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China slams US, UK, EU for backing ‘ultra-radicals’ in Hong Kong

PTI Beijing China on Tuesday warned the US, the UK and the EU against sending any “misleading signals” to the “ultra-radicals” who violently attacked the legislature in Hong Kong, saying Beijing strongly opposes their “gross interference” in the country’s internal affairs. A group of protestors on Monday broke through the Legislative Council (LegCo) building in Hong Kong and occupied it …

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Dawood’s Pak aide in UK opposes US extradition

PTI London Dawood Ibrahim’s top Pakistani aide, who is lodged in a UK jail awaiting extradition to the US, is suffering from depression and has made at least three suicide attempts in the past, making him unfit for deportation, his lawyers told a British court. Jabir Moti, 51, who was arrested by Scotland Yard last year, appeared before the Westminster …

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At least 50 children wounded in Taliban attack on Kabul

AFP Kabul At least 50 children were among more than 100 people wounded Monday when the Taliban detonated a powerful car bomb in Kabul, officials said, the latest deadly attack in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a child. Save the Children led international condemnation of the blast targeting a defence ministry building, which sent …

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Vijay Mallya to appeal against extradition order in UK High Court

PTI London Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition case will return to the UK courts on Tuesday as he seeks permission to appeal against an order signed off by UK home secretary Sajid Javid for him to be extradited to India to face alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores. The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss …

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Lack of unity postpones EU summit to appoint top jobs

IANS Brussels An emergency European Union summit to appoint new figures to some of the bloc’s most coveted roles was on Monday postponed due to continued division among leaders in spite of lengthy negotiations that went on well into the night. EU heads of state and government, who were gathered in Brussels to select, among other roles, someone to replace …

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Trump sets foot in North Korea

Panmunjom: Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil in a historic first on Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in a moment of high diplomatic drama on the world’s last Cold War frontier. Moments after becoming the only sitting US President to set foot inside North Korea, Trump brought Kim back over the dividing line for a …

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Taliban bombers kill 19, including Afghan election workers

Kandahar: Taliban bombers targeting a district centre in southern Afghanistan have killed at least 19 people, including eight election workers, officials said on Sunday. The attack comes as a new round of talks between the United States and the Taliban to end the 18-year long war in Afghanistan entered a second day in Qatar. The militants rammed four armoured vehicles …

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Beijing opens more sectors to foreign investment

Beijing: China will soften or lift restrictions on foreign investment in new sectors from July 30, authorities announced Sunday, after Beijing and Washington decided to restart negotiations in their trade war. Foreign investors in China have long complained of unfair treatment, with restrictions covering sectors including maritime transport, gas pipelines, cinema, entertainment and telecommunication services, according to the Ministry of …

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Hunt could withhold part of Brexit ‘divorce bill’

London: British Prime Ministerial hopeful Jeremy Hunt has said that he would consider withholding some of the UK’s 39 billion pounds European Union (EU) “divorce bill” in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Foreign Secretary told the Sunday Times he would not hand over “a penny more than is legally required of us”, reports the BBC.  On the issue …

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Prince William, Kate to make official visit to Pakistan

London: Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton will make their first official visit to Pakistan later this year, more than 13 years after the last royal visit to the country, Kensington Palace announced. The visit is expected between September and November and according to some UK media reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is expected to undergo hostile …

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