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Trump touts advances in trade talks with China

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:53
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that great progress has been made in trade negotiations between the US and China, though he gave no specific details. “Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China.…

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:10
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have urged Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors who were detained during tensions in the Sea of Azov, the media reported. In their joint statement, Merkel and Macron on Friday said…

US shutdown impasse over Trump’s border wall drags on

Friday, 28 December 2018 16:11
The partial shutdown of the US federal government is set to drag into next week after lawmakers made little progress in resolving a budgetary stalemate over funding for the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump. A nearly empty Senate…

Pakistani government bans Zardari from leaving country

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:26
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday decided to ban former President and PPP co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and another 171 people from leaving the country over a money laundering case being probed on the orders of the apex court.…

Saudi king reshuffles cabinet, replaces foreign minister

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:23
Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, appointing a new foreign minister less than three months after an international crisis was unleashed by the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country’s consulate…

Putin, Armenian leaders agree to strengthen ties

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan agreed on Thursday to expand cooperation in various areas. During talks with Pashinyan in Moscow, Putin called Russia-Armenia ties “truly allied relations filled with substantial content,” according to a…

Trump presses Democrats on border wall funding ahead of Senate meeting

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:22
As the US Senate is set to reconvene on Thursday, President Donald Trump continued to blame Democrats for the budget impasse and again criticised Democrats’ opposition to funding a US-Mexico border wall. “Have the Democrats finally realised that we desperately…

Russia to enhance economic competitiveness in response to sanctions: Putin

Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:45
Russia needs to improve the competitiveness of its economy on a global scale in response to Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “Supporting Russian businesses and expanding their opportunities is a major priority that has special relevance…

Trump defends Syria pullout, says US can’t be world’s policeman

Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:43
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and said that his country cannot be the world’s policeman in a surprise visit to troops deployed in Iraq. Trump made his remarks to reporters…

Afghan government office attack toll reaches 43

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
The death toll of a terrorist attack on a government office here in Afghanistan rose to 43 as many injured succumbed to their injuries, an Afghan Public Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Earlier reports had put the casualty at…