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Trump likely to meet Putin in ‘not-too-distant-future’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is likely to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin “in the not-too-distant future,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a US television interview, after Trump mooted a possible summit. The White House…

Govt approves extension in Rangers’ deployment in Punjab

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LAHORE: The Punjab government given approval for extension in deployment of Rangers in the province for 60 days. The summary for extension would be sent to the Interior Ministry for final approval. Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997,…

Indian army intensifies violent operations in IoK

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ISLAMABAD: Indian army has decided to intensify its violent operations against Kashmiri freedom activists and general masses to contain the upsurge in the ongoing mass uprising in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). As part of their plan, the…

Brexit leaves ferry to Ireland in uncertain waters

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CARLINGFORD: The Carlingford ferry, which connects Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland, was launched one year ago but is already facing an uncertain future with a solution to the post-Brexit border problem still to be found. The…

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Senegal star Mane refuses to fall into Japan ‘trap’

YEKATERINBURG: Senegal dangerman Sadio Mane says he has no intention of falling into Japan’s “trap” for Sunday’s pivotal World Cup encounter. Japan coach Akira Nishino said he plans to hound the star striker out of the game and is prepared…

Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

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LONDON: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London on Saturday calling for a second vote on Britain’s departure from the European Union. The anti-Brexit campaigners marched on parliament to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit…

Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 to edge towards World Cup last 16

Mexico moved to the brink of the World Cup knockout rounds with a 2-1 win over South Korea in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday. An early penalty from Carlos Vela put Mexico ahead, and Javier Hernandez’s second-half goal secured the Central…

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Six militants, two soldiers killed in South Waziristan’s gunfight: ISPR

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MIRANSHAH: Six militants and two soldiers were killed on Saturday during a fierce gunfight in a northwestern Pakistani tribal district bordering Afghanistan, military and local security officials said. The clash took place in South…

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Haven’t quit politics: clarifies Musharraf

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Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf clarified on Saturday that while he quit from heading his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), he had not quit his political career. In a video message, Musharraf clarified that although…

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Amazon Alexa creeps out owner by saying, “All I see is people dying”

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Virtual assistants and smart speakers have previously done plenty of creepy things and one of them is doing it again by telling owner that all it sees is people dying. Recently, the smart speaker Amazon Echo was claimed to say a creepy…

Priyanka Chopra brings boyfriend Nick Jonas to India

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Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has recently brought his alleged boyfriend Nick Jonas to India to meet her mom. Reportedly, the new couple is currently vacationing in India so the singer, 25, can meet the actress’s mother Madhu. The trio…

Elections 2018: Court dismisses petition against Imran’s candidacy from NA-243

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An appellate tribunal dismissed on Saturday a petition challenging the candidacy of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s from NA-243 Karachi. Abdul Wahab Baloch, a member of Justice and Democratic Party, had filed a petition…

Ratio of women voters increases

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ISLAMABAD: The ratio of women voters has increased which has widened the gender gap between male and female voters to 12.65 million. There were 86.25 million registered voters in the 2013 general elections — 56.4pc men and 43.6pc women…

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SBP issued Rs363bn fresh currency notes this Eid

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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) provided fresh bank notes of various denominations aggregated to Rs 363 billion on Eid ul Fitr. In a press statement released, the country’s central bank stated that the demand for fresh currency this Eid…

Despite summit, N.Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month…

UN chief appeals for end to fighting in south Syria

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate end to a military escalation in southwest Syria and a return to ceasefire arrangements agreed by Russia, the United States and Jordan. US Ambassador…

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Election 2018: Maryam Nawaz to contest from NA-127

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Maryam Nawaz,daughter of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is all set to contest the general elections from Lahore’s NA-127 constituency. Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz during a parliamentary board on Friday approved Maryam’s ticket…

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Prime Minister accepts resignation of BOI Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk Friday accepted the resignation of Chairman Board of Investment Naeem Y. Zamindar. Naeem Zamindar had tendered his resignation earlier in the day from his office he had been holding…

Putin invites two Koreas to economic summit

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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday invited his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to an economic forum in Vladivostok in September, confirming his plans to host the leaders of both Koreas in Russia. “We would be happy to…

