Unpredictable Trump Unsettles China As N. Korea Policy Wobbles

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BEIJING, Apr 14 – From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US president Donald Trump’s unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling new pressure on its hands-off North Korea policy. As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, Beijing appears alarmed by Trump’s strident pronouncements as it tries to

Lawyers: Man Dragged Off United Flight Plans To Sue

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CHICAGO, Apr 14 – The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, adding that he is planning to sue. David Dao was released from the hospital overnight and was at a “secure location,” attorney Thomas Demetrio said at

Report: Tensions High, N Korea Readies Nuclear Test

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WASHINGTON, Apr 13 – North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported this on Wednesday. The 38 North analysis group had described that the test site as “primed and ready.” “Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test

HCK Capital Replies To Bursa Query

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 13 – HCK Capital Group Bhd said the recent rise in its share price and trading volume could be due to its share split and rights issue exercises, after it was queried by Bursa Malaysia yesterday. Last week, HCK, which is involved in the property, food, technology and media

Hishammuddin Appointed As Minister With Special Functions

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 – The Minister With Special Functions at the Prime Minister’s Department was necessary due to the current landscape of the country, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. Hishammuddin, who was appointed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to the portfolio yesterday said the position was a pro-active

Ringgit Closes Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today as traders shifted their interests to Asian currencies, including the ringgit, on continued geopolitical tensions. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4250/4300 against the greenback compared to 4.4310/4360 previously. A dealer said the greenback continued to remain

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