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Obamas coming to Malaysia for young leaders summit

This is the former president's third visit to Malaysia since 2015.

Ukraine leader denies Trump blackmailed him

Volodymyr Zelenskiy not aware military aid had been blocked at time of call with US president.

China slams Trump ‘lies’ on Hong Kong, treatment of Muslims

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang believes 'US should meet China at halfway'.

Obama basketball jersey sells for US$120,000

According to Heritage Auctions, The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou high school in Hawaii, where he lived at the time.

Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

'Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't 'end Iran',' Zarif writes on Twitter.

Trump tax returns from 1985-94 show US$1 bln in losses

Trump lost so much money that he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 years.

Bernie Sanders runs for US president

Bernie Sanders joins an already crowded field of candidates seeking to take on President Donald Trump and the Republicans in 2020.

Biden nearing decision on 2020 White House bid, says report

A number of other candidates already have announced intentions to run or are exploring bids.

HW Bush to be laid to rest in Texas after 4-day...

Wednesday's funeral capped a national homage that saw the 41st president lie in state in the US Capitol rotunda.

Washington sets aside divisions as US bids farewell to HW Bush

Bells tolled while the casket was carried down the aisle, as dignitaries, former US vice-presidents and cabinet officials looked on.

President HW Bush lies in state in Washington

The former president struggled for years with Parkinson's disease, which left him wheelchair-bound and often hospitalised – including after Barbara's death.

Air Force One flies George HW Bush back to Washington

The casket will then be transported to the cathedral for the funeral service, the fourth there of a former president.

Tributes for former US president George HW Bush

The world pays tribute to the death of former US president George HW Bush.

Utah man confessed to sending ricin letters

Ricin is found naturally in castor seeds but it takes a deliberate act to convert the seeds into a biological weapon.

Boeing gets US$3.9 billion contract for new Air Force One jets

Boeing's contract for development work had been expanded to include design, modification and fielding of two mission-ready presidential 747-8 aircraft.

Dr M revives Singapore water dispute, calls Trump ‘mercurial’

The prime minister says the water issue is among the things to settle with Singapore, and pushes back against super powers China and US.

Fired FBI director Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit’

Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that US President Donald Trump is a dangerous, "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to institutional norms.

Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

No casting or air date has been set but the announcement set off speculation about who would play some of the key figures in the White House.

Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

Winfrey, long associated with Democratic politics and fundraising, would likely face a crowded field in the Democratic primaries in the 2020 race.

Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

Two anonymous "close friends" say Winfrey was "actively thinking" about a presidential run.

Don’t be too friendly and close to Trump, says ex-diplomat

Former ambassador Redzuan Kushairi says US president, in retweeting anti-Muslim videos, was being utterly irresponsible.

Anifah: Najib a trusted partner, ‘good friend’ of Trump

According to the foreign minister, Trump had said before all the leaders present at the Asean-US Dialogue that he and Najib had been friends even before he became the US president.

Trump issues stern warning to North Korea: ‘Do not try us’

Trump returned to tough talk against North Korea a day after he appeared to dial back some of his bellicose rhetoric and instead took more of a carrot-and-stick approach.

Trump warns time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over

Trump described the North's nuclear programme as "a threat to the civilised world and international peace and stability" on the second day of his Asia tour dominated by the crisis.

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