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March 9, 2018 3:07 AM Top Republican Ryan leads GOP backlash against Trump tariffs

WASHINGTON: The top Republican in the US Congress, Paul Ryan, publicly denounced President Donald Trump's imposition Thursday of steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. "I disagree with this action and fear its unintended consequences," the speaker of the House said in a statement, while welcoming the temporary exemptions granted to Mexico and Canada 45

March 8, 2018 11:36 PM Hold the iPhone! Amazon primed to be larger than Apple

Amazon's stock has surged 83 per cent over the past year, bolstered by scorchingly fast revenue growth. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, March 9 ― Apple Inc, the world's most valuable publicly listed company, is in danger of being beaten by Amazon.com Inc to the US$1 trillion (RM3.9 trillion) mark. Wall Street's optimism about last year's 10th anniversary 56

March 8, 2018 2:37 AM Toronto Pearson airport named best large airport in North America for customer service

NEW YORK, March 8 — In a new list ranking the airports that offer the best travel experiences around the world, Toronto Pearson International Airport tops the list for North America, Rome Fiumicino leads for Europe, and Mumbai Airport leads hubs in Asia-Pacific. Airports Council International World announced the winners of its annual Airport Service 66

March 2, 2018 10:53 AM Singapore sees ‘strong political will’ to conclude China-backed trade talks by end-2018

Lim (second from left) said the pact and CPTPP, which is expected to be signed next week in Chile, offered 'pathways' toward an eventual free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, March 2 — Countries engaged in negotiations over a China-backed free trade pact have a “strong political will” to conclude the talks by the end of 2018, Singapore’s 33

February 28, 2018 12:18 PM Egypt court jails diva over Nile hygiene joke

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced pop star Sherine (pix) to six months in prison on Tuesday for suggesting drinking from the Nile River leads to illness, although she will remain free pending an appeal. Sherine Abdel Wahab, known simply as Sherine, had apologised after being caught on tape joking with concert-goers that water from the Nile could give them parasites 34

February 27, 2018 10:30 AM Samsung Galaxy S9 is an expected iPhone X rival, Sony Xperia XZ2 a pleasant surprise

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is seen on display during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26, 2018. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27 — The latest unveilings from leading Android smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Sony have the mobile industry buzzing as they compare specs, features and overall design. Twice a year, smartphone and tech fans sit on the edge of their 73

February 22, 2018 12:29 PM OSK Ventures International's Q4 profit falls 62.7% on lower net fair value gain

PETALING JAYA: OSK Ventures International Bhd (OSKVI) reported a 62.7% slump in net profit to RM1.98 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 compared with RM5.31 million in the same quarter a year ago, due to lower net fair value gain on financial instruments. The group has proposed to declare a final dividend of 5 sen per share for the quarter 22

February 22, 2018 1:08 AM Good night and good morning as Muguruza wins late Dubai duel

Elina Svitolina makes a return during her match on the second day of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in February 21, 2018. — AFP picDUBAI, Feb 22 — Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 am to complete her opening 38

February 19, 2018 5:21 AM Venier sets women’s downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

Stephanie Venier of Austria is seen at the start of the women's downhill training in Pyeongchang. ― Reuters picPYEONGCHANG, Feb 19 ― Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics today but race favourites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind. Austrian Venier, ninth in the World Cup downhill 42

February 18, 2018 10:01 AM South Korea’s Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open

South Korea's Ko Jin-young holds the trophy after winning the Women's Australian Open golf tournament at the Kooyonga golf course in Adelaide February 18, 2018. — AAP/David Mariuz handout via ReutersADELAIDE, Feb 18 — South Korea’s Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women’s Open by three shots at Adelaide’s Kooyonga golf course today 36