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Trump says he would ‘certainly meet’ with Iran’s Rouhani

Washington, July 31 : President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.” The ...

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Congress struggles with countering Putin after Trump summit

Washington, July 31 : Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling with internal party ...

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Cambodia’s Hun Sen wins after opposition silenced

Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term. Although 20 parties contested the election, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a real challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was ...

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Greece fire death toll at 91, 25 remain missing

Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing six days after blaze. Before the national fire service updated the official number of fatalities Sunday night, it had stood at 86. Greek officials previously had not provided a tally ...

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Imran Khan’s PM oath-taking ceremony before August 14

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Saturday that Imran Khan, party chairman, will take oath as the country’s prime minister before August 14. Naeem-ul-Haq (party spokesperson), made the announcement while addressing the media outside Khan’s house at Bani Gala.   He added that the mainstream parties took a positive decision in the All Parties Conference, agreeing to attend the ceremony.   ...

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Indonesia earthquake: 15 dead on tourist island of Lombok

A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 15 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday.   The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking trails, and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali. ...

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Nawaz Sharif seriously ill, may be shifted to hospital

Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year jail term after being convicted for owning assets beyond income in the Avenfield reference, may be shifted from Adiala Jail to Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) after developing serious cardiac complications, well-placed sources in the jail told DawnNewsTV on Sunday.   Earlier today, Dr Naeem Malik, head ...

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White House restores question to Trump-Putin transcript

Washington, Jul 29 : The White House has updated its transcript of President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin to include a key question an American journalist asked the Russian leader. This question to Putin — “Did you want President Trump to win the election?” — was left out of the initial version of the White House ...

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Cambodians vote in polls with main opposition party silenced

Phnom Pehn, Jul 29 : With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades. Although 20 parties are contesting the polls, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a credible challenge, ...

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Police say 3 killed, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting

New Orleans, Jul 29 : Three people have been killed and seven others injured following a shooting in New Orleans. City police spokesman Aaron Looney says in a statement the shooting happened Saturday night on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter. The injured victims have been taken to a hospital, though ...

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