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U.S. tax bill may face lawsuits with long odds but political payoffs

(Reuters) - Democratic-leaning states may take legal action to challenge the cap on deductions of state and local taxes under the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and even though such lawsuits would face long odds they could help galvanise Democrats for next year's mid-term election.

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.

Blip for Sapura Energy

VOLATILE is one word to describe just what Sapura Energy Bhd’s share price and opinion on the stock have been since it released a big quarterly loss the market was not expecting.

Reforms are a success, says Jokowi

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said government reforms to boost the economy are starting to pay off, enabling it to embark on the biggest infrastructure plan in the nation’s history.

U.S. top court to consider reviving New Jersey sports betting law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bid to revive a state statute legalizing sports betting that was struck down by lower courts as a violation of federal law.

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A letter from THOMAS FOO, Subang Jaya.

Nissan sees surprise drop in profit with new CEO at helm

TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co forecast a surprise drop in annual profit on expectations for higher raw material costs and a stronger yen, and as price competition increases in the US and China.

Nurses give back via nasi lemak project

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 12 all around the globe to honour the services of nurses.

Ringgit to be less volatile this year as economy stabilises

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit will be less volatile this year compared with last year as the economy stabilises.

UK spending cuts possible to offset tax U-turn

LONDON: UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond suggested he may have to make spending cuts in his autumn budget to fill the gap in public finances created when he was forced to scrap his plan to raise insurance taxes for the self-employed.