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US forces returning to Philippines to counter China threats

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More than 30 years after the closure of its sizable bases there, the US has been taking steps to rebuild its military power in...

NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activity

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Romania’s BUCHAREST: NATO announced that it would send three surveillance aircraft to Romania the next week. The purpose is to conduct reconnaissance flights and...

EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions.

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BRUSSELS: As part of a fresh wave of sanctions meant to increase pressure on Moscow over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. The...

Budget 2023 will be among the focus for the 15th parliament...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Before Budget 2023, the first topic to be debate in the Parliament session will be important. The parliment debate under Prime Minister Datuk...

IMF set to provide $2.9 billion to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The International Monetary Fund has reached a preliminary agreement to provide Sri Lanka with $2.9 billion, over four years to help...

Hundreds Of thousands hit Pakistani streets to protest Imran Khan’s ouster

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Pakistan: Huge rallies were held in cities across the South Asian country in favor of the ex-premier and against "foreign interference." A day after...

UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated...

The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

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WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia. That President Joe Biden said would place a...

Wins for pro-Putin leaders buttress autocracies in Europe.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary: After two nationalist European strongmen won overwhelming victories in elections on Sunday. One of the first foreign leaders to congratulate both were...

The US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council.

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BUCHAREST, Romania: The United States plans to seek a suspension of Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body. Pointing to...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan protests to the U.S. about alleged...

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government handed an official protest to the U.S. embassy on Friday over what it called...

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test

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SEOUL, South Korea: The United States called for tougher U.N. sanctions after North Korea said it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date....

Activists stage global climate protest, slam Ukraine war.

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Berlin Germany: Climate activists staged the 10th series of worldwide protests. To demand that leaders take stronger action against global warming. With some linking...

Ukraine war drives the US, EU deal to undercut Russian energy

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BRUSSELS: With stunning speed, Russia’s war in Ukraine is driving Western Europe into the outstretched arms of the United States again. Especially apparent when...

The US, EU sign data transfer deal to ease privacy concerns

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BRUSSELS: The European Union and the United States made a breakthrough in their years-long battle over the privacy of data. That flows across the...

Biden pledges new Ukraine aid warns Russia on chemical weapons.

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BRUSSELS Belgium: President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid. In response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine. But their...

The U.S. reinstates 352 product exclusions from China tariffs.

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WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday it has reinstated 352 expired product exclusions from U.S. "Section 301" tariffs on Chinese...

The U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine invasion.

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russia. Targeting dozens of Russian defense companies. Hundreds of members of its parliament, and...

Poland orders expulsion of 45 Russians suspected of spying.

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WARSAW, Poland: Poland ordered the expulsion of 45 Russians whom the government identified as intelligence officers. Using their diplomatic status as cover to operate...

Putin wants ‘unfriendly countries’ to pay rubles for gas.

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MOSCOW Russia: President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will demand that “unfriendly″ countries pay for Russian natural gas exports only in rubles from now...

‘No mercy’: Mariupol bombing compared to Nazi war crimes.

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MEDYKA, Poland: The president of Poland compared Russia’s attacks on Ukraine to Nazi forces during World War II. Saying that besieged Mariupol looks like...

Trudeau reaches deal to keep his party in power till 2025

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Toronto Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the opposition New Democratic Party. That would keep his...

EU slams ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine but new sanctions unlikely

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BRUSSELS Belgium: European Union countries accused the Russian armed forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine. But appeared unlikely to impose new sanctions on...

New rules for companies on climate risks proposed by SEC.

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WASHINGTON USA: Companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce. And how climate risk affects their business under new rules...

Zelenskyy evokes Holocaust as he appeals to Israel for aid.

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JERUSALEM Israel: Ukraine’s president called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia. Delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his...

Boris Johnson: Russian win would bring ‘age of intimidation’

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LONDON UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a “turning point for the world.” Arguing that a victory...

