Russia pledges reciprocal steps after EU sanctions for alleged cyberattacks

MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it would respond with reciprocal measures to European Union travel and financial sanctions against a department of Russia’s military intelligence service for alleged cyberattacks. “Of course this unfriendly action by the EU will

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India posts record fiscal deficit as coronavirus hits economy

NEW DELHI: India’s federal fiscal deficit touched a record $88.5 billion in the April-June quarter, 83.2% of the target for the whole of the current fiscal year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on tax collections and as the

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) lifts ban on Bigo Live

SINGAPORE, Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday 30th July 2020, announced the lifting of ban on the live streaming app Bigo Live. Bigo Live is owned by the Singapore-based BIGO Technology. The ban was

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U.S. makes deal for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, deaths expected to rise

Two major drug companies will supply the U.S. government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, the Trump administration said on Friday, as the nation’s top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks. The

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Malaysian MotoGP cancelled due to pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the most exciting races in the Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) world calendar, the Malaysian GP, which was scheduled to be held from Oct 30 to Nov 1, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. MotoGP

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Cops identify Twitter account holder who made false claims about SRC judge

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified the twitter account holder who claimed that the judge presiding over the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is related to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department

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Mixed reactions over dissolution of Sabah State Assembly

KOTA KINABALU: The dissolution of the Sabah State Assembly (DUN) yesterday received mixed reactions from people in the state who voiced out their views through social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Many agreed with the decision announced by Chief Minister

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Ramlan Ibrahim resigns as EC member

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) today announced the resignation of Datuk Seri Ramlan Ibrahim as a member of the commission, effective yesterday. In a statement issued here today, the EC said Ramlan’s `resignation had been consented by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,

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Indonesian fugitive wanted for corruption, nabbed in Malaysia

JAKARTA: Indonesian fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, who has been convicted of corruption, was arrested in Malaysia and brought back to Jakarta on Thursday, after being on the run for 11 years, according to local media reports. Djoko, 68, was said

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31 compounds issued to those violating SOP in Port Dickson

PORT DICKSON: A total of 31 compound summonses were issued for violation of the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) over the past one week since last Saturday, Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi

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