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IMF Predicts Economic Decline For Caribbean In Wake Of Brexit

WASHINGTON, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecasts for economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two years as the unexpected United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union creates a wave of uncertainty amid already-fragile business and consumer confidence. “The Brexit vote implies a substantial increase in economic, political, and institutional uncertainty, which is projected to have negative macroeconomic consequences, especially in advanced European economies,” according to the IMF’s [...]

Gunmen Kill Eight Fishermen In Popular Mexican Surf Resort

MEXICO CITY, July  20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) — Gunmen killed eight fishermen in the popular Mexican surf resort of Puerto Escondido, prosecutors said, in a rare shooting for a part of the country that has largely avoided serious gang violence. The shark fishermen were in a house in the Pacific port when the gunmen entered late on Monday and opened fire . Four were killed at the scene while the other four died soon after being taken to a local hospital, prosecutors [...]

Mexican President Apologises For Scandal, Vows To Fight Graft With New Law

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) — Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has apologised for a damaging conflict-of-interest row in 2014 surrounding his wife’s purchase of a luxury home from a government contractor. Pena Nieto made what was an unusually frank apology for a Mexican leader over the scandal as he signed into law a new anti-corruption system that the government hopes will boost its credibility in the run-up to 2018 presidential elections. Addressing political leaders at the unveiling of the [...]

US: Possible Zika Outbreak Detected In Florida

MIAMI, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) — Florida  health officials said they were investigating a possible case of Zika that was not contracted while traveling to a region affected by the mosquito-borne virus, suggesting an outbreak may be under way. The Florida Health Department “is actively conducting an epidemiological investigation,” a statement said, after the possible case emerged in Miami-Dade County. It said Zika prevention kits and repellent would be available for pickup at the health department and distributed in the area [...]

S Korean Authorities Seek To Freeze Assets Of Prosecutor Arrested On Bribery Charges

SEOUL, July 20 (Bernama) — Authorities are seeking to freeze the assets of a senior prosecutor arrested on charges of taking bribes from a major online game maker, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. An ad hoc team investigating the case on Tuesday filed for a court order to freeze some 14 billion won (US$12.3 million) worth of assets of Jin Kyung-joon. The 49-year-old was put behind bars Sunday on charges of accepting bribes from Nexon Co and using them [...]

Russia Expects Resumption Of Regular Flights To Turkey

MOSCOW, July 20 (Bernama) — Despite the still  fragile political situation in Turkey after the attempted military coup, Russian authorities are continuing with their plan to resume scheduled and chartered flights to the country, Cuba’s Prensa Latina (PL) news agency reported. The first flights for Russian tourists resumed a week ago after more than half a year of interruption due to the deterioration of bilateral relations caused by the downing of a Russian fighter Su-24 by Turkish fighters in Syria, [...]

MH370 Investigation Team Receives Aircraft ‘Debris’ From Madagascar

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), July 20 (Bernama) — Several pieces of debris found in Madagascar believed to be parts from an aircraft were handed over to the Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370, on Tuesday. Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in a statement today said the items handed over by an American, Blaine Gibson included a stabilizer panel with ‘No Step’ stencil, engine cowling bearing Rolls-Royce logo, and a fiberglass skin aluminium honeycomb cored panel. “The debris will be [...]

India Wants Malaysia To Lead The World In Combating Terrorism – Deputy PM

From Mohd Faizal Hassan NEW DELHI, July 20 (Bernama) — India wants Malaysia to be on the front line in tackling terrorism and the global radicalisation threat from Daesh, according to Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated so in a closed-door meeting at the latter’s official residence here, late Tuesday evening. “India recognises the success of Malaysia through the moderation concept initiated by Prime Minister Najib Razak in combating terrorism which [...]

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. Pic:BERNAMA

High-Speed Rail: Najib, Lee Give Credit To M’sian Former Minister Wahid Omar

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), July 20 (Bernama) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday paid tribute to former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Wahid Omar, saying his work hard and dedication made the memorandum of understanding on the High Speed Rail (HSR) project a reality. Najib said the governments of Malaysia and Singapore had been working very hard over the past few years since the announcement of the HSR project was made [...]

Putrajaya Declaration Will Mark Important Milestone – UNESCO

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), July 20 (Bernama) — The Putrajaya Declaration will mark an important milestone for the countries of Asia and the Pacific in joining hands for strong advocacy to achieve quality early childhood as stated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 4.2. This is what United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Assistant Director-General for Education, Qian Tang, shared when delivering the welcoming address at the 2nd Asia Pacific Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) [...]

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