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Freedom party will 'likely' support no-confidence vote against Austria's Kurz - APA

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria's Freedom party will probably support a no-confidence vote scheduled for Monday against Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, news agency APA said on Monday.

China says disputes with U.S. should be resolved via talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that any disputes between China and the United States should be resolved through talks.

Perak exco tasks Environment Dept to look into UK reports of mounds of plastic waste in jungle

IPOH: Perak Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari has expressed shock over a report by a UK-based news website that quoted BBC as finding a 6m-high mound of plastic waste deep in the jungles of Perak.

Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea.

Facebook says it won't remove doctored video of Nancy Pelosi

A Facebook Inc executive shared that the company wouldn’t remove a manipulated video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The video shows Pelosi appearing to slur her words and stammer, as if drunk or mentally incapacitated. — AP

China projects confidence in weaker economy as trade war worsens

BEIJING: China is strong enough to withstand the effects of the trade war with the U.S., according to statements over the weekend from current and former officials, putting forward a confident view of an economy which has been showing signs of weakness in the past few months.

Japan's Abe says Trump supports his intention to meet North Korean leader

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Fake Facebook accounts: the never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts.

Facebook and Twitter have been stepping up efforts to identify and weed out bogus accounts. — Reuters

A nation under rule of law

JAKARTA (ANN): President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was right to order security agencies to take stern action against rioters in Jakarta last week. The state must have zero tolerance against those wishing nothing but to watch the capital city burn.

A video showing a group of police officers beating an unarmed man near Al-Huda Mosque in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, has been circulating online in recent days, fueling allegations that police have used excessive force in handling the protest against the result of the April 17 presidential election. (JP/File).

North Korea dubs Bolton's comments 'inordinately ignorant' - KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is "inordinately ignorant" to argue that North Korea's recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions, the North's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state media on Monday.