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ISPR says a JF-17 Thunder was used to shoot down the Indian aircraft on Feb 27, not an F-16

Pakistan would welcome Russia’s help in mediating between it and India: Major General Asif Ghafoor

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EU urges prime ministers of India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue over Kashmir issue

Members from 13 countries have signed letters addressed to both heads of state

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Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

EU officials blasted the company for not doing enough to counter election meddling

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European Union may add Pakistan to its money laundering blacklist

The list will be submitted to the European Parliament and Council for approval within a month

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Japan’s wagyu beef looks to conquer the world

The value of exports has risen more than 200 percent in the last 5 years

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FM Qureshi invites political parties to observe Kashmir day in London

Says they have to awaken the conscience of the world

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European Union approves UK’s Brexit deal

This is the only deal possible, say EU leaders

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British PM Theresa May gets UK cabinet’s backing for Brexit deal

The draft will be presented in British parliament next month

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The UAE believes Iran is trying to drive a wedge between the US, Europeans

It backed the US decision to withdraw from an international accord with Iran

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Electoral playing field wasn’t level, say EU observers

A European Union monitoring team said on Friday that the campaign for general election this week featured a “lack of equality” that meant it was not a level playing field for all parties. “Although there were several legal provisions aimed at ensuring a level playing field, we have concluded that there was a lack of…

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EU observers say 2018 elections were better than 2013 ones

Election observers from the European Union have said that this election was conducted better than the 2013 election. They said the army adhered to the code of conduct very strictly. A member of the team, Michael Gallagher, said they had been invited by the government to observe the elections. He said the procedure was smooth…

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Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London on Saturday calling for a second vote on Britain’s departure from the European Union. The anti-Brexit campaigners marched on parliament to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum, demanding a “people’s vote” on whether to approve the final deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the…

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Azfar Bukhari, Javed Jabbar, Talat Masood kept out of caretaker federal cabinet

The names of three reputed figures were removed from the list of caretaker federal ministers at the eleventh hour, sources said. Renowned journalist Azfar Bukhari, General (retired) Talat Masood and Javed Jabbar were among the 21 personalities whose names were forwarded to the caretaker PM. However, the federal cabinet was kept short on the insistence…

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Spain to swear in new pro-EU government dominated by women

Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s new pro-EU government will be sworn in on Thursday with the most women in modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers. The new executive composed by the 46-year-old, who ousted conservative veteran Mariano Rajoy as prime minister last Friday in a no-confidence vote, includes astronaut Pedro Duque…

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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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EU’s new data protection rules come into effect

The European Union’s new data protection laws came into effect on Friday, with Brussels saying the changes will protect consumers from being like “people naked in an aquarium”. The EU’s so-called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been blamed for a flood of spam emails and messages in recent weeks as firms rush to request…

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Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

The US, France and Britain unleashed air strikes on Syria early Saturday targeting the Damascus regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on civilians. Western powers said the strikes were necessary to halt the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Here is a selection of the main responses from across the world:…

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Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO – The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American tech companies, threatening as recently as last month to break up Alphabet Inc’s Google. But a decision in the most important of three antitrust cases against Google – this one aimed…

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EU single currency reform won’t be ‘perfect’: Moscovici

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Sunday he does not expect a “perfect” accord on reforming the single currency at an EU summit in June.  “We won’t get everything, we won’t have a perfect accord, but if there is progress on crisis management, the ability to combat shocks… we will have made a great…

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