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Trump accuses China, Russia of devaluing currencies

US President Donald Trump has accused Russia and China of devaluing their currencies at a time when the US was raising interest rates. "Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the US keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!" Trump said in a...

Afghan president invites Taliban to run in election as militant group gains ground

Afghanistan’s president has invited the Taliban to take part in the upcoming parliamentary election in October. The unusual offer comes as the militant group continues to seize swathes of land in the war-torn country. The Afghan government made “a clear and comprehensive suggestion about peace” to the...

Muzzling the media in Pakistan

First, Geo News, the news channel of Pakistan’s largest television network, went dark in early March across Pakistan’s cantonment areas. On March 30, all Geo channels, including sports and entertainment channels, were blocked by cable operators. Everyone knew who was behind the ban. Yet,...

Russian state TV tells people to prepare for World War 3

Russian state TV station has told people what food they should take into bomb shelters as fears grow about the start of World War Three. The state run Russian TV broadcasted a report advising people on the best food to take into World War III...

U.S.-China trade war could hit Washington state hard: U.S. business leader

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs imposed, "it will hit Washington particularly hard," said a former business leader in the U.S. west Pacific state of Washington on Wednesday. "Avoiding that possibility should be our...

Indian man hits jackpot, wins 12 million dirham lottery in Dubai

DUBAI: An Indian driver in Dubai has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 12 million in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India. John Varughese, who has been working as a driver...

J&K’s Dr Drabu signs first ever FDI MoU in Dubai

  In a significant move, Jammu and Kashmir’s finance minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu Saturday signed the first ever Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) agreement with Dubai Ports (DP) group CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem  in Dubai. The MoU was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra...

2 Killed After 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Hotel Collapses

TAIPEI, TAIWAN:  A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 100 injured after buildings were toppled and a hotel collapsed. Premier William Lai said two people had died in the quake in the port city of Hualien...

US warns N Korea of ‘total destruction’, asks China to cut off oil supplies

United Nations, Nov 30:  Warning that if it comes to war, North Korea will be "totally destroyed", the US has called on China to show leadership and cut off oil supplies to pressure Pyongyang following its latest missile test. US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley told...

British envoy snubs Pakistan, says ‘can’t control ‘Free Balochistan’ ads in London’

Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew has expressed his country's inability to control the advertisements about Balochistan in London. "I understand the strength of feeling about adverts in London. The British Government does not and cannot control advertising in the UK. But our...
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