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Demos planned in NY during Modi’s visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minster Imran Khan decided on Wednesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would organise massive protests in New York during Indian premier Narendra Modi’s coming visit to United States to give him a global backlash over his government’s unlawful decision to strip Occupied Jammu of autonomy and tyranny of …

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UK can’t accept Brexit terms, Johnson tells Merkel

BERLIN: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that the UK “cannot accept” the current terms of their Brexit deal to leave the European Union. “Clearly we cannot accept the current withdrawal agreement, arrangements which either divide the UK or lock us into the regulatory …

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Brazil’s president blames NGOs for Amazon fire

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organisations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro, who has shocked environmentalists with plans to open the Amazon to business interests, said NGOs could be behind the record …

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US lawmakers urge India to end occupation of Kashmir

WASHINGTON: The voice of the Kashmiri people, who have been living under siege since Aug 5 when India forcibly merged their land with the union, is now resonating in the US Congress where key lawmakers are urging New Delhi to end the occupation and allow its residents to speak. Read: …

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Dutch princess dies after cancer battle

THE HAGUE: Princess Christina, youngest sister of Beatrix who ruled the Netherlands till her abdication in 2013, died on Friday aged 72 after suffering from bone cancer, the royal family announced. Born nearly blind in 1947, Maria Christina, princess of Orange-Nassau, was the fourth daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince …

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Kashmiris use improvised shields as troops fire into them

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of protesters in Occupied Kashmir clashed with police on Friday, even as New Delhi claimed it would begin restoring phone lines after a 12-day communications blackout. With the Indian government fearing protests and unrest, the disputed territory has been under lockdown since the first week of August, when …

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Greenland trashes Trump’s offer to buy island

COPENHAGEN: Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports said that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island. “We are open for business, but we’re not for sale,” Greenland’s Foreign Minister Ane …

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India’s ‘irresponsible’ hint at nuclear policy change deplored

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday denounced Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s hint at altering India’s nuclear policy of “No First Use” (NFU) as “irresponsible” and “unfortunate”, and vowed to maintain credible minimum deterrence posture. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while giving the government’s formal reaction to Mr Singh’s statement, said at …

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