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Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Venezuela. Speaking in Miami as humanitarian aid remained stalled at the Venezuelan border, Trump decried President Nicolas Maduro as a “Cuban puppet” and[Read More…]

India yet to tell us about MFN status withdrawal: Pakistan

India yet to tell us about MFN status withdrawal: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan said on Sunday that it has not yet been informed by India on withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Islamabad in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser to the Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Commerce, said: “We are[Read More…]

Trump to declare 'emergency' over Mexico border wall

Trump to declare ’emergency’ over Mexico border wall

Washington: US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown, but also act to bypass Congress and use military funds for the wall, a statement[Read More…]

Arun Jaitley to return as Finance Minister, to attend CCS meet

Sudanese refugee wins major human rights award

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee who has been held in Australia’s notorious offshore Manus Island processing centre for over five years, has won the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights prize, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has said. “Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Muhamat has[Read More…]

US dollar weakens amid gloomy economic data

US dollar weakens amid gloomy economic data

New York: The US dollar declined as the allure of the greenback diminished amid a slew of downbeat economic data. In late New York trading on Thursday, the euro rose to $1.1299 from $1.1269 in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to $1.2801 from $1.2850 in the previous[Read More…]

Shehbaz Sharif granted bail in corruption cases

Shehbaz Sharif granted bail in corruption cases

Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday approved Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s bail petitions in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption cases and ordered his release. The decision was taken by a two-member LHC bench headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad Khan, Geo[Read More…]

Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct

Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct

Los Angeles: Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams has been accused of sexual misconduct and emotional manipulation by multiple women, including his former wife and actress Mandy Moore. He has denied all the allegations. A report in the New York Times outlined a pattern of manipulative behaviour, including accusations of psychological abuse[Read More…]

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