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August 1, 2018 9:16 AM Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

TAMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work." Tehran has not given a definitive response to Trump's statement that he would meet "any time" without preconditions, but skepticism is rife in Iran over the possibility 122

August 1, 2018 6:48 AM No freeze on transfer of teachers: Maszlee

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education has not frozen the transfer of teachers and is still using the existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) in processing the transfer applications. Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) said the ministry received 5,573 applications for transfer of teachers from Sabah and Sarawak to the Peninsular while there 38

July 31, 2018 4:03 PM Azmin: Khazanah to be managed by professionals, Mahathir’s appointment by convention

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to the board of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the day-to-day running of the sovereign state fund will still be handled by professionals. Mohamed Azmin, who is Economic Affairs Minister, said the prime minister was reviewing a list of names that would be appointed 43

July 31, 2018 12:24 PM US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is to hold talks with senior Malaysian officials when he is in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 2 and 3. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said they would discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. "(This is) based on our strongly 27

July 31, 2018 8:36 AM Oil royalty talks to be like family discussion: Shafie Apdal

KOTA KINABALU: The talks between the Sabah and the Federal governments on the oil royalty will be conducted like a family discussion, in order to arrive at an agreement amicable to both parties, according to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said today that the team approach was important so that the issue of the oil royalty, which 45

July 31, 2018 3:37 AM Australia, US, Japan in Indo-Pacific infrastructure push

SYDNEY: Australia, the United States and Japan will jointly invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, officials announced Tuesday, in an attempt to counter China's efforts to court influence in the region. Beijing has loaned countries across Asia billions of dollars as part of its "Belt and Road" development strategy, including to island 94

July 31, 2018 2:20 AM Number of US newspaper newsroom employees down sharply: Survey

WASHINGTON: The number of employees in US newspaper newsrooms has declined by 45% over the past decade, according to a survey published on Monday. US newspaper newsroom employees fell from 71,000 in 2008 to 39,000 in 2017, according to Bureau of Labour Statistics figures cited by the Pew Research Centre. The decline in the number of newspaper newsroom 43

July 30, 2018 4:05 AM More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

LOMBOK, Indonesia: More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian holiday island, a national park official said Monday. Helicopters and rescue teams on foot have been deployed to scour the slopes of Mount Rinjani, which is crisscrossed with hiking 25

July 29, 2018 12:03 AM Deep 6.0 magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

WASHINGTON: A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning. The strong quake was centred about 160km north-northeast of Maumere town on the island of Flores, the USGS said, at a depth of 579km. Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, sits on the so-called 19

July 27, 2018 3:29 AM New judge for Najib's trial?

KUALA LUMPUR: Speculation is rife that the court case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) is to be heard by a new judge with High Court judge Datuk Mohd Sophian Abdul Razak reported to be transferred to a different division. After the case was heard earlier this month before Mohd Sofian, reports emerged that he was the younger 21