WASHINGTON, Jul 13 – President Donald Trump, battling allegations that Russia helped him win the White House, claimed Wednesday that Vladimir Putin actually would have preferred a Hillary Clinton victory. Decrying what he called a political “witch hunt”, Trump also came to the defence of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, after
PARIS, Jul 13 – Google is not liable for 1.115 billion euros ($1.272 billion) in unpaid taxes claimed by the French state, a French court ruled Wednesday, saying the internet giant’s Irish subsidiary is not taxable in France. “The French company Google Ireland Limited (GIL) is not taxable in France for
KOTA BARU, Jul 12 – The Veterinary Services Department (JPV) has paid out RM413,004 in compensation to 1,034 poultry farmers in Kelantan who were affected by the recent bird flu (H5N1) outbreak. State Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Biotechnology and Green Technology Committee chairman Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi said the amount was paid
PADANG BESAR, Jul 12 – Eighteen sacks of ketum leaves, weighing more than 500 kilogrammes, were seized by the General Operations Force at a watermelon farm in Chuping here yesterday. A 26-year-old man, who is a local, was detained, said Padang Besar district police chief Supt Ghazani Abd. Ghani. He said nine
GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 – Penang Gerakan today questioned the DAP-led Penang state government’s decision to approve the construction of affordable houses that are priced more than RM100,000 although the demand for such units are low. Penang Gerakan Publicity Bureau chief Ooi Zhi Yi said he could not understand the objective of
TOKYO, Jul 12 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited southern regions devastated by torrential rains and flooding that killed two dozen people as the toll was likely to rise. Heavy seasonal rains last week caused severe flooding that tore up roads and destroyed houses on Japan’s southernmost island of
AUSTIN, Jul 12 – A Southwest Airlines flight out of Austin was diverted back to the airport shortly after take-off after a fight broke out between two passengers on board. Southwest Flight 3590 took off from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 3.40pm on its way to Chicago. But about an hour later, the
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 – Investments amounting RM5.58 billion by the government in five research universities in the country since 2007 until 2015 had generated returns of RM7.17 billion, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said the returns were from investments in various aspects including book publication, training and consultancy.
WASHINGTON, Jul 12 – Donald Trump’s eldest son on Tuesday released emails showing he embraced Russia’s efforts to support his father’s presidential campaign, admitting he would “love” to get dirt from Moscow on Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump Jr was told by an interlocutor that he could get “very high level and sensitive
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced the government has agreed that four more services will be treated as zero-rated supply for the purposes of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The services are prescribed services performed in connection with goods for export where the service
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 – In a bid to promote green culture and fight against global warming, the 2017 chapter of World Fashion Week (WFW) Malaysia is taking the concept of eco-friendly fashion to the runway. Themed ‘Eco-Fashion and Lifestyle’, the three-day international fashion event, which will begin on Sept 8, will
KUALA NERUS, Jul 11 – The respective UMNO members in Terengganu are all geared up to attend the divisional meetings to be held from July 14 to Aug 25. Menteri Besar and State UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said there were no internal problems or
KOTA BARU, Jul 11 – PAS said DAP should not be afraid to hold a re-election for its central executive committee, as ordered by the Registrar of Societies, unless it has internal problems. PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said DAP should abide by the RoS decision or be
LONDON, Jul 11 – US President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain is being planned for next year, a senior British government source said Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation when she visited Washington just days after Trump’s inauguration in January, but a date has yet to be set.
WELLINGTON, Jul 11 – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand Tuesday, officials said, with minor shaking in the South Island but no damage reported. The quake beneath the ocean was estimated at a depth of 10km, more than 475km south of the mainland, the United States Geological
GERIK, Jul 11 – The Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) Torch Run being held in conjunction with the 29th SEA Games and ninth ASEAN Para Games continued today in the Gerik district. Carrying the torch at 9am, Gerik MP Datuk Hasbullah Osman led the five km run from the Gerik bus station,
JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 11 – A 21-month-old boy who was in critical condition after alleged abuse by his adoptive parents died today at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat, according to police. Batu Pahat Police chief ACP Abdul Wahid Musa said Muhammad Al Fateh Abdullah died at 12.45 pm.
PETALING JAYA, Jul 11 – Singapore has installed a video analytics system at the Woodlands Checkpoint to help it identify many blacklisted travellers. It has also put in place systems that can detect biological threats and explosive-detection machines. Facial recognition technology, systems that can detect biological threats and explosive-detection machines are
KULIM, Jul 11 – The MIC is monitoring shortlisted potential candidates in preparation for the next general election, said party president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the monitoring encompassed evaluating the performance of the candidates and determining whether they were acceptable to their constituents. “Although we have identified the
WASHINGTON, Jul 11 – A US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported Monday. The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred