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January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Officials seek to forge ahead with TPP even as Canada wavers

TOKYO: As trade officials gather in Tokyo this week to try and forge ahead with a trade pact that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada. The member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP), also known as TPP 11, reached 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Czech lawmakers strip PM Babis of immunity

PRAGUE: The Czech parliament on Friday stripped billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity as a lawmaker, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in EU subsidy fraud from 2007. "The decision was adopted," said deputy parliament speaker Tomio Okamura in a 111-69 vote. Police have charged Babis with fraud, alleging the 63-year-old 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had clinched an agreement to sell its claims in bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC in a deal that would add $3.7 billion to the Japanese owner´s depleted capital base. The Japanese conglomerate has also agreed to transfer its Westinghouse-related shares to Canada´s Brookfield Business

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM India SC lifts ban on ‘Padmaavat’

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen. The Supreme Court said the ban, which followed violent protests by members of the Hindu right who claimed the film falsely depicted a romance between the queen and a Muslim ruler, violated creative freedoms

January 15, 2018 3:50 PM Punjab Food Authority bans Chinese salt after scientific panel finds it hazardous for health

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Monday banned Ajinomoto, commonly known as Chinese salt, after the authority's scientific panel found it hazardous for health. According to the findings of the scientific panel of the PFA, Chinese salt contains Monosodium glutamate (MSG) which can cause headaches, fatigue, palpitations, nausea and vomiting, sweating 3

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Guatemalan lawmaker arrested over killing of journalists

GUATEMALA CITY: Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker late on Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists. Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital. He is suspected of having masterminded the killings, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said. In December 5

January 12, 2018 4:16 PM Karachi Film Society to host first Pakistan International Film Festival in March

KARACHI: The first Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held from March 29 to April 1 in Karachi. This has been announced by the Karachi Film Society here at a press conference on Friday. It said that various feature length films, documentaries and short films from Pakistan and all over the world will be shown in the festival. The PIFF management 5

January 11, 2018 12:00 AM AIOU to hold moot on regional languages

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold soon an international conference on Pakistani languages to promote national integrity and cohesion. It will be the second such event in the recent years that aimed to maintain national unity through language and literature, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui Wednesday said. It will provide 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Juncker seeks bigger EU budget after Brexit

Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called Monday for nations to pay more into the EU budget after 2020 to fill a Brexit void and meet growing needs on defence, migration and climate change. Brussels proposed increasing contributions from one percent of GDP (gross domestic product) in the 2014-2020 budget to 1.1 percent of GDP in the next multi-year 3

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

PARIS: Sprint legend Usain Bolt said on Sunday that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top-flight club Borussia Dortmund. However, the multiple Olympic and world champion admitted that he would prefer to play for Manchester United, his favourite team.“In March we’re going