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Jovial Obama paints picture of resurgent America
20th December 2014 Jovial Obama paints picture of resurgent America by Jérôme CARTILLIER WASHINGTON: – After a tough year capped by a bruising defeat for his Democrats in last month’s midterm elections, no one would blame President Barack Obama if he were a bit down. On Friday at...
US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties
18th December 2014 US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties by Dave Clark, Jérôme CARTILLIER WASHINGTON:- The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a surprise breakthrough that would also ease a crippling US trade...
US Federal Reserve says can be ‘patient’ on rate rise
18th December 2014 US Federal Reserve says can be ‘patient’ on rate rise by Paul HANDLEY WASHINGTON: – The US Federal Reserve made no changes to its monetary policy Wednesday, saying it can remain “patient” before moving to raise interest rates and normalizing its easy-money stance. In a policy statement at...
Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings
14th December 2014 Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings WASHINGTON:  Thousands of people descended on Washington to demand justice Saturday for black men who have died at the hands of white police, the latest in weeks of demonstrations across the United States. The families of Michael Brown...
China angles for Central America influence in US ‘backyard’
12th December 2014 China angles for Central America influence in US ‘backyard’ by Katell ABIVEN MANAGUA: – With ambitious plans for a canal through Nicaragua and a Honduran hydroelectric dam, Chinese firms are increasingly testing the waters in Central America, a region long considered the United States’ backyard. The audacious...
US budget leaves IMF reforms in doubt
11th December 2014 US budget leaves IMF reforms in doubt by Paul HANDLEY WASHINGTON: – Crucial reforms of the International Monetary Fund were left hanging Wednesday after the US Congress failed to endorse them in the final budget legislation of the year. The IMF had held out hopes...
Dollar mixed after falls on risk aversion
11th December 2014 Dollar mixed after falls on risk aversion TOKYO: – The dollar was mixed in Asia on Thursday, after taking a hit in New York as dealers shifted to safer investments such as US government bonds. The greenback climbed to 118.15 yen in Tokyo midday trade,...
Dollar slips in Asian trade
10th December 2014 Dollar slips in Asian trade TOKYO: – The dollar slipped against the yen in Asian trade Wednesday as risk appetite subsided and as eurozone fears returned on news that Greece had brought forward a destabilising presidential election. The dollar bought 119.52 yen in...
Asian markets mixed after US jobs data
8th December 2014 Asian markets mixed after US jobs data HONG KONG:- Asian shares were mixed Monday after data last week showed a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation, while Japan said its economy contracted more than initially thought in the third quarter. The dollar continued its march...
US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence
6th December 2014 US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence WASHINGTON:-The United States has cautioned against making any assumptions linking Pakistan to the latest violence in the Indian occupied Kashmir, while also brushing aside the notion that last week’s meeting between Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Secretary...
Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’
6th December 2014 Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’ UNITED NATIONS, United States:- Ebola-hit countries urged the United Nations on Friday to come up with an economic recovery plan to help them cushion the outbreak’s devastating blow on agriculture, mining and public finances. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
Obama to nominate Pentagon chief Friday
5th December 2014 Obama to nominate Pentagon chief Friday WASHINGTON:- President Barack Obama on Friday will announce his choice to replace Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, the White House said. Favored for the post is Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October...
US says Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq
3rd December 2014 US says Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq by Dan De Luce WASHINGTON:- Iranian fighter jets struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon said Tuesday, signaling Tehran’s determination to confront the jihadists and Washington’s tacit partnership with arch-foe Iran. The air...
Squash:Pakistan mourns legend Hashim Khan
19th August 2014 Squash:Pakistan mourns legend Hashim Khan KARACHI:Pakistan Tuesday mourned its first-ever world champion in any sport, squash star Hashim Khan who died in the United States, as former players paid tribute to an all-time great. Khan, who won the sport’s premier title the British...
More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN
8th July 2014 More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN UNITED NATIONS, United States: More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report Monday, warning the region will miss most of its development goals. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),...
India’s Modi quick on Twitter diplomacy, slow to mention US
19th May 2014 India’s Modi quick on Twitter diplomacy, slow to mention US NEW DELHI: India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to thank fellow leaders in Japan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Australia for their support, but one man still waiting for a reply is US Secretary of...
Pak-US ties based on mutual interests, respect: Ayaz Sadiq
12th February 2014 Pak-US ties based on mutual interests, respect: Ayaz Sadiq ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and US have the same stated objectives of peace and stability in the region and we hope that our bilateral engagement would continue to broaden on basis...
Mutual trust must for enduring Pakistan-US strategic partnership: Sartaj
27th January 2014 Mutual trust must for enduring Pakistan-US strategic partnership: Sartaj WASHINGTON: National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Monday underscored the need for building trust to foster a an enduring strategic partnership between Pakistan and the United States as he addressed the opening session of the...
NATO warns Afghan support at risk without troop status accord
27th January 2014 NATO warns Afghan support at risk without troop status accord Afghanistan cannot continue stalling on a post-2014 US and NATO troop status accord without jeopardising essential financial support for its armed forces, NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned Monday. “The Afghan political leadership should not underestimate the negative...
Sartaj to focus on bringing US investment in Pakistan
27th January 2014 Sartaj to focus on bringing US investment in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Economist Dr. Ashfaq Hassan has said that Advisor Sartaj Aziz will focus on bringing American investment in Pakistan in the form of privatization during strategic dialogue in Washington. Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that holding of...
Dar hopes early clearing of CSF outstanding
18th January 2014 Dar hopes early clearing of CSF outstanding ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday expressed the hope that the United States would fast track the process of clearing outstanding on account of Coalition Support Fund (CSF). He was talking to Ambassador Robin...
Pakistan and US to review progress on strategic dialogue: FO
9th January 2014 Pakistan and US to review progress on strategic dialogue: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to review the strategic dialogue process between the two countries. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said at the weekly news briefing in here on Thursday. She said that the dates...
Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama
20th December 2013 Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama WASHINGTON: The women of the Senate who led the fight to change how the military deals with sexual assault in its ranks are hailing passage of a comprehensive defense bill that now heads to President Barack Obama for...
PM expresses concern over continuing US drone strikes
9th December 2013 PM expresses concern over continuing US drone strikes ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed deep concern over the continuing drone strikes by the United States in the country. Talking to US Secretary Defence Chuck Hagel who called on him here, the Prime Minister...
Aid groups urge protection of Syrian medical facilities
7th December 2013 Aid groups urge protection of Syrian medical facilities UNITED NATIONS, United States- Officials from organizations with health-related missions in Syria called Friday for the protection of medical facilities and personnel there. A joint statement by UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the UN’s humanitarian operations “strongly...
US has ‘scuttled’ Taliban talks with drone strike: Nisar
2nd November 2013 US has ‘scuttled’ Taliban talks with drone strike: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday accused the United States of “scuttling” efforts towards peace talks with the Taliban by killing the militants’ leader in a drone strike. Nisar said “every aspect” of Pakistan’s cooperation...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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