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PM meets General Electric Vice President in New York; makes offer for investment

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Pakistan is looking forward for more American companies to invest in diverse fields in Pakistan. He was talking to Vice President of General Electric (GE) John Rice in New York. The Prime Minister said Pakistan is open to investment by foreign companies. John Rice said that Pakistan…

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PM in New York to attend UN General Assembly session

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in New York to lead Pakistan’s delegation to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Prime Minister was received at New York’s Kennedy International Airport by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry. – APP

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PM leaves London for New York to attend UNGA session

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday left here for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). High Commissioner of Pakistan in UK Syed Ibne Abbas saw off the prime minister at the airport along with officials of the high commission. Prime Minister Abbasi is leading the Pakistani…

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UN General Assembly session kicks off

NEW YORK: The 72nd annual session of the 193 member UN General Assembly has begun in New York. Addressing the opening session ,new president of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak said that efforts will be continued to fight poverty and inequality during the next year. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his remarks said…

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9/11:The terrorist attack that sent shockwaves across the world

By Shahjahan Khurram It has been 16 years ever since the September 11, 2001 attacks rattled New York and sent shockwaves across the world, sparking the American invasion of Afghanistan that still continues to claim thousands of lives every year. At 8:46 a.m. ET – American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles)…

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Video: How did Nadal win US Open?

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over Kevin Anderson in New York. Watch the report on a one-sided match.

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Del Potro ends Federer’s U.S. Open quest

NEW YORK: Roger Federer’s hopes of claiming a record-extending 20th grand slam title ended on Wednesday when he was beaten 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 by Juan Martin del Potro in a thrilling U.S. Open quarter-final. Del Potro, who swept aside Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, now faces world number one Rafa Nadal,…

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Del Potro shatters Federer’s dream of Nadal US Open showdown

NEW YORK: Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal. The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final…

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US states sue Trump administration over amnesty program

A coalition of US states sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its decision to end an amnesty program for 800,000 people brought illegally to the United States as minors.  The lawsuit was filed in New York federal court by Democratic attorneys general of 15 states including New York, Illinois and Hawaii, as well as the…

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Sharapova battles on while Zverev, Kyrgios crash at US Open

, NEW YORK: Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open while next-generation rising stars Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios crashed out. Sharapova, who downed second-ranked Simona Halep in her first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping ban, defeated Hungary’s 59th-ranked Timea Babos 6-7…

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HBL to face penalty worth over Rs66 billion for its operations in New York

NEWS DESK: Habib Bank Ltd (HBL) is likely to face civil monetary penalty of up to Rs67 billion as the US financial regulator has issued the bank notices for its operation in New York. According to a letter written by the bank to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) to intimate its members, HBL announced shutting down…

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Taylor Swift, titan of pop music, announces new album

NEW YORK: Taylor Swift, one of the top-selling pop stars of recent years, on Wednesday announced a new album, “Reputation,” to be released on November 10.

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Melbourne retains world’s most liveable city crown

SYDNEY: Melbourne has topped a list of the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year running but terrorism and diplomatic tensions are eroding living conditions worldwide, an annual report from the Economist has found. The Australian city was ranked number one out of 140 cities, slightly ahead of the Austrian capital Vienna, with the…

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Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam

NEW YORK: Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open. The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a wildcard spot into the French…

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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

NEW YORK: A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York’s Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at…

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Virat Kohli on ‘much needed break’ with girlfriend Anushka Sharma

MUMBAI: Indian captain Virat Kohli is on a “much needed break” with his girlfriend Anushka Sharma. According to an Indian news website, the prolific Indian cricketer arrived at New York City where his girlfriend is there for IIFA 2017 Awards. Kohli posted a picture of the two in NYC with caption reading “Much needed break…

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Amnesty slams arrests following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India

NEW YORK: A leading international human rights watchdog body has called for the immediate release of 19 people allegedly arrested across India following Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. “These arrests are patently absurd, and the 19 men should be released immediately,” Amnesty International’s India programme director, Asmita Basu, said in a statement. “Even…

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Pakistani-American makes Hollywood rom-com debut

NEW YORK: Growing up in Pakistan’s chaotic megacity of Karachi, Kumail Nanjiani never imagined he would one day star in a Hollywood rom-com, let alone be a leading man in Donald Trump’s America. “The Big Sick,” opening in selected cinemas on June 23, brings to the big screen the real-life story of how the 39-year-old…

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In US, diamonds are a millennial’s best friend

NEW YORK: Diamonds are making a comeback in America as more millennials fall for crystals long associated with “eternal” love. US diamond demand hit $40 billion in 2016, up 4.4 percent from the prior year and comprising half of global diamond revenues for the first time since the 1990s, according to global diamond mining and…

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US veteran kills one in Times Square car crash, 22 hurt

NEW YORK: A US Navy veteran with a criminal past — but no apparent terror motive — rammed a car into a crowd of people in New York’s Times Square on Thursday, killing a young woman and injuring 22 other people.

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Global stocks hit records as oil prices rally

NEW YORK: Equity markets in Frankfurt, London and New York ended at fresh records Monday, lifted by a rally in oil prices that boosted energy shares and by upbeat German election news.

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