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Trump threatens China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies quickly escalated. In a statement, Trump said he had asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify the…

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Poulsen powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru in FIFA World Cup 2018

Yussuf Poulsen ruined Peru’s first appearance at a World Cup finals for 36 years on Saturday with the winning goal for Denmark to seal a 1-0 victory in Saransk. Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over…

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Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick and earn his team a 3-3 draw in an enthralling clash with neighbours Spain. In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Ronaldo twice put…

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Denmark down Mexico 2-0 in friendly

Playmaker Christian Eriksen celebrated his return to the Danish national team following the birth of his first child with a goal and an assist as his side beat fellow qualifiers Mexico 2-0 in their final pre-World Cup friendly in Copenhagen. Having missed last week’s scoreless encounter with Sweden in Stockholm, Eriksen’s son was born on…

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Valentino Rossi grabs pole position in Italian MotoGP

Veteran Valentino Rossi grabbed his first pole position in more than a year-and-a-half with a blistering pace giving him more records at his home track ahead of the Italian MotoGP on Saturday. He clocked a new best time of 1min 46.208sec around the lap to put him ahead of Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Vinales….

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MQM’s Abdul Rashid Godil joins PTI

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Abdul Rashid Godil joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday. Godil’s affiliation officially joined PTI after a meeting with party chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala. Starting his political career in 2005, Godil has been elected Member of the National Assembly twice from NA-252 Karachi. He has also served as a…

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Qadri predicts imprisonment sentence for Nawaz

Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri predicted imprisonment sentences for prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “The prisons are waiting for Nawaz Sharif,” he said while speaking to media at Lahore Airport upon his return from Canada. “He will reach his logical conclusion very soon.” “He (Nawaz Sharif) started making political speeches in reply to the…

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Starting a business in Pakistan is difficult: Youngsters

Youngsters in Pakistan believe that starting a business of your own is one of the difficult tasks in the country. They said that it’s not easy starting a business venture of your own in Pakistan as compared to the countries where it’s just a click away. The youngsters stated that it is easy to set…

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Sergio Ramos releases World Cup anthem for Spain

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos released Friday an anthem for Spain’s 2018 World Cup campaign which he co-wrote with Spanish flamenco fusion singer Demarco Flamenco. The 32-year-old Spain captain uploaded on his Instagram page a short video teaser of the song, which he is seen performing with Flamenco, a former gas canister distributor. “I always…

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Shadab’s fifty takes Pakistan to 174 against England

Pakistan performed miserably with the bat on the first day of the second Test match against England at Headingley. Shadab Khan, on the other hand, scored a half century to take the side to 174 in the first innings.

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World Cup 2018 factbox: Mexico

Facts on Mexico, who play in World Cup group F: Country: Mexico Honours: Olympic Gold 2012; Confederations Cup winners 1999; 10-time winners of the CONCACAF Championship/Gold Cup Past World Cup performance: Sixteenth appearance. Best result: quarter-finalists in 1970 and 1986 FIFA ranking: 15th Main clubs: America, Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, Pumas Nickname: El Tri How they…

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World Cup 2018 factbox: Serbia

Facts on Serbia who play in World Cup Group E: Country: Serbia Honours: Gold medal at the 1960 Olympics Past World Cup performance: 12th participation, including nine as Yugoslavia, one as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (composed of Serbia and Montenegro) in 1998 and one as Serbia and Montenegro in 2006. Participation under the flag…

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French Open: Nadal faces Gasquet, Sharapova edges closer to Serena duel

Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the French Open third round and a clash against childhood friend Richard Gasquet on Thursday, as Maria Sharapova closed in on a potential reunion with longtime rival Serena Williams. Top seed and world number one Nadal, chasing an 11th title, swept past Argentinian Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, showing no signs of…

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World Cup 2018 factbox: Iceland

Facts on Iceland, who play in World Cup Group D: Country: Iceland Honours: none Past World Cup performance: First participation FIFA ranking: 22nd Main clubs: KR Reykjavik, Valur Nickname: “Strákarnir okkar” (“Our boys”) How they qualified: Finished top of UEFA qualifying Group I  Friendly matches scheduled:  – June 2 v Norway (Reykjavik) – June 7…

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Banned Warner, Bancroft to return to action in July

Disgraced Australian stars David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will return to competitive cricket at a low-level limited-overs tournament in the country’s tropical north in July, it was announced Tuesday. Warner is serving a year-long ban from state and international cricket and Bancroft a nine-month suspension over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that…

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EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

The European Union proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up in the food…

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California university president resigns as abuse scandal widens

The president of a top California university resigned Friday in the wake of a growing scandal over a former campus gynecologist who stands accused of sexually abusing thousands of students over a period of decades. C.L. Max Nikias’ departure was announced in a letter by the board of trustees as the University of Southern California…

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FATA merger will not lead to creation of new provinces: Rabbani

Pakistan People’s Party Senator Raza Rabbani said that that the decision to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not pave the way for the formation of new provinces. The former Senate chairman, addressing a session of the Parliament’s upper house on Friday, said that every province has its own rules depending…

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At least 100 samples of Zamzam water tested everyday

At least 100 samples of Zamzam water are checked everyday during Ramadan to ensure that it is not contaminated and is free of microbes.             The tests are conducted by Suqiya Zamzam, which works under the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Gazette reported. Zamzam water samples are collected for test…

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Pakistan play Leicestershire in two-day practice game

The two-day practice match between Pakistan and Leicestershire will be played from Saturday at Leicester. The visitors drew against the hosts when the two sides played each other back in 2010. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir is also fit and is expected to bowl in the match today. It is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to…

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Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

Britain’s Prince Harry weds US former actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in a pomp-filled ceremony at Windsor Castle, a globally-watched event overshadowed in the build-up by her fractious family’s feuding. Some 100,000 people are expected in Windsor, west of London, for the historic moment and street parties and afternoon teas are being held around the…

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