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Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's tough new immigration measures are sending shudders through the US farming industry, which largely employs a low-wage foreign workforce.

Vietnam’s position in the new world order

Vietnam’s position in the new world order

Senior economist Nguyen Mai has a look at the international standing before and after US President Donald Trump took office and shares his views on what Vietnam should do to capitalise on the new situation.

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US wants 'new start' in ties, Pence tells Turkey PM

US wants 'new start' in ties, Pence tells Turkey PM

ANKARA: US Vice President Mike Pence has told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that the new administration wanted a "new start" in relations between the two NATO member states, local media reported on Sunday (Feb 19).

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Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks

Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.

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Hitler's phone sells for more than US$240,000

Hitler's phone sells for more than US$240,000

WASHINGTON: Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday (Feb 19) for US$243,000, the US house selling it announced.

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Australia PM Turnbull offers media advice to Trump

Australia PM Turnbull offers media advice to Trump

WELLINGTON: Australia's prime minister, who was at the receiving end of US President Donald Trump's ire during a fiery phone call last month, on Friday (Feb 17) offered media advice to the billionaire politician after he attacked the press.

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Malaysia tightens security at entry points after Kim Jong Nam killing

Malaysia tightens security at entry points after Kim Jong Nam killing

KUALA LUMPUR: Security has been tightened at all entry points in Malaysia following the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on Monday (Feb 13).

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US pledges nuclear defence for Japan and South Korea

US pledges nuclear defence for Japan and South Korea

BONN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday (Feb 16) pledged that Washington would use the full range of its arsenal, including nuclear weapons, to defend allies Japan and South Korea against North Korea if needed.

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Trump drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

Trump drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Feb 15) halted Washington's quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he would back a single state if it led to peace.

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North Korea opens ice festival with Kim body barely cold

North Korea opens ice festival with Kim body barely cold

PYONGYANG: Less than two days after the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, small girls in frilly pastel leotards opened an ice skating gala in Pyongyang to honour the late father of both men.

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Oman expects further non-OPEC output cuts

Oman expects further non-OPEC output cuts

KUWAIT CITY: Non-OPEC oil producers are expected to cut output further this month under a landmark deal with the cartel aimed at curbing a global supply glut, Oman's oil minister said on Wednesday (Feb 15).

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Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

LUXEMBOURG: The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday (Feb 14) after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

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Canada PM Trudeau to talk up trade in Europe

Canada PM Trudeau to talk up trade in Europe

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will seek to quell protectionist headwinds when he travels to Europe to mark the EU parliament's ratification of a landmark free-trade pact with Canada.

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South Korean prosecutors again seek arrest of Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors again seek arrest of Samsung heir

SEOUL: Prosecutors said Tuesday (Feb 14) they would make a second attempt to arrest the de facto head of South Korean giant Samsung over a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

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APEC senior officials to decide 2017 priorities by March 3

APEC senior officials to decide 2017 priorities by March 3

The first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) of the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and related meetings are going to be held in Khanh Hoa from February 18 to March 3.

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Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court has banned public celebrations of Valentine's Day in the capital Islamabad while Indonesian students plan to spurn the event, as the festival of love gets a chilly reception in parts of Asia.

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