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Turkey and Russia show that land grabs can pay off: Leonid Bershidsky
(Oct 16): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s land grab in Syria, like his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin’s Crimea annexation, has met with a weak international response.
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India cannot sacrifice economic strength to comply with US sanctions
NEW YORK: India wants to comply with global sanctions, including U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Russia, but also needs to maintain its own strength and strategic...
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Russia says no talks underway to change oil output deal
RIYADH, Oct 14 — Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said today there were no talks underway to change the global output deal under which Opec and non-Opec oil-producing countries have curbed ou...
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Russia considers euros, roubles for energy exports
BENGALURU: Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said the country is considering alternatives to the US dollar for energy transactions and is exploring currency settlements in euros and roubles for energy exports to minimise US exposure.
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Arabiya: Russia’s Putin says global oil inventories need cutting to ‘reasonable level’
DUBAI, Oct 13 — Russian President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired today that global oil inventories need cutting to “reasonable levels” and that Russia would work with Saudi Arabia and othe...
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Alipay sets sights on digital payments outside Asia as it teams up with Russia’s Mail.ru
Alipay, one of China’s dominant digital payments providers, has teamed up with Russian internet firm Mail.ru in an e-wallet joint venture to develop digital payments in the country.
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Kelantan Sultan claims Russian ex-wife rejected his money and sold story to tabloid instead
The Russian ex-wife of Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan made the headlines this week when she alleged that she had to pawn her Jacob Arabo wedding ring to afford her medical bills during her difficult pr...
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One small nibble for man: 3D printer makes meat in space
The prospect of astronauts tucking into a roast dinner has grown slightly closer after a successful experiment used a 3D printer to create meat on the International Space...
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Oksana turns to Russian court to decide on father of her child
PETALING JAYA: The dispute over the biological father of Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko’s baby boy will be decided by a court in Moscow, where the judge could demand a DNA test conducted on Kelantan’s S...
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Oil prices rise as Opec pledges decision on supply
NEW YORK: Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by comments by the head of OPEC that the organization could take action to balance oil markets and will decide in...
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Emerging market assets tread cautiously ahead of US-China trade talks
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 ― A soft dollar supported China's yuan and a swathe of emerging market currencies today after reports that Washington and Beijing may agree a partial trade deal, but investors wer...
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'One small nibble for man': 3D printer makes meat in space
MOSCOW, Oct 10 — The prospect of astronauts tucking into a roast dinner has grown slightly closer after a successful experiment used a 3D printer to create meat on the International Space Station.
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Sultan's ex-wife: I pawned wedding ring to pay medical bills
LONDON • Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina has claimed in an interview with Britain's Daily Mail news website that she had to pawn her wedding ring to pay for her medical bills after her former ...
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Russian lawmakers look to ban e-mail users who share illegal content
A group of pro-Kremlin lawmakers has drafted legislation that would allow authorities to block individual e-mail or online messenger users who circulate banned content.
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Senators warn of foreign social media meddling in US vote
A bipartisan group of US senators urged President Donald Trump on Oct 8 to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in US elections, a subject he has...
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Russian ex-wife of Kelantan Sultan claims she pawned wedding ring to pay for medical bills while pregnant
Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina has claimed in an interview with the British Daily Mail news website that she had to pawn her wedding ring to pay for her medical bills after former husband Sulta...
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Oksana says she sold RM1 mil wedding ring to pay medical bills
PETALING JAYA: Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko, who married Sultan Muhammad V last year, said she was forced to sell her wedding ring worth £203,000 (about RM1.05 million), and accused the Kelantan ruler of...
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“On hindsight, not that bad after all,” quips Anwar on his time in prison
When asked if there a burning rage deep inside after he had been held a political prisoner for more than a decade, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said even though prison was tough and dehumanising, it had t...
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De Beers diamond sales fall 39% in a year
LONDON: De Beers’s diamond buyers continued to take the rare opportunity to reject stones from the biggest supplier as the company extended almost unprecedented...
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Greta Thunberg's UN speech fails to ‘excite’ Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday took aim at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling an energy forum he did not share the excitement about her United Nations speech last month.
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Putin jokes about hacking US presidential election in 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sided with his US counterpart Donald Trump in the domestic political storm raging in the United States, and briefly joked that Moscow would hack the US pr...
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Melewar Group, MAI ink MoU to conduct aviation university feasibility study
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): The Melewar Group and the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study towards the setting up of a fully-fledged ...
