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PM Abbasi reaches Afghanistan — TAPI


Abbasi said Pakistan provided rich incentives and lucrative returns for foreign investors, and the government had addressed the challenges to provide the requisite peace, security and stability. Turkmenistan, which sits on the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, started building its section of the pipeline in December 2015. Also present at the ceremony were President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Minister of State for External Affairs of India MJ Akbar. Read More »

Wall Gets '10 Feet Higher' Every Time I Hear Doubt


The famous evangelist died Wednesday at his North Carolina home. Pence praised the tax cuts passed by Congress and supported by President Donald Trump that, among other things, slashed corporate rates and went into effect January 1. "So you have to keep up the enthusiasm". Republicans control the House and hold a slim majority in the Senate, but Democrats are hoping to flip either or both chambers in the fall. Read More »

Showers, freezing rain on tap this weekend in MA

There is a chance of seeing more icing, though major ice accumulations are not expected. The snowfall will affect travel on foothill and mountain highways, including Interstate 80 and Highway 50 where chain controls are expected, Caltrans warns. Read More »

Attendees at NRA speech split over idea to give teachers guns


Zare, who recently obtained a gun permit for the first time , said she would also support arming some teachers in schools, another of Trump's proposals . "The NRA does care", LaPierre said . As WND reported , National Rifle Associations spokeswoman Dana Loesch told CPAC that some anti-gun activists at a CNN town hall Wednesday evening almost attacked her. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Canada men's hockey team to face Germany in semifinal


And now, Agosta said, "It comes down to one game". Canada won that preliminary round 2-1 despite being out shot by the Americans 45-23. "This is this team's first gold medal that they're going after as a unit". "I think that got us battle-ready. We've learned from things in the past but certainly we're feeding forward". Both teams posted identical 5-0 victories in the semifinals as Canada out-shot the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation 47-17 and the Americans out-shot Finland ... Read More »

Trump administration announces 'largest' North Korea sanctions


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement. U.S. leaders have been keen to stress that North Korea still poses a nuclear threat despite warming ties with the South. His delegation will attend the closing ceremony and also meet Moon. China is North Korea's biggest trading partner and a traditional ally, but ties between them have soured over the North's nuclear and missile tests and its refusal to return to Chinese-hosted denuclearization talks. Read More »

UN Security Council To Try Again For Syria Cease-Fire Resolution


We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. Militants controlling Eastern Ghouta have wrecked talks on the settlement in this besieged district, Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya told a session of the UN Security Council on Thursday. Read More »

Philippine to extend workers' ban to Kuwait


President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the government is looking into countries where Filipino workers are receiving poor treatment. Kuwait has invited Duterte for a visit but he has yet to respond. Many who returned were Filipinos who took Kuwait's amnesty programme for undocumented and overstaying workers. He added that Mr Duterte also wanted Filipinos to have access to mobile phones so they can call for help in case of abuse. Read More »

India again calls on Maldives to 'enforce Supreme Court order'


Expressing dismay over the extension of the State of Emergency in The Maldives , India said the consequent delay in the resumption of the political process and the continuing suspension of the functioning of democratic institutions, including the judiciary is likely to further delay restoration of normalcy. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn: I'm old but still hip


However, I would still like the opportunity to try". And another medal for the Gisin household. If it was a bitter ending to her dream of clinching another Olympic gold following the one she claimed in the downhill in Vancouver eight years ago, Vonn did not seem overly perturbed. Read More »

Students stage walkouts to protest gun violence


Thousands of students across the country held similar protests on Wednesday, the one-week anniversary of the shooting. Sandwich High School students, hit hard by the Florida shooting, have discussed it in their classes. "You're reading these texts that kids are sending to their parents and it's like, well what would I send?" At West Aurora High School, Serrano and another student who said she helped organize the walkout, senior Mariah Barnett, said everyone has different views on gun ... Read More »

Alina Zagitova Outduels Evgenia Medvedeva for Gold in Figure Skating

The Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation took the top two spots for the first time in the same Games with 15-year-old Alina Zagitova knocking off two-time world champ Evgenia Medvedeva , 18. She skated "in a fog", Medvedeva said, saying she was in the moment and aware that for four minutes she could express herself to the world. The Russian flag, as well as other national symbols, including the coat of arms, are prohibited from being displayed in the PyeongChang Olympics, following ... Read More »

Royal Bank of Scotland posts "symbolic" first profit since financial crash


Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the return to profit was "a stay of execution rather than a pardon" with the United States fine likely to hit profits for 2018. That's because the bank is still being investigated by the US Department of Justice over claims that it sold toxic mortgages prior to the global financial crisis. Read More »

Dana Loesch On CNN Town Hall, Background Checks, And Mental Health — Interview


Corcoran said the news did not dissuade him from moving ahead with what he was calling the "marshal" plan to let local law-enforcement officials train and deputize someone at the school who would be authorized to carry a gun . "I'm asking your opinion, as a representative of the NRA ", she said. "None of us support people who are insane, who are a danger to themselves, who are a danger to others, getting their hands on a firearm.I'm not just fighting for my kids". Read More »

McMaster may be out as Trump's national security adviser


The White House is denying that the president was angry. She said that Mattis "will provide his recommendations to the president this week and the president will announce his decision" on how to proceed. Kelly's addition to the Trump's team was a victory for the moderates, and he quickly went about establishing a chain of command in the White House, positioning himself as a gatekeeper to the Oval Office. Read More »

CJI requested to take a call on conflicting judgements


On February 8, a three-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra , A.K. Goel and M.M. Shantanagouder had ruled that land acquisition by a government agency can not be set aside if the plot owners do not accept compensation within five years of its deposit with the treasury. Read More »

Students who stage walkout risk 3-day suspension in Texas school district


All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline", Rhodes wrote in a letter posted on social media sites. "All people in this country, particularly children, should feel safe and should not live in fear of a gunman killing them in their school, place of worship, or a nightclub", Gelillo wrote in a press release. Read More »

FATF to put Pakistan on greylist for terror financing


Earlier in the week China , Turkey, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were opposing the US-led move against Pakistan but by Thursday night both China and Saudi Arabia dropped their opposition. The joint opposition against the United States motion came after Pakistan appealed for support, resulting in the country being given a three-month postponement of the verdict. Read More »

Winter Olympics: 2 Canadian teams fall to Team USA in upsets


The Canadians and Chinese battled for second place, with China claiming it with a time of 6.32.035. Two-time defending champion Canada advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive time after shutting out Finland 1-0. "It's still hard to understand it when I'm standing here". The 37-year-old has won a medal in every event she has contested in Pyeongchang . Nigeria is being represented in women's bobsled for the first time. Read More »

Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims


Other Parkland students will travel to Tallahassee , Fla., this week to speak to state legislators in Florida's statehouse to push for new legislation . It later turned out that Cruz was not being secretive about his plans, as he openly discussed becoming " professional school shooter " in the comment section of a YouTube video and posted messages about buying a gun on Snapchat. Read More »

UNICEF Deputy Director Justin Forsyth resigns after inappropriate behaviour claims


In a statement, Forsyth said his decision to step down from UNICEF was not because of "the mistakes I made at Save the Children ". Forsyth, who is British, said the complaints against him had been dealt with properly "many years ago". If they still did not respond, he would ask someone to send them to him for a "quick word". Save the Children has commissioned a review of its organisation culture, in which it promises to address "any behavioural challenges among senior leadership". Read More »

Florida shooting survivors meet US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump lashed out at media coverage of his proposal to arm some teachers by denying that he ever made it. "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly", he said. They called on him to make sure that an attack, like that which left 17 people dead on 14 February , does not happen again. Investigators said the assault was carried out by 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz , who purchased an AR-15-style ... Read More »

Belizean-flagged ship violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea


He added that China would deal with any individuals or businesses suspected of violating the resolutions "in strict accordance with China's laws and regulations, based on all evidence". Led by the United States, the Security Council a year ago imposed three new sets of sanctions on North Korea aimed at piling pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and missile tests. Read More »