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Obama says budget offers fiscally responsible path, urges compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday his budget proposal offers a fiscally responsible path to deficit reduction and job creation and called for Republican lawmakers to compromise with him.

World

Obama says budget offers fiscally responsible path, urges compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday his budget proposal offers a fiscally responsible path to deficit reduction and job creation and called for Republican lawmakers to compromise with him.

World

Tax hikes hit Mexican president's approval rating - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating fell on the back of tax hikes that he pushed through as part of a wide-reaching economic reform drive, according to a new poll published on Tuesday for daily newspaper El Universal.

World

Tax hikes, security dent Mexican president's approval rating - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For the first time, more Mexicans disapprove of President Enrique Pena Nieto's performance than approve, partly because of his tax increases, according to a newspaper poll released on Sunday, the anniversary of his first year in office.

Community

MBPJ should review value of properties and keep residents posted

INSTEAD of staying in high-rise “shoeboxes”, many urban young professionals are opting to buy landed property in mature neighbourhoods.

World

Insight - Crisis in tiny Nauru puts spotlight on Australia's asylum seeker policy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was mid-morning when the knock came at Rod Henshaw's door. He had 30 minutes to pack, police told him, then straight to the plane that would deport him from the home he'd made on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru.

AseanPlus News

Singapore boosts sin taxes, help for elderly

SINGAPORE: Singapore on Friday announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions of dollars in healthcare subsidy for its growing ranks of elderly citizens.

World

Battle over Juncker underlines EU parliament's 'adulthood'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In early May, before the saga over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should become the next president of the European Commission had reached this week's slow-building climax, a pointed question was posed at a briefing in Brussels.

World

Insight - Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

Nation

Spending may be slashed by RM15bil

PETALING JAYA: Adjustments to Budget 2015, which will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today, will likely include spending cuts of up to RM15bil.