Saturday , 16 February 2019

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Trump apologises to Kavanaugh family

PTI Washington US President Donald Trump has apologised to new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the “terrible suffering” they had to endure, saying the “fair-minded” judge deserves a “dignified evaluation” and not a campaign based on “lies and deception”. Judge Kavanaugh, 53, was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday in a 50-48 vote following an acrimonious ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s plan to invest in Pak a ‘positive factor’: China

Beijing: China on Monday reacted guardedly to Saudi Arabia’s plan to invest in Pakistan, saying it is a “positive factor” if any other party would like to contribute to promote the inter-connectivity and prosperity of the region on the basis of consultation. Please like & share: Read More »

Kim, Pompeo for productive conversation next

PTI   Seoul Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington’s top diplomat held “productive” talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed ... Read More »

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake: govt

AFP   PORT-AU-PRINCE A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck just off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people and causing damage to buildings in the Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported. Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis ... Read More »

Iran Parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

AFP   Tehran Iran’s Parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners. The bill, one of four put forward by the government in a bid to meet demands set by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF), was ... Read More »

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia

AFP   Palu (Indonesia) The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll. Indonesia’s disaster agency say they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent ... Read More »