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World Briefs: Malaysia gets tough on vaping, e-cigs
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia is planning to introduce strict regulations on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporisers, health officials said yesterday, as countries around the world move t...
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US House impeachment probe intensifies as Trump rages about inquiry
The US House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump intensified yesterday, as Trump raged about the inquiry and news reports suggested he had used additional diplomatic chan...
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Msian companies to participate in Russia's Volga Investment Summit and World...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Twenty-one Malaysian companies will be participating in the upcoming Volga Investment Summit and World Halal Day 2019 which is set to take place from Oct 3 to 5, 2019 in Samara...
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Mohamed Azmin to meet with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) will be meeting with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov to discuss on trade, economic and investment c...
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Azmin Ali to meet with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will be meeting with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov to discuss on trade, economic and investme...
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Could China’s strict cyber controls gain international acceptance?
Beijing recommends right to control Internet and tech for ‘social stability’, and make cyberspace a branch of sovereignty. Growing influence could help it shape...
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Pelosi says public opinion shifting in support of impeachment inquiry
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that public opinion is now on the side of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump following the release of new information about his conver...
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Trump told Russians he was not concerned about election meddling: report
President Donald Trump told two Russian officials in a 2017 meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow’s meddling in the US election, which prompted White House officials to limit access to the ...
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Deep loss for nuclear community
THE nuclear community specifically and the public in general were deeply saddened by the passing of Yukiya Amano (pic), director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on July 18,20...
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‘Perfectly real' deepfake videos likely publicly accessible within six months
A couple days after demonstrating his deepfake technology at an MIT conference on Sept 18, Hao Li affirmed to CNBC that ‘perfectly real' and ‘virtually...
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Waive visa fees for certain periods to attract tourists: Kepong MP
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should be proactive and emulate other countries in waiving visa fees for tourists during certain seasons so that more will come to the country, says Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng (pix)...
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Digital threats multiply ahead of 2020 US elections
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 — It could be a manipulated video embarrassing a candidate.
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As tourism competition heats up, MP urges Malaysia to drop visa fees
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Malaysia should review the visa fee it imposes on tourists from select countries in order to boost its attractiveness as a holiday destination, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng suggeste...
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Stop 'blame game' aimed at palm oil producers, developing nations: CPOPC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): It is inaccurate to direct much of the blame for the recent haze in Southeast Asia towards the palm oil industry, as oil palm plantations are generally not the source of burnin...
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Stop 'blame game' aimed at palm oil producers, developing nations — CPOPC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): It is inaccurate to direct much of the blame for the recent haze in Southeast Asia towards the palm oil industry, as oil palm plantations are generally not the source of burnin...
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Equities hit by China rate dampener and Mideast tensions; FX index turns negative
BEIJING, Sept 17 — Emerging market shares slumped today, led by losses in China after the central bank resisted temptation to lower its one-year lending rate and as investors were deterred by geopol...
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Nord Stream 2 pipeline edges closer to Danish deadlock
IN THE BALTIC SEA, Sept 16 — With each 24-tonne steel pipe laid on the seabed of the Baltic Sea, the vessel Solitaire is edging closer to what could be a costly hold-up for the Russian-led gas pipli...
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Oil-exporter currencies, safe havens rally after Saudi attacks
LONDON, Sept 16 — Currencies linked to the price of oil rose today after an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities disrupted global oil supplies, while the Japanese yen and Swiss franc strength...
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China's economy strains under disappointing data
BEIJING, Sept 16 — China's economy showed more signs of strain today as the country published weak data for industrial output, investment and retail sales, amid a lingering trade war with the United...
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(Video) Mahathir makes special appearance in ‘Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ song
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a special appearance in a music video of a new patriotic song titled ‘Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ which was released today in conjunction with t...
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'Very difficult' for China's economy to grow 6pct or faster: Premier Li
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is “very difficult” for China’s economy to grow at a rate of six percent or more because of the high base from which it was starting and the complicated intern...
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Dr M makes special appearance in ‘Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ music video (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a special appearance in a music video of a new patriotic song titled Anak Bangsa Malaysia which was released today in conjunction ...
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Dr M makes special appearance in 'Anak Bangsa Malaysia' video
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a special appearance in a music video of a new patriotic song titled "Anak Bangsa...
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Erdogan to discuss with Trump buying US Patriot missiles
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying US Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the US leader could overcome a crisis caused by A...
