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Trump backs down, agrees to temporarily end government shutdown

Saturday, 26 January 2019 09:47
On the 35th day of the partial shutdown with 800,000 government employees missing their second fortnightly paycheck, Trump folded under intensifying pressure from a strong Democratic Party opposition in Congress. He agreed to temporary funding to keep the government open…

Maduro closes embassy in US, Pompeo pledges aid to Venezuela

Friday, 25 January 2019 09:07
Maduro issued his order before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), where magistrates and representatives of other government branches declared their support for him after the head of the opposition-controlled Parliament, Juan Guaido, proclaimed himself to be Venezuela’s interim president…

Trump expresses desire to meet Imran Khan: Pakistani Official

Friday, 25 January 2019 09:06
Addressing the weekly briefing here, the spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that during his recent visit to Pakistan, US Senator Lindsey Graham, discussed about Trump’s interest in meeting with Khan, however, date and venue have not been finalized yet. “There are…

Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:52
Soros warned on Thursday that artificial intelligence and machine learning could be used to entrench totalitarian control in the country, which has presented an “unprecedented danger”, the BBC reported. “China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but…

Kim happy with Trump’s summit plans

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:00
North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un has expressed “great satisfaction” after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump that expressed his “unusual determination and will” towards a second summit between the two, the North’s state media said. His comments…

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:49
Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country’s urban population, reveal researchers from the US. In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, Faculty…

Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:05
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Khan was expected to hold meetings with the Qatari Emir and Prime Minister…

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:01
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the attack on a camp of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad. The UN chief called on the Malian authorities, as well as the signatory armed groups…

Mexico pipeline explosion toll rises to 79

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:11
The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 79, Minister of Public Health Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday. “There are still patients (at least 81) who sustained serious injuries, with burns of more than…

Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:03
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last…