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Start-ups, education and jobs among top outcomes at WEF meeting in Jordan

With the full support and presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, this year marks the Forum’s ninth meeting in Jordan and the 16th meeting in the region. More than 1,200 business and political leaders and representatives from civil society, international....

US bond market: no major repositioning, waiting for better entry levels

The US high-yield bond market mastered the ‘risk off’-move reasonably well. The nomination of a special counsel to investigate the alleged Russian intervention in the US presidential election sent equities and government bond yields lower around the globe.

7-Eleven becomes first retailer in Malaysia to accept Alipay

7-Eleven CEO Gary Brown said the company began accepting Alipay from May 12 this year and currently, 94 per cent of the 2,100 stores in the country had gone 'live' with the Alipay system. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — 7-Eleven Malaysia Bhd is the first retailer in Malaysia to accept the Alipay mobile wallet payment.

Future of Asean relies on its younger generation, Khairy says

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the younger generation of Asean are generally better educated, more tech-savvy and they believe in the benefits of Asean membership. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — When Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand....

Navy confirms KD Perdana boat missing in Sedili waters

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — The Royal Malaysian Navy today confirmed that a boat owned by its ship KD Perdana had gone missing in the waters off Sedili. In a statement today, it said communication lapsed between the boat and another boat carrying a boarding team on Saturday.

Bursa remains positive at mid-day

The local bourse also remained positive on the back of Malaysia’s better-than-expected Gross Domestic Product data released last Friday, coupled with the rebound on overseas markets. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Bursa Malaysia remained in positive territory at mid-day, supported by gains in....

Cat Ba, a sanctuary for endangered species

In 1994, Ha Long Bay was inscribed as a natural WHS under the criterion of aesthetic value and geology. The combined area of Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago is over 770 square kilometres, in which Ha Long Bay World Heritage accounts for 434 including 775 islands and islets.

Leading academic claims poor people should have fewer kids

Professor Jones accepted the suggestion of creating public policies to limit the size of families among disadvantaged communities was controversial but essential given the ballooning number of children in care which has risen from 14,000 to 43,399 in the past two decades.

BUSINESS GEORGIA to Organize Kvemo Kartli Business Forum

BUSINESS GEORGIA will organize the Kvemo Kartli Regional Business Forum with the support of Kvemo Kartli Regional Development Agency and State Representative – Governor’s Administration in Kvemo Kartli on May 25. Forum will introduce to the public Business environment in the region, challenges and....

Imereti Region Produces 100 million USD Culinary Herbs

Imereti Region Produces 100 million USD Culinary Herbs. May 22, 2017 23 Views. Zurab Janelidze, director of Herbia culinary herbs production company, talks about the current problems before small and medium business sector that hinder Georgian product to increase exports scales on EU market.

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday.

Consultant: Let the Police run Traffic Branch

Tired of the constant traffic on the nation’s roads, The Trinidad and Tobago Road Safety Council is asking Government to allow the police to run the Traffic Management Branch. President of the Trinidad and Tobago Road Safety Council, Stan Huggins, explained that there were two Traffic Management....

Tobago Chamber wants meeting on sea-bridge

The Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has sent a letter to the Board of the Port Authority requesting a meeting with the aim of addressing the current challenges on the sea bridge. Chairman of the Chamber Demi John Cruickshank in addressing reporters last....

Cops' war on meth has 'no visible impact' 37 minutes ago There are children in 1 in 3 homes used for P deals, police said.

Police have admitted our meth problem is getting worse and everything they've tried to stop it has had "no visible impact". Documents released to Newshub show that in 2016, police seized more than twice as much meth as any other year. But it's had no effect on the availability of the drug.

Fintech player Linked Finance gets green light from UK regulator

is a peer-to-peer (P2)lending platform that was launched in 2013 and that has thousands of registered users. After a rigorous two-year application process, Linked Finance has been given the go-ahead to take on the UK market. To date the company has facilitated over 870 loans and more than €25m in funding for Irish SMEs.

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

As Omar Rashad's combine clutters down the barley field in northern Iraq, the farmer shields his eyes from the scorching sun and points at the tall berm at the end of his land, just past a cluster of agricultural buildings. The berm he points to marks the de facto border between federal Iraq and its self-governing Kurdish region in the north.

