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Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif leaves for U.K. to see ailing wife

Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif leaves for U.K. to see ailing wife

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday left for London along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz to see his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, despite the country’s anti-graft body’s request to put their names on the Exit Control List (ECL) fearing they may not return to face corruption cases in court. Mr. …

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Release former President Gayoom, India tells Maldives

Release former President Gayoom, India tells Maldives

“India believes that a democratic, stable and prosperous Maldives is in the interests of all its neighbours and friends in the Indian Ocean,” says the MEA in a statement. India on Thursday called for the immediate release of the former Maldivian president Mohammed Abdul Gayoom and other political prisoners. India’s …

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Trump-Kim meet ends with promise

Trump-Kim meet ends with promise

North pledges to move towards denuclearisation; U.S. assures its old foe of security guarantees U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged at a historic summit on Tuesday to move towards complete denuclearisation, while the U.S. promised its old foe security guarantees. The start of negotiations, aimed at banishing …

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U.K. government wins Brexit skirmish with riders

U.K. government wins Brexit skirmish with riders

The vote came on the first of two days of high-stakes debate and votes in the House of Commons on the government’s flagship Brexit bill. The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament Tuesday over its Brexit plans, but staved off defeat by offering concessions …

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At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

Robert King, who served as U.S. envoy on North Korean human-rights issues under the Obama administration, said Mr. Trump has used human rights as an instrument to get Mr. Kim Jong Un to negotiate on nuclear weapons, but not as a policy priority in its own right. President Donald Trump …

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China and Russia see SCO as peace platform for India and Pakistan

China and Russia see SCO as peace platform for India and Pakistan

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain at the SCO “of great historic significance”. China and Russia are proposing that the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can become a peace platform to resolve India-Pakistandifferences. In an interview with state broadcaster CGTN, …

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Officials mulling final preparations for Trump-Kim summit

Officials mulling final preparations for Trump-Kim summit

The meeting is kicking off at 9 a.m. on Tuesday with a handshake between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim. A U.S. official says the leaders then plan to meet one on one, joined only by translators, for up to two hours before admitting their respective advisers. President Donald Trump and …

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Guterres hails India UN development fund as model South-South cooperation

Guterres hails India UN development fund as model South-South cooperation

Says it helps the poorest countries by working with them on their priorities. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held up the India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund as a model of deepening South-South cooperation that helps the poorest countries by working with them on their priorities.Delivering the keynote address on Friday at …

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All eyes on Xi, Putin and Modi as SCO talks set to begin in Qingdao

All eyes on Xi, Putin and Modi as SCO talks set to begin in Qingdao

Prime Minister’s summits with the Russian President in Sochi and the Chinese leader at Wuhan have created positive vibes. The “Big Three” of China, Russia and India — President Xi Jinping, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi — are expected to define the course of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), …

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