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TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week.
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KARUIZAWA, Japan: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that OPEC would probably meet in the first week in July in Vienna and that he hoped it would reach consensus on extending its agreement to cut oil output.
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MOSCOW: Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd hopes to unveil its first development in Japan as soon as this year.
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MOSCOW: After completing three high-rise projects in Melbourne, Australia, S P Setia Bhd is now eyeing the landed housing market there with a possible township development.
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ANKARA, June 15 — Turkey today lambasted Moody’s ratings agency after it cut Ankara’s credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution’s “...
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ISTANBUL, June 15 ― Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory yesterday, saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued to rise, and with it the risk o...
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FRANKFURT, June 13 — Fear of trade conflicts, sanctions and challenges to the multilateral order contributed to a rebound in worldwide use of the euro in 2018 from historic lows, the European Centra...
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TOKYO: Oil prices steadied on Thursday, after slumping as much as 4% in the previous session to nearly five-month lows on the back of a further buildup in U.S. crude stockpiles and worries about lower demand growth.
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NEW YORK, June 13 — Stock markets pulled back yesterday amid lingering trade war worries, with Asian markets also buffeted by unease over massive civil protests in Hong Kong.
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LONDON: Oil demand is shrivelling as the trade war between the United States and China trips up the global economy.
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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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The gods have been conspiring against the world economy, where nothing seems to be going right.
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OTTAWA, June 12 — Eighty-six per cent of internet users have been duped by fake news — most of it spread on Facebook — according to a global survey published yesterday.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, weighed by concerns about a global economic slowdown that could dent crude demand, but supported by expectations that OPEC and its allies will extend their supply curbs.
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In the early days of Russia's Internet, hippies founded the first telecoms venture with Americans, an astrophysicist ran the country's most visited website and providers punished hackers by kneecapping them with baseball bats.
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Three of Russia’s leading newspapers took the unusual step on Monday of publishing identical front-page headlines to protest over what they suspect is the framing of an investigative journalist on d...
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DUBAI: Two opposing forces are at play in emerging markets. The first is excitement over the dollar’s decline as speculation grows that the US will cut rates soon. And the second is dread over President Donald Trump’s trade war.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices fell more than 1% on Monday as U.S.-China trade tensions continued to threaten demand for crude and as major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia had yet to agree on extending an output-cutting deal.
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Russian woman started the hashtag with a tweet urging ‘English-speaking sisters’ to report users ‘that post videos of girls being drugged and raped’. Twitter has since shut down some of the accounts and there are calls for a police investigation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Malaysian palm oil futures fell to a two-week low in early trade on Monday, weighed down by losses in overnight soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade.
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Police in Kazakhstan detained about 500 people on Sunday after dispersing protests against an uncompetitive presidential election set to confirm Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the successor to veteran leade...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI started the week with a lift on Wall Street's Friday rally coupled with news over the weekend that Washington had dropped its plan to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy.
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LONDON: Evgeny Chichvarkin has been many things over the past two decades: a bilaire mobile phone retailer, a jetsetter who plays polo with princes, a wanted man in his native Russia, a political exile. These days he’s a shopkeeper – though at the kind of venture you’d expect from a man with his resume: a store with more than US$20mil worth of wine and spirits and customers that include A-list celebs such as David Beckham and Mark Walhberg.
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KUALA LUMPUR: National recurve archer S Suresh has become world champion in his event, winning the gold medal today at the 2019 World Archery Para Championships.
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LAHAD DATU, June 9 — The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will focus on Malaysia’s promotion through Travel Mart abroad.
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COMMENT | When one sweeps away all the issues surrounding the inadequacies of Pakatan Harapan – mainly exaggerated by extant BN cyber troopers – what remains of Malaysia is a federation of states ...
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JUNE 9 — When one sweeps away with all the issues surrounding the inadequacies of Pakatan Harapan, which are mainly exaggerated by the cyber troopers of Barisan National (or what remains of it), wha...
