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The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

by Isabelle LE PAGE When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. For the town located on the edge of the most important...

Trump will be gone, but trauma of 2020 may haunt Biden

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by Sebastian Smith Covid and a traumatic presidential election left the US reeling in 2020, but even with Donald Trump gone and Joe Biden promising to heal the nation there'll be no quick return to normal in 2021. For many in the world's richest country, 2020...

Opposition should pick PM candidate now and buckle down for GE15

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 16 -- Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim has urged the Opposition to decide once and for all who should be its leader and next prime ministerial candidate. Malaysiakini reported the PKR lawmaker as saying the Opposition cannot delay the decision any...

Penang mulls nominating women reps to meet 30pc gender equality quota in state assembly

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GEORGE TOWN, Dec. 10 -- The Penang state government is introducing a "Top-up Women-Only Additional Seats" (TWOAS) initiative to nominate women for the state legislative assembly if there is less than 30 per cent female representation among elected assemblymen. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow...

DAP rep warns Pakatan against embracing Umno to form new Perak government

IPOH, Dec. 9 -- DAP Pasir Bedamar assemblyman Terence Naidu said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition must not work with Umno to form the Perak government. Terence claimed the political crisis in Perak was simply a ruse for Umno to remove the mentri besar and...

Umno killing itself if it seeks DAP’s help to form Perak state government

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COMMENTARY, Dec. 6 -- Perak Umno seems to have stepped into political quicksand as a result of the recent "mutiny" and this blunder will have a far-reaching negative impact. What seems to be a simple move to just "kick out" Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)...

Can sworn enemies Umno and DAP work together? Kadir Jasin says if Dr M could, anyone can

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- To Datuk Kadir A. Jasin, the former press secretary and a close ally of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, life-long rivals Umno and the DAP could very well forge a political alliance to rule Perak - a feat many think...

Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing his baseless claims that last month's election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win. In a speech remarkable for its...

Perak incident not a warning from Umno to PM Muhyiddin, analysts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- Umno's efforts on Friday to effectively depose the Perak mentri besar from ally Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia may not be a warning shot towards him, political observers have said. Political analyst Prof Azmi Hassan...

Has the sun set on Anwar’s time as Opposition chief?

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 4 -- Open unhappiness within the Opposition over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's unexpected call to let Budget 2021 pass the policy stage indicated some may be losing faith in his leadership, said political analysts. Opposition parties were criticised by supporters after the...
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