Thursday, 19 September 2019

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Blair is planning to return to politics

LONDON: In an interview, the former Labour leader admitted to feeling “motivated” by the current polarised state of Westminster politics and distraught at the lurch to the Left of his own party. He feared the country was becoming divided between the extremes of an “ultra-Left” Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn ...

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Nawaz should reach out to Trump: Pervez Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that American president-elect Donald Trump is not well-versed with political dynamics of the region, and has yet to formulate a strategy vis-à-vis South Asia. “This is a golden opportunity for Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif needs to step up and ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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Queen to invite Trump to Britain for state visit

LONDON : Queen Elizabeth will invite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit to Britain next year to try to cement close ties between the two countries, The Sunday Times newspaper said. Citing two ministers and a senior official close to Downing Street, the Sunday Times reported that discussions ...

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Trump’s Ex-wife wants to be ambassador to Czech Republic

NEW YORK:  President-elect Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana wants to be the ambassador for her native Czech Republic, saying she’s well known there and worldwide and she’s ready to serve the United States there. “I have written three books,” she told The New York Post. “They were translated in 40 ...

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Don’t let america shun Pakistan, Sharif tasks diplomats

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked his diplomatic corps to make sure the United States does not shun Pakistan after Donald Trump takes over as president in January, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry said that Pakistan was aiming to win enough confidence of the ...

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India train crash death toll passes 120, more than 175 injured

KANPUR: The death toll following the derailment of a train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state has reached at least 120, with more than 175 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur. ...

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Pope closes Roman Catholic ‘Holy Year’ marked by lights & shadows

VATICAN: Pope Francis on Sunday closed the Roman Catholic Church’s “Holy Year of Mercy,” a period that inspired hope among many followers but was also marred by conflicts around the world and infighting within the Church itself. At a solemn ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis closed its “Holy Door,” ...

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Erdogan eyes Shanghai bloc after EU spat

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. Nato member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more ...

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Will be back soon, says Zardari

DUBAI: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari said that he has not been in exile and will be back to Pakistan in a few weeks. The former president was talking to a private TV channel. “Democracy’s evolution will be in parliament not Supreme Court,” commented ...

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