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Russia’s largest social network starts dating app to rival Tinder
VKontakte, Russia’s largest social network run by Mail.ru Group Ltd, is starting its own dating app Lovina centered around quick-fire videochats.
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Klook to double workforce by 2020 to drive global growth
Travel booking platform Klook is looking to grow its 1,200-person workforce to over 2,500 in more than 30 offices by 2020 in a bid to bolster its international presence across Asia Pacific and Europe.
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Russian protesters aided by digital tools, self-organising
It's a scene many Muscovites have grown used to seeing this summer as a new wave of anti-government demonstrations gripped the Russian capital: Two...
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Govt to look into compatibility of new fighter jets: Mohamad Sabu
KLANG: The proposal to replace the SU Russian fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with new versions of the fighter jets depended on the financial position of the country.
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Govt to look into compatibility of new fighter jets, says Mat Sabu
KLANG: The proposal to replace the Sukhoi Russian fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with the new version fighter jets depends on the financial position of the country.
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Govt to look into compatibility of new fighter jets – Mohamad
Mohamad Sabu – Bernama file photo KLANG: The proposal to replace the SU Russian fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with the new version fighter jets depended on the financial posi...
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Govt to look into compatibility of new fighter jets, says minister
KLANG, Sept 8 — The proposal to replace the SU Russian fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with the new version fighter jets depended on the financial position of the country.
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Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade
ISTANBUL, Sept 7 — Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks today aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said.
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Kelantan palace urges public not to be swayed by false info after Sultan's Russian ex-wife posts on Instagram
PETALING JAYA - The Kelantan palace on Friday (Sept 6) urged Malaysians not to be swayed by the dissemination of false and untrue information on social media about the royal household.
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Modi tweets in Malay after meeting Mahathir
PETALING JAYA • In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.
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Kelantan palace slams social media postings about Sultan's private life after Russian ex-wife posts on Instagram
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Kelantan palace on Friday (Sept 6) urged Malaysians not to be swayed by the dissemination of false and untrue information on social media about the roy...
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Russia ups LNG race with green light on Arctic LNG-2 project
VLADIVOSTOK: The US$21bil Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG)-2 project led by Russian private gas producer Novatek won a green light yesterday, the latest in a raft of...
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Indian PM Modi tweets in Malay after meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir...
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Modi tweets in BM after meeting with Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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Dira thought about getting her jaw fixed
ACTRESS Dira Abu Zahar says she had thought about fixing her “crooked” jaw, Utusan Malaysia reported.ACTRESS Dira Abu Zahar says she had thought...
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Ukraine court releases MH17 suspect on bail
KIEV: A Ukrainian court on Thursday released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014...
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Ukraine court releases MH17 suspect on bail
KIEV/AMSTERDAM (Sept 5): A Ukrainian court on Thursday released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 that killed 298 people.
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Ukraine court releases MH17 suspect on bail
A Ukrainian court today released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines’ MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 that killed 298 people.
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Kelantan Sultan's Russian ex-wife hints at Instagram tell-all after divorce
Former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina has shared details on her Instagram about her first meeting with former husband Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, days after hinting that she is ready to tell...
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Malaysia keen on Russia’s space tech: Report
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has shown a keen interest in having access to Russian technologies, including its space industry, reported Moscow-based news agency, Sputnik.
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Kelantan Sultan's Russian ex-wife hints at Instagram tell-all after divorce
Former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina has shared details on her Instagram about her first meeting with former husband Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, days after hinting that she is ready to tell...
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India PM tweets in BM after meeting Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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India PM Modi tweets in Bahasa Malaysia about Russian meet with Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 ― Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia of his bilateral meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ahead of the three-day Eastern Economic Summit in Vl...
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Malaysia keen in Russia’s space tech, says report
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 ― Malaysia has shown a keen interest in having access to Russian technologies, including in the space industry, reported Moscow-based news agency, Sputnik.
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Mahathir, Putin hold bilateral meeting
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 in Vladivostok.
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Dr M, Putin discuss to further strengthen bilateral ties
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Summit (EES) where both leaders discussed efforts to further s...
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PM: No deals planned at EEF, but investment talks ongoing
Malaysia is not planning to sign any deals with Russian companies at the ongoing Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, but it has been talking to firms from the country about the possibility of...
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Mahathir, Putin discuss to further strengthening bilateral ties
VLADIVOSTOK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in which both leaders discussed efforts t...
