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Two Main Parties Punished in British Local Elections


LONDON – Initial results indicate that voters punished Theresa May’s conservatives in the presidential election ballot but the party was also disappointing for opposition Labor, POLITICO reported Friday. With nearly half of the votes cast and widespread frustration over the treatment of Brexit by Westminster’s two main parties, the Conservatives …

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ADB Continues to Deliver Development Results for Asia and Pacific: Report


NADI, FIJI – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to deliver on its goal of achieving a more prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific through increased development finance, more efficient strategic operations, and enhanced focus on partnerships and collaborations, a new ADB performance review that is launched …

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Defense Coop. Between Iran, Iraq to Restore Regional Stability, Security


TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that defense cooperation between Iran and Iraq will establish stability and security in the region, Mehr News reported Thursday. He made the remarks on Thursday in his meeting with visiting navy and air force commanders of Iraq Army. Hatami …

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China, US Begin the Latest Trade Talks After The “Good” Working Dinner


BEIJING – China and the United States began their latest negotiations on Wednesday to end a bitter trade war after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he had organized a “good” dinner for working with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mnuchin, along with US Trade Representative Robert …

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EU Focus Should Be on Defense Union, Ties with Neighbors Over Next 5 Years: EC


BRUSSELS – The European Commission (EC) issued on Tuesday recommendations for the bloc’s next strategic agenda in the period from 2019-2024, which provide for building an effective European defense union and improving relations with neighbors, Sputnik reported on Tuesday. “We should pursue our efforts to build an effective and genuine …

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US Refuses to Share Information on Pak’s F-16 with India


NEW DELHI – The United States has informed India that any information regarding the use of the F-16 by Pakistan will not be disclosed as it is a bilateral issue between the two countries, the News said Monday. “Shortly after the Indian side informed us that Pakistan was using an …

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Trump Shows “Reasonable Approach” to S-400: Turkish Minister


ANKARA – US President Donald Trump is demonstrating a reasonable attitude towards the purchase of S-400 Russian air defense systems by Ankara, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During the meeting, Trump has shown a reasonable approach to the need to buy the S-400, and he may meet …

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World powers blackmailing Pakistan on IMF bailout


ISLAMABAD – Foreign powers want Pakistan to either slow down work on the CPEC or come out of it, eminent economist and Dean of Special Sciences and Humanities in the NUST Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan said Monday. Dr Ashfaque said Pakistan simply could not get out of this project of …

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Kim Jong Un Re-Elected As North Korean Leader

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PYONGYANG – Kim Jong Un has been re-elected as North Korean leader in a shakeup of the country’s ruling personnel, Sky news reported Friday. Mr Kim was again named chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the nation’s most important decision-making body. The election came at the first session of the …

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