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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

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 1

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 10

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 12

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Two dead in Moldova grenade explosion

CHISINAU: Two people were killed and two others injured in Moldova on Tuesday after a man set off a grenade near a shop where he tried to steal several packs of cigarettes, the country’s police chief said. A man went into a shop in the capital Chisinau before midday, took 10 cigarette packs and tried to leave without paying, the chief of Moldovan police 9

March 16, 2018 12:00 AM Halep, Osaka reach Indian Wells semi-finals

INDIAN WELLS, California: World No 1 Simona Halep punched her ticket to the Indian Wells semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Croatia’s Petra Martic on Wednesday. Halep, of Romania, needed two hours and 23 minutes to put Martic away under taxing conditions as strong winds swirled around the main stadium court.“It was difficult conditions to play in today 9

January 25, 2018 12:00 AM Brexit prompts EU to move satellite site to Spain

BRUSSELS: The EU formally decided on Wednesday to move a satellite monitoring base from Britain to Spain after Brexit to "preserve security". The back-up site for the bloc’s Galileo satnav system in Swanwick, southern England, is set to move to Madrid, where it will reportedly employ dozens of people. It is a third major loss for Britain after the EU decided 9