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SAINT PETERSBURG, June 7 — China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin hit back at US global economic dominance today as they took the stage together at Russia’s showcase business forum.
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A senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei said June 6 that he hopes the company's animosity with the United States will be resolved and warned that the US would be shooting itself in the foot if it were to shun Chinese technology.
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Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy.
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ST PETERSBURG, June 7 — Opec is close to agreeing to extend an oil supply-cutting agreement beyond June, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said today, though the question is how to accommodate partic...
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TOKYO: Oil prices rose more than 1% on Friday, climbing further away from five-month lows hit earlier in the week after a report that Washington could postpone trade tariffs on Mexico and amid signs that OPEC and other producers may extend their supply cuts.
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In the past couple of years, there has been a tumult of changes at Rocket Internet’s Vaniday, a site for booking appointments at salons and spas.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — There is nothing wrong with Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu saying — at a recent international defence summit — the Malaysian Navy is inferior to that of China’s, analysts...
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices firmed yesterday after falling to near five-month lows in the previous session, but sentiment remained weak as markets remain under pressure from rising US supply and a stalling global economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A medical doctor addicted to drugs? As unlikely as it may sound, it does happen and one doctor here is now battling addiction – all because of job-related stress.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A medical doctor addicted to drugs?
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KUALA LUMPUR: A medical doctor addicted to drugs?
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — A medical doctor addicted to drugs?
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A medical doctor addicted to drugs? As unlikely as it may sound, it does happen and one doctor here is now battling addiction – all because of job-related stress.
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In the past couple of years, there has been a tumult of changes at Rocket Internet’s Vaniday, a site for booking appointments at salons and spas.
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LONDON: OPEC and its partners will take the current "economic bearishness” into account when they meet in coming weeks, and are committed to keeping oil markets balanced this year and beyond, its top official said.
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices on Thursday hovered around their lowest levels since January as markets remain under pressure from rising U.S. supply and stalling demand amid an economic slowdown.
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NEW YORK, June 6 — Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state and Exxon Mobil Corp chairman who has clashed with President Donald Trump since leaving the administration, said yesterday he suppo...
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This week's hearings at the International Court of Justice about Russia's alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine will focus only on the question of jurisdiction.A...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the slowest marathon runners worldwide, according to a study.
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No, of course it’s not really a dog driving a car but the “sight of it” did generate interesting reactions from the folks in mother Russia.
Russia | BMW | E30
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(June 4): Asia traders will look to see if stocks can stabilize Tuesday amid a technology rout that sank Nasdaq shares and a rally in Treasuries on growing conviction the Federal Reserve will cut inte...
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Among the greatest concerns currently is that the march towards recession seems to be gathering pace, with persistent inversions of the US Treasury yield curve.
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YOURSAY | ‘A common currency is only workable if all participating countries have same standards economically.’ Mahathir proposes common East Asia currency pegged to gold Anonymous_1527925538: Goo...
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HAS Opec reached the point where the benefit of bringing in outsiders to achieve its goals is outweighed by the difficulty of managing the expanded group? It certainly seems so.
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HAS OPEC reached the point where the benefit of bringing in outsiders to achieve its goals is outweighed by the difficulty of managing the expanded group? It certainly seems so.
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TOKYO (Bernama): The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MOSCOW (May 31): S P Setia Bhd has bagged its 11th Gold of the FIABCI World Prix D’Excellence Awards 2019, held in Moscow, Russia on Thursday evening.
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TOKYO (May 31): The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yes...
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MOSCOW (May 31): S P Setia Bhd has bagged its 11th Gold of the FIABCI World Prix D’Excellence Awards 2019, held in Moscow, Russia on Thursday evening.
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TOKYO: The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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TOKYO, May 30 ― The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad t...
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TOKYO: The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Facebook Inc's refusal to remove a heavily edited video that attempted to make her look incoherent had convinced her the company knowingly enabled Russian election interference.
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Provoking trade disputes is “naked economic terrorism”, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday, ramping up the rhetoric against the United States amid a bitter trade war that is showing no sig...
