Can G19 Hold Firm Against Trump’s G1?

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PARIS, Jul 5 – Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defence of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump? This is the question for observers as the G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a

What Is The G20?

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BERLIN, Jul 5 – The Group of 20 leading industrialised and emerging powers hold annual summits on economic governance, with wars and crises often overtaking the official agenda. Grouping the United States and other G7 members with giants such as China, India and Russia, it represents two thirds of the world population,

Dengue Fever Go Up By 77.8% In Kedah

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ALOR STAR, Jul 5 – Kedah recorded a 77.8% hike in dengue fever cases or 871 cases from Jan 1 to July1 compared to 381 cases during the same period last year. State Health Department director, Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said there were three deaths due to dengue involving two cases in

SEA GAMES 2017: Tickets For 19 Events Now On Sale

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 – Tickets to the 29th SEA Games here (KL2017) are being sold to the public from today. The tickets, priced at RM10 to RM20, are sold online via www.kualalumpur2017.com.my, while their availability at various sales kiosks will be announced later. Tickets are required for entry to 19 events

CFCG Acquires A Corporate Finance Advisory Firm In Singapore

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HONG KONG, Jul 5 – China First Capital Group Limited (“CFCG” or the “Group”; stock code: 1269) has announced that, CFCG Investment Partners International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“CFCG Singapore”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CFCG, has acquired 100% of shares of Stirling Coleman Capital Limited (“Stirling Coleman”) for cash consideration. In

Abang Johari Slams Amanah Deputy President Over Malaysia Agreement Move

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KUCHING, Jul 4 – Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg today criticised Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub for having said that the Sarawak government’s act of sending lawyers to London over the Malaysia Agreement 1963 would invite foreigners to “intervene” in national affairs. He said Salahuddin Ayub statement reflects

Vivian Lee’s Appeal Fixed For Sept 4

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 – Controversial blogger Vivian Lee’s appeal against her jail sentence for insulting Muslims with an offensive post during Ramadan on their Facebook account, has been fixed for mention on Sept 4. Vivian Lee May Ling, 27, is appealing against five months and 22 days jail sentence ordered by

Ringgit Closes Marginally Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 –  The ringgit closed marginally higher against the US dollar today on firm demand for the local note, said a dealer. At 6pm, the local note was traded at 4.2960/2990 from 4.2965/2995 against the greenback on Monday. OANDA Senior Trader, Stephen Innes, said despite firmer buying appetite on

Irwan Serigar: Malaysia’s GDP Can Record 5% Or More This Year

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CYBERJAYA, Jul 4 – The Malaysian economy can record five percent or more gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, based on the country’s first-half performance, said Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah. “The country’s economy is performing well, and I personally think we can achieve five percent or

Bursa Malaysia Ends At Intra-Day Low

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 – The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 6.59 points, or 0.37%, weaker at its intra-day low of 1,762.08 points, on profit-taking in most heavyweights led by Petronas Gas and Petronas Chemicals. The market moved between 1,762.08 and 1,768.30 throughout the day, after opening 1.02 points

Singapore PM Accused Of Lying In Parliament By Brother

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SINGAPORE, Jul 4 – The brother of Singapore’s prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud. Lee Hsien Yang accused that the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 65, of

Thousands Of Chickens Block Austrian Motorway

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VIENNA, Jul 4 – Emergency workers in Austria had an egg-stremely unusual operation on Tuesday removing an estimated 7,000 chickens which were blocking a busy motorway. The birds’ unexpected break for freedom came after the lorry transporting them lost its load on the A1 autobahn near Linz in the north of

Putin And Xi Talking N.Korea, Trade At Kremlin

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MOSCOW, Jul 4 – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were due to hold formal talks Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting tensions over North Korea ahead of G20 summit talks with Donald Trump. In the meanwhile, the meeting in Moscow comes as North Korea claimed the launch

Japan Typhoon Grounds Flights, Injures Three

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TOKYO, Jul 4 – A typhoon slammed into Japan on Tuesday, grounding dozens of flights, injuring at least three people and prompting authorities to issue evacuation warnings on fears of landslides and floods. Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Nagasaki on the southwestern main island of Kyushu, packing winds of up to

India Wants To Seize Zakir Naik’s Properties In Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 4 – The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India has applied to a special court in Mumbai for permission to lawfully seize some properties of controversial preacher Zakir Naik in Malaysia. “We have moved the court seeking issuance of Letters Rogatory (LR) to attach some properties of Naik, which

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