Trump Slams Democratic ‘Obstruction’ On Health Reform

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WASHINGTON, Jun 26 – As Republicans scrambled Sunday to wrangle enough votes to pass health care reform legislation, US President Donald Trump lashed at Democrats accusing them of “obstruction” over the bill. Senate leaders last week unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling Trump’s pledge to repeal Obamacare, the landmark

New York’s Gay Pride March: Anti-Trump But Also Pro-fun

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NEW YORK, Jun 26 – Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge Gay Pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or waving virulently anti-Trump signs. On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly covered the 3km route from Midtown Manhattan to

Shah Alam Public Transport Hubs Ready By Year End

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 26 – Two ‘Hentian Akhir Bandar’ (HAB) or Final City Terminals are scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year in sections 17 and 19, according to the Shah Alam City Council. These terminals will facilitate the movement of passengers and public transport vehicles within the

Hong Kong Activists Stage China Protest Ahead Of Xi Visit

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HONG KONG, Jun 26 – Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city’s return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover. High-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong and a dozen demonstrators attached the

Road Accidents Up 22% In Perak

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IPOH, Jun 25 – Perak police have recorded a 22.1% increase in road accidents from 932 cases in the state on the seventh day of Ops Selamat 11/2017 since June 18. The total was 169 cases more than 736 cases recorded in the same period last year. Perak police chief Datuk Hasnan

Three In Family Perish In NSE Accident Near Rembau

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REMBAU, Jun 25 – A pregnant woman was among three people killed in an accident involving two vehicles at KM229.5 of the (PLUS) North-South Expressway northbound near the Pedas-Linggi toll plaza here this morning. The deceased were identified as Keng Swee Nee, 40, who was four months pregnant, Keng Swee May, 30, and Keng Kim Seng,

Report: Japan Eyes Free Trade Talks With Britain

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TOKYO, Jun 25 – Japan wants to hold informal free trade talks with Britain as it also works to sign a deal with the European Union, a report said Sunday. Tokyo’s moves aim to minimise Brexit’s impact on Japanese companies as Britain negotiates its exit from the EU, the business daily Nikkei

After String Of Defeats, Democrats Rudderless In Trump Era

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WASHINGTON, Jun 25 – Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018’s midterm elections. The party fielded a hodgepodge of candidates in four special elections

Teen Arrested Over Attempted Rape Of 8-year-old Girl

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MANCHESTER, Jun 25 – Police have arrested a teenage boy over the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park here yesterday. Greater Manchester Police said officers responded to reports of a girl being raped and the offender being chased off by members of the public. They were called to Nuthurst Park

Najib Outlines Five Risks, Challenges To Overcome

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 25 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last night outlined five new risks and challenges that Malaysia has to face. The Prime Minister identified them as the issue of geopolitics; peace and security, the economy, placing the people’s interests first, and the future and National Transformation 2050 (TN50). In

China’s Xi To Attend Hong Kong Handover Anniversary

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BEIJING, Jun 25 – President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony’s return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi’s first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the

UK Parliament Cuts e-mail Access After Cyberattack

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LONDON, Jun 25 – Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. A House of Commons spokeswoman said that “the Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts. “We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking

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