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Russia will Respond to any NATO Step on Missiles: Ryabkov


MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow will respond in kind to any steps taken by NATO over Russia’s decision to suspend a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday, Reuters said Wednesday quoting the Russian state media agencies. Moreover, NATO defense ministers will discuss their next …

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Iran “Never Seeks War” with US: Rouhani


TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke on the phone with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, while Tehran and Washington clashed in a war of words after Iran overturned an American drone last week, TRT World reported Wednesday. Rouhani said Iran “never seeks war” with the United States. State Media …

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12 Foreign Firms are Blacklisted in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD – The Office of Emigration and Employment Abroad (BEOE) of Pakistan has prohibited 12 foreign recruitment firms from hiring Pakistani labor personnel due to non-compliance with the employment code, which creates serious problems for migrants, Pakistan Today reported Wednesday. The Office, which worked under the auspices of the Ministry …

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Pompeo Meets India PM Modi for Talks on Trade, Defense


NEW DELHI – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for talks on trade and defense issues that have strained ties between the countries, Reuters reported Wednesday. Just days before Pompeo’s visit, India slapped higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products following Washington’s …

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White House is Mentally Retarded: Rouhani


TEHRAN – US policy towards Iran is an illustration of the desperation of the Trump administration, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday shortly after Trump imposed sanctions on the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, Reuters reported Tuesday. In a speech broadcast live on national television, Rouhani said: “The White House …

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Pakistan to Host Int’l Conference on Mountaineering, Eco-Tourism


ISLAMABAD – Famed hospitality company Serena Hotels is all set to host the Pakistan’s first international conference on mountaineering, eco-tourism and hospitality in Karakorum International University Hunza campus under its Public diplomacy initiative, The News reported Tuesday. The three-day conference commencing from Thursday, June 27 aims to develop inclusive and …

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China and African Countries Commit to Strengthen Cooperation


BEIJING – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday held talks with the foreign ministers of nine African countries. They committed to strengthen cooperation and defend multilateralism, Xinhua news reported. The ministers of foreign affairs are Naledi Pandor (South Africa), Palamagamba Kabudi (Tanzania), Ezechiel Nibigira (Burundi), Aurelien …

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Boris Johnson Says He is Serious About Brexit “Disagree”

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LONDON – Boris Johnson, the British prime minister’s favorite, will seek a new deal with the EU over Brexit, but if the bloc refuses its demands, it will lead the world’s fifth largest economy without an agreement in October 31, Reuters reported Tuesday. The Brexit crisis, which has lasted three …

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