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Trump says NKorea no longer a nuclear threat

US President Donald Trump Wednesday congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the US…

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Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover’

Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, calling it the start of a “radical switchover” in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes’ fraught relations. The unprecedented encounter in Singapore Tuesday saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy…

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China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jointly led by Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was launched in 2001 to combat radical Islam and other security concerns in their own countries…

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North Korea says may reconsider summit with Trump, suspends talks with South

North Korea threw next month’s unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump into doubt on Wednesday, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists on unilateral denuclearization. The North’s official KCNA news agency said earlier on Wednesday Pyongyang had called off high-level talks with Seoul in…

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North Korean dish in high demand in South Korean

At Seoul’s Nampo Myeonok noodle bar, the owner was rushed off her feet, shouting at a long queue of hungry punters that she was clean out of “Pyongyang naengmyeon”. “You’ll have to wait around 40 minutes” for the broth to boil, she told the line snaking out of her door Saturday. Demand for North Korea’s…

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N. Korea says ‘historic meeting’ opens ‘new era for peace’

SEOUL: The inter-Korean summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in was a “historic meeting” that paved the way for the start of a new era, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday. The official KCNA news agency said it was a “historic meeting that has opened a new era for…

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Two Koreas’ leaders in historic handshake

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in shook hands Friday over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries in a gesture laden with symbolism ahead of a historic summit. “I am happy to meet you,” Moon told Kim before the visitor stepped over the line, making him the…

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Kim and Moon to hold historic inter-Korean summit

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in were to meet at the Demilitarized Zone that divides their countries on Friday for a historic summit. The meeting on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom — only the third of its kind since the end of the 1950-53…

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China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

BEIJING – China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India’s prime minister. The Belt and Road is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark scheme…

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Admiral Zafar Abbasi attends naval summit in Iran

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmud Abbasi arrived in Iran on Monday represent Pakistan in the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium. The four-day symposium is taking place in Iranian capital Tehran from April 22 to 25. “Panels from representative countries will exchange views on issues about maritime security in the Indian ocean,”…

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Saudi aims to pressure rival Iran at Arab League summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s push for a tough stand against its arch-rival Iran is expected to dominate an Arab League summit on Sunday as regional tensions grow over the wars in Syria and Yemen. The fate of Jerusalem will also be on the annual summit’s agenda, as the United States prepares to move its embassy from…

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Trump proposed White House summit to Putin in March: Kremlin

Moscow: US President Donald Trump proposed a White House summit when he called Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, prior to the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, a top Kremlin aide said Monday. “Trump proposed holding a meeting at the White House in Washington,” Putin’s top foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov, told…

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Polish climbers are in Pakistan for challenging experience on K2

Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki (2nd L), who will run a Polish expedition to scale K2 in winter, holds the Pakistani national flag as he poses for a picture with officials after a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood NEWS DESK: A team of Poland’s elite climbers is in Pakistan in an…

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Pakistan, China premiers express satisfaction over bilateral engagement

SOCHI, Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang Thursday expressed satisfaction over the overall level of engagement between the two countries. They agreed to continue close cooperation both within Shanghai Cooperation Organization and at the bilateral level in all areas particularly political, economic and trade, defense and strategic and multilateral…

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PM to attend SCO heads of govt meeting in Russia

SOCHI (Russia): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here at Sochi from November 30 – December 1 on the invitation of Prime Minister of Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO Heads of…

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Trump and Duterte bond at Asia summit; U.S. says rights mentioned briefly

MANILA: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a “great relationship” with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got only a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit, reported Reuters. A spokesman for Duterte said there was no mention at…

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Trump vaunts trade progress, red carpets on ‘fruitful’ Asia trip

MANILA: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had made significant progress on trade issues during a fruitful trip across Asia that saw governments roll out red carpets “like nobody has ever seen”, reported Reuters. “We’ve made some very big steps with respect to trade, far bigger than anything you know,” Trump told reporters…

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Trump and Xi set to lay bare their visions for trade in Vietnam summit

DANANG: The leaders of the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, are expected to lay out competing visions for the future of global trade Friday in closely watched speeches to Asia-Pacific leaders gathered in Vietnam. President Donald Trump is likely to wield his “America First” doctrine when he addresses CEOs ahead of the…

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No safe haven for terrorists on Pakistan’s soil: Khurram Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Tuesday rejected the declaration of the BRICS Summit in China naming terrorist groups in the region and said there was no safe haven for terrorists on Pakistan’s soil. “We reject the declaration of the BRICS Summit,” he told a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence here….

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Foreign Office responds to BRICS summit document

In response to a question regarding the BRICS’ leaders summit document, Foreign Office spokesman said that Pakistan is also seriously concerned about the threat posed by terrorism and extremism in the South Asian region. Many terrorist groups based in the region, including in Afghanistan, such as the TTP and its associates like Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) have…

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SCO welcomes Pakistan as full member

ASTANA: Pakistan formally has became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council summit held here on Friday. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev made an announcement in this regard after signing of documents by the founding members at the conclusion of 17th SCO summit. Prime…

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