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Trump's Afghan policy: Senior US official to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

Trump's Afghan policy: Senior US official to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow Acting assistant secretary of US Department of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Alice Wells, will be in Dhaka on a two-day visit this week. Earlier Wells met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad. The Foreign Office issued a strong response to Donald Trump's statement, rejecting allega... [Artigo completo...]

Suga: N. Korea missiles posed no threat to national security

The U.S. military and South Korea are now engaged in military training exercises on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that three North Korean short-range missiles failed - two after flying an unspecified distance and another seemingly blowing up nearly immediately. [Artigo completo...]

Thousands flee or are evacuated after Rakhine violence

Thousands flee or are evacuated after Rakhine violence The clashes, the worst since at least October, have prompted the government to evacuate staff and thousands of non-Muslim villagers from the area. The Rohingyas were returned with a "humane" approach, said Cox's Bazar deputy commissioner Ali Hossain, adding that Bangladesh was unable to offer them refuge as "we are already overburdened with thousands of Rohingyas who caused us massive social, econ... [Artigo completo...]

N.Korea fires short-range missiles as South, US hold drills

N.Korea fires short-range missiles as South, US hold drills The release comes at a time of heightened tensions between the USA and Pyongyang. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff had also initially said the projectiles flew some 250 kilometers. Throughout the year, North Korea has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests. Tensions had eased somewhat since a harsh exchange of words between Pyongyang and Washington after US President Donald Trump had w... [Artigo completo...]

Cuba condemns U.S. sanctions against Venezuela

Cuba condemns U.S. sanctions against Venezuela War planes, tanks and 200,000 troops of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) deployed along with 700,000 reservists and civilians as socialist President Nicolas Maduro launched two days of military exercises yesterday. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said the armed forces support "all measures being implemented to counter the financial blockade". Also on Friday, Maduro called an "urgent... [Artigo completo...]

Pakistan court quashes corruption case against former president Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan court quashes corruption case against former president Asif Ali Zardari Naek further said the reference against the former president was filed by former NAB chairman Saif-ur-Rehman on Nawaz Sharif's request and added that the accountability body failed to provide any evidence in the case. After the verdict, Zardari's lawyer Farooq Hamid Naek, while speaking to Geo News, explained that the reference against his client was filed in 1998 under sections of Accountability ... [Artigo completo...]

US Congress will raise debt ceiling, has many options - Ryan

US Congress will raise debt ceiling, has many options - Ryan If this intra-party battle royale actually does continue, President Trump could find himself on the losing end. What if the ceiling is not raised? The president and some conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus are insistent that a spending bill contain wall funding. [Artigo completo...]

Trump Teaches Republicans How to Win a Government Shutdown

Trump Teaches Republicans How to Win a Government Shutdown Among those who won't have to decide is state Attorney General Josh Hawley, a newly seated Republican who is considering challenging U.S. Sen. Fortunately, wiser heads on Capitol Hill countered his unsafe bluster. Now, Mick Mulvaney heads OMB. Any one of those tasks could easily take a month. Federal programs are funded through September 30. "We believe good policy makes good politics". [Artigo completo...]

United Kingdom government to investigate impact of overseas students

United Kingdom government to investigate impact of overseas students There had been reports in the United Kingdom press previous year that the Home Office was sitting on a report based on exit checks revealing only 1% of foreign students overstay, which the Home Office denied to The PIE News . The number of students overstaying their visas is a tiny fraction of previous (incorrect) claims.”. "We are absolutely clear that the rights of European Union nationals ... [Artigo completo...]

500000 at Barcelona March Declare 'We Are Not Afraid'

500000 at Barcelona March Declare 'We Are Not Afraid' The demonstrators - some 500,000 by police estimates - participated in the march on Saturday to show unity in the face of vehicle rampages in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 people dead and more than a hundred others injured last week. Some protesters whistled and shouted "Out" at the king. Six of them remain in critical condition. In a speech delivered between sobs at the rally in Ripoll an... [Artigo completo...]

