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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, in the process of upgrading its parliamentary system, intends to make Kuwait’s parliamentary system as one of its latest benchmarks, said Deputy Dewan Rakyat (lower house of ...
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Poland and Lithuania said they were looking into the potential security risks of using 'FaceApp', the Russian-made face-editing app.
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The worldwide non-military drone market, dominated by manufacturers in China, will triple in size to US$14.3bil (RM58.80bil) in sales over the next decade, a study released on July 17 said, even as US officials warn of national security risks.
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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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US President Donald Trump said on July 16 his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.
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In yet another twist in the U.S./China/Huawei saga, it turns out that the Trump administration may not be able to relax restrictions on Huawei after all—that is, without the express consent of Congr...
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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 President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills today to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump...
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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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France adopted a pioneering tax on Internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on July 11, despite US threats of new tariffs on French imports.
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MANILA: Online casino centres are under construction north and south of the Philippine capital to cash in on the booming gaming sector, the nation’s gaming regulator Andrea Domingo said in Manila.
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LONDON: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking at two main areas of focus to encourage better media freedom in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix)...
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LONDON (Bernama): The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking at two main areas of focus to encourage better media freedom in the country, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.
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WASHINGTON, July 12 ― President Donald Trump's aggressive trade actions sparked a “shock” to business confidence which could impact the economy, and contributes to the case for cutting rates, Fe...
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The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking at two main areas of focus to encourage better media freedom in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said.
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LONDON (July 11): The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking at two main areas of focus to encourage better media freedom in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh...
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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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PARIS, July 11 — France today rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes.
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Speaking on CNBC recently, US Senator John Barrasso was adamant that Huawei, the leading Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, represented a clear threat to the United States.
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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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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariff...
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Executives from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google will testify before a US House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.
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(July 10): Stocks in Asia looked set to trade mixed after U.S. equities made little headway and investors awaited clues on policy from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — The government should expand its bid to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 by also opening up the Senate to entry for 18-year-olds, the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) s...
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(July 9): Asian stocks were set for a muted start to trading as their U.S. counterparts slipped and Treasuries edged lower.
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SYDNEY, July 4 ― Australia's conservative government looked set to secure the required support today to pass A$158 billion (RM459.4 billion) worth of tax cuts over the next decade, a fillip to an ec...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Australian Immigration has cancelled the visas of 1,779 Malaysians between July 2017 and February this year even before they were cleared from the airport, as it tries to tack...
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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 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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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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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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THE proposal to have an open competition for all public appointments and appointing ministerial selection committees to shortlist candidates and conduct interviews has strong merits (“Reforming the ...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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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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SYDNEY, June 7 ― Asian share markets dithered today as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the US-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a US jobs report that could sway the course...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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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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A Facebook Inc executive shared that the company wouldn’t remove a manipulated video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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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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WASHINGTON: China's CRRC, the world's top passenger train maker, was slammed by U.S. lawmakers during a hearing on Thursday to limit the world's top passenger train maker's access to U.S. projects amid security fears.
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An alliance of Thai anti-junta parties is not giving up on forming the country’s next government and blocking the ruling junta from retaining power following a disputed March election, a leader of a...
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While welcoming the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that a youth representative will be appointed as senator, a youth group says that one representative is not enough.
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YOURSAY | ‘Hindraf 2.0 should focus not on race, but on equal opportunities.’ At rally, Hindraf 2.0 demands seven Indian-majority seats David Dass: Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf 2.0) de facto...
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions yesterday, adding a new incendiary element to the US-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secret...
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — The United States is close to resolving a dispute over steel and aluminum tariffs with Canada and Mexico, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday, but Canada's forei...
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today he will likely travel to Beijing soon to continue negotiations with Chinese counterparts as the world’s two biggest economies t...
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BANGI (May 15): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field a...
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BANGI, May 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field...
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WASHINGTON: The United States faces stiff challenges as it moves to create its own electric vehicle supply chain, industry analysts say, with the extent of the country’s metal reserves largely unkno...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public backing for the maverick leader.
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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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PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — Nearly a year in office, Datuk Liew Vui Keong acknowledges that Pakatan Harapan’s pledged legislative reforms will take time to realise but pointed out the complexity of the ta...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seremban PKR chief Dr Ahmad Azam Hamzah was sworn in as a senator today.
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Seremban PKR chief Dr Ahmad Azam Hamzah was sworn in as a senator today.
