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Trump, Malaysia's Najib skirt round U.S. probe into 1MDB scandal

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By Roberta Rampton and David BrunnstromWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investing in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal.The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year and wants to signal he is still welcome at the White House despite a criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department into a state fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).Flanked by top advisers in the Cabinet Room, Najib ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 11:27 IST