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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

North Korean

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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Putin Wants to Produce “High-Tech” Weapons with Turkey


MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Ankara may embark on joint development and production of “high-tech” weapons, the state owned Tass News Agency reported Tuesday. “We may well embark on joint development and production of high-tech military equipment,” he said at a press conference, following his …

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Whistle-Blower Behind White House Scandal is Immediately Back to Work for Trump


WASHINGTON – Tricia Newbold, the Trump administration’s latest whistle-blower, did something unexpected just hours after a House committee released a statement that the White House had quashed the fact that career had refused security clearances: she had returned to work, daily Independent reported Tuesday. “As you can imagine,” Newbold, 39, …

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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

Freedom House

WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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UN Agencies Warn of Human Loss if Malnutrition not Ended


BANGKOK, Thailand – Four specialized agencies of the United Nations on Friday warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030, Relief Web reported. …

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Pakistan, China are ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners’: Qureshi


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan and China are “all-weather strategic cooperative partners. According to Pakistan Today, Qureshi was chairing a preparatory meeting via video conference with the Pakistani ambassador to China regarding the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the country. …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

UN envoy

NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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North Korea Prepares for Inspectors to Visit Nuclear Test Site

North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea may be preparing for a visit by international inspectors to its shuttered Punggye-ri nuclear test site, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing the country’s spy agency. According to “Japan Times”, Signs have been detected that North Korea is doing some preparations and …

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