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McDonalds Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls

McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott callsThe Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Social media users in the Muslim-majority country called on boycotting various U.S. companies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a city important to both Israelis and Muslims. One user of Twitter Inc's microblogging platform, TheUsopIbrahim, stated without citing sources that U.S.-headquartered McDonald's "channelled funds to Israel".


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/mcdonalds-malaysia-refutes-israel-ties-boycott-calls-042344283--finance.html

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in BeijingFrom a luxury Manhattan apartment, Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is plotting a "change of the regime" in Beijing and developing a new media platform with the aim of introducing democracy in the world's most populous country. For several months, Guo has been flooding social networks with searing accusations of corruption against China's rich and powerful. While some accuse the businessman, who is not shy about publicizing his ostentatious lifestyle, of hypocrisy in his allegations of corruption among China's political elite, Guo denies accusations that he himself is also guilty of graft.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/billionaire-guo-wengui-wants-regime-change-beijing-034446175.html

PM will stand up for Australia after China criticism

PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticismPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will "stand up" for Australia, brushing aside Chinese criticism of new foreign interference laws as fears rise of overseas meddling in domestic institutions. Canberra has announced the wide-ranging reforms to espionage and foreign interference legislation, with Attorney General George Brandis saying such as meddling was an "extremely serious problem". Turnbull himself has singled out China as a focus of concern, citing "disturbing reports" about Beijing's influence.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/pm-stand-australia-china-criticism-033017095.html

UN envoy warns N Korea miscalculation could trigger conflict

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflictA senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state. Jeffrey Feltman's trip to the North -- the first by such a high-ranking UN diplomat since 2010 -- kicked off less than a week after Pyongyang said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. The United Nations said Feltman met North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-Kuk and they "agreed that the current situation was the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world today".


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/un-envoy-warns-n-korea-miscalculation-could-trigger-004218819.html

China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet

China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the PlanetLike the rest of China’s military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China’s armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-now-making-most-powerful-015600972.html



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