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People Malaysia, Singapore Launch New Trade Link to Boost Liquidity
Author: 0 Malaysia, Singapore Launch New Trade Link to Boost Liquidity

Cross-border supervisory and enforcement arrangements will be set up, regulators said, working with the Singapore Exchange and Bursa Malaysia to launch the link. In fact, he said, Malaysia was now involved in various projects with Singapore, including the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System and the development of Marina One, a joint venture between Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings, valued at S$11 billion (RM32.57 billion).

Author: 0 Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal - despite Trump's shutdown comments

High-stakes votes in both chambers were expected on Thursday, when a deadline will arrive for Congress to approve a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown . Defense hawks and moderates said the deal was an imperfect but decent compromise while conservatives blasted it as an ill-advised budget-buster. The deal pairs the boost in defense spending with a roughly equal increase in domestic spending.

People Unifor welcomes BC $15 minimum wage timeline
Author: 0 Unifor welcomes BC $15 minimum wage timeline

Ontario's minimum wage will hit the $15 level on January 1, 2019, and Alberta will reach $15 this October. "I believe we've made significant progress and I'm certain that those that are making the minimum wage today will feel better [in June] of this year, and again the year after that and the year after that", Horgan said.

People LA Lakers Trade Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, More
Author: 0 LA Lakers Trade Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, More

Cleveland have been looking for players who can help this season and beyond and Nance and Clarkson fit that mould. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Cavs sent Frye, point guard Isaiah Thomas and a protected 2018 first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr .

People Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea
Author: 0 Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

Noting North Korea's advances in missile technology and China's increasing maritime assertiveness, Onodera said: "I'm happy to have the opportunity to deepen the United States understanding of Japan's tough security environment". "We'll have to see what happens". Pence is taking the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died a year ago after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.

People US Senate leaders reach budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline
Author: 0 US Senate leaders reach budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline

Senate leaders say they've reached a two-year budget deal that boosts spending for both the military and domestic programs. The deal also earmarks $90 billion for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires, $20 billion for infrastructure, and $6 billion for the opioid crisis .

People Pakistan bans Valentine's Day for promoting 'nudity and indecency'
Author: 0 Pakistan bans Valentine's Day for promoting 'nudity and indecency'

His case struck a chord and a day before Valentine's Day previous year, Judge Shaukat Siddiqui issued a binding notice ordering a blanket broadcasting ban of any material related the celebration. Electronic and print media have also been directed to not give coverage to any promotion of the day celebrating love. The court directed that no event would be held at official level, or at any public place.

People 1 killed in church service stabbing at Corpus Christi home, suspect arrested
Author: 0 1 killed in church service stabbing at Corpus Christi home, suspect arrested

Officials say a 61-year-old parishioner died at the scene after being stabbed in the neck. A special church service was being held at a home in Corpus Christi when a man stabbed the pastor in the chest, Lt. The suspect, a man in his 30s, attacked his fellow members of a Corpus Christi church with a knife shortly after 7 p.m., according to WYFF 4 . He and a band member are in critical condition.

People 'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transition - Davis
Author: 0 'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transition - Davis

He said the atmosphere had been "very constructive" and there had been "lots of things resolved" but admitted there was "still progress to be made". Mr Davis made the comments after two days of talks amongst Theresa Mays Brexit ministers which were aimed at reaching agreement on a future relationship with the EU.

People White House sees good chance of long-term budget deal
Author: 0 White House sees good chance of long-term budget deal

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said the deal would increase government spending by "just shy" of $300 billion over two years. President Trump supports the McConnell-Schumer deal. "I hope we can build on this bipartisan momentum and make 2018 a year of significant achievement for Congress, for our constituents and for the country that we all love", McConnell said .

Author: 0 White House applauds Senate's budget deal

Negotiated by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Schumer, the proposed budget deal comes after months of partisan disagreements that resulted in a three-day government shutdown last month . "I feel good", he told radio host Hugh Hewitt. "If you're against president (Barack) Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow lawmakers "to feel uncomfortable" over the impasse.

People 'Protocol headache' for SK Winter Olympics
Author: 0 'Protocol headache' for SK Winter Olympics

On Thursday, standing in the same spot where President Donald Trump spoke to servicemembers in November, Pence blasted Pyongyang's treatment of its own people. Radio Free Asia reported during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics that although the country's delegation was given phones, North Korea's Olympic committee had refused to distribute them to athletes.

