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US takes ‘extraordinary’ steps to avoid looming default

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury began taking measures Thursday to prevent a default on government debt, as Congress heads towards…

2 months ago

Bolsonaro supporters storm seat of power in Brazil

BRAZIL • Brazilian security forces mounted a massive operation on Sunday after hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro…

2 months ago

After bitter Republican dispute, McCarthy named US House speaker

  WASHINGTON, United States | Republican favorite Kevin McCarthy was named speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday…

2 months ago

US announces $1.1b arms package for Taiwan

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States on Friday announced a new $1.1 billion package of arms to Taiwan, vowing…

7 months ago

Biden signs major climate change, healthcare law

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a big climate change and healthcare spending bill, giving Democrats…

7 months ago

Marcos bats for digital tax in Congress speech to cut debt

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand Marcos Jr (picture) pushed for a tax on digital service providers to help narrow budget deficit and debt levels…

8 months ago

US Secret Service deleted text messages from Jan 6 insurrection: watchdog

THE US Secret Service, the law enforcement agency that protects the president, deleted agents' text messages sent during the January…

8 months ago

16th PKR National Congress begins today

SHAH ALAM – The three-day Parti Keadilan Rakyat's (PKR)’s 16th National Congress kicks-off today with the physical presence of its…

8 months ago

Rival camps dig in for fight after US abortion ruling

WASHINGTON, United States – Elected leaders across the US political divide rallied Sunday for a long fight ahead on abortion…

9 months ago

Biden seeks 3-month federal gas tax holiday as prices skyrocket

WASHINGTON, United States – US President Joe Biden (picture) will ask Congress Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax for three months…

9 months ago

PKR polls: Results from all states in, Rafizi leads Saifuddin in fight for deputy presidency

KUALA LUMPUR – Rafizi Ramli (picture) is ahead of PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail for the post of Deputy President…

10 months ago

Powerful abroad, punished at home: Biden gets presidential whiplash

TOKYO, Japan – Most people would send an email. But Joe Biden (picture) had a document flown to him on one continent…

10 months ago

Chair of First UFO Hearing Since 1960s: ‘Someone Has to Do It’

Congress last held a hearing on reports of UFOs -- unidentified flying objects synonymous with space aliens -- in the…

10 months ago