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Friday made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending school up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation about vaccines. The new measures followed an intense public debate over vaccines after a measles outbreak and political....

Election day ahead: Party leaders gear up for TV grillings

On the campaign trail today. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appears on Friday night (Joe Giddens/PA) If you thought you had experienced enough of the election on the gogglebox, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This week sees the prime-time(ish) takeover of BBC One for party leaders to get a grilling from Andrew Neil.

Ex-minister: Tories risk building new care system on ‘very shaky foundations’

Conservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performing local authorities, a former pensions minister has warned. Steve Webb, who was a Liberal Democrat minister in the coalition under David Cameron, said there....

Labour needs to be in power in Westminster and Cardiff, says Jones

The Labour Party in Wales has promised to establish a “real partnership” with a Jeremy Corbyn-led UK Government, as it launched its own manifesto. Welsh Labour leader and First Minister Carwyn Jones said the people of Wales needed Labour in power in both Cardiff and Westminster.

Shed project wins grant

A COMMUNITY group in York has been awarded funding for their community shed space. York Men's Shed is an organisation which helps people come together to take part in practical skills and activities, and has been awarded £920 by the Asda Foundation. The group - which is inspired by an Australian....

NBN pricing not to blame for people choosing slow speeds: Morrow

The lack of uptake of high-speed National Broadband Network (NBN) services is not due to NBN's pricing, CEO Bill Morrow has said, with those services only costing around AU$2 extra per week. In a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) on Monday in Melbourne, Morrow reiterated his....

‘Riyadh Declaration’ Announces Reserve of 34,000 Soldiers to Back Terrorism Fight

Riyadh – The Arab-Islamic-US unveiled in Riyadh on Sunday a close partnership between the leaders of the Arab and Islamic worlds and the United States to combat extremism and terrorism and achieve regional and international peace, stability and development.

Bahrain: Prison Sentence Against Isa Qassim, his Aides in Money Laundering Case

Manama- Bahrain’s Judiciary gave on Sunday Isa Qassim and his aides Hussein Youssef Al-Qassab and Mirza Al-Darazi, a one-year suspended prison sentence on charges of illegal fundraising and money laundering. The verdict also fined each one of the three accused a sum of $265,000 and the confiscation of the seized assets related to the case.

NI farmers cleared of wrongdoing after RHI audit

Poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of suspected improper use of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the RHI audit findings, having made the case that farmers were being unfairly criticised, despite having installed....

Mussarat Ahmed Zeb has nothing to do with PTI: Ali Zaidi

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s leader Ali Haider Zaidi called Musarrat Ahmed Zeb a lunatic. Earlier, PTI MPA Mussarat Ahmed Zeb said that Malala’s attack was a staged drama. Zeb also alleged that people who gave medical treatment to Malala were given plots by the government later on.

Syria's Homs completely liberated as last militants leave al-Waer district

The withdrawal of militants from al-Waer district of the Syrian Homs was completed on Sunday after their last convoy left the city toward Jarablus, a Sputnik correspondent reported. "The final convoy has departed from al-Waer district, while civilians not wishing to leave their homes remained in the district.

China tells U.S. trade representative stronger cooperation needed

10:49 Syria's Homs completely liberated as last militants leave al-Waer district The withdrawal of militants from al-Waer district of the Syrian Homs was completed on Sunday after their last convoy left the city toward... 10:25 Artsakh Defense Army: More than 750 shots fired toward the Armenian....

Zimbabweans In The UK Demonstrate At 10 Downing Street

A group of Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom demonstrated outside 10 Downing Street on Saturday, demanding the British government to intervene and order President Robert Mugabe’s government to permit Zimbabweans in the diaspora to vote in next year’s general elections.

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

ABU JARBUAH, Iraq (AP) - As Omar Rashad's combine clutters down the barley field in northern Iraq, the farmer shields his eyes from the scorching sun and points at the tall berm at the end of his land, just past a cluster of agricultural buildings. The berm he points to marks the de facto border....

Mike Pence's Commencement Speech Boycotted by Notre Dame Students

As Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at Indiana's Notre Dame university to deliver commencement speech Sunday, more than 100 students silently got up from their seats and staged a walkout. The commencement speech was originally supposed to be delivered by President Donald Trump, making him....
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