Thursday, 23 January 2020

Sputnik

Indian army claims Pakistani agencies ‘honey-trapping’ officiaries

NEW DELHI: The issue of honey-trapping by foreign intelligence agencies has been gaining credence in India, with the Indian Army issuing an advisory asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid strangers posing as women of foreign origin or spiritual gurus. India’s Junior Minister for Defence Shripad Naik claimed that ...

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Property tycoon Malik Riaz’s UK assets to be returned to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistani property tycoon Malik Riaz has agreed to pay UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) £190m in a settlement after eight UK bank accounts linked to him were frozen in August 2019. “The assets will be returned to the State of Pakistan,” the NCA said, referring to the settlement amount. ...

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Lingerie Fashion Week in Moscow

MOSCOW: Lingerie Fashion Week is an underwear showroom where more than 100 brands will present some 2,500 items of underwear in any size, shape, and colour. A large-scale festival of underwear, swimwear, and indoor clothing was held over the first weekend of November. A huge selection of goods, fashion shows, ...

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Bolivian Senate opposition leader declares herself Interim President

Bolivia’s Second Vice Speaker of the Senate Jeanine Añez announced that she will serve as interim president in light of the recent resignation of ousted President Evo Morales. “According to the text and meaning of the Constitution, as president of the Senate, I immediately assume the Presidency of the State ...

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John Bolton privately slams Trump’s foreign policy approach

WASHINGTON: Former national security adviser John Bolton suggested in a private speech last week that President Trump’s experience as a businessman colours his relationships with foreign leaders, NBC News reported, citing people who witnessed the speech. According to six people, Bolton also questioned the merits of Trump applying his business ...

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Mexico grants Bolivia’s Evo Morales political asylum

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard revealed that Mexico has granted former Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum following his recent resignation. Mexico’s Ebrard further called for the Bolivian government to allow for Morales’ safe passage, stressing that the former president’s “personal integrity is not endangered.” The foreign minister, who previously indicated ...

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Yemeni government, Southern Separatists reach peace deal

SANA’A: Yemen’s government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council have reached a peace deal under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported, citing sources. “The Saudi-led coalition will head a joint committee on the implementation of the Riyadh agreement, which stipulates a formation of a government including 24 ...

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British Pound falls after MPs delay key Brexit vote

LONDON: The British pound fell against the dollar after currency markets opened in Asia early, following a delay to a crucial Brexit vote and a new request to extend the deadline from October 31. The currency opened down 0.6% at $1.2915, after closing just below $1.30 mark, according to Reuters. ...

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