Ahmad Zahid-linked company named in Nepali migrant workers 'scam'

Kuala Lumpur | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

A firm linked to former Malaysian deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been accused of looting more than Rs5-billion (RM185-million) from Nepali migrant workers seeking work in Mala

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Nepal: New education policy soon, says PM

Kathmandu | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was preparing to formulate and adopt a new education policy for human resource management consistent with its vision of prosperous Ne

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Israel's LGBT community protests for fathers' surrogacy rights

JERUSALEM | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Israel's LGBT community launched a one-day strike on Sunday, blocking a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, in protest over the exclusion of gay men from surrogacy legislation passed last week. Demonstra

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German industry groups warn US on tariffs before Trump-Juncker meeting

BERLIN | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

German industry groups warned on Sunday, before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets US President Donald Trump this week, that tariffs the United States has imposed or is threatenin

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Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'mother of all wars'

DUBAI | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars,"

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EU's Moscovici says trade differences persist after G20 talks

Sao Paulo | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said today that differences of position on trade tensions remained after talks among G20 finance ministers in Argentina but th

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Elections 2018: Over 20000 polling stations declared sensitive

Islamabad | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

The Pakistani law enforcement agencies (LEAs) — in a report compiled after extensive field work— has termed 20789 polling stations sensitive ahead of General Elections 2018. According to a report

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G20 ministers call for greater dialogue on trade tensions - draft

BUENOS AIRES | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased risk to global growth and have called fo

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5 dead, thousands hit by monsoon rains in Philippines

Manila |Sunday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

At least five people have died and more than 700,000 have been affected due to days of torrential rains which have lashed the Philippines, authorities said on Sunday.

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U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

By Jonathan Landay | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups, U.

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France's Le Maire says no U.S. trade talks with metals tariffs in place

BUENOS AIRES | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday the European Union could not consider negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States without Washington first withdrawing its tariffs

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Ferrari picks Louis Camilleri as CEO, Elkann as chairman

MILAN | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari said on Saturday it had appointed board member Louis Camilleri as its new chief executive, replacing Sergio Marchionne who is seriously ill. In an emergency meeting call

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