Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: United States

Gilani empowered Haqqani to issue visas to Americans

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had authorized Hussain Haqqani, the then Pakistan ambassador to the United States, to issue visas to Americans. The  Asian Post has obtained copy of PM House letter, signed by former principal secretary Nargis Sethi. In the letter, issued on July 14, 2010, Yousuf ...

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Pakistan to host WWE-style competition with 20 world wrestlers

LONDON: Pakistan is going to host a WWE-style international competition, with wrestlers coming from 20 different countries. According to details wrestlers from England, Japan, United States, Canada and other countries will showcase their talent in Pakistan during months of May and November. The competition will be held in Lahore, Karachi, ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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Britain facing unprecedented terror threat: Spy chief

LONDON: Britain faces an “unprecedented” terror threat that will not subside until the Syrian civil war ends, the head of foreign intelligence service MI6 said. In a rare speech for an intelligence chief, Alex Younger said British authorities had foiled 12 terrorist plots since June 2013 and warned that the ...

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First-ever Pakistan Film Festival to take place in New York

NEW YORK: A film festival, the first-ever in the United States showcasing top-rated Pakistani movies, will be held in New York from December 3-4, organized by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, it was announced Tuesday. The venue for the Pakistan Film Festival will be the prestigious ...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange questioned by prosecutors

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors on Monday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him. Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, who will be present while Assange is questioned by an Ecuadoran prosecutor, entered ...

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Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton survived carnage and relentless rain to send this year’s world championship down to the wire in Abu Dhabi as he claimed a spectacular victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The defending three-time world champion showed all his tenacity and skill with a near-flawless drive in treacherous ...

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Trump vows to deport 3 million immigrants ‘immediately’

NEW YORK: US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will deport two to three million undocumented immigrants “immediately” upon taking office. He also insisted that a wall will be built between the United States and Mexico. In his first television interview since winning the presidential election on Tuesday, Donald ...

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China vows to implement Paris agreement on climate change

BEIJING: China will continue to be an active player in climate talks and its policies will not be affected by any external changes, a Chinese negotiator at a UN climate change conference said. Chen Zhihua, a member of the Chinese delegation and an official of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, made the ...

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Obama, Trump talk to begin power transition

Trump and Obama shake hands in the Oval Office. WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama greeted President-elect Donald Trump at the White House as the first public step in a transition of power after the Republican businessman’s surprise victory in a bitterly fought election campaign. There is no love lost between ...

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