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AseanPlus News 18 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leave

Sydney: Australia’s government on Wed­nesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed a letter denouncing its treatment of the Muslim minority.

AseanPlus News 18 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

YANGON: The United States has banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 2:29 AM

Factbox: Forty Republicans criticise Trump's inflammatory tweets

(Reuters) - Forty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks, widely condemned as racist, on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 7:45 AM

U.S. House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt over census documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 11:23 AM

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Fear over new U.S. curbs on almost all asylum seekers spread this week among migrants at its southern border, but some on waiting lists in Mexican cities found the gates to the United States stayed open, despite a much higher bar to stay.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 7:16 PM

Ukraine plans overhaul of citizenship process after Putin's passport offer

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ordered an overhaul of the process for granting Ukrainian citizenship, in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track Russian passports.

Business 19 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ensuring a smoother retrenchment exercise

PETALING JAYA: Downsizing or laying off employees as organisations undergo restructuring in the face of economic uncertainties is more than just deciding on the severance package for the potentially retrenched employees.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 1:25 AM

Factbox: More Republicans hit Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen after 'send her back' chant

(Reuters) - More Republican lawmakers complained on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump's inflammatory attacks on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women, after chants of "send her back" by Trump supporters at a rally targeted one of them.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 12:22 AM

Trump, justices pay respects to late U.S. jurist Stevens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, members of the U.S. Supreme Court and others paid their respects on Monday to liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week, as his body lay in repose in the courthouse's stately great hall.

Nation 23 Jul 2019 | 7:31 AM

NRD lodges report against malicious FB posting

PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has lodged a police report against a blogger for accusing it of handing out citizenship to illegal immigrants.