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Beijing accuses US of ‘serious provocation’ after destroyer sails through disputed South China Sea

Beijing accuses US of ‘serious provocation’ after destroyer sails through disputed South China Sea

China’s Defense Ministry has accused the U.S. of “serious political and military provocation” after the U.S. Navy conducted its first so-called freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the disputed South China Sea since January. China said the USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, entered the contentious waters Friday and was “warned off” by two Chinese ships. […]

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Zuckerberg summoned by US Congress as lawmakers fume over data leak

Zuckerberg summoned by US Congress as lawmakers fume over data leak

Facebook Inc’s co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before a House panel as fallout continues from revelations that data of millions of users was obtained by a political consulting firm linked to President Donald Trump. The House Energy and Commerce Committee said in a statement Thursday that Zuckerberg, who […]

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Duterte vows no more Philippine participation in US-led wars

Duterte vows no more Philippine participation in US-led wars

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated that his country will no longer participate in any US-led war as it has gained nothing from its past participation, “except brutality and agony”, reported China’s Xinhua news agency. “I am addressing America right now. Whatever expeditions that you will conduct, any wars that you will fight in any […]

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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit remained higher against the US dollar at today’s opening on continued buying demand for the local note, while benefiting from the fallout arising from the sudden dismissal of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, a dealer said. At 9am, the local note was quoted at 3.8920/8970 from 3.8950/9010 yesterday. “US […]

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Oil down 1pc on continued concerns over US output

Oil down 1pc on continued concerns over US output

New York – Oil prices fell yesterday as investors grappled with ongoing concerns over rising US output and tight Opec supply, while last week’s data showing speculators cut bets on oil suggested more selling could be seen. Brent crude futures slipped 54 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to settle at US$64.95 (RM253.38) per barrel. US […]

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At least 49 killed, 17 injured in US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal

At least 49 killed, 17 injured in US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal

Kathmandu – At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed. Bishwo Raj Pokharel, a senior police official involved in the rescue operation at the TIA, told Xinhua on the spot, “49 people were killed […]

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US skating coach suspended, to be investigated by sex-abuse group

US skating coach suspended, to be investigated by sex-abuse group

New York – A longtime US figure skating coach who trained Tara Lipinski to an Olympic gold medal in 1998 has been suspended and will be investigated by an organisation formed to prevent sexual abuse of athletes, the sport’s governing body said today. Richard Callaghan, 72, is barred from any figure skating activities sanctioned by […]

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Ringgit opens lower against US dollar

Ringgit opens lower against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today, on a strengthening of the greenback on the back of a full-out trade war prospect, triggered by US President Donald Trump, said a dealer. At 9am, the local note was quoted at 3.9110/9180 from yesterday’s 3.9070/9100. OANDA Head of Trading Asia-Pacific, Stephen Innes […]

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US Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

US Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Washington – The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said yesterday it was stripping Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award, accusing her of doing little to halt the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her long campaign against the […]

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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on positive regional sentiment and on the back of surprising news that North Korea is open to denuclearisation, said a dealer. At 9am, the local note was quoted at 3.8990/9030 versus the greenback from yesterday’s 3.9020/9050. OANDA Head of Trading Asia-Pacific, Stephen Innes […]

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