KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must learn from the recent attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand and not take lightly the threat of terrorism, especially from extremists, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said this was because attacks by terrorist or extremist groups can happen anywhere. “These attacks must be stopped from happening [...]
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KUALA LUMPUR: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar should not have made negative comments on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, especially through the interview with the Singapore media, The Straits Times last Friday. The Prime Minister’s Political Secretary Abu Bakar Yahya said Nurul Izzah, who is wise in the political arena, was still immature, irrational, and [...]
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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/BEIJING: US President Donald Trump’s blunt-force use of tariffs in pursuing his ‘America First’ trade agenda has angered many, from company executives to allied governments and members of both parties of Congress. But there’s one effort which has drawn broad support from those who oppose him on almost everything else – his push to force [...]
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WEXFORD, IRELAND: Ireland’s agriculture minister Michael Creed on Saturday promised farmers a ‘substantial’ aid package if they suffer losses as a result of new UK tariffs under a no-deal Brexit. The Irish Farmers Association estimates that WTO tariffs on Ireland’s beef and livestock sector will impose a direct cost of 800 million euro per year, [...]
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BELGRADE: Serbia on Sunday marked 20 years since the Nato air strikes that forced Belgrade to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, ending a conflict that claimed more than 13,000 lives. After the operation to get president Slobodan Milosevic to stop his deadly crackdown on Kosovo separatists, the former Serbian province, mainly ethnic Albanian, was put under [...]
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Airlines will work with investigators in Ethiopia, the United States and elsewhere ‘to figure out what went wrong with flight 302’, the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said on Monday. His pledge follows reports the investigation was under strain because information about the March 10 crash, which killed 157 people, was not being [...]
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DUBAI: A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya’s Rift Valley has won the US$1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said. Peter Tabichi, who organisers say gives away 80 per cent of his monthly income to the poor, received the prize at a ceremony Saturday [...]
Mueller probe finds no collusion but did not exoneration president of obstruction WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes. The long-awaited final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s [...]
BANGKOK: Thai election officials said they would announce the winners of 350 parliamentary seats yesterday and more details of those contests would come on Friday, but a clear picture of the lower house’s 500 seats could take weeks to emerge. A drawn-out process could complicate coalition-building to form a government, five years after a military [...]
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BANGKOK: Two major political parties raised doubts yesterday about the accuracy of Thailand’s election results after a party linked to the military took a surprise lead in the popular vote count that suggested the country’s junta chief could remain in power. One party said it was considering a legal challenge over what it said were [...]