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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is at loggerheads with the Human Resources Ministry and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) over the proposal for the ratification of a convention that would allow all workers, including migrants, the right to join and form unions.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is looking to recover about US$5 billion worth of foreign assets linked to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), set up in 2009 by then prime minister Najib Razak and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Malaysia is looking to recover about US$5 billion worth of foreign assets linked to state fund 1MDB, set up in 2009 by then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the subjec...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are seeking the help of the United Nations in an attempt to reform a labour law involving local and foreign workers.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has held discussions with the Japanese government on collaboration on issues relating to labour and technical and vocational education training (TVET), says the Human Resource Minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A senior officer of the Finance Ministry told the High Court here yesterday that the government’s burden in having to make repayments for the RM4 billion loan taken by SRC Internationa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — SRC International Sdn Bhd was unable to repay its outstanding RM4 billion loan to the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) beginning March 2015 because its overseas bank accou...
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PARIS, June 18 — The yield on the French government’s benchmark 10-year bond turned negative today for the first time after ECB chief Mario Draghi hinted at rate cuts.
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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BERN (Switzerland), June 13 — Switzerland’s central bank said today it was dropping Libor as a reference in setting interest rates in another blow to the scandal-plagued benchmark.
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HONG KONG: Zhong Huijuan quit her job teaching chemistry to teenagers and got into the drug business.
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denied knowledge of the spread of a sex video and several lewd photographs purportedly involving a Cabinet minister, The Star reported...
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BRUSSELS, June 11 — The European Union’s chief executive warned Switzerland today that it needs to sign a new partnership treaty before June 18 that is central to maintaining Swiss stock exchange ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairperson Tan Sri Ismee Ismail will continue with his testimony during the examination-in-chief by the prosecution, where he is expected to f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairperson Tan Sri Ismee Ismail will continue with his testimony during the examination-in-chief by the prosecution, where he is expected to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ismee Ismail said Datuk Seri Najib Razak had ordered the company to transfer most of the funds obtained from the first RM2 billion loan ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): After getting the first RM2 billion loan from Pensioners Trust Fund Inc (KWAP) for SRC International Sdn Bhd, former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked that a total of RM1.8 ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: SRC International Sdn Bhd’s board of directors went to Switzerland in 2013 to seek confirmation whether the company’s deposit of RM1.5 billion was safe and secure there, the High Cou...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): After getting the first RM2 billion loan from Pensioners Trust Fund Inc (KWAP) for SRC International Sdn Bhd, former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked that a total of RM1.8 ...
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JUNE 10 — Strong Chinese export data and the US-Mexico deal to avoid new import tariffs bolstered the mood on European stock markets today, while car company shares also got a lift from signs of mov...
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NEW YORK: The yen and franc could benefit if global trade conflicts spur a slowdown in cross-border direct-investment activity, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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Twitter, as part of ongoing efforts to improve the "health" of discussions on the platform, announced that it has acquired UK-based artificial intelligence startup Fabula AI.
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PARIS, June 7 ― Sanofi is poised to appoint Paul Hudson, a top executive with Switzerland's Novartis , to become the French drugmaker's next CEO from September 1, a source familiar with the decision...
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LONDON: The huge switch from the discredited Libor interest rate benchmark to a Bank of England alternative by the end of 2021 is probably progressing ahead of expectations and could boost London as a financial centre, top regulators said.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the slowest marathon runners worldwide, according to a study.
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BERNE (Switzerland): As of June 3, after the combined efforts and collaboration between all main stakeholders over three years (since July 2016), the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets (FR...
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ZURICH, June 4 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Switzerland about its close business ties with China, telling a newspaper the neutral European country was exposing itself to privacy breach...
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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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THE 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday adopted a resolution that will make the pricing of medicines more transparent.
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GEORGE TOWN: A veteran economist today said Malaysia’s recent inclusion in a United States’ currency manipulators’ watchlist is a subtle American way to discourage trade with China and boost US ...
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The big three are all female. Apple's AI is called Siri, a Scandinavian female name. Amazon's s called Alexa. Google's may not have a name, but it's voice certainly is feminine.
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BERLIN, May 31 — The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China’s Huawei , that it regards as ins...
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SINGAPORE, May 31 — Singapore came out tops in two global rankings this week, emerging as No 1 in business competitiveness and the best place for children.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 ― Malaysia’s inclusion in United States Department of the Treasury Monitoring List along with other major trading economies only highlights its global economic strength, the M...
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Will China – US trade war affect the economies of other countries?
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said no major trading partner met its currency manipulation criteria but nine countries, including China, required close attention as Washington presses tariffs and negotiations to address trade deficits.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Assembly's adoption of a resolution for greater public disclosure of drug prices is a good start but more measures are needed, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia remains at No 22 in the IMD World Competitive Yearbook (WCY) 2019 which rates the competitiveness of countries around the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Ringgit trades near a six-month low as concerns over U.S.-China trade war and slowing global growth sap demand for risk assets.
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Malaysia has maintained its 22nd rank, among 63 countries, in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 published by IMD World Competitiveness Centre, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia remains in the 22nd place, among 63 countries, in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 published by IMD World Competitiveness Centre, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 ― Malaysia has maintained its 22nd rank, among 63 countries, in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 published by IMD World Competitiveness Centre, based in Lausanne, S...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has maintained its 22nd rank, among 63 countries, in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2019 published by IMD World Competitiveness Centre, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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HONG KONG: Growing demand by Asia’s rich for independent advisory services and access to a wide variety of investment products is spurring the surge of boutique wealth managers more associated with the established wealth hubs of Switzerland and London.
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PETALING JAYA: Once again, the R.AGE team has done it on the world stage.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was full house at a talk on studying in Germany on the last day of the Star Education Fair 2019.
