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Repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets: Pak-UK sign accord to stop money laundering

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The governments of Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Monday signed an accord on repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets and putting a check on money-laundering. Addressing joint press conference Law Minister Barrister Farogh Nasim and British Home …

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Criticism of Saudi leadership seeps through cracks as report questions kingdom’s utility for Britain

By James M. Dorsey Signs of opposition to policies of Saudi King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and potentially increased domestic polarization have in the past week spilled on to the streets of London while a just released report questioned the …

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Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it treats the country unfairly. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. The WTO was established …

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Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England-UNS : British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on …

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“Prosperous Pakistan”: Campaign launched painting London’s iconic red double decker buses

ISLAMABAD -UNS : In a bid to showcase the rising economic prospects of Pakistan, a private investment group has launched “Prosperous Pakistan” campaign on London’s iconic red double decker buses to project Pakistan’s position as an important and emerging player in the world economy. The …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

WINDSOR -UNS/AFP – Prince Harry and US TV star Meghan Markle were married in Windsor Castle on Saturday in a star-studded and emotional ceremony watched live by cheering crowds and beamed into homes around the world. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of …

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US has to understand Pakistan’s viewpoint: Imran Khan

LONDON -UNS : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that Pakistan Army was supporting democracy in the country for the first time in history. Addressing British parliamentarians here Monday, he said that the judiciary has been playing its constitutional role independently. He said …

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Over 60 Russians expel by US as allies back Britain in spy row

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States joined Britain’s allies in Europe and around the world Monday in expelling scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. Washington led the way, ordering out 60 alleged agents, in a new blow …

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British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

LONDON (AFP) – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book “A Brief History of Time” became an unlikely …

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UK street artist draws Edhi in Trafalgar Square

LONDON-UNS- A London-based street artist and social worker, Daniel Swan, drew an image of Abdul Sattar Edhi in Trafalgar Square On his website, Problems of Perception, Swan talks about how he used to work for one of the biggest corporations in the world until he …

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