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China boosts defence spending, rattling its neighbours' nerves

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled its largest rise in defence spending in three years on Monday, setting a target of 8.1 percent growth for this year, fuelling an ambitious military modernisation programme and making its neighbours nervous.


Being part of the power source

Five trainees share their experience of going under TNB’s wing.


PAS to contest in 59 seats in Johor

JOHOR BARU: PAS will be fielding its largest number of candidates in Johor for the coming general election, says state PAS commissioner Abdullah Husin.


The country’s oldest varsity takes on the future

In his first media interview since the appointment, Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Datuk Abdul Rahim Hashim speaks exclusively to StarEducate.


The magnate and his many roles in Malaysia

He believes in meritocracy and helping the needy, and upholds integrity in his personal and business dealings.


A toothless tiger called regional inspectorate

THE arrests of seven regional heads over the past two months on corruption charges show that local inspectorates are helpless at best and impotent at worst.


Dutch PM rejects 'romance' of ever closer European union

BERLIN (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday rejected the notion that the European Union is on an inevitable path towards greater political integration after Britain leaves next year, and he called for a narrower focus on projects with an economic payoff.


Britain to protect Hungarians' rights in UK after Brexit - Johnson

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Britain will remain committed to the security and defence of Central Europe after Brexit, and will protect the rights of Hungarians working in the United Kingdom, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.


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French judge steps up Le Pen investigation over Islamic State tweets

PARIS (Reuters) - A judge placed France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation on Thursday on suspicion of disseminating violent images over tweets she posted of Islamic State executions, a move she indicated was politically motivated.