called for the break up of the social network in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
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Economic Policy: Austerity alone is not the answer
Keynesian economics theory, named after the British economist John Maynard Keynes in the 1930s, says government spending is a critical component in the aggregate demand that drives economic growth.
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Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah today extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clo...
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Malaysians don’t need visa to the US anymore? Fake news, says Wisma Putra
KOTA KINABALU, May 2 — The Foreign Ministry today debunked as fake news an article claiming that the US has waived the visa requirement for 10 countries, including Malaysia.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden to make third run for the White House
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has made his appeal to the disaffected working-class voters who deserted the party in 2016 a key part of his political identity, is set to laun...
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Why so impatient, Barisan?
APRIL 24 — It is easy to slip into feelings of deja vu now that the old has become the new.
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Mnuchin says hopes US-China trade talks nearing ‘final round’
WASHINGTON, April 14 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday a US-China trade agreement would go “way beyond” previous efforts to open China’s markets to US companies and hoped t...
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Trump to fight states delaying energy projects
WASHINGTON, April 10 — President Donald Trump will issue two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub today seeking to speed gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he l...
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Second woman accuses ex-VP Biden of inappropriate contact
A Connecticut woman said Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, becoming the second person in three days to accuse the former vice president of...
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Judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing.
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Ex-US vice-president Biden denies inappropriate conduct over alleged kiss
Former US vice-president Joe Biden said on Sunday he believed he had never acted inappropriately following allegations by a female activist that he made her feel uncomfortable by kissing her at a camp...
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US judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing
ANCHORAGE, March 31 — A federal judge in Alaska has overturned US President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing.
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US energy secretary unsure if Saudi nuclear approvals came after Khashoggi killing
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Thursday he did not know whether any of the approvals he authorised for US companies to sell nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia were made after t...
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Singapore hopeful for China-backed Asia trade pact this year
WASHINGTON, March 21 — Singapore’s trade minister said yesterday he was hopeful that an Asia-wide trade pact, which is backed by China and excludes the United States, could be sealed by the end of...
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This Range Rover Sentinel can jump, swim and survive gun shots
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations recently revealed the Range Rover Sentinel and if you have murderous enemies out to get you, it’s a fitting addition to the garage of your fortress.
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Ex-HKL director questions mySalam health insurance exclusions
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — A former Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) director questioned today why the government chose a private insurance model for its mySalam health insurance scheme that does not cover ...
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Democrats bar Fox News from moderating debates
The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday said it will not allow Fox News to host any of its candidates’ political debates through 2020, citing a report this week about the conservative channel...
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US debt hits record under Trump, Republicans mum
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of US$22 trillion (RM89.7 trillion) under President Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail agai...
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China abandons cybersecurity truce with US, report says
China largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as US President Donald Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year, according to the cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike Inc.
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How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters
NEW YORK, Feb 15 — More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc’s headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended yesterday with a couple of phone calls.
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Britain's Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash
Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
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PH should admit that ringgit is weak under Guan Eng, says Najib
PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak agrees with the government that the ringgit has been affected by fluctuations in the US dollar but maintains that the country’s currency has clearly been dropping against ...
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Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers', signals support in broader deal
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers", but appeared to signal support for amnest...
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World Bank’s Kim to join Global Infrastructure Partners
WASHINGTON, Jan 9 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will join Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a private equity fund that invests in projects in wealthy and developing countries, the fi...
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World Bank's Kim abruptly resigns amid differences with Trump
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned on Monday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over climate change and the ...
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World Bank head Kim abruptly resigns to join infrastructure firm
WASHINGTON, Jan 8 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned on Monday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over c...
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Deepfakes: Fighting fake videos, from Silicon Valley to Washington
Whether it's a video showing someone else's face on a different body or former US President Barack Obama saying things he didn't really say, "deepfakes" are now a thing.
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Trump administration: US limits on coal plant mercury emissions too costly
WASHINGTON, Dec 29 ― The Trump administration yesterday said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly, sparking an outcry from environmentali...
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