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Trilateral dialogue: FM Qureshi underscores need to remove Pak-Afghan trust deficit

KABUL: Pakistan-China-Afghanistan trilateral dialogue was held on Saturday in Kabul to discuss mutual cooperation and peace efforts. After the meeting, Pakistan, China and Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding vis-a-vis anti terrorism cooperation in Kabul. The document was signed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi …

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Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. His son, Namal, told the media his father had quit …

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Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Washington: A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated …

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Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

Washington: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, met with Republican leaders to discuss the job, according to the …

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Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

London: European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal …

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Complaint against Navjot Singh Sidhu for violating Wildlife Protection Act

NEW DELHI: A wildlife activist has filed a complaint against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who gifted a stuffed Black Partridge to CM Amarinder Singh, for violating Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Sandeep Jain, Volunteer, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, has filed a complaint with Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, New Delhi, demanding …

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Doors of holy Kaaba opened for President Arif Alvi

MAKKAH: Doors of Holy Kaaba were opened for Pakistani President Arif Alvi who is in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. According to reports, the president on Tuesday arrived in Makkah where he performed Umrah and prayed for the prosperity of his country. During his pilgrimage, the doors of Kaaba were …

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Pakistani journalists complete ten-month training programme in China

By Wajid Ali, BEIJING: Two journalists from Pakistan along with 43 media persons from 42 countries of Asia-Pacific and Africa successfully completed their ten-month training programme here on Wednesday. Abdul Wajid Khan from INP and Syed Aitzaz Hassan from Dawn were selected for this year’s programme started early this year. …

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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

Paris: France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, 29, known to authorities as a suspected extremist, escaped after …

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Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding

Washington: US President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened a government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall in a budget row with top Democrats. During a heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Trump said he would be “proud” to shut down the government over border security. If lawmakers …

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