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Ringgit higher against US$

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rebounded to kick off the week higher against the US dollar on refresh demand after mild profit taking last week, due to re-emerging tension over the possibility of another missile test by the North Korea, dealers said.

At 9.15 am(0115 gmt), the local unit was quoted at 4.2290/2340 against the greenback from Friday's 4.2360/2390.

KLCI dips early Monday as Genting weighs, oil up

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips slipped early Monday on selling of Genting Bhd but the broader market was firmer while crude oil prices inched up.

North Korea preparing long-range missile test - RIA cites Russian lawmaker

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

EU's diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - While European powers France and Britain are lobbying Washington to cool tensions since North Korea's most powerful nuclear test a month ago, EU nations with embassies in Pyongyang are directly pressing the North Koreans.

'Wee Woosie' stands tall at Hall of Fame induction

(Reuters) - Ian Woosnam, a metaphorical giant of the game, used his World Golf Hall of Fame induction on Tuesday to joke about a time he was told he was too small to ever succeed at the sport.

France 'extremely concerned' by Iran ballistic missile test

NEW YORK (Reuters) - France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran's ballistic missile test and called on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to carry out a full report on the launch.

Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticises arms programme

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal despite U.S. pressure to stop.

Wall St indexes eke out fresh record highs (Update 1)

NEW YORK: The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, as investors shrugged off North Korea’s latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike.

 At 10:56am ET (Friday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 47.88 points, or 0.22%, at 22,251.36. The AFP photo shows traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

North Korea says seeking military 'equilibrium' with U.S.

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an "equilibrium" of military force with the United States, which earlier signalled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month.

Wall St unmoved by economic data, N. Korea missile test

NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Friday, but the Dow eked out another record high, as investors shrugged off North Korea’s latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike.

At 9:39am ET (Friday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 28.81 points, or 0.13%, at 22,232.29, and the S&P 500 was down 0.45 point, or 0.01%, at 2,495.17. - AFP pic

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