Former GOP senator: Trump has 'corrupted' Republican Party

Former GOP senator: Trump has 'corrupted' Republican Party Constructing a border wall is essential to President Donald Trump - so essential, he said, he is willing to "close down" the government to get it. Sources with knowledge of the call said the exchange quickly devolved into a shouting match, as an irate Trump expressed his frustrations about the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the USA election a year ago and fumed about ... [Artigo completo...]

Trump Signs Bill To Streamline Veterans' Appeals

Trump Signs Bill To Streamline Veterans' Appeals The bill was co-sponsored by Esty, a Democrat who represents greater Danbury and Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District, and Illinois Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican. Schmidt, national commander of the 2.2 million-member American Legion. The new law breaks the appeals process down into three "lanes". Under this lane, jurisdiction for an appeal would transfer immediately to the Board of Vetera... [Artigo completo...]

How you can help others see the next Solar Eclipse

How you can help others see the next Solar Eclipse That is almost seven years from now, and current owners of the special solar eclipse glasses are not recommended to hold on to them because most versions will only work until they are three years old. Organizers are asking glasses be compliant with NASA's safety standards, and not be damaged with holes or scratches so they can be reused. Watson said glasses should be kept dry and stored in a con... [Artigo completo...]

Police searching for suspect connected to August 12 assault in Charlottesville

Police searching for suspect connected to August 12 assault in Charlottesville In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, DeAndre Harris , bottom is assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville police station after a white nationalist rally was disbursed by police, in Charlottesville , Virginia . The 18-year-old's lawyer blamed Black Lives Matter activists and anti-fascists for his client's alleged crimes. He is wanted on an aggravated assault charge and was las... [Artigo completo...]

RNC formally condemns white supremacists with resolution

RNC formally condemns white supremacists with resolution Palatucci, an attorney who served as general counsel to Trump's presidential transition committee, said that he began drafting the resolution on August 13, the day after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville ended with the murder of a counterprotester. [Artigo completo...]

Qatar diplomatic crisis: Doha assures safety, well-being of 6.3 lakh Indian expatriates

Qatar assured India "of the continued safety, welfare and well being of the Indian community and briefed the Indian side about new labour laws in Qatar, which favour expatriate workers". Qatar is also India's top supplier by far of LNG. The leaders deliberated recent developments and embraced new paths to enhance bilateral relations between two countries, a statement by Minister of Foreign Affai... [Artigo completo...]

Qatar to Return Envoy to Iran as Gulf Arab Crisis Persists

Qatar to Return Envoy to Iran as Gulf Arab Crisis Persists Doha pulled its ambassador from Tehran in January 2016 following attacks on the Saudi Arabian embassy, spurred by Riyadh's decision to execute a cleric in the kingdom. The Arab countries allied with Saudi Arabia blame Doha of interfering in the domestic affairs of other states and sponsoring terrorism, an accusation Qatar has rejected as "groundless". [Artigo completo...]

I Wish I Were North Korea's Spokesman and Speech Writer

I Wish I Were North Korea's Spokesman and Speech Writer An initial assessment indicated that two of the missiles failed in flight, while the other appeared to have blown up immediately, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. President Donald Trump and Kim's regime that rattled global markets. USA intelligence officials are said to believe that North Korea is close to completing a nuclear weapon that could be attached to an ICBM. [Artigo completo...]

Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea

Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the United States mainland, U.S. defense officials said these short-range missiles did not pose a threat to North America or Guam. The North has often tested missiles with similar scope, but the use of a multiple-tube launcher shows an advance in capability. North Korea appears to have launched another missile into the sea betwee... [Artigo completo...]

N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea

N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea In response to North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons program, South Korea has been moving to strengthen its own capabilities, planning talks with the United States on raising the warhead limits on its missiles and taking steps to place additional launchers to a US anti-missile defense system in the country's southeast. [Artigo completo...]


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