Archive for March 1st, 2017

Tokyo stocks open higher ahead of Trump address

March 1, 2017 6:08 pm0 comments
Tokyo stocks open higher ahead of Trump address

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo stocks opened higher Wednesday on the back of a weaker yen while investors waited for US President Donald Trump s speech to a joint session of Congress. The dollar rose to 113.15 yen from 112.75 yen in New York on Tuesday afternoon, lifting exporters as a […]

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Pakistan Business Council calls for comprehensive policy on trade with India

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Pakistan Business Council calls for comprehensive policy on trade with India

– Pakistan Business Council (PBC) said normalization of relations between arch-rivals Pakistan and India does not seems a possibility in near future. PBC stated that normalization is matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if in context of given geography. PBC believes business community will greatly reap fruits of normalization. PBC is […]

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Gold prices lower down by Rs 100 per tola

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Gold prices lower down by Rs 100 per tola

– Owing to the decrease prices of gold in the International market, a lowering trend in price has also been observed in local market as well. According to details, the price of gold in the international market was lowered down to $ 1256 per ounce and that is why, a […]

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Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

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Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

JAKARTA (AFP) – Cheering crowds welcomed King Salman Wednesday as he began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia for almost 50 years, seeking stronger economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king — who is accompanied by about 1,000 people, including princes and ministers […]

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US probing whether Al-Qaeda number two killed in Syria

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US probing whether Al-Qaeda number two killed in Syria

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The American government is investigating whether Al-Qaeda’s number two has been killed in Syria, an official told AFP Tuesday, amid reports of a US strike in or around Idlib. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that agencies were working to confirm whether Abu Khayr […]

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Trump softens immigration stance, takes measured tone in speech

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Trump softens immigration stance, takes measured tone in speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday he was open to immigration reform, shifting from his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration in a speech that offered a more restrained tone than his election campaign and first month in the White House. Trump, in a prime-time address to […]

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Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

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Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

KABUL (AFP) – Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security compounds Wednesday, officials said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive. At least one person was killed and 35 others wounded in the carnage, which underscores rising […]

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People dying, starving from deadly drought in Somalia

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People dying, starving from deadly drought in Somalia

Somalia is on the brink of its second famine in six years, with drought already killing people in the north and crisis looming on a catastrophic scale, the United Nations said on Thursday. “In six months, we’ll be facing a catastrophe and a famine on a scale we cannot imagine, […]

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Suspicious foreigner detained in Islamabad’s Red Zone

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Suspicious foreigner detained in Islamabad’s Red Zone

Police have detained a suspicious foreigner in the federal capital’s Red Zone on Wednesday. According to police, Marcel Deutsch, a German national, was rounded up near Serena Hotel. He has been moved to Secretariat Police Station for interrogation. Police further said that Marcel wanted to go to Indian embassy. Apparently, […]

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Eight killed as jeep falls into ravine in Mansehra

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Eight killed as jeep falls into ravine in Mansehra

At least eight people were killed when a passenger jeep plunged into a deep ravine in Mansehra on Wednesday. Three women were also among those killed in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Chan Zaib, Yousuf, Ishfaq, Ghulam Rabbani, Mian Khan, Gulnaz Bibi, Kanza Bibi and Mrs Ghulam […]

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