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‘M’ for multiracial — Dr M’s one word summing up Malaysia and other new facts about the PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Asked to sum up Malaysia in one word, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave it as “multiracial” on radio show Hot.Fm this morning.
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Two killed in shooting in eastern German city, suspect arrested
Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle today and a suspect was arrested, police said, with broadcasters showing images of an alleged perpetrator dressed in combat gar...
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Vintage B-17 bomber crash kills 7
A World War Two-era B-17 bomber trying to make an emergency landing at anairport near Hartford, Connecticut, crashed and burned on Wednesday, killingseven people on board and closing the airport for s...
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PM Johnson's final Brexit offer draws guarded welcome from EU
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final Brexit offer to the European Union yesterday, pitching a possible compromise for a last-minute exit deal that was cautiously welcomed by the EU althou...
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PM Johnson makes final Brexit offer, draws guarded welcome from EU
MANCHESTER, England: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final Brexit offer to the European Union on Wednesday, pitching a possible compromise for a...
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‘Absolutely gutted’ — demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travellers’ plans
MALLORCA, Sept 23 — Holidaymakers stranded by the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, desperately scrambled for information today on how to get home, as Britain mounted its la...
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In Japan-Korea trade spat S. Korea removes Japan from fast-track trade
SEOUL: South Korea said on Wednesday it had approved plans to drop Japan from its "white list" of countries with fast track trade status, responding with a tit-for-tat move...
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US group Advent wins US$5b battle for Britain’s Cobham
LONDON, Sept 16 — US private equity firm Advent International won its battle to buy Britain’s Cobham for US$5 billion (RM20.8 billion) today, taking advantage of the weak pound to pounce on the de...
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Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November
Pope Francis will visit Asia in November and will be the first pope in nearly four decades to make a trip to Thailand and Japan, Vatican sources said.
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WTO top court backs Japan in case against S.Korea duties
GENEVA, Sept 11 ― The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body yesterday broadly upheld an April 2018 panel ruling against South Korea's anti-dumping duties on imports of pneumatic valves from ...
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S.Korea to lodge WTO complaint over Japan's export curbs
SEOUL, Sept 11 ― South Korea's trade minister said the country plans to file a complaint over Japan's tighter export controls at the World Trade Organization today, accusing Tokyo's move of “being...
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Japan have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says
Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment minister said on Tuesday.
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For a day, veteran servicemen turn ‘human books’ to tell their stories of sacrifice for Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Ever wondered what it’s like to put your life on the line in service of your country?
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Japanese automakers' sales fall in S.Korea amid consumer boycott
SEOUL, Sept 4 ― Japanese automakers posted sharper sales falls in South Korea in August, industry data showed on Wednesday, hit by a consumer boycott of Japanese vehicles amid a worsening diplomatic...
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Churchill's grandson to be expelled from Conservative Party after defying Johnson
Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain’s World War Two leader Winston Churchill, will be expelled from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit.
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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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Opponents of 'no-deal' Brexit defeat PM, who promises an election
LONDON: British lawmakers defeated Boris Johnson in parliament on Tuesday in a bid to prevent him taking Britain out of the EU without a divorce agreement...
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Johnson threatens election ahead of Brexit battle in Parliament
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (photo, above) has implicitly warned lawmakers that he would seek an election if they tied his hands on Brexit, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Britain’...
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Japan to set up police unit to help defend disputed islets
Japan is bolstering its defence of a group of East China Sea islets disputed with China and other far-flung isles, with the establishment of a special police unit armed with automatic weapons, the pub...
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Japan-South Korea spat an economic lose-lose
TOKYO, Aug 29 — A diplomatic spat that prompted Japan and South Korea to downgrade trade and military ties is an economic lose-lose, experts say, with both countries already feeling the impact.
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Kuala Kuang farmers seek Perak MB’s help after land granted for housing project
IPOH, Aug 27 — Four farmers from Kuala Kuang, Chemor are hoping Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu will intercede and stop a developer from taking their agricultural land for a housing proje...
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Japan allows more exports of high-tech material to S. Korea
SEOUL: Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, sources said, ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past.
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US would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit
LONDON: The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties.
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US will support post-Brexit UK with a trade deal, says John Bolton
LONDON, Aug 12 — US President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a US-UK free trade agreement, national security adviser Jo...
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US adviser Bolton to urge tougher UK stance on Iran and China
LONDON, Aug 12 — John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London yesterday for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and...
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US says Japan, S Korea 'soul searching' needed over damaging row
A senior US official said on Wednesday Japan and Korea needed to do some “soul searching” about political decisions that have damaged relations between the two allies in recent months and called f...
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S. Korea says ‘won’t be defeated again’ as Japan trade row escalates
SEOUL, Aug 2 — South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute today, pledging it would not be “defeated again” by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of ...
