Topic: Barack Obama
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...