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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday. The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) “Medical bills you can afford, doctors who make house calls and healthcare so affordable retirees are simply paying out of pocket—that’s just the reality for those who live in the spots that score the highest in the Healthcare category of this year’s Annual Global Retirement Index,” says International … Continue reading The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ DECEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) “In the right places abroad, retirees can automatically upgrade their retirement to one of pure luxury—and enjoy the perks of a swank lifestyle for far less than a comparable retirement back home would cost,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living. “I’m talking high-end living. Only that eye-popping, … Continue reading 5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

SINGAPORE | World markets rise despite Trump’s renewed tariff threat

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly higher on Tuesday despite U.S. President Donald Trump saying it’s “highly unlikely” he’ll hold off on raising tariffs ahead of a closely-watched meeting with his Chinese counterpart. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX index gained 0.3 percent to 11,381.78 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,006.05. Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets rise despite Trump’s renewed tariff threat

EVERETT, Wash. | Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at Skate America

EVERETT, Wash. — Nathan Chen is picking up right where he left off last year. The 19-year old American star topped the men’s short program with room to spare on Friday night at the opening session of Skate America. Chen, who won gold at last year’s World Championships and was fifth in the 2018 Olympics, … Continue reading EVERETT, Wash. | Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at Skate America

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Feeling ‘vindicated,’ Malaysia’s Anwar takes lawmaker oath

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt “vindicated” after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated. The swearing-in ceremony in parliament followed Anwar’s landslide win in a … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Feeling ‘vindicated,’ Malaysia’s Anwar takes lawmaker oath

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia— Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory on Saturday in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was designated as Mahathir’s successor after the two men set aside a bitter feud and … Continue reading PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance. More than 1,200 people are on death row in Malaysia, which mandates hanging as punishment for … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

5 High-Culture Low-Cost Beach Towns to Retire In—Internationalliving.com

  BALTIMORE/ OCTOBER 09, 2018 (STL.News) “Living in a beach town and enjoying the sun and sand—that can go hand-in-hand with the benefits of sophisticated big-city living. Look at Miami or at Los Angeles, for instance. But those U.S. cities are expensive,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “By contrast, retirees can enjoy all … Continue reading 5 High-Culture Low-Cost Beach Towns to Retire In—Internationalliving.com

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM rallies for successor and former foe Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has campaigned for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support Anwar’s return to active politics. Mahathir’s appearance at a political rally Monday night marked the first time in two decades that the two leaders shared the same stage after setting aside … Continue reading PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM rallies for successor and former foe Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM to be charged

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The Latest on the arrest of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 5 p.m. Malaysia’s anti-graft agency says the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak will be charged under the anti-money laundering act. The agency says Rosmah Mansor was detained at its headquarters in the … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM to be charged

BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

BANGKOK — Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report. The Manila, Philippines-based regional lender said Wednesday that it expects economic growth to remain at … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws for attempting to have sexual intercourse have been caned in a rare public whipping that was slammed by rights activists as a “grave miscarriage of justice.” Lawyers and activists say more than 100 people witnessed the caning Monday in a Sharia court in … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Amnesty urges Malaysia to quash caning sentence of lesbians

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Amnesty International has urged Malaysia to quash a caning sentence for a lesbian couple, calling the punishment cruel and unjust. Two unidentified ethnic Malay women, aged 22 and 32, had pleaded guilty for attempting to have sexual intercourse and were sentenced to six strokes of a cane and fined by a … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Amnesty urges Malaysia to quash caning sentence of lesbians

BEIJING | Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

BEIJING — Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren’t needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday. Mahathir told Malaysian reporters that both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier … Continue reading BEIJING | Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting “fake news,” in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Women’s trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned conspiracy,” extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing VX … Continue reading SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Women’s trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | The Latest: Judge calls for defense in Kim Jong Nam killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia— The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A Malaysian judge has ruled the two women charged with murdering the North Korean leader’s half brother should begin entering their defense. High Court Judge Azmi … Continue reading SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | The Latest: Judge calls for defense in Kim Jong Nam killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge’s decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of murder. A defense phase of the trial could take several … Continue reading SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of smearing VX … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia  — Malaysia’s prime minister says he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than ten times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told The Associated Press on Monday that a decades-old treaty governing the … Continue reading PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | AP Interview: Malaysia’s Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims as “grossly unjust.” Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad made the comments during a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | AP Interview: Malaysia’s Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, adding to his troubles just three months after his stunning electoral defeat. Najib stood calmly in the dock Wednesday as the charges were read to … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir to congratulate the new government and all of the Malaysian people on competitive elections and the peaceful transition of authority between governments.  They discussed ways to work together … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta