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8 Senators to Watch in the Impeachment Trial


WASHINGTON – On Thursday, it became official: The Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is underway. Although the end result seems predetermined – it is very difficult to see 67 senators vote for the removal of Trump – that does not mean that the way we go from here …

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France Deploys an Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will deploy the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in the Middle East. He further said, that, the aircraft carrier will support Chammal (Middle East) operations from January to …

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Russia Urges Gulf States to Form Common Security Mechanism


MOSCOW – Russia has urged the Gulf states to consider a common security mechanism for the region, said the country’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, adding that the time for unilateral action is over. “We have suggested to the Gulf countries to think about collective security mechanisms … starting …

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Pakistan A Land of Opportunities for Foreign Investors


LAHORE – A delegation of Pak–America Business Forum led by its President Riaz Hussain called on Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh on Tuesday. LCCI Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad, executive committee members Haji Asif Sehar, Fayyaz Haider and Haris Attiq were also present. …

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US, China Agree to Sign Massive New Purchase Agreement


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the US-China trade war is expected to enter a new, calmer phase as US President Donald Trump and Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He sign a first trade agreement that aims to significantly increase Chinese purchases of US manufactured goods, of agricultural products, energy and services. …

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Macron to Rush Parliamentary Pension Bill Into General Strike

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PARIS – France’s general strike has reached its 41st day, with the government accused of deliberately creating confusion, leading to growing disunity between unions. The administration of President Emmanuel Macron issued what it claimed to be a compromise – a withdrawal of a 2-year raises at retirement age – but …

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Iranian FM Zarif Meets India’s Top Security Official


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday. The Iranian foreign ministry announced that the meeting had been “private”, without providing further details. The Iranian minister arrived in India on Tuesday to participate in the Raisina Dialogue …

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