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Europe casts a wary eye on China’s Silk Road plans

Depending on who you ask in Europe, China’s colossal East-West infrastructure programme is either an opportunity or a threat — and when French President Emmanuel Macron visits next week, Beijing will be watching to see how keen he is to jump on board, reported AFP. …

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AL to lobby UN to recognize Palestinian state

AMMAN: Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers …

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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest: reports

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical …

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Pakistan should see if Trump’s tweet determines US policy:FS

KARACHI -UNS : Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affair Tehmina Janjua on Saturday said Pakistan would have to see if a tweet of US President Donald Trump determines the US policy or Trump tweeted as per the US policy. “Trump’s tweet posted on Januaray 1 is …

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US places Pakistan on a special watch list ‘for severe violations of religious freedom’

The United States has placed Pakistan on a special watch list “for severe violations of religious freedom”, a press release by the US State Department said on Thursday. The move comes days after US President Donald Trump said Pakistan had given the US nothing but …

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‘Indian diplomat yelled at my mother,’ reveals Kulbhushan Jadhav in new video

ISLAMABAD : In a new video released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is heard saying that he felt that his mother and wife were scared during the meeting as an Indian diplomat was shouting at them. “There …

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Niagara Falls: Here’s how the site looks like when frozen

NEW YORK -UNS: When even the heartiest souls in Western New York hear a weather forecast for unseasonably cold, arctic air, they head straight indoors and sit by a fire. When I see the near-record low temperatures on New Year’s Day hovering around -13°C, however, …

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Oppressive regimes cannot last forever:Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump weighed in on protests in Iran for a second straight day, warning that the country’s people want change and “oppressive regimes cannot endure forever.” Trump posted on Twitter two clips of his speech to the UN General Assembly in September …

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Happy New Year 2018: Celebrations start across world

SYDNEY -UNS: The New Year celebrations have started across the globe. Samoa, the tiny pacific island was the first country to welcome in 2018, with New Zealand following an hour later. Half a tonne of fireworks were set off from Auckland’s Sky Tower as the …

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

GAZA: Israeli tanks and aircraft hit the Gaza Strip on Friday after rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave targeted a southern community, the army and Palestinian sources said. Clashes also erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians marked another “day of rage” following US President …

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