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Trump signs order to roll back Obama's climate measures

Trump signs order to roll back Obama's climate measures

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" on Tuesday (Mar 28), as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

Lords defy PM May for a second time on Brexit

Lords defy PM May for a second time on Brexit

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May suffered her second defeat in a week over Brexit on Tuesday (Mar 7) when the House of Lords voted to give parliament the final say on how Britain leaves the European Union.

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Russia denies Kiev's 'terrorism' claims at UN court

Russia denies Kiev's 'terrorism' claims at UN court

THE HAGUE: Russia hit back on Tuesday (Mar 7) at claims it is "sponsoring terrorism" in war-torn eastern Ukraine, dismissing as "neither factual nor legal" Kiev's contention that it is breaking its treaties by supporting pro-Moscow rebels.

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900 million in Asia had to pay bribes in 2016: Report

900 million in Asia had to pay bribes in 2016: Report

BANGKOK: More than a quarter of people living in Asia had to pay a bribe while trying to access a public service in the past year, a watchdog said on Tuesday (Mar 7), calling on governments to root out endemic graft in the region.

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Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a revised ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations on Monday (Mar 6), scaling back the order to exempt Iraqis and permanent US residents.

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Trump asks Congress to probe wiretap claims

Trump asks Congress to probe wiretap claims

PALM BEACH: The White House on Sunday (Mar 5) called for Congress to follow up on President Donald Trump's explosive and unsubstantiated allegation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year's election campaign.

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Britain will 'fight back' if no EU deal: Finance minister

Britain will 'fight back' if no EU deal: Finance minister

LONDON: Britain will "fight back" if the EU will not strike an acceptable deal on Brexit, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday (Mar 5).

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New rules give Japan's Abe chance to lead until 2021

New rules give Japan's Abe chance to lead until 2021

TOKYO: Japan's ruling party on Sunday (Mar 5) extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan's longest-serving post-war leader.

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APEC aims at inclusive growth

APEC aims at inclusive growth

An agreement to enhance trade linkages and foster sustainable, inclusive and innovative growth marked a positive wrap-up to the first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) and other related APEC meetings on Friday.

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Merkel plans US meeting with Trump mid-March: German govt source

Merkel plans US meeting with Trump mid-March: German govt source

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 14, a German government source told AFP on Friday (Mar 3).

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Casting director turns on label in fashion mistreatment row

Casting director turns on label in fashion mistreatment row

PARIS: The casting director at the centre of a furore over the mistreatment of models at Paris fashion week hit back Friday, blaming French label Balenciaga for scores of women being forced to wait in a cramped stairway for hours.

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Losing jobs to Poland, French workers see futile vote

Losing jobs to Poland, French workers see futile vote

AMIENS, France: Two months before France's presidential elections, workers for Whirlpool in the northern French city of Amiens are torn between anger and resignation as the US appliances giant prepares to move their jobs to Poland.

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Delegates praise Vietnam’s role in APEC cooperation

Delegates praise Vietnam’s role in APEC cooperation

After more than a decade, Vietnam once again plays a role as the host of APEC Year, showing the international community’s trust in the country.

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Merkel in Egypt to reduce migrant flows

Merkel in Egypt to reduce migrant flows

CAIRO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Cairo on Thursday (Mar 2) on a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia, in a push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya.

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Food security high on agenda of SOM1’s second session

Food security high on agenda of SOM1’s second session

The First APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1) entered its second working day in the south central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 3 with a series of issues high on the agenda, including food security and climate change.

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US businesses raise concerns over Trump's policies: Fed

US businesses raise concerns over Trump's policies: Fed

WASHINGTON: Businesses in some parts of the country, while generally upbeat, are concerned about the uncertainty surrounding the impending policies of US President Donald Trump, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday (Mar 1).

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