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January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Trump thinks Pakistan locates in Middle East

TEXAS: During a border patrol meeting with officials, US President Donald Trump appeared to imply that Pakistan is located in the Middle East. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial US government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 22nd day with no sign of new talks to resolve 2

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Three dead during cold snap in Greece

ATHENS: Three people have died in Greece as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country, officials said on Sunday. The bodies of two elderly men were found on Sunday, two days after their car was swept away by flood waters near Athens, the fire department said. A day earlier, rescue crews had found a 66-year-old woman dead inside

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Juncker doubts Romania’s ability to assume EU presidency

BERLIN: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker voiced doubts on Saturday about Romania’s ability to take over the EU’s six-month rotating presidency next month, amid tensions between Bucharest and Brussels. Even if the country is “technically well prepared”, the “Bucharest government has not fully understood what it means to preside over the countries 3

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Inam retains title in Beach Wrestling World Championships

KARACHI: Pakistan’s prolific wrestler Mohammad Inam strongly defended his world title when he upstaged Irakli Mtsituri of Georgia 3-1 in the 90 kilogramme final of the Beach Wrestling World Championships which concluded in the coastal city of Mugla, Turkey, on Sunday. “Thanks God I got the world title. I am very happy,” Inam told ‘The News’ after his fantastic 6

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM Era of bank secrecy ends: Swiss starts sharing accounts data

ZURICH: The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest center for managing offshore wealth, began automatically sharing client data with tax authorities in dozens of other countries. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) said on Friday it had for the first time exchanged financial 5

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pilot killed as Romanian fighter jet crashes

BUCHAREST: A Romanian Air Force pilot died on Saturday afer his fighter jet crashed during an airshow in the south east of the country, the Romanian Defence Ministry said. Lieutenant Florin Rotaru, 36, was flying the MiG21 Lancer during a display in the town of Fetesti, 90km (56 miles) from the Black Sea coast, where thousands of spectators gathered 1

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Russia rejects UN-backed call to withdraw troops from Moldova

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday rejected an international call backed by the United Nations for it to withdraw troops from the Transdniestr breakaway region of Moldova. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that its troops stationed in ex-Moldova’s Transdniestr region despite Chisinau’s calls for them to withdraw "remain a guarantor of peace and stability" 6

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Prosecutors request jail for Romania ruling party leader

BUCHAREST: Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have requested seven and a half years in jail for ruling party leader Liviu Dragnea in the final hearing of a trial over fake jobs, local media reported Tuesday. “The actions of the accused were likely to compromise the concept of public service,” the lead prosecutor for the DNA anti-corruption unit said. The DNA has also asked 12

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM Romanian president refuses to approve judicial reforms

BUCHAREST: Romania’s centre-right President Klaus Iohannis refused Wednesday to approve in its current form a package of judicial reforms proposed by the government which Brussels says threatens the judiciary´s independence. Iohannis said he would send the proposals to the Constitutional Court and would seek the opinion of European experts on the reform 7

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Number of migrants in Germany hits record high

BERLIN: More people with foreign citizenship live in Germany than ever before, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday, putting the 10.6 million record figure down to an influx of people seeking asylum and migrants from other European Union countries. Of the 82 million people living in Germany, roughly one in every eight is a foreign national 15