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US Consulate Karachi celebrates Earth Day by cleaning Clifton beach

KARACHI: US Consulate Karachi celebrated Earth Day 2018 by cleaning up Clifton beach.  Staff members of the US Consulate were not alone in this exercise as they were joined by English Access students who picked up garbage from the beach. “This Earth Day’s theme was #EndPlasticPollution and the beach cleanup provided an opportunity for all…

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As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.  Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that for French President…

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US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic on Friday. Official after official has called for disputes to be resolved through dialogue rather than unilateral tariffs, and warned about…

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Russia likely to call U.N. meeting over Syria attack: Russian lawmaker

Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said on Saturday that Russia was likely to call for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria, RIA news agency reported. “The situation is being analysed right now. Russia will demand a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, I think,…

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Kremlin reiterates has ‘nothing to do’ with Skripal case

The Kremlin on Monday insisted that Moscow is innocent in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal after the US, Canada and several EU countries expelled Russian diplomats over the case.   “We very much regret these decisions. The reason that is being given for them is the so-called Skripal case. We have already…

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Federer continues to marvel with entry into fourth round of Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS: World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic on Monday. The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing. “I…

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Federer hopes to avenge loss to Delbonis

INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer will be looking for payback when he opens the defence of his ATP Indian Wells title with a second round match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Saturday. There aren’t many players who can say they have a winning record over 20 time Grand Slam winner Federer but Delbonis is one of…

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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein won’t be going to Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, but the film producer’s presence is still being felt in Hollywood. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus on Thursday unveiled a statue called“Casting Couch,” depicting a life-size Weinstein, clothed in a bathrobe, sitting on a golden colored couch and holding an Oscar. It was…

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Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons on Thursday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield. Putin was speaking ahead of an election on March 18 that polls indicate he should win easily….

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U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the…

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at U.S. schools and colleges. Below…

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Asma Jahangir was a global icon in human rights: USA

The spokesperson of the United States Department of State, paid rich tribute to Asma Jahangir, the expert lawyer and human rights activist who recently passed away a couple of days ago.  Heather Nauert spoke highly of Asma Jahangir during a press briefing in Washington. “We’d like to join the Government of Pakistan and others around…

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Tennis: Serena ready for comeback after ‘ups and downs’

ASHEVILLE: Serena Williams has spoken out about the “ups and downs” she faced during her year away from competitive tennis but insists she’s now focused and ready for her quest to once more dominate her sport. Speaking ahead of her comeback at the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina, where the United States will begin…

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Policy to bring Pakistan under pressure won’t work: Ahsan Iqbal

WASHINGTON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that any policy to bring Pakistan under pressure would not work, as he emphasised on the importance of Pakistan-American relations.  During the press conference, the interior minister said that Pakistan was conducting security operations against all terrorists without any discrimination. He said that Pakistan was not ignorant…

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Pakistan, not US, suffered the most in anti-terror war: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said terrorism adversely impacted Pakistan more than the United States. In a strong worded response to the query by David Asman in a news program of an American TV, Bilawal said terrorists killed thousands of Pakistanis in several terrorist incidents, adding it is Pakistanis who suffered…

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Rally in New York’s Times Square demands Kashmir’s freedom from India

NEW YORK: Braving freezing temperatures, Kashmiris and Pakistanis, who were joined by Sikhs, Monday staged a demonstration in New York’s Times Square denouncing Indian atrocities in Kashmir and calling on the United Nations to honour its pledge to grant the Kashmiris their right of self-determination. Raising vociferous anti-India slogans and waving placards, a large number…

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Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

MALE/COLOMBO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency, ordered security forces into the supreme court and arrested a former president, in moves the opposition called a “purge” in the Indian Ocean island nation. Maldives police also arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, dramatically escalating the…

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US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil: Tillerson

Buenos Aires: The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country’s people. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Argentina as he tours Latin American to bolster a common front against Venezuela’s bid to…

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No. 3 U.S. diplomat quits in latest departure under Trump

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department’s third-ranking official, Tom Shannon, said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit since President Donald Trump took office a year ago. Shannon, who serves as under secretary of state for political affairs, is the most senior career diplomat at the State Department and has…

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Pakistani military says US not contemplating unilateral action

WASHINGTON: US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of Pakistan’s army that Washington “is not contemplating any unilateral action” inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said Friday. Votel, who spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone “over the week”, also said that the “on-going turbulence” around a…

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CIA Director Pompeo defends meetings with Russian spy chiefs

WASHINGTON: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday defended talks he had at CIA headquarters last week with Russian spy chiefs at a time of strained ties between Washington and Moscow and political squabbling over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, reported Reuters. A U.S. intelligence official, speaking on condition…

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