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Italy coronavirus deaths near 200 after biggest daily jump, global toll 3,455

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 49 to 197, the Civil Protection Agency said yesterday, the largest daily increase in fatalities since the contagion was uncovered two weeks ago. Italy is currently reporting

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Kok: Malaysia will not withdraw the complaint against EU

KUALA LUMPUR: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said, Malaysia has not retracted its option of filing a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union’s (EU) Delegated Regulation. In fact, Malaysia’s highest-level legal team is examining the

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Sarawak MATTA targets more tourists from India this year

KUCHING: The Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is aiming to attract more Indian tourists to the state this year, said its chairman Lina Tsen Pei Tsin today. She said this effort was aimed

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EU clears Brexit deal, UK set to leave today

BRUSSELS:  On behalf of the European Union (EU) member states, the Council of the European Union has adopted the decision to conclude the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal agreement, the Council said in a statement yesterday. Xinhua news agency reported that

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Indonesia takes EU to WTO over ‘discriminatory’ palm oil policy

JAKARTA: Indonesia added fuel to its ongoing feud with the European Union last week by filing a lawsuit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the bloc’s palm oil policy, which Indonesia has deemed discriminatory to its palm oil sector. Trade

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Kok: Malaysia to confront EU’s palm oil discrimination in WTO

KUALA LUMPUR: Primary Industries Ministry (MPI) is raring to confront the European Union (EU) on its palm oil discrimination, through filing Malaysia’s case with the World Trade Organization (WTO). Minister Teresa Kok said the ministry has enlisted the cooperation of

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EU: Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land are illegal

ANKARA: The European Union (EU) yesterday reiterated its stance that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law. Anadolu Agency reported EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said all Israeli settlement activity was illegal under international law.

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EU keeps UK waiting on Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election

EU member states yesterday delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said if the deadline is deferred to the end of January he would call an election by Christmas. Britain

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Asian stocks dips after US announces tariffs on Europe

TOKYO: Asian stocks, already under pressure from growing global growth fears, tumbled today after New York markets slumped overnight as the US opened a new trade war front, saying it will impose tariffs on US$7.5 billion of goods from the

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Brazil to send troops to fight Amazon fires after EU’s intervention

European leaders yesterday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis. Amid a global chorus of concern

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