UK regulator revokes license of Russia-backed broadcaster RT.

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LONDON UK: Britain’s communications regulator revoked the license of the state-funded Russian broadcaster RT amid concern that its coverage of the war in Ukraine...

Biden’s China ‘pivot’ complicated by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON USA: President Joe Biden set out to finally complete the “pivot to Asia.” A long-sought adjustment of U.S. foreign policy to better reflect...

Intel unveils $88B chipmaking expansion plan for Europe.

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LONDON UK: U.S. chipmaker Intel unveiled plans on Tuesday to invest up to 80 billion euros ($88 billion) across Europe. As part of an...

Russia’s invasion drives NATO rethink of Europe force stance.

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Brussels, Belgium: In an underground archive below NATO’s headquarters lies a key document. That sets out the vision of both NATO and Russia about...

Council of Europe expels Russia from human rights body.

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STRASBOURG, France: The Council of Europe on Wednesday expelled Russia from the continent’s foremost human rights body in an unprecedented move over Moscow’s invasion...

Asian shares rise ahead of Fed decision on rate hike

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TOKYO Japan: Asian shares rose as investors awaited a widely anticipated decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on interest rate policy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225...

White House: Biden will travel to Europe for Ukraine talks.

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WASHINGTON USA: — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the Russian invasion of Ukraine,...

EU and UK hit Russia with wider sanctions that target luxury

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BRUSSELS Belgium: EU and UK hit Russia with more sanctions this time victim is Pure-bred horses, truffles, a soccer club owner, and a media...

Asia stocks extend losses as Ukraine war, China’s Covid-19 surge hit...

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SYDNEY: Asian stocks were in the red on Tuesday as surging COVID-19 cases in China hit the confidence of investors. Who is already worried...

Russian strikes hit western Ukraine as offensive widens

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LVIV, Ukraine: Russia widened its military offensive in Ukraine on Friday, striking airfields in the west and an industrial city in the east. A...

World Bank official says war-driven oil price hikes to slash growth...

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WASHINGTON: Persistent high oil prices prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cut a full percentage point off the growth of large oil-importing developing...

Biden bans Russian oil, warns of higher prices at US pumps.

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports. Toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its...

A New War? China cuts emergency medical supply orders, blocking...

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The world’s two largest economies seem to be engaged in another battle, this time it’s not about trading, but about the purchase and delivery...

“Coronavirus is China’s fault,” say global officials

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The uncontrollable spread of the coronavirus infections has resulted to a global shock, with stock markets tumbling, businesses shutting, supply chains closing, food and...

Australia wards off recession through $11 billion stimulus package

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The Government of Australia has recently unveiled a stimulus package worth $11.4 billion (A$17.6 billion) designed to curb recession due to the economic impact...

Lesotho’s first lady surrenders to face murder charges

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The first lady of African country Lesotho has surrendered into authorities on Tuesday after she has been wanted for allegedly murdering the Prime Minister’s...

China’s claim on Spratly violated Philippine sovereign rights, World court says

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) said that the Philippine sovereign rights were violated by China as it illicitly claimed jurisdiction over the Spratly Islands. In 2016, the tribunal officially declared that the Philippines has exclusive sovereign rights over the controversial West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), clearly invalidating China’s “nine-dash” demarcation line. Documents released by the world […]

Three Malaysian execs face money laundering charges

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Former Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) Chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad and former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan were arrested on...

Taiwan President wants China to “face reality and show respect”

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In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said that China needs to accept the fact that her country has long been sovereign.  "We're...

What to expect next as US-China trade deal gets inked

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Investors across the globe can now expect a "fair and reciprocal trade" said US President Donald Trump as his country’s deal with China finally got...

Microsoft CEO’s comment on India’s Citizenship Law drew backlash

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Speaking at a Microsoft event in New York, the company CEO Satya Nadella expressed his remarks on the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of...

Tsai Ing- Wen claims victory in Taiwan presidential race anew

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen has secured her second term in office following a landslide victory in the January 11 elections. Tsai, who represented the...

Despite criticisms, Facebook maintains policy on political ads

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Social media site Facebook announced that it would stick on its policy allowing political ads on its platform despite criticisms that politicians only use...

US and China vowed to resolve economic disputes through comprehensive dialogue

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Apart from inking the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China on January 15, the two nations have also agreed to...

Iranian Soleimani’s death served “American Justice,” says President Trump

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US President Donald Trump gained support from countrymen when he defended that the killing of Iranian’s top military commander was prompted by a “bold...

President Trump boasts US’ investment boom in Ohio rally

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Speaking in front of thousands of supporters during a campaign rally held Thursday night in Toledo, Ohio, US President Donald Trump shared that his...

China and Russia scolded by the US for failure to condemn...

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The United States slammed China and Russia for blocking the condemnation of the recent attack on the American Embassy in Baghdad. US officials were angered as China...

UK gov’t denies claims about overpriced HS2 railways

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The Government of the United Kingdom downgraded Deputy Chair Lord Berkeley’s claims that the development of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project has an...

25 dead in India’s Citizenship Law protests

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India has experienced a bloody holiday because at least 25 people were reportedly killed in the violence and more than 260 police personnel have...

Mexican leader slams predecessors for allowing drug lord “El Chapo” hold...

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Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in his year-end address, criticized the preceding administrations for allowing imprisoned drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman wield...

Taiwan’s Air Force General went missing after helicopter crash landing

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Taiwan's top military official Shen Yi-ming was among the three individuals reported missing after their helicopter made an emergency landing in northern Taipei. In an interview, the...

Israel’s PM Netanyahu wins landslide victory despite corruption charges

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The embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed a “giant victory” after capturing 72% of votes in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Despite...

Iraq president offers to resign after rejecting PM candidate

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Iraq’s President Barham Saleh rejected to name Iran-backed Governor Asaad al-Eidani as their country’s next prime minister in his hope “to avoid more bloodshed and in...

Hong Kong protesters returned to streets on Christmas Day

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Shouting popular slogans "Liberate Hong Kong” and “Revolution of our times,” hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong once again took to the streets on Christmas Day....

Croatia sets run off for presidential post as no candidate wins...

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For the second time in a row, Croatians need to choose their next President during the scheduled runoff on January 5. This, after no...

Biased party-line votes lead Trump’s bogus impeachment

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In a last-ditch effort, outgoing Democrat congressmen voted to embarrass the United States of America and its people with the bogus impeachment of President...

Ex-Indian President alarmed on the rise of bank scandals

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India's ex-President Pranab Mukherjee said he is extremely alarmed that their country's economy is shaken by series of financial scandals that continue to arise. During...

HSBC Bank in shaky relationship with Chinese Government

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HSBC bank is in trouble with the Chinese government after it was learned they turned over documents to the US government in its prosecution...

Union President arrested amid conspiracy charge

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Massachusetts State Police Union Ex-President and a Beacon Hill lobbyist were separately arrested at their homes for allegedly committing bribery schemes.It was the Federal...

North Korea steals $1.6bn in cyber attacks

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As it strives to fund its weapons programme, North Koreahas stolen a total amount of $1.6bn ($AU2.4bn) through cyber-attacks targeting crypto-forex exchanges and banks.In...

Two more international banks tied to Huawei technologies case

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The US Citigroup Inc. and French bank BNP Paribas were reportedly involved in the escalating trade war of the US and China. The recently released...

EU Member Brussels to revive blacklist money laundering states

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Brussels is set to reintroduced a blacklist of non-EU countries that are tied to money laundering that was previously blocked by the EU capital when Saudi...

Hongkong banks sent out ads calling for calm

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The protests in Hongkong are having a negative effect on the tourism and economy that local banks have placed full-page ads in newspapers imploring the restoration...