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India, other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump

PTI WASHINGTON Trump’s comments came a day after he indicated that the US forces would not completely withdraw from Afghanistan Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorism was being done only by the United …

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N Korea to dismiss nuclear talks

AFP Seoul North Korea said Thursday it has “no interest” in dialogue unless Washington stops “escalating hostile military moves”, as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi …

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Russia to beef up borders amid tensions

IANS Moscow Russia will strengthen defence in its western and eastern military districts due to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ramping up activities near its borders, the country’’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said. “To neutralize emerging threats, we will be implementing a set of measures,” Shoigu said at a meeting with senior Defence Ministry officials on Wednesday, according …

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Macron, Johnson set for bruising Brexit talks in Paris

AFP Paris British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is expected to rebuff his last-ditch efforts to renegotiate the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.  Macron, who has said previously he is happy to be the “bad guy” on Brexit, roundly rejected Johnson’s calls to scrap a key plank …

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‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston sold out

Houston: “Howdy, Modi!”, the community event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here next month has been sold out with over 50,000 people registering for the programme, the organisers said. “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States. Over 50,000 supporters have already registered for the mega community summit …

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No complete withdrawal from Afghanistan: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has indicated that the US forces will not completely withdraw from warn-torn Afghanistan and America will have “somebody there” to make sure that Taliban does not regain control. During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war. The Trump administration has intensified its efforts …

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China hails 3-year extension of Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa’s term

Beijing: China on Wednesday welcomed the extension of Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s term for another three years, saying he is an “old friend” of the Chinese government who has made “robust” contributions to the bilateral relations.  General Bajwa, 58, who was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2016, …

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France says Kashmir bilateral issue between India and Pakistan

Paris: France has said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, asking them to resolve their differences over it through political dialogue and refrain from any step likely to aggravate tensions. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s remarks came as his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi called him on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Kashmir after …

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Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne: Disgraced Cardinal George Pell was sent back to jail on Wednesday after an Australian court quashed the most senior Catholic cleric’s appeal against convictions for child sex abuse, a landmark decision cheered by the victims and welcomed by the Prime Minister. Once the Vatican’s third-ranking official, Pell, 78, will continue his six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys …

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Pakistan to approach ICJ over Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday said it will approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Kashmir issue, weeks after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV. Prime Minister Imran Khan …

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