Imran assures to make decision on awarding tickets in next few days

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Friday assured to make the final decision on awarding tickets to the candidates for upcoming general elections in next few days. He gave this assurance while addressing the…

Friday, Jun 22

SBP issues updated foreign exchange manual

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KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday issued an updated Foreign Exchange Manual for the benefit of stakeholders including authorized dealers (Banks), exporters, importers, travel agents and carriers. This revised manual will…

IHC dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking together final arguments in all references

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking together final arguments in graft references, after declaring it as ineffective. A divisional bench of IHC comprising Justice…

PM meets trainee Judicial Officers

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ISLAMABAD: A batch of 41 under-training (Pre-Service) Civil Judges/Judicial Magistrates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy called on Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk here at the Prime Minister Office Friday. The Prime…

Despite rows, EU-US defence ties still strong: NATO chief

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London: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday acknowledged “real” disagreements between Europe and the United States but insisted the trans-Atlantic bond on defence and security remained strong. “These disagreements are real.…

Thursday, Jun 21

US’s Kushner meets with Egypt, Qatar leaders about Mideast plan

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WASHINGTON: White House adviser Jared Kushner met separately on Thursday with the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, two in a series of meetings Kushner has held in the Middle East over a much-anticipated US plan for peace between Israelis and…

Prime Minister stresses efforts for maximum cooperation with Azerbaijan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk Thursday said Pakistan and Azerbaijan should make efforts to attain the optimum level of economic cooperation in fields of trade, investment, energy and defence. The caretaker prime…

UK PM calls for ‘free elections’ in Thailand

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London: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for “free and open elections” in Thailand as she met with the country’s leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha in London on Wednesday. Prayut, a former army chief who seized power from Thailand’s…

Trump signs executive order to keep immigrant families together

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, addressing what his administration has characterized as an unwanted side effect of his zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration, signed an executive order on Wednesday to keep families who illegally…

Wednesday, Jun 20

Nawaz asks people to pray for early recovery of Kulsoom

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ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday asked the people to pray for early recovery of his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz getting treatment from London. Talking to media outside the hospital, he said Kulsoom Nawaz was still in…

Trump backs down, signs order to end family separations at US border

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are…

Prosecution failed to prove its case against Nawaz: Haris

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ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Haris, counsel for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in his concluding arguments before the Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad Wednesday, stated that the prosecution side had failed to prove its case in the…

Dollar reaches Rs125 against PKR in open market

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Pak Rupee surged to all-time high of Rs125 against US dollar in the open market on Wednesday, after gaining by a further Rs0.5 from Tuesday. However, in the interbank market dollar weakened by Rs0.33 and was being traded at Rs121.40, after…

Tuesday, Jun 19

Trump, US Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the US-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on…

Khawaja Haris returns to rescue Sharif in corruption references

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After a week, Khawaja Haris lead counsel of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, rejoined his legal team on Tuesday for the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau against the Sharif family. According to local…

UN chief says migrant children should not be separated from families

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United Nations: In a rare criticism of the United States, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that migrant children should not be separated from their families at the US-Mexico border. “As a matter of principle, the secretary…

Pompeo says he will likely visit Kim soon

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un soon to flesh out details of the North Korean leader’s promise of nuclear disarmament. As Washington’s top diplomat, Pompeo laid much of the…

Monday, Jun 18

NAB adopted policy of ‘seeing case not face’: Javed Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Monday said the Bureau had adopted the policy of ‘seeing case not face across the board under its “Accountability of All” policy. The NAB chairman, in a…

Rouhani says military approach will fail in Yemen

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ANKARA: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani told Qatar’s ruler on Monday that a military approach in Yemen would fail, Iranian state TV reported, after Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombarded Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up at the…

President arrives in Dushanbe on four-day official visit

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DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain was accorded a red carpet welcome as he arrived here Monday on a four-day official visit to Tajikistan to participate in the high level international conference on the International Decade for Action…

UN chief says migrant children should not be separated from families

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UNITED NATIONS: In a rare criticism of the United States, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that migrant children should not be separated from their families at the US-Mexico border. “As a matter of principle, the secretary…