By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Eveline Danubrata | JAKARTA JAKARTA Indonesia has set minimum and maximum tariffs for online car-hailing services, aiming to ensure comparable pricing with conventional transport providers whose drivers have complained about being undercut by their newer competitors. Ride-hailing services such as U.S. group Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], Southeast Asia’s Grab
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By Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump honored military veterans in Washington on Saturday at a Kennedy Center event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Using the podium again to lash out at the news media, Trump worked
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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters’ names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud. “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL,” he wrote on Twitter. “What are they
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LONDON British business leaders have been told to brace for the possibility that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government may walk out of Brexit talks this year, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The move would be designed for “domestic consumption” to show the government is negotiating hard with the European Union, the newspaper reported. The newspaper
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By Dave McKinney | CHICAGO CHICAGO Risking a historic drop to junk bond status, Illinois began its third straight fiscal year without a budget on Saturday as political maneuvering dimmed hopes for a bipartisan spending and revenue package anytime soon. While the House scheduled session on Sunday to take up a revenue package, the Senate
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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her ministers to end the government’s policy of economic austerity as a new poll shows her popularity has slumped, according to the Observer. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the government to drop a cap on public sector pay rises of a below-inflation 1 percent for nurses,
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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her ministers to end the government’s policy of economic austerity as a new poll shows her popularity has slumped, according to the Observer. Health minister Jeremy Hunt wants the government to drop a cap on public sector pay rises of a below-inflation 1 percent for nurses,
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A budget impasse between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers triggered a shutdown of nonessential state services on Saturday, after the conservative Republican threatened to veto a bipartisan compromise reached by lawmakers. LePage has insisted on a budget with deeper spending cuts than those contemplated by lawmakers and has promised to veto any spending
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BELFAST Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalising same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region’s largest party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May. The Democratic Unionist Party, one of the most socially conservative in Europe, has repeatedly
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