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Mahathir says cannot exclude discussing MH17 crash with Putin
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Sept 5): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he could not exclude discussing the MH17 crash with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting later on Thurs...
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Can’t rule out discussing MH17 with Putin, Dr M says
VLADIVOSTOK: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he cannot exclude discussing the MH17 crash with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting today, Sputnik news agency reports.
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Malaysia not planning to sign deals at EEF, but investment talks ongoing: Tun M
VLADIVOSTOK: Malaysia is not planning to sign any deals with Russian companies at the ongoing Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), but it has been talking to Russian firms about the possibility of more direc...
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Dr M says he might discuss MH17 with Putin
VLADIVOSTOK (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would not exclude discussing the MH17 crash with Russian President Vladimir Putin at...
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Telegram secretly plans ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency
Working in secrecy for a year, the Telegram messaging service has a plan: to beat Facebook in the race to launch a cryptocurrency with its new project "Gram".
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Reports: Telegram secretly planning ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency
MOSCOW, Sept 4 — Working in secrecy for a year, the Telegram messaging service has a plan: To beat Facebook in the race to launch a cryptocurrency with its new project “Gram”. Little is known ab...
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'No-deal' Brexit opponents defeat Johnson in Parliament
In a 328-301 vote, British lawmakers yesterday (early this morning in Malaysia) voted for a motion put forward by opposition parties and rebel lawmakers in Boris Johnson's party to stop him from takin...
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Oil price sinks as manufacturing data feeds global economy worries
NEW YORK:  Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with U.S. crude futures down 2% after manufacturing data raised concerns about a weakening global economy, while the U.S.-China...
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New Chinese Deepfake App Goes Viral But Also Sparks Privacy Fears
A couple of months ago, the Russian-made app, Faceapp, experienced a resurgence with its ability to radically alter the age of people in a photo, but also created a privacy scare among its users.
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MH17 foundation raps Dr M for ‘sowing discord’ over JIT findings
PETALING JAYA: A Dutch foundation supporting victims of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has accused Dr Mahathir Mohamad of “sowing discord” by not supporting findings of Russian involv...
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Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics
Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German...
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In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic win
Greenland’s leaders want to use global interest in the Arctic island aroused by President Donald Trump’s eye-catching offer of a sale to stimulate investment and earn more from US military activit...
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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS
An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Aug 27.
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Russian client sues Boeing to cancel 737 MAX order
MOSCOW, Aug 27 — A Russian aircraft leasing company confirmed today that it has filed the first US lawsuit to cancel an order for 35 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
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Upbeat data lifts China shares but trade nerves persist
BENGALURU: A rally in Chinese equities steadied the emerging market stocks index on Tuesday after three sessions of losses, although most currencies softened as...
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Ukranian Employees Apprehended For Using Nuclear Plant Electricity To Mine Cryptocurrency
Employees at a Ukranian Nuclear Plant were recently apprehended for connecting their computers to a nuclear power plant and using its electricity to mine cryptocurrency.
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China's July crude oil imports from Malaysia near record
SINGAPORE/BEIJING: China's crude oil imports from Malaysia stood near record levels in July, customs data showed, with traders and a tanker-tracking analyst citing...
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S Korea begins drills around disputed island amid Japan feud
South Korea’s military will conduct two days of drills around a tiny island also claimed by Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, just days after Seoul decided to scrap an intelligence-shari...
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Swedish regulator delays Swedbank money-laundering probe report
STOCKHOLM, Aug 23 — The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) will publish the conclusions of its probe into alleged money laundering in the Baltics by the beginning of next year, it said to...
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Russia’s Rosneft becomes top Venezuelan oil trader, helping offset US pressure
MOSCOW, Aug 23 ― Russian state oil major Rosneft has become the main trader of Venezuelan crude, shipping oil to buyers in China and India and helping Caracas offset the loss of traditional dealers ...
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Russia sends its first life-size humanoid robot into space
Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Russia's Mail.ru expands in car sharing with YouDrive stake
Russian Internet group Mail.ru has teamed up with investment firm Proxima Capital to buy a controlling stake in car-sharing operator YouDrive, which it may fold into its planned food and taxi joint venture with state-run Sberbank.
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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests
WASHINGTON: Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
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Nuclear sensors in Russia went offline after mystery blast
The operator of a global network of radioactive-particle sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fu...
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Russia’s Yandex looks at 10-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing
Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology.
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Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy
MOSCOW, Aug 18 — New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough — users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes.
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