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August 30, 2018 7:00 AM New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix). The new policy would ensure that the automotive industry remained competitive and benefited the people, he told the Dewan Negara. "We are reviewing the National Automotive 188

August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 95

July 31, 2018 2:31 AM First Senate Democrat meets with Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee finally met with a Democrat on Monday, as Senator Joe Manchin bucked his party and welcomed Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. The appeals court judge offered smiles but no remarks to reporters as he entered Manchin's office and left two hours later — the longest of his meetings to date with senators 84

June 26, 2018 1:02 AM US senator's rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

WASHINGTON: US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin jumped from his seat to help his colleague, dislodging the blockage in McCaskill's throat 53

June 3, 2018 2:28 AM Honda confirms Takata air bag rupture in fatal crash

A TAKATA air bag inflator ruptured in a fatal car crash in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, Honda Motor Co said on Friday, in what appears to be the 23rd death worldwide linked to the faulty part that can emit deadly metal fragments. The Japanese automaker has previously confirmed 18 deaths since 2009 linked to the issue that sparked the largest auto industry 25

May 10, 2018 8:37 AM Striking French rail unions to hold vote over reform plans

MONTREUIL, France: Unions at French rail operator SNCF will hold a companywide vote next week on the government's contested overhaul for the heavily indebted group, aimed at proving that support for a long-running strike remains strong despite signs it is tapering off. Laurent Brun, head of the rail branch at the hard-line CGT union, said late Wednesday 64

April 18, 2018 12:18 AM Trump's Supreme Court pick gives surprise vote in immigration case

WASHINGTON: Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch cast a surprise vote in a decision released Tuesday favoring an immigrant fighting deportation, siding with the US Supreme Court's left-leaning wing. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's only appointee to the top US court, joined in a 5-4 ruling stating that the legal definition of a crime of violence — which 28

April 17, 2018 12:19 PM Kayveas: BN will lose if MIC fielded in Cameron Highlands

Kayveas said the party has been doing groundwork there in the last four years, and BN will lose if it decides to put an MIC candidate there instead. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Tan Sri M. Kayveas insisted today that his party MyPPP can produce the most winnable candidate in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, compared to MIC that is also hoping 28

April 17, 2018 1:06 AM Ex-governor who tried to sell Obama’s senate seat loses appeal bid

In this file photo taken on December 7, 2011 former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois. — AFP picILLINOIS, April 17 — The US Supreme Court yesterday rejected an appeal by the former Democratic governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who gained notoriety 54

March 29, 2018 5:37 AM New laws needed for bicycle lanes: Senate

KUALA LUMPUR: A new law needs to formulated to monitor the usage of bicycle lanes in the federal capital, the Senate sitting was told today. Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Balan Mohan said at present the use of 11km of bicycle lanes costing RM4-million was under the current Road Transport Act. "We need a law to monitor the usage of these 18