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CAMPIONE D'ITALIA, May 26 — Campione d'Italia, a tiny Italian enclave on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Lugano, is fighting for its survival after its main source of income — a giant casino — ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following resistance by several developed countries at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to a drug price transparency resolution, of which Malaysia is a co-sponsor, 66 organisations from Africa have sent an open letter to the United Kingdom government demanding that it stop opposing the resolution.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — The Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts a pro-grade triple-camera setup but it pales in comparison to the Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL in ultra low-light situations.
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British lawmaker and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said "of course" he will stand to be the next prime minister after Theresa May announced her resignation.
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PETALING JAYA: Canadian real estate company Sakto Corporation is turning its full legal attention to bringing Bruno Manser Fonds to trial for defamation.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts a pro-grade triple-camera setup but it pales in comparison to the Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL in ultra low-light situations.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several developed countries have been accused by NGOs of trying to kill the proposed resolution on drug price transparency at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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It is heralded as an essential step to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking is already pitting China against the West.
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AS my plane began its descent onto the runway of Rwanda International Airport in Kigali, the East African country’s capital, a crew member advised passengers to leave their plastic bags on board.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Two hundred and twelve of the 306 handbags seized from a condominium linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year are Hermès and worth about RM47 million,...
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ZURICH, May 17 — Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register sho...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such waste from other countries more effectively, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 — The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other...
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GENEVA (May 16): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail concluded her working visit to Geneva on Thursday with the message that Malaysia was determined to actively participate in al...
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TOKYO, May 16 — A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today that an increase in sales tax planned for October should be shelved until the economy puts a decisive end t...
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MIRI: Mulu natives who had gone to Europe to highlight their fight against forest clearing near Mulu National Park have collected about 191,000 signatures supporting their cause.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ― Malaysia is ranked the third highest-ranking Muslim-majority country in this year’s global Islamicity Index which measures a society’s adherence to Quranic teachings and P...
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GENEVA: The Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known globally as a country of integrity and its anti-corruption drive, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.She said the government had taken several initiatives after winning the 14th general election last year by setting up the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) as well as the National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019 -2023 on Jan 28.
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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the international arena.
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GENEVA (May 14): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform f...
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GENEVA, May 14 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform...
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held in Geneva, S...
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GENEVA, May 14 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held i...
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I wrote this article over 3 years ago: When CEO’s salaries get too high.
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GENAVA, SWITZERLAND (May 11): Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, or...
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PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has branded as propaganda opposition claims that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is “overly obsessed” with 1MDB, one year into its ad...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Badminton star Lee Chong Wei will miss the World Championships in August after falling down the rankings following a prolonged absence due to cancer, an official said on Wednesday...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 4): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia hopes to recover a total of US$7 billion (RM28.95 billion) that was allegedly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd ...
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SINGAPORE: The US authorities are preparing to return about US$200mil (RM826mil) of funds allegedly misappropriated from troubled state fund 1MDB to Malaysia, according to sources.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to retrieve the RM28bil (US$7bil) in misappropriated funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from various countries, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia hopes to recover a total of US$7 billion (RM28.95 billion) that was allegedly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd ...
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In a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that government hopes to receive a total of US$7 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s money from various sources aro...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to retrieve US$7bil (RM29bil) in misappropriated funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from various countries, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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SINGAPORE: US authorities are preparing to return about US$200 million of funds allegedly misappropriated from troubled state fund 1MDB to Malaysia, according to people familiar with the matter.
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SINGAPORE (May 3): US authorities are preparing to return about US$200 million of funds allegedly misappropriated from troubled state fund 1MDB to Malaysia, according to people familiar with the matte...
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GENEVA: Watches of Switzerland Group Ltd, the UK’s biggest seller of luxury timepieces, said it’s considering an initial public offering in London that could help fuel expansion into the US market.
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KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Corp is making a mandatory offer (MO) for the remaining shares in Lafarge Malaysia Bhd following its acquisition of a 51% stake in the cement maker from its parent company.
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KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Cement Bhd has agreed to acquire LafargeHolcim's entire 51% stake in Lafarge Malaysia Bhd for US$396mil (RM1.64bil), or RM3.75 a share.
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A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Two Kosmo!
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PETALING JAYA: The government is making all efforts to ensure the country will no longer be the world’s dumping ground for plastic waste, says Yeo Bee Yin.
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BEIJING, April 23 — President Xi Jinping will lead a hard sales push at a Beijing summit this week, to corral more countries into a global infrastructure project at the core of China's superpower am...
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“Night Mode”, which is a dedicated camera mode for low light scenes has been quite a huge deal recently thanks to last year’s Huawei P20 Pro.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — “Night Mode”, which is a dedicated camera mode for low light scenes has been quite a huge deal recently thanks to last year’s Huawei P20 Pro.
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BEIJING: China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4% pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and consumer demand showed signs of improvement.
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PETALING JAYA: An LGBT activist has been asked to apologise and retract his claim of the existence of state-sponsored violence against the LGBT community in Malaysia.
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Switzerland will introduce a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology’s rollout, the government said on April 17.
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PARIS, FRANCE (April 17): At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
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LONDON, April 17 — British finance minister Philip Hammond plans to attend meetings in China to discuss the country's centrepiece international economic plans later this month, his department said.
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BEIJING, April 17 — China is expected to report today that economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in at least 27 years in the first quarter, as policymakers seek to head off a sharper slowdown t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Coalition of local human rights groups Comango has urged the police and the Home Ministry to stop all forms of intimation against human rights defenders, after activist Numa...
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ZURICH, April 16 — Switzerland will sign an accord backing China’s Belt and Road Initiative when President Ueli Maurer visits China this month, cementing ties with a major trading partner as other...