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A YEAR ago, Malaysia ushered in the Pakatan Harapan government with much hope and expectations.
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A Democratic-led House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold US Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election...
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Long-delayed results of Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup released on Wednesday produced no clear winner but gave a pro-army party a clear advantage in its bid to install the curr...
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LETTER | Dear Pakatan Harapan: A year ago, Malaysia ushered in a new government with much hope and expectations.
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May 8 — Dear Pakatan Harapan A year ago, Malaysia ushered in the new government with much hope and expectation.
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MIRI: A call has been made in the Dewan Negara for stricter laws to curb the increasing cases of cruelty towards animals in Sarawak.
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THERE’S a brief snap – the sound of a hammer hitting a nail: metallic but light.
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Australian Radomir Kobryn-Coletti has no commitment to any political party, right or left, but his job right now is churning out incendiary Facebook memes for a controversial senator, wooing the far-r...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 — Conservative commentator Stephen Moore's sexist comments about women have put in jeopardy his path to the Federal Reserve, with the No. 2 Republican in the Senate saying yeste...
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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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GEORGE TOWN: DAP has stated its stand in support of the struggle by Palestinians who are oppressed by Israel, the zionist regime.
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GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): DAP has stated its stand in support of the struggle by Palestinians who are oppressed by Israel, the zionist regime.
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MEXICO CITY, April 30 — Mexico’s Senate approved a bill to strengthen the rights of trade unions yesterday, one of the final steps towards enacting a law that Democratic US lawmakers have insisted...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The country needs 38,333 kindergartens for children in the country.
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JOHOR BARU, April 28 — The government will not remove one’s religious status on the identity card, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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WASHINGTON, April 24 — The head of the largest US labour union said yesterday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labour reforms ...
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WASHINGTON, April 23 — Herman Cain, facing resistance from his own political party as US President Donald Trump's pick to fill a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, withdrew yesterday from considerat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Isa Ab Hamid today took his oath as a member of the Orang Asli community in the Senate for a second term from 2019 to 2021, before Senate president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran in Parlia...
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Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s f...
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THE change of Government after the 14th General Election saw changes to our sphere of cyber and IT laws.
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LETTER | When our neighbour, Singapore, is now walking towards realising a dedicated law that penalises wrongdoers who are at fault for saying "untrue" and "manipulative" things online, the government...
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NEW DELHI, April 13 — A US plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to USD$5.6 billion (RM23 billion) from India could raise costs for American consumers, two US senators have told their cou...
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WASHINGTON, April 12 — US President Donald Trump's expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy yesterday after a fourth Republican sen...
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Facebook says it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combating the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site.
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US Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the “black box“ of tech companies’ artificial intelligence much the same way the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks.
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WASHINGTON, April 11 — The United States is scrutinising state-owned Qatar Airways' acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Air Italy, which has been flying to US destinations since June in a move see...
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COMMENT | April 17 will be a crucial day for Indonesia’s democracy.
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LETTER | On March 15, 2011, the Malaysian Bar released the following statement: “The Malaysian Bar welcomes the comments made last week by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minister i...
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PARIS, April 9 — French lawmakers yesterday approved a new tax on digital giants such as Facebook and Apple that has angered the United States, with Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire boasting that Fra...
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Australia’s Senate censured an independent right-wing lawmaker on Wednesday for his comments that New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre which left 50 people dead was a result of letting “Musli...
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US President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the US southern border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cau...
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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 Attorney General William Barr plans to make public a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by mid-A...
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The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is supporting California Senate Bill 564, which bans the creation and dissemination of digitally created sex scenes and nude performances without consent.
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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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Thailand’s Pheu Thai party said on Wednesday it had formed a “democratic front” with six other parties after a disputed election, claiming the opposition alliance had won a majority in the lower...
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Today will be a pivotal day for aircraft maker Boeing Co and the federal aviation safety regulators as they try to rebuild trust following two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX airliners.
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NEW YORK, March 27 — Boeing has flown test flights of its 737 MAX to evaluate a fix for the system targeted as a potential cause of two deadly plane crashes, two sources familiar with the matter sai...
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SEATTLE, March 27 — Boeing engineers armed with laptops and thumb drives will be able to upload a crucial software fix for the 737 MAX anti-stall system in about an hour.
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SINGAPORE (March 26): Thailand's chaotic electoral result is near investors' worst case scenario.
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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 Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mue...