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  • LG Electronics receives 21 honours

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: LG Electronics received 21 honours at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the world’s top three design awards alongside iF Design Awards and IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards), a statement said on Wednesday. Of the products recognised, two LG products shone the brightest with Best of the Best honours: the ultra-premium built-in

  • KCCI seeks reduced taxes

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce taxes and duties on the import of motorcycle parts with a view to discourage smuggling and provide relief to the common man, a statement said on Wednesday. KCCI President Muafasdar Malik said that motorcycles are commonly used by the lower

  • Brazilian senator faces corruption trial

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    BRASÍLIA: Aecio Neves, a Brazilian senator who narrowly lost the 2014 presidential election, will face trial for corruption and obstruction of justice, Brazil’s top court decided Tuesday. A panel of Supreme Court justices ruled Neves would be tried for allegedly accepting two million reais ($588,000) from meat industry tycoon Joesley Batista. The money

  • Chinese asset chief faces graft probe

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    BEIJING: The chairman of a Chinese state-controlled asset management company is under investigation for suspected graft, becoming the latest high-profile figure ensnared in the government’s anti-corruption dragnet. The anti-corruption agency said late Tuesday that Lai Xiaomin, chairman of state-controlled China Huarong Asset Management Co., was being

  • Catholic cardinal meets SaudiKing in historic visit to Riyadh

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in Riyadh on Wednesday during the first visit to the kingdom by such a senior Catholic authority, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The meeting between the king and Tauran, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is the first between the current

  • Iran president: we don’t intend any aggressionin region

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran “does not intend any aggression” against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence. “We tell the world that we will produce any weapons that we need, or if necessary we will procure them. We have not been waiting... and will not wait for your remarks or agreement

  • Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Cuba’s Castro

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    HAVANA: Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Cuba’s President Raul Castro, officials announced on Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the National Assembly. Diaz-Canel, a 57-year-old Communist Party official and the country’s current first vice president, is due to be confirmed on Thursday as the successor to Castro, whose departure will end his family’s

  • Asif questions fate of Senate chairman, deputy

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday questioned the future of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman elected through votes of members who had sold their votes. Asif took to twitter to express his views after a press conference held earlier by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan who had disclosed the names of his party

  • Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan's announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which had been set to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary

  • War on terror: 1,655 cops sacrificed lives in KP

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    PESHAWAR: As many as 1,655 officers and jawans of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have sacrificed their lives in line of duty during the long years of war against terror and till the 1st quarter of the year 2018. Capital City Police rendered more sacrifices than the cops of other districts in the war against terror. It lost 458 cops till the end of March last, an official