Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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Southeast Asian Leaders Throw Weight Behind China-led Trade Pact

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (6th from L) poses with (L to 5th L) Laos' Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, (6th R to R) Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Erywan Yusof, Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi during a bilateral meeting at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on August 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [adding identity of Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies. Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day Association ...

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British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years

LONDON: Finaly British Airways has resumed flights to the South Asian country Pakistan, over a decade after they were suspended in the wake of a truck bombing of a hotel in the capital, which killed dozens. Flights three times a week between London and Islamabad began Monday, just ahead of ...

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Google accepts corrective measures for terms of service

SEJONG: Google Inc. has corrected some of its terms of service, South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Thursday, in a move to carry out the world’s first corrective recommendation for the U.S. internet giant. The move came two months after the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said Google should inform its users ...

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Seven children killed in Yemen attack: UNICEF

SANA: Seven children were killed in an attack on the city of Taez last week, the United Nations’ agency for children said in a statement Sunday. The victims – aged between 4 and 14 – “were killed on Friday in an attack on the Mawiyah district”, UNICEF added. Taez, in ...

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British Airways service resumption to promote Pak-UK links: Mark Field

LONDON: British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field said that the launch of direct flights between Pakistan and United Kingdom (UK) would help promote business and trade besides increasing links between the two countries. “The launch of direct flights between our two capitals is excellent news for both ...

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Bayliss Says Morgan Could Hold Key To England World Cup Places

MANCHESTER: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings since ...

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Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

NEW YORK: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris’ plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory “Equal Pay Certification” from ...

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Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. The attackers fled ...

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British Backpacker Society visit to Pakistan come to an end

KARACHI: The British Backpacker Society’s, 7-member team latest visit to Pakistan has come to an end on Tuesday, after a memorable few days in Islamabad and Karachi. In a statement British Backpacker Society, said that Pakistan visit has been a fantastic opportunity for a 7-member team to learn more about ...

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Hateful attacks pushing Sri Lanka backwards

UNITED NATIONS: Escalating religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two senior United Nations officials  to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority. “It is in the interest of all ethnic and religious groups in Sri Lanka , as ...

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