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

Briton Faces Court Over Deutsche Telekom Cyber Attack

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BERLIN, Jul 22 – A British man admitted in a German court Friday to staging a large-scale cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year, saying he was acting for a Liberian client. The 29-year-old described as “the worst mistake of my life” the attack that knocked more than a million German households

Flood-Hit New Zealand Braces For More Rain

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WELLINGTON, Jul 23 – Flood-hit regions of New Zealand were warned to expect more wild weather Sunday after a deluge forced evacuations and emergency declarations in parts of South Island. The military was called in to help as some towns experienced three times their average monthly rainfall in just two days, topping

Chief Justice Heads List Of Penang State Honours

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 22 – Chief Justice Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif heads the list of 1,481 recipients of state honours in conjunction with the 79th birthday celebrations of Yang Di-Pertua Negri Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas. Md Raus, 66, is the sole recipient of the Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negri (DUPN) which

Indonesian President Orders Officers To Shoot Drug Traffickers

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JAKARTA, Jul 22 – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country. “Be firm, especially to foreign drug dealers who enter the country and resist arrest. Shoot them because we indeed are in a narcotics emergency position now,”

Kuwait Protests To Lebanon Over Hezbollah

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KUWAIT CITY, Jul 22 – Kuwait has protested to Lebanon over the alleged training by Hezbollah of 21 Shiites convicted last month on charges of forming a “terror cell” in the Sunni-majority emirate. It demanded that pressure be put on the Shiite militant group, which has ministers in the Lebanese government, to

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