People Israeli Minister Holds Iran Responsible for Syria, Lebanon Strikes
Author: 0 Israeli Minister Holds Iran Responsible for Syria, Lebanon Strikes

The Assad-administration used chlorine gas bombs against civilians in the regions that are now being held by rebels such as Suraqeb in the northwestern provinces of Douma and Idlib near Damascus in Eastern Ghouta . Insurgent shelling of government-held Damascus killed three people, the Observatory and Syrian state media reported . Most alarmingly, the Commission has received multiple reports - which it is now investigating - that bombs allegedly containing weaponised chlorine have been ...

People Jacob Copeland's mother upset with commitment
Author: 0 Jacob Copeland's mother upset with commitment

Watch the freakish scene below. Jacob Copeland's mother bolted from his National Signing Day decision Wednesday after he picked the University of Florida. It can't be easy being a parent and looking out for your son's well-being on National Signing Day. After his decision, things got a bit awkward when mom got up during an ESPN interview and left the room.

People Dow closes up 567 points after a rocky day
Author: 0 Dow closes up 567 points after a rocky day

The benchmark had tumbled as much as 7.1 percent on Tuesday before regaining some lost ground to close 4. 7 percent lower. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 631 points, or 2.5 per cent, to 24,262. The S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent, with telecommunications and industrials as the best-performing sector. Higher rates, in turn, will make bonds and other fixed-income assets relatively more attractive compared with stocks, which are riskier, spelling the end of the 9-year-old bull market.

People Almost all councils in England plan to raise council tax
Author: 0 Almost all councils in England plan to raise council tax

The research reveals 95 per cent of councils plan to raise council tax, while 93 per cent are aiming to increase service charges in areas such as waste, planning, parking, social care, bereavement and meals on wheels. It is the first local authority in 20 years to resort to the measure. "They are managing to protect the services we all care about, caring for older people, protecting vulnerable children".

People Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria
Author: 0 Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria

At least 1,028 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in Syria's Afrin , the Turkish General Staff said on February 8. The main principles of a political settlement were reached and a committee was formed to promote constitutional reform in the war-torn country. Rouhani also said Iran believes Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved.

People Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats
Author: 0 Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats

Adam Schiff , who adds that separating staff "would be a bad mistake". There was a time when Congressional investigations sought to weed out communist agents in the State Department. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump likely to approve release of Dem memo : report Trump called for unity - he didn't even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (Calif.), have been publicly exchanging jabs over the release of the controversial documents.

People Havat Gilad attack ringleader killed by Israeli forces in W. Bank village
Author: 0 Havat Gilad attack ringleader killed by Israeli forces in W. Bank village

Another Palestinian was killed and several dozen wounded later in clashes with Israeli forces during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said. "I hope that we will soon have our hands on the murderer of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal", he tweeted. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that "the account is closed".

People World's worst police sketch actually looks like the suspect
Author: 0 World's worst police sketch actually looks like the suspect

Another joked: "That guy looks just like my roommate", with the sketch photoshopped on to a picture of his roommate's face. His mugshot was then included in a photo line-up and shown to the eyewitness, who immediately identified him. 'The suspect was further described as having straight, black hair that covered his ears and that he had wide-set cheekbones and a pointed chin, ' the Crime Watch blog said.

People Cavaliers, Clippers Seek Third Team For DeAndre Jordan Trade
Author: 0 Cavaliers, Clippers Seek Third Team For DeAndre Jordan Trade

Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan . In fact, it was reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in making a trade for Jordan , but it seems as though the two sides failed to reach an agreement. In his 47 games played for the Clippers this season, the Houston native has turned in averages of 11.5 points on 58.8 percent shooting from the field and 14.9 rebounds.

People Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA
Author: 0 Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA

The Senate agreement also contains nearly $90 billion in overdue disaster aid for hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. It would stave off a government shutdown ahead of a Thursday night deadline for a new short-term spending bill, and also extend the federal government's debt ceiling until March 2019, putting off for more than a year the risk of a debt default.

People Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support
Author: 0 Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support

China on Thursday said it has never attached any political conditions to aiding the Maldives, and the aid has done no harm to the country's sovereignty and independence, let alone jeopardised the Indian Ocean area's security. Also, we have not seen any real action on the concerns stated by the worldwide community and India. The Maldivian Supreme Court had earlier ordered the immediate release of exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed and other Opposition leaders, terming their trials a ...

People Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday
Author: 0 Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday

On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan gave his full support to the bill to try to rally others in chamber to also vote yes - saying the military is at risk without the money, while acknowledging the deal includes partisan compromises and isn't flawless.

People Son Of Former NBA Head Coach Rick Adelman Dies In Tragic Accident
Author: 0 Son Of Former NBA Head Coach Rick Adelman Dies In Tragic Accident

He was also a director of player personnel with the Minnesota Timberwolves during Rick's time with the franchise. According to the report, Adelman was not in a crosswalk when he was struck February 2. R.J. was a generous spirit with an outgoing personality who positively impacted everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He won the NAIA Division II National Championship with the Bearcats in 1993.

People Toronto police find remains of 6 people in Bruce McArthur case
Author: 0 Toronto police find remains of 6 people in Bruce McArthur case

The victims are Selim Esen, 44, Andrew Kinsman , 49, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Dean Lisowick, aged 43 or 44. Idsinga said that police have the DNA profiles of at least two other men whom McArthur is charged with the murder of, though he refused to speculate on whether the remains located to date might belong to any of those men.

People Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 45 civilians
Author: 0 Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 45 civilians

Russia, Assad's main backer, retorted that "no perpetrators have been identified" and accused the United States of orchestrating a "propaganda campaign" against the Syrian government. The US State Department said on Monday it had recorded six suspected chemical attacks in Syria in the past 30 days. "The Turkish leader offered condolences to the Russian president over the death of Russian military pilot Roman Filipov, who operated a Su-25 aircraft, on February 3 in a terrorist attack in the ...

People Abe, Pence reaffirm need for pressure on N.Korea
Author: 0 Abe, Pence reaffirm need for pressure on N.Korea

It wasn't immediately clear whether Kim Yo Jong will meet with Moon, a liberal who has expressed a desire to reach out to the North. Vice President Mike Pence isn't ruling out a meeting with North Korean officials as he prepares to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

People Nazi Seeking Office in Illinois Congress Denies Holocaust on CNN
Author: 0 Nazi Seeking Office in Illinois Congress Denies Holocaust on CNN

Jones - who also later called the Holocaust "an worldwide, extortion racket by the Jews" - is the only Republican running in the primaries for Illinois' third congressional district, which is a heavily Democratic district that stretches from Chicago's southwest side to the suburbs of LaGrange.

People Merkel strikes power deal with Social Democrats for German coalition
Author: 0 Merkel strikes power deal with Social Democrats for German coalition

Many of Merkel's deals have infuriated her Christian Democrat party. The prospect of a German government that talks big on Europe and opens its pocketbook has thrilled many of its European Union allies, even if they are uncertain just how far Chancellor Angela Merkel's new grand coalition will go.

People Pelosi to oppose sweeping budget deal over lack of protections for DREAMers
Author: 0 Pelosi to oppose sweeping budget deal over lack of protections for DREAMers

Democrats had been demanding "parity" as part of the deal, meaning that domestic spending gets the same increase the defense spending gets as part of any deal. "A "Queen of the Hill " rule should be employed that establishes the proposal receiving the most votes as the position of the House". According to the congressional official familiar with the agreement, the plan includes US$20 billion for infrastructure over two years, including roads and drinking water.

People South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister
Author: 0 South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister

But it could also allow all delegation members to take home luxury goods whose import to North Korea is banned by the council. South Korean activists protested Thursday as a North Korean orchestra gave a sold-out performance on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics .

People Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM
Author: 0 Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM

Trump recognized Sophia Marie Campa-Peters, a nine-year-old girl for whom White House press secretary Sara Sanders asked Americans to pray last month when she was undergoing brain surgery for a medical condition that causes strokes. He says that the United States is a nation of believers and that we value faith in God above all else. "As long as we open our eyes to God's grace and open our hearts to God's love, then America will forever be land of the free, the home of the courageous ...