Britain Backs Kicking N.Korean Workers Out Of EU

TAPA, Sept 8 – Britain backed Friday moves to expel North Korean workers from the European Union as part of fresh sanctions to punish Pyongyang after its latest nuclear test. Foreign minister Boris Johnson told AFP there was a “wide measure of agreement” among his EU counterparts to forge ahead with new

Malaysia To Host Asean Makerthon 2017

CYBERJAYA, Sept 8 – Malaysia is hosting the inaugural Asean Makerthon 2017 and Internet of Things (IoT) Information Sharing Workshop beginning today until Sept 10, at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) former headquarters in Cyberjaya. MCMC said the event was a regional initiative in line with the objectives of

TM And Grab Collaborate In Three Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 – Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Grab recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in three potential areas including utilising Grab for Work (GFW), Grab’s corporate transport management solution for TM’s employees and customers. With the collaboration, both companies will explore opportunities towards implementation of GFW,

US Court Deals Blow To Trump Travel Ban

LOS ANGELES, Sept 8 – A federal court in California dealt a new blow Thursday to the Trump administration’s travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country. It is the latest twist of the legal wrangling touched off by President Donald Trump’s ban, first announced in January with

Hate Law Plan In Australia Ahead Of Gay Marriage Vote

SYDNEY, Sept 8 – Australia’s ruling and opposition parties vowed Friday to work together to introduce laws against hate speech ahead of a contentious postal vote on gay marriage. Same-sex marriage advocates have opposed the voluntary postal ballot that opens next week, arguing it could turn ugly and expose gay people and

Anti-Terror Chiefs Want Social Media Help With ‘Lone Wolves’

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 – As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown “lone wolves,” top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support from social media companies to detect potential threats. While traditional intelligence methods are foiling large-scale plots coordinated from abroad, the officials from the

Suspect In Hit-And-Run Of Para Cyclists Arrested

KUALA SELANGOR, Sept 8 – Police have apprehended a 46 year old man in connection with the hit-and-run accident involving the Malaysian Paralympic cyclists. He was arrested and brought to the Kuala Selangor police district headquarters at 5.30pm today. Police recorded statements and the suspect underwent a urine test. National cycling coach Johari

Mobile Internet Off In Togo Before Opposition Protests

LOME, Sept 7 – Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. On social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which were still accessible using intermittent Wi-Fi access in the capital, Lome, users called for services to be

May’s Brexit Battle Returns To Parliament

LONDON, Sept 7 – British lawmakers began debating Thursday a landmark bill to end Britain’s membership of the European Union, with Prime Minister Theresa May gearing up for a major battle. The bill provides for the repeal on Brexit day of the 1972 European Communities Act that conferred Britain’s membership, and also

Philippines’ Duterte Honours Marcos On 100th birthday

MANILA, Sept 7 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte symbolically honoured Ferdinand Marcos on Thursday by declaring the late dictator’s 100th birth anniversary a public holiday in the ex-leader’s home province. It marked another step in the rehabilitation of Marcos 31 years after he was chased into exile in the US by a

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