Tuesday, 24 September 2019

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Putin says Russia will respond to US sanctions

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. “We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond,” Putin said at ...

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Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif in historic Panamagate verdict

ISLAMABAD: A five-judge Supreme Court bench has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a unanimous verdict in the Panamagate case. The apex court has declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to rule in its historic judgement after corruption charges against him and and his family for stashing wealth abroad beyond known ...

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Sweden PM reshuffles cabinet over data scandal

STOCKHOLM: Two Swedish ministers will leave the government in a reshuffle sparked by a huge leak of sensitive data, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, a political heavyweight in the centre-left government who reportedly knew about the leak but failed to inform the premier, will quit “at ...

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Iran tests satellite launch rocket

IRAN on Thursday “successfully” tested a satellite-launch rocket, days after warning Washington of a response to new US sanctions over the Islamic republic´s ballistic missile programme, state television said. It said the launch vehicle, named Simorgh after a bird in Iranian mythology, was capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 ...

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Samia Shahid: MP Naz Shah writes to Pakistan PM over honour killing

BRADFORD: An MP has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan a year after the alleged “honour killing” of Samia Shahid calling for action in the case. Ms Shahid, 28, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, died while visiting relatives in the country in July 2016. Her first husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel ...

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Teacher banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet

A high-flying physics teacher has been struck off after she had oral sex and sexual intercourse with a pupil in an aeroplane toilet during a school trip. Eleanor Wilson, who was a physics teacher and head of Key Stage Four at a Bristol secondary school, tried to hide the sexual ...

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Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign, claims US

PARIS: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others ...

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Trump bars transgender people from military service

WASHINGTON: President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not ...

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Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

MARSEILLE: Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France’s tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. The blaze was the latest of several wind-whipped fires that are ravaging forest and scrubland on the hills and slopes that spill into the Mediterranean sea between the Marseilles and ...

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