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    U.S Asked To Stop Buying Russian Helicopters For Afghanistan
    Nov19

    U.S Asked To Stop Buying Russian Helicopters For Afghanistan

    Reports indicate that U.S defense department officials asked Congress to stop buying Russian MI117 helicopters for Afghan forces and instead to buy American helicopters. In addition, a number of senators also reportedly asked why the U.S should use American taxpayers’ money to pay Russia for the hardware when it was backing Bashar...

    Pakistan ranked 48th for English proficiency
    Nov19

    Pakistan ranked 48th for English proficiency

    Pakistan has been ranked in the 48TH spot, with a low overall proficiency level, in EF’s English Proficiency Index (EPI); the world’s largest ranking of countries according to their level of English. Among reasons cited are the low percentage of people with access to the Internet and the level of spending on education. With a very...

    Putin happy – but also wary – about a Trump presidency
    Nov19

    Putin happy – but also wary – about a Trump presidency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin should be delighted with Mr Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States. After all, Mr Trump has praised Mr Putin as a “great, powerful leader”, and has even hinted that he may recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory. But though Russian parliamentary deputies gave...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia
    Nov19

    Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia

    US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meet at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on November 18, 2016. Photo: Reuters BERLIN: US President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided...

    Trump, NATO chief pledge alliance’s ‘enduring importance’ in phone call
    Nov19

    Trump, NATO chief pledge alliance’s ‘enduring importance’ in phone call

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivers a speech on European defence and transatlantic security at the German Marshall Fund think-tank in Brussels, Belgium, on November 18, 2016. Photo: Reuters BRUSSELS: US President-elect Donald Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg agreed on Friday on the Western alliance’s “enduring...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to keep sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict
    Nov19

    Obama, EU leaders agree to keep sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict

    The United States and five European Union (EU) countries expressed their support for continuing sanctions against Russia in connection with the Ukraine conflict, the Obama administration announced on Friday. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/19/c_135841225.htm target=_blank title="Obama, EU leaders...

    European leaders, Obama vow to hold fast to NATO
    Nov19

    European leaders, Obama vow to hold fast to NATO

    BERLIN (AFP) – US President Barack Obama and top European leaders Friday warned Donald Trump to stick to a strong transatlantic partnership, urging ongoing NATO cooperation and pressure against Russia.Trumps shock election win has sparked fears of drastic policy upheavals as he has challenged a near 70-year-old security shield for US allies...

    World › Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia
    Nov19

    World › Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia

    U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided Russia for its bombing of Syria and failure to implement a Ukrainian peace accord. The White House statement followed a meeting at which Obama sought to reassure his counterparts from Germany,… …read more Source:...

    Profiles of first three Trump cabinet appointees
    Nov18

    Profiles of first three Trump cabinet appointees

    WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump announced three important cabinet appointments Friday, for the posts of CIA director, attorney general and national security advisor. The following are thumbnail sketches of the three men: CIA director Mike Pompeo, the Republican legislator nominated to lead the CIA, is a well-known hawk and strident...

    Foreign Ministry: Kyrgyz citizen detained for assisting Russian prankers with call to Ukrainian President
    Nov18
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