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Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib (above) scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.
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US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against US D...
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BERLIN, Aug 16 — Germany’s right-left coalition government would be prepared to ditch its balanced budget rule and take on new debt to counter a possible recession, Der Spiegel magazine reported t...
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Members of US Congress from both parties called out Facebook Inc on Aug 14 for paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users and urged new statutes to tackle the drumbeat of such revelations from across the tech industry.
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A gunman killed multiple people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday before being arrested after the latest US mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered a pessimistic view on reaching a trade deal with China, saying Beijing may not sign one before the November 2020 election in hopes a Democrat who will be easier to deal with, will win.
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President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters’ chants of “send her back” at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worr...
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Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves.
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Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States on July 17, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.
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US senators used a Congressional hearing on July 16 to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other Internet services from being sued for the content users post.
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Google’s chief executive officer told US Senator Mark Warner that the company has ended some partnerships in China, the lawmaker said July 16 on Bloomberg Television.
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US officials approved a record US$5bil (RM20.53bil) privacy settlement with Facebook Inc to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, people said, prompting an immediate outcry from lawmakers and privacy advocates who said it didn’t go far enough.
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A US Senate panel on June 26 questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.
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US President Donald Trump played down Iran’s downing of a US military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and “it would have made a big difference” to him ...
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WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the project.
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STOCKHOLM, June 19 — Swedbank shareholders elected Goran Persson as chairman today, with the former Swedish Prime Minister pledging to “clean the house” after a money-laundering scandal.
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A leading US House lawmaker on June 18 called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
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Bipartisan US efforts to give news outlets new tools to collectively negotiate with large tech firms collecting the bulk online advertising revenue won support on June 11 at a US House Committee hearing on the fate of local journalism.
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A congressional panel conducting a broad antitrust investigation into the nation’s biggest technology companies is starting with scrutiny over how companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc have devastated the news industry.
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Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-o-cha remains as Thailand’s prime minister, five years after he seized power in a 2014 military coup.
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Technology giants are girding for sweeping investigations into their business practices as top US antitrust officials and lawmakers carved out a battle plan targeting Silicon Valley’s best-known names, sending shares tumbling and raising the prospect of a drawn-out fight with the government.
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended US President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on all goods from Mexico over concerns of illegal immigration, despite wide-rangin...
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A Facebook Inc executive shared that the company wouldn’t remove a manipulated video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over US$8 billion worth of weapons to Sa...
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WASHINGTON: Automakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in Congress in response t...
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NEW YORK, May 24 — The newest round of US tariffs on Chinese imports will cost the typical American household US$831 (RM3,483.47) annually, researchers said yesterday, as the Trump administration ca...
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A Republican senator plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data, a measure that would likely hurt the data-powered advertising businesses of Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, and others.
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SAN FRANCISCO: The Trump administration officially canceled $929 million in federal grants earmarked for California’s ambitious high-speed rail project, escalating tensions between the federal government and the most-populous US state.
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The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the US government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China.
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China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as US President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on a...
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WASHINGTON, May 12 — President Donald Trump warned China yesterday that it should strike a trade deal with the United States now, otherwise an agreement would be “far worse for them if it has to b...
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Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on May 9 to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the US Justice Department to launch an antitrust investigation.
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WASHINGTON, May 10 — Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes yesterday to split the world’s largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the US Justice De...
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Two US senators on May 6 criticised reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook Inc for misuse of consumers' personal data, saying that top officials, potentially including founder Mark Zuckerberg, must be held personally responsible.
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Defying the US Congress, Attorney General William Barr will not attend today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report, said p...
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WASHINGTON, April 30 — US President Donald Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp to block the...
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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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WASHINGTON, April 11 — CEOs of giant US banks were grilled yesterday on their swelling pay packages, commitment to diversity and other hot-button issues in the industry's biggest congressional once-...
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Two US senators introduced a bill on April 9 to ban online social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
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Two US senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to ban online social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
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WASHINGTON, April 9 — The US securities watchdog's request that a federal judge hold Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk in contempt over the billionaire entrepreneur's use of Twitter was “reasona...
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NEW YORK, March 27 — US labour officials yesterday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intended to protect workers, the...
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US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved up to US$1 billion for building a portion of the wall along the US-Mexico border.
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US Attorney General William Barr pored over a special counsel report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow, and was due to ...
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A US lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification programme for the 737 MAX, wh...
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BERLIN, March 22 — A political rift has emerged in Berlin over whether Germany should put its financial muscle behind a merger of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, politicians and officials said, compl...
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KHON KAEN/SONGKHLA (Thailand), March 21 — In the rice-growing heartland of Thailand’s northeast, Kamol Suanpanya, 80, meets in the off season with fellow farmers at a community centre, where they ...
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US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stol...
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Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday, pushing back ag...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The ringgit opened marginally lower versus the US dollar this morning on profit-taking after it closed at the highest level in more than six months, which was last seen on ...
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A coalition of 16 US states led by California sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the US-...
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Former US Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, said on Saturday he had not yet decided whether to run for president in 2020, but would do so “in the near term”.
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SYDNEY, Feb 11 — Asian shares started the week on the backfoot today as worries about global growth, US politics and the ongoing Sino-US tariff war kept investors cautious, while the safe-haven gree...
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US Senator Elizabeth Warren, struggling to move past criticism over her claims of Native American heritage, aimed for a fresh start on Saturday with the formal launch of her 2020 presidential campaign...
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WASHINGTON: Court, avoid or sideline? Barely a month into the new Congress, financial lobbyists in Washington are already strategizing how to handle the star power of rookie Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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WASHINGTON, Jan 16 — General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself “Turbo,” suggesting a leaner approach for the largest U...
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WASHINGTON, Jan 7 — The US Supreme Court today cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp to probe whether the oil company for decades conceale...
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US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, on Monday became the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to the Republican...
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After a year of wild gyrations in markets, shocking political developments and unexpected economic challenges, some analysts are even wondering whether there is any point in making forecasts for next ...