Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

By Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON, June 8 : Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies. The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have […]

Malaysia’s cenbank chief resigns, latest casualty from 1MDB scandal

By Joseph Sipalan and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has accepted the resignation of the central bank governor, the latest in a string of departures as the 92-year-old leader purges top officials seen as close to the scandal-plagued previous government. Angered over accusations of massive corruption, Malaysians delivered […]

Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Feb 8 : The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. The Department of Homeland Security has drafted […]

Trump considers big ‘fine’ over China intellectual property theft

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big “fine” as part of a probe into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China. In an interview with Reuters, Trump and his […]