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South Korea central bank says Japan's export curbs among top three economic risks
SEOUL: South Korea's central bank on Tuesday said Japan's export curbs on key chip and display production materials were one of the top three risks to the domestic economy even after its recent downgrades to growth projections
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Wan Azizah condemns arson attack at Japan's animation studio
KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has condemned the heinous criminal acts that set fire on an animation studio in Japan's western city of Kyoto on Thurs...
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DPM condemns arson attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation studio
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has condemned the heinous criminal acts that set fire on an animation studio in Japan's western city of Kyoto yest...
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Changing history in textbooks? Education Ministry clarifies amendments
PETALING JAYA, July 18 — The Education Ministry today denied changing history in its national curriculum and textbooks following claims that the current secondary school content — particularly rel...
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Bank of England picks World War Two code-cracker Turing for banknotes
MANCHESTER, July 15 — Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of...
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Indonesia looks east to expand Pacific diplomacy and trade
Indonesia will establish diplomatic relations with the Pacific states of Niue and Cook Islands while pursuing trade deals with Fiji and Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said today, as ...
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Japan's export curbs 'undesirable,' S. Korean foreign minister tells Pompeo
SEOUL, July 11 — South Korea's foreign minister told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan's export curbs against South Korea are “undesirable” for trilateral cooperation, South Korea's F...
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Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labour
Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a se...
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S.Korea's Moon says Japan export curbs could be prolonged
SEOUL, July 10 ― South Korea's president said today Japan's export curbs on key materials used by South Korean technology firms could be prolonged and his government will sharply boost spending to h...
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Dijsselbloem, Georgieva, Stubb in the mix as EU seeks name for IMF head, officials say
BRUSSELS, July 9 ― The European Union wants a European to replace Christine Lagarde at the helm of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), top EU officials said yesterday, continuing the tradition of...
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Japan pushes back against Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs
TOKYO, July 9 ― Japan pushed back today against calls from South Korea to scrap restrictions on high-tech exports to its Asian neighbour, as a diplomatic row over forced wartime labour escalates bet...
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S.Korea minister warns of possible countermeasures to Japan's export curbs
SEOUL, July 4 ― South Korea's economic policy chief said today he would not rule out direct countermeasures against Japan if Tokyo keeps restrictions on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea...
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Export curbs for S.Korea not in violation of WTO rules, Japan says
TOKYO, July 2 ― Japan's decision to tighten controls on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea is not in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko sa...
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Japan restricts exports to S. Korea over wartime labour row
TOKYO, July 1 — Japan today imposed restrictions on exports used by South Korea’s chip and smartphone companies, ramping up long-simmering tensions between the US allies over the use of forced lab...
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Japan to tighten export rules for tech materials to S.Korea amid wartime labour row
TOKYO, July 1 — Japan will tighten restrictions on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea in response to a South Korean ruling on war-time forced labour,...
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World War Two bomb detonated in Kota Belud
The live World War Two bomb found near the Telekom tower.
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Taiping civil societies up in arms amid rumoured sale of 90-year-old aerodrome’s land
TAIPING, June 14 — Just after Friday prayers today, some 150 people from a coalition of local civil societies gathered in front of the airstrip at Assam Kumbang here calling on the Perak government ...
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White House adviser says tariffs on Mexican goods may not be needed
WASHINGTON, June 5 — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said today a US plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods may not have to take effect, offering a glimmer of hope for Mexico and American b...
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After backlash, Trump U-turns on UK health service in trade talks
LONDON, June 5 — US President Donald Trump backtracked on comments that Britain's public health service should be on the table in future post-Brexit trade talks between the two countries, after Prim...
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Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2 - UN arms research chief
The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.
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May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop, nothing new on customs
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday.
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Philippines says won't bar Chinese proposals for shipyard takeover
MANILA, April 25 — All offers from potential buyers of a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard will be welcome, the trade minister said today, ruling out barring Chinese firms ove...
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Brexit deadlocked again: British parliament fails to find an alternative
Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister The...
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Brexit up in the air as May pushes divorce deal for third time
British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with senior colleagues and hardline Brexiteers on Sunday trying to breathe life into her twice-defeated European divorce deal after reports her cab...
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Hundreds of thousands march to demand new Brexit referendum
Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked si...
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Emulate Japanese for success, Dr Mahathir tells youths (Updated)
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on youths in the country to emulate the noble values of the Japanese in their quest for success.
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Emulate Japanese for success, Dr M tells youths
PUTRAJAYA, March 16 — Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on youths in the country to emulate the noble values of the Japanese in their quest for success.
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Britain's Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash
Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
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Clearing the air on anti-Semitism
COMMENT | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is said to have raised concerns about anti-Semitism in his meeting in Vienna with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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S. Korean 'forced labour' plaintiffs seek Nippon Steel asset seizure, says newspaper
SEOUL, Jan 2 — South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labour court case against Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel's Korean assets, a So...
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