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BEIJING, May 30 — Provoking trade disputes is “naked economic terrorism”, a senior Chinese diplomat said today, ramping up the rhetoric against the United States amid a bitter trade war that is ...
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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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A Dutch website set up to record UFO sightings was flooded early Saturday with reports after a 'train of stars' was spotted crossing the Netherlands' skies, sparking fears of an alien invasion.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is maintaining its underweight call on APM Automotive but raised its fair value to RM2.34 from RM2.30 previously based on a rolled-over valuation to FY20 with a price-to-earnings (PE) of 11 times.
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LONDON (May 24): Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices slumped this week on a flood of spot volumes amid subdued demand.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Kazakhstan is keen to increase the import volume of Malaysia's palm oil into the Republic, said Counsellor of Kazakhstan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Serik Amirov.
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BEIJING, May 24 — China and Brazil should see each other as an opportunity for development and as partners, Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao today.
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Russia’s largest tech company is launching a delivery service that allows a customer to tell a restaurant what to cook, whether it’s on the menu or not.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Kazakhstan wants to become the central distribution hub for Malaysian palm oil and other products in Central Asia, connecting the resources to Russia and the Eurasian Union.
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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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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.
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SEOUL (May 22): Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment -- One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, says Halal Industry Development Corporat...
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SEOUL: Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment -- One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, says Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC).
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DUBAI: Saudi Aramco agreed to buy liquefied natural gas from Sempra Energy’s Texas export terminal and will discuss taking a stake in the project.
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Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment - One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, says the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). It...
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SEOUL, May 22 — Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion (RM4.2 trillion) investment — One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, says Halal Industr...
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NEW YORK: Oil prices on Monday rose to multi-week highs before easing later in the session as Opec indicated it was likely to maintain production cuts that have helped boost prices this year, while escalating Middle East tensions provided further support.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump today rejected a New York Times report that raised questions about multiple Deutsche Bank transactions involving entities controlled by him and his son...
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Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature...
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SYDNEY: Oil prices jumped as much as 1 percent on Monday after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih indicated there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to continue limiting supplies.
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to drive down crude inventories "gently" but his country would remain responsive to the needs of what he called a fragile market.
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PETALING JAYA: Politics may be the deciding factor in a RM36 billion deal to supply light combat aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force over the next 10 years, according to a Singapore news report.
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A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment.
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 18 — Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said today that Opec will be responsive to the oil market’s needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage...
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that OPEC will be responsive to the oil market's needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage with data, particularly from the United States, still showing inventories building.
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and other Asean countries have taken the correct strategic position to be engaged in the Belt Road initiative.
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Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
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Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a hidden "backdoor" on the network of a major Dutch telecoms firm, making it possible to access customer data, newspaper De Volkskrant said on May 16, citing unidentified intelligence sources.
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The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.
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PARIS, May 15 — The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said today, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and Opec+ members produced less cr...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 US presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no rep...
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LONDON: OPEC said on Tuesday that world demand for its oil would be higher than expected this year as supply growth from rivals including U.S. shale producers slows, pointing to a tighter market if the exporter group refrains from raising output.
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A security flaw in WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, allowed sophisticated attackers to install spyware on phones, the company said on May 14, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.
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Internet watchdog Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast years-old and multi-lingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the Internet.
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China and the United States both have the "ability and wisdom" to reach a trade deal that is good for both, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he thought recent talks in Beijing would be successful.
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Dutch-based peace group Pax warns in report that military use of artificial intelligence could leave algorithms with power of life or death.
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SINGAPORE (May 10): Food Empire announced that its 1Q19 earnings rose 6.6% to US$7.7 million (S$10.5 million), from US$7.2 million in 1Q18. Revenue was 2% lower at US$70.7 million, from US$72.1 millio...
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Dutch-based peace group Pax warns in report that military use of artificial intelligence could leave algorithms with power of life or death. World’s leading powers are trying to develop autonomous drones or submarines that can respond quickly to enemy action.