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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after US President Donald Trump called on hi...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 15 — President Donald Trump said yesterday that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong “humanely” first, explicitly tying a trade agreement to a peaceful ...
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Ken Cuccinelli WASHINGTON: Acting US immigration chief Ken Cuccinelli came under fire Tuesday for twisting the words of a famed poem that appears on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty.
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WASHINGTON: FBI agents in the United States have discovered a cache of some 25 guns and 10,000 bullets after arresting a teenager who made online comments supporting mass shootings.
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FBI agents in the United States have discovered a cache of some 25 guns and 10,000 bullets after arresting a teenager who made online comments supporting mass shootings.
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US Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons said Aug 13 the agency is interested in hearing complaints alleging that Amazon.com Inc is punishing merchants that offer lower prices on other e-commerce websites.
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Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, ar...
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 ― Caught in the middle of a trade war and hammered by massive spring floods, American farmers are facing a tough year and worry about their future, yet some still trust President Do...
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Two US senators asked Amazon.com Inc chief executive Jeff Bezos on Monday how the "Amazon's Choice" badge on certain products is determined and whether the mark deceives consumers into purchasing "products of inferior quality."
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Democratic presidential contenders Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker slammed US President Donald Trump on Sunday for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of disgraced finan...
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The suspected gunman accused of killing 22 people in a shooting rampage at Walmart in El Paso, Texas last weekend confessed while surrendering and told police he was targeting “Mexicans,” accordin...
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US President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-imm...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 7 — Online message board 8chan's fortunes worsened yesterday, as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the US Congre...
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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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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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Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the US political arena on Sunday, with some Democratic presidential candidates accusing President Donald Trump of stoking...
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NEW YORK, Aug 4 — The grounding of the 737 MAX for more than four months after two deadly accidents has tarnished Boeing’s reputation, but it still has the confidence of US policymakers.
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The United States will no longer be prohibited from having ground-launched intermediate-range missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia today, but funds to test and develop the ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 1 — The US Senate today will try to complete a months-long effort by lawmakers and the Trump administration to set spending levels for the next two years for the military and numerou...
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The amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) recently passed in Parliament have given a new dimension to democracy in the country.
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NEW YORK, July 29 — Wall Street stocks were mostly lower early today at the start of a week jammed with news, including a Federal Reserve decision and Apple results.
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller emphasised on Wednesday he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed, but his long-awaited congressional testimony d...
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Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking US$5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the US Federal Trade Commission and the socia...
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WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday
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The United States Department of justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block a US House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the Democratic-controlled panel of “pr...
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WASHINGTON, July 23 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that a “compromise” bipartisan budget agreement has been reached that will boost federal spending by billions of dollars and suspen...
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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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Contrary to the belief of some, the frequent use of racist slurs doesn’t make it right in any context, and it’s high time it is eradicated.  MOST of us have become desensitised to racist airhead...
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Amazon.com Inc was challenged by a top US House lawmaker over whether the online retail giant is harming competition as the biggest tech companies faced their harshest antitrust scrutiny in years on Capitol Hill.
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The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for “racist comments” against four minority Democratic congresspersons, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump...
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — Democratic and Republican lawmakers said yesterday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digita...
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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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WASHINGTON, July 16 — US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans today, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regu...
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It’s been a little more than a month since Facebook announced its digital currency, Libra, and less than a week after Donald Trump lambasted cryptocurrency.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 — Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution centre in Minnesota yesterday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” ...
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A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters.
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Facebook has reportedly agreed to a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to reports, the social network has agreed to pay out a hefty US$5 billion (~RM20.57 billion) for an...
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US President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic women in Congress to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” a...
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WASHINGTON • The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran, fearing that his hawkish policies are pushing the country towards a needless...
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US President Donald Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in ...
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MEXICO CITY, July 12 ― Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by US Democrats that the...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media ...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany's embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media r...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill yesterday with two goals: Cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month, and bolstering hi...
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Two key Democratic lawmakers are calling on Amazon.com Inc to take stronger action to prevent fake reviews of products sold online from spreading on its platform.
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BEIRUT, July 10 ― Syria's eight-year war has seen the Damascus regime lose control of key oil fields and caused state hydrocarbon revenues to plummet by billions of dollars.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Malaysia will host the world’s first Good Capitalism Forum this December, a three-day conference set to lay the groundwork for an ambitious project: to make businesses see m...
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Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.
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Ivanka Trump got a ribbing back home on July 1 after critics took issue with the prominent role played by US President Donald Trump’s daughter during summits in Japan and South Korea.
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WASHINGTON, July 2 ― The US trade war truce with China which could ease sanctions on Huawei has prompted a backlash from lawmakers over national security concerns amid confusion over how the deal ma...
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Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel June 26 on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms.
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Social media site Reddit restricted access to a major forum for supporters of US President Donald Trump, citing threats of violence against police and public officials.
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US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a livestreaming site for videogamers.
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On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (photo, above) slammed President Donald Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall yesterday.
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Denmark on Wednesday became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen (above) finalised terms for a one-party minority government...
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NEW YORK, June 24 — “Tax us more!” was the message today from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change...
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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WASHINGTON, June 23 — President Donald Trump’s renewed focus on what he calls “unfair” exchange rates could presage a new global battlefield that has the potential to do great damage to the wo...
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Thousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong today to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the financial hub into a poli...
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The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Google’s YouTube violated rules about collecting data on and advertising to children, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Mexico yesterday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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JUNE 14 — I recently listened to a podcast of The Ezra Klein Show featuring United States Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren who talked about the various plans she wants to implement...
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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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The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providi...
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WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits and other steps now restricted by Chinese law.
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ROGERS, June 5 — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting today to advocate for workers' rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hi...
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WASHINGTON, June 4 — Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and ot...
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Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 — The US Department of Justice is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Internet titan Google, the Wall Street Journal reported today.
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US President Donald Trump said Friday he would announce his bid to run in the 2020 presidential election next month, Anadolu Agency reported.
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Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias.
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Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said.
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OTTAWA, May 28 ― Canada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement yesterday just three days ahead of US Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of...
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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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Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of US President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according t...
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Videogame makers including Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc might have to block young players from buying some features or else face bans under a bipartisan measure proposed by Republican Josh Hawley.
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President Donald Trump abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers yesterday on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is eng...
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NEW YORK, May 22 — The US administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology, the New York Times reported yesterday, deepening worries...
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Accounts tagged 'hatetrump' and 'ihatetrump' are part of a coordinated campaign to undermine US President Donald Trump that has emerged on social media site Instagram, an independent study has revealed.
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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said on May 17 that a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing the sector and suggested that such a move could help rivals in China.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 ― Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said yesterday a breakup of big US technology would not address “underlying issues” facing the sector and suggested that ...
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Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40 percent saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, ac...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission must stand firm in restricting election campaigning by ministers, even if the Prime Minister calls for a relaxation of such guidelines, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.
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TORONTO, May 15 — Mexico is closing in on a deal to repeal US President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum, a senior Mexican official said yesterday, potentially moving a step nea...
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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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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that US officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has g...
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Democrats are reluctant to impeach US President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker s...
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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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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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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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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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Facebook Inc co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate Chris Hughes urged US regulators to break up the social media company in a New York Times opinion piece on May 9.
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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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WASHINGTON, May 9 — Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break-up of the world’s largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York...