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July 12, 2018 10:55 AM Cameron Highlands election petition hearing on Sept 3-20

KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Court has set Sep 3 to 20 for the Cameron Highlands election petition to be heard. The date was fixed by High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) Judge Datuk Azizah Nawawi in chambers today, following a petition by DAP candidate M. Manogaran against Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk C. Sivarraajh who won the seat. Lawyers M. Rajendrakumar 9

July 9, 2018 4:45 AM Sept 3 court decision over Sabah CM lawsuit

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court has set Sept 3 to deliver its decision on an application by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to strike out a lawsuit by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman challenging Mohd Shafie's appointment as the Sabah chief minister. Justice Datuk Yew Jen Kie set the date after hearing the arguments of counsel 5

July 7, 2018 6:46 AM Key points of Britain's post-Brexit trade plan

LONDON: Here are the key points of the British government's proposal agreed Friday for the future relationship with the European Union after Brexit, centred on a new "free trade area for goods". The plan says it would avoid checks on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and protect manufacturing supply lines, while also fulfilling domestic 11

July 6, 2018 6:34 AM Court strikes out suit against Najib over oath of office

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today allowed an application by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) to strike out a suit brought by former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim alleging that the then prime minister had altered the wording of his oath of office in 2009. Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the decision in chambers in the presence 20

June 30, 2018 2:30 AM Mattis in Asia, fixing Trump-rattled relationships one by one

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis spent four days in East Asia trying to keep on the rails key relationships — two friends, one adversarial — that his boss President Donald Trump has thrown into confusion. It's now a familiar role for the Pentagon chief, not just in Asia but across Europe and the Middle East. With Trump disrupting one relationship 10

June 26, 2018 5:15 PM Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory

SOCHI, Russia: Australia's World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams' group finale on Tuesday. The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo's 18th-minute strike and Guerrero's goal early in the second 6

June 26, 2018 6:26 AM Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport: Syrian state media

DAMASCUS: Two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus airport early Tuesday, Syrian state media said, while a monitoring group said they hit arms depots for Hezbollah. In a report in the early hours of Tuesday, Syria's state news agency Sana said "two Israeli missiles came down near Damascus international airport". The head of monitoring group 7

June 26, 2018 5:57 AM Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

SYDNEY: Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (RM20.9 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said Tuesday. Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines, offshore patrol 10

June 25, 2018 1:42 AM Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran

SARANSK, Russia: Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. Iran, who beat Morocco in their opening game before 7

June 24, 2018 9:50 AM US tells Syria rebels not to expect help against army assault

BEIRUT: The United States has warned rebels in southern Syria that they should not expect military intervention if government troops launch an assault against them, a rebel commander told AFP Sunday. Russian-backed government forces are preparing an offensive to retake Syria's southern provinces of Daraa and Sweida, still mostly held by rebels who had been backed 6