Alphabet Profit Hit By EU Fine On Google

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 25 – Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of US$3.5 billion (RM1.5 billion), in a sharp

Abe Denies Cronyism Allegations

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TOKYO, Jul 25 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (pix), his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, said today he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend. Abe and his aides have repeatedly denied intervening to help Kake Gakuen, an educational institution whose director, Kotaro Kake,

Two H1N1 Flu Cases Suspected At Myanmar Hospital

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YANGON, Jul 24 – A hospital in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. The virus caused alarm in 2009 when it spread

At Least 24 Killed In Kabul Car Bombing

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KABUL, Jul 24 – At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, an official told AFP, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of

PM Approves RM300,000 For Chinese Cultural Festival

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jul 24 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has approved an allocation of RM300,000 to the Terengganu Tiong Hua Assembly Hall to hold the 34th Malaysian Chinese Cultural Festival (PKCM). Najib said the allocation showed the government’s support towards efforts to uphold the Chinese culture. Such allocation was

Candlelight Protest Against Changes To Poland’s Judiciary

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WARSAW, Jul 24 – Thousands of demonstrators bearing candles marched on the Polish Supreme Court on Sunday in protest against controversial proposed judicial reforms. “Constitution, Constitution!” they chanted in front of the court building in Warsaw. Poland’s senate backed on Saturday the Supreme Court reforms, despite warnings from the European Union, appeals

‘Bank Agents’ Now Offering Express Bank Loans

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 – Smartly dressed and claiming to be bank agents, these individuals will offer “express” loans which supposedly could be received within 20 minute after approval from the bank. This is the tactic being used by a syndicate believed to be preying on victims around banks in the Klang

Hishammuddin Dares Mahathir To Contest In Pekan

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LIPIS, Jul 23 – The aspiration of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to contest in the Pekan Parliamentary constituency at the 14th General Election (GE14) has been described as a populist statement. Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the statement was deliberately issued when the

Salleh: BN To Prepare Manifesto Specifically For Penang

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jul 23 – Barisan Nasional (BN) will draw up a manifesto specifically for Penang, to give people in the state the opportunity to choose between the two opposing coalitions, BN and Pakatan Harapan, in the coming 14th general election. Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said

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