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Police release Dr. Farooq Sattar within an hour

Police release Dr. Farooq Sattar within an hour

He was whisked to the Chakiwara Police Station but later released after a brief detention. Dr Farooq Sattar left for his residence in PIB Colony in his own vehicle. According to MQM-Pakistan leaders, designating a different day was to ensure the party remains committed to its pledge to work for the betterment of middle-class and the downtrodden people. Read More

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Tillerson shuns all but conservative website on Asia tour

Tillerson shuns all but conservative website on Asia tour

The eight organizations, which focus on human rights and support for the United Nations, wrote to Tillerson asking the United States to maintain its engagement with the rights council. "Our aim is to fix the organization", the Tillerson aide told FP. Ankara has also been angered by US support for the Kurdish YPG militia fighting Islamic State in Syria. Read More

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W.House says it was not accusing Britain of spying on Trump

W.House says it was not accusing Britain of spying on Trump

And in fact, I don't believe just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to, I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower. But he raised the stakes by saying "if Barack Obama used a foreign intelligence agency to spy on an American who happen to be a candidate for president and then president-elect, we have a very, very, very serious criminal issue on our hands". Read More

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Benefactor who bought suits for French candidate named

Benefactor who bought suits for French candidate named

Fillon was also charged over failing to declare to a state transparency watchdog a 2013 interest-free loan of €50,000 euros from a tycoon. According to Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper, the ex-prime minister received gifts of suits and other clothing worth a total of 48,500 euros (52.224 US dollars) since 2012 from a Paris tailor. Read More

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Goldman Sachs cuts CEO Blankfein's pay by 27% for 2016

Goldman Sachs cuts CEO Blankfein's pay by 27% for 2016

Goldman Sachs raised up Lloyd's remuneration share that's linked with performance upto eighty-percent of his distict pay by connecting each of his stock award to equity, in comparison to 8 other big banks. "The charge is that Goldman Sachs is able to extract certain advantages that others can not", Blankfein writes. It also eliminated a long-term incentive award. Read More

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Stars urge Turkish Airlines to fly aid to famine-hit Somalia

Stars urge Turkish Airlines to fly aid to famine-hit Somalia

Twitter users have launched a campaign to mobilise help for the millions of people suffering due to a devastating starvation in Somalia. 'We can't let this happen - we have to help these people. "What I saw and heard during my visit to Somalia was distressing - women and children walk for weeks in search of food and water", O'Brien said. Now we are going to use the name Love Army for Somalia . Read More

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Agency rubbishes claims it helped Obama spy on Trump

Agency rubbishes claims it helped Obama spy on Trump

The Senate Intelligence Committee had said on Thursday it had found no evidence Trump Tower had been under surveillance in 2016, contrary to Trump's previous claims. "There's widespread reporting that throughout the 2016 election, there was surveillance that was done on a variety of people", Mr. Spicer said. Spicer and McMaster both said that Spicer was simply pointing to public reports and not endorsing any specific story, the official said. Read More

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USA allegations about GCHQ will not be repeated - May's spokesman

Hurd, who also sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also weighed in on news that a Secret Service laptop with floor plans and evacuation protocol for Trump Tower was stolen from an agent's vehicle. Trump tweeted the following on March 4. He accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones and called Obama a "bad (or sick) guy". And at the Thursday briefing he cited Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano , who claimed on that network that Obama had used the United Kingdom's ... Read More

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Could GCHQ have spied on Donald Trump?

Could GCHQ have spied on Donald Trump?

Spicer's quoting of the flimsy claim angered British officials, and a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said at a news briefing Friday - before Trump's news conference in Washington - that they had "received assurances from the White House that these allegations would not be repeated ". Read More

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Trump administration ramps up efforts to block media

Trump administration ramps up efforts to block media

USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson stands next to a Mexican flag during a join statement with Mexico's foreign secretary Luis Videgaray at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico on February 23, 2017. The State Department Correspondents Association said it was "disappointed" by the change in procedure. For decades, secretaries of state have almost always invited media to travel with them. Read More

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Tillerson says State Department spending 'simply not sustainable'

Tillerson says State Department spending 'simply not sustainable'

Experts assess that the North is only a couple of years away from arming itself with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach as far as the USA mainland. In the final months of the Obama administration, US officials warned it would blacklist Chinese companies and banks that do illicit business with North Korea if Beijing failed to enforce United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More

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Tillerson seeks new North Korea plan on Seoul visit

Tillerson seeks new North Korea plan on Seoul visit

Its reaction was "unnecessary" and "troubling", Tillerson said. The combined budget for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) would be $25.6 billion. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests a year ago, deepening concern in Washington that it could soon develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland - something Trump has vowed won't happen. Read More

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Military action against North Korea an option: Tillerson

Military action against North Korea an option: Tillerson

Two decades of diplomatic and other efforts, including aid given to North Korea by the U.S., had failed to achieve the goal of denuclearising Pyongyang, he said. USA officials have been spooked by North Korea's accelerating progress towards building an intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten United States mainland cities. Read More

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House Republicans Announce More Health Care Reform Legislation

House Republicans Announce More Health Care Reform Legislation

Health and medical experts, AARP, the Kaiser Foundation and many Republicans in Congress are opposed to the current wording of the AHCA. Fitch said it expects this would raise the number of uninsured people. Second, he took issue with Medicaid being capped to a federal contribution under the ACHA, which he believes does not incentivize creativity, value or quality. Read More

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Digvijaya Singh rubbishes Parrikar's claim about Congress split

Digvijaya Singh rubbishes Parrikar's claim about Congress split

He is heading towards joining the BJP. His resignation comes a day after legislator Vishwajeet Rane quit the Congress. He said that for him greatest satisfaction is getting the party elected in majority than ruling government. Parrikar won the floor test in Goa Assembly with the support of 22 trust votes on Thursday. The Congress was reduced to 16 MLAs, after Viswajit remained absent during the voting. Read More

