Monday, January 23, 2017

National

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America split as almost 1m attend inaugurationDonald Trump flew to Washington yesterday to take the oath of office in a city braced for the biggest demonstrations against a new US president since the Vietnam war.As many as 900,000 people...
President-elect Donald Trump is set to officially take office Friday when he is sworn in during an inauguration ceremony. Trump's path to the White House and the public's response has been atypical. Polling shows the Republican is historically unpopular.Trump is some...
China’s government said the nation’s economy expanded by 6.7 per cent in 2016, within its target but the slowest pace of growth in 26 years.The publication of the figures comes as investor confidence in the Chinese economy, and even...
India’s unprecedented ban on high-denomination currency bills has led to a mismatch in cash supply that has flummoxed some economists and data crunchers.Indians withdrew about 600 billion rupees ($9 billion) more than the 9.1 trillion rupees of currency in...
DAVOS - Pakistan and Switzerland Thursday while noting the rich potential of their bilateral ties called for exploring new avenues of cooperation for mutual benefits.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his desire to strengthen relations with Switzerland in a meeting...
Barack Obama's last news conference as US leader focuses on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia and Chelsea Manning.The prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank, Barack Obama has...
Relations between two nations strained after troop carriers that took part in a military exercise in Taiwan were impounded by Hong Kong customs officersChina and Singapore have held the first meeting between senior officials since the seizure of nine...
Should the Iran nuclear deal fall apart, the consequences for the Middle East region would be "unfathomable", according to a new report from the International Crisis Group.The report, coming on the eve on Donald Trump's inauguration, urges the US...
Says complex border issues hurdle in defeating TalibanDAVOS - Former army chief General (r) Raheel Sharif on Tuesday highlighted Pakistani army’s counter-terrorism operations and improved security environment at World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.During the panel discussion...
Hugh White says their ill-considered words over the South China Sea and ‘one China’ policy, which underline how little they understand China, will most probably reveal themselves to be empty threatsWe should not take Rex Tillerson too seriously when...