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Donald Trump hits back at criticism of White House's GCHQ spying claims

He added: "We have received assurances that these allegations won't be repeated and this shows the administration doesn't give the allegations any credence". But the claim was dismissed as "nonsense" by the United Kingdom eavesdropping agency in a highly unusual public statement. GCHQ has been known to cooperate closely with the members of the Five Eyes group - the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Read More

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Russia Says US Fueling 'Vicious Circle' on North Korea

Russia Says US Fueling 'Vicious Circle' on North Korea

Beijing is North Korea's main diplomatic ally and trade partner. However, it is clear china does play a role in this new approach. Now, however, military threats are beginning to feel like one of the few remaining options for dealing with North Korea, said Hahm Chai-bong, president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul . Read More

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Vijay stumped for 82 at the stroke of lunch

However, it has come to light that even though Kohli hasn't taken the field ever since his injury, he has been receiving treatment on his shoulder in the meantime. For Australia , Pat Cummins has been the most economical bowler. After batting for nearly the entire two hours of the first session, Vijay and Pujara managed 71 runs in 30.4 overs - and that was mainly because the boundaries flowed in the last half hour. Read More

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Mass Grave of Shi'ite Inmates Killed by ISIS Found in Iraq

Mass Grave of Shi'ite Inmates Killed by ISIS Found in Iraq

The discovery was made by the Hashed al-Shaabi pro-government group, which was among the units to retake control of the prison from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Wednesday. Saadi also noted that CTS forces were now fighting in the western Mosul areas of al-Jadida and al-Aghawat, stressing that the battle was expected to be completed shortly. Read More

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China premier touts free trade, says no hard landing for economy

China premier touts free trade, says no hard landing for economy

Asked about China's role in global free trade, as the USA retreated from agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Mr Li said China would continue to open its economy and welcomed progress in regional trading arrangements. The Chinese premier said he had recently read an assessment by "an authoritative worldwide think-tank" that in the event of a Sino-US trade war, "those worst-impacted would be foreign-invested companies, in particular US companies". Read More

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Erdogan Turkish President accuses European Union of launching anti-Islam 'crusade'

Erdogan's comments, at a rally in the northwestern province of Sakarya, come a day after Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders in an election victory hailed across much of Europe. Some 5.5 million Turks live outside the country, including an estimated 400,000 in the Netherlands. "The current crisis is a "war of words"; it is not likely that Turkey would open its borders and send refugees into Europe and the Balkans", Selcuk Colakoglu, a university ... Read More

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Fired by Trump administration, Preet Bharara gets resounding farewell from staff; colleagues

Fired by Trump administration, Preet Bharara gets resounding farewell from staff; colleagues

Presidents often order political appointees from the previous administration to resign when they take office, but the abrupt nature of the move caught some by surprise-especially given that so many were asked to leave at one time . attorneys are political appointees requiring confirmation by the U.S. Senate. "The people that handled it poorly were the United States attorneys who didn't hand in their resignation". Read More

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United States apologises to Britain over accusations GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

United States apologises to Britain over accusations GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

Dominic Grieve MP, chairman of the UK's Intelligence and Security committee, said GCHQ's denial was "an unusual step by the agency, but it clearly indicates the strength of feeling about this issue". Andrew Napolitano, Fox's judicial analyst, claimed three intelligence sources confirmed to him that the Obama administration engaged GCHQ so here would be "no American fingerprints on this". Read More

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'Got any better ideas?' China asks on North Korea

'Got any better ideas?' China asks on North Korea

It was the first timeTillerson has taken questions from the media since he took office in early February. "I think it's important to recognise the diplomatic efforts of the last 20 years to bring North Korea to the table have failed", he said after a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, the Washington Post reported. Read More

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Tillerson says military action against North Korea 'an option'

Tillerson says military action against North Korea 'an option'

On the campaign trail, Trump said he was open to the idea of meeting directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - flippantly adding that they might best talk over hamburgers. Tillerson is on a tour this week of China, Japan and South Korea. The New York Times reported on Wednesday he would warn Chinese officials that the USA would increase missile defences in the region and target Chinese banks if Beijing did not constrain North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions. Read More

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Top senators see no evidence for Trump Tower wiretap claim

British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman earlier in the day dismissed the charge against Britain's GCHQ spy agency as "ridiculous" and said the White House had promised not to repeat it. Obama swiftly issued a denial, and the White House was swamped with questions on the basis for Trump's claim. Officials have said Trump did not necessarily mean Obama personally ordered the surveillance, that wiretapping could refer to a broad range of surveillance efforts, and that the effort may not ... Read More

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The Travel Ban, Trump's Tweets, and

The Travel Ban, Trump's Tweets, and "So-Called Judges"

But the Hawaii court blocked it from being applied nationwide, The New York Times reported . Robart in February halted enforcement nationwide of the immigration ban in a lawsuit brought by the states of Washington and Minnesota. "The court understands Plaintiffs' frustrations concerning statements emanating from President Trump's administration that seemingly contradict representations of the federal government's lawyers in this and other litigation before the court", the order said. Read More

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China to Start Bond Connect With Hong Kong This Year, Li Says

China to Start Bond Connect With Hong Kong This Year, Li Says

Premier Li Keqiang's measured words on China-U.S. relations after the closing of the annual congressional session suggest Beijing seeks to avoid rocking the boat ahead of a change in party leadership this year. The economy ultimately grew 6.7 percent past year. But Mr Li said previous doubts about China's economy had been disproved. Li said Americans stood to lose the most in a tug-of-war over between the world's top two economies, citing studies by overseas think tanks. Read More

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