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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

The most shocking discoveries was that the text in documents Maryam sent to the investigators, allegedly from 2006, was rendered in the “Calibri” font.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Criticism of Trump Jr. for Talking With Russian Lawyer ‘Wild’, Overblown: Lavrov Russian FM

RUSSIA POLITICS: Criticism of Trump Jr. for Talking With Russian Lawyer ‘Wild’, Overblown: Lavrov Russian FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, “I was amazed to find out that Trump’s son is accused of talking to her [Natalia Veselnitskaya].”

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CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

“The base will ensure China’s performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and west Asia,” it said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia’s New Deadly ICBMs Can ‘Rip US Air Defenses Apart’: Russian Deputy PM

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia’s New Deadly ICBMs Can ‘Rip US Air Defenses Apart’: Russian Deputy PM

“These weapons are able to clear the United States’ missile defense both of today and of tomorrow – and even of the day after tomorrow,” Rogozin said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

Activists in the Pakistani city of Karachi also held a protest rally in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

Tension in PNG has been high for months amid a groundswell of unrest following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

India and Kashmir News: “I have never seen restrictions of this magnitude before,” said one local speaking on condition of anonymity.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

“Alexei has arrived (on the premises of) Anti-Corruption Fund (the organization he created to denounce the corruption of elites),” Kira Yarmysh said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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SINGAPORE POLITICS: Lee Hsien Loong Siblings to Privately Settle Dispute Over Lee Kuan Yew’s House, Or Go to Court

SINGAPORE POLITICS: Lee Hsien Loong Siblings to Privately Settle Dispute Over Lee Kuan Yew’s House, Or Go to Court

“We therefore welcome Hsien Loong’s stated desire on 4 July 2017 to manage his disagreement with us in private … without the involvement of lawyers or government agencies,” they said in the statement

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Raiding of Global Level: Russia Nationalizes Ukrainian Enterprises in Donbas

RUSSIA POLITICS: Raiding of Global Level: Russia Nationalizes Ukrainian Enterprises in Donbas

Russia’s clumsy attempts to dissociate itself from the crimes of its puppets, particularly from forcible takeover of the enterprises, deceive no one.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of G20 Summit

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of G20 Summit

North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of hitting the United States, ignoring repeated warnings from the international community.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Strongly Condemns New US Navy ‘Provocation’

CHINA POLITICS: China Strongly Condemns New US Navy ‘Provocation’

“China strongly urges the US side to immediately stop this kind of provocative action, which seriously violates China’s sovereignty and puts at risk China’s security,” Lu said.

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CHINA POLITICS: U.S.S. Stethem, a Guided-Missile Destroyer Sails Near Disputed Island in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: U.S.S. Stethem, a Guided-Missile Destroyer Sails Near Disputed Island in South China Sea

The U.S.S. Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the official said.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal.

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CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Talks Tough on Hong Kong

CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Talks Tough on Hong Kong

“Attempt to use Hong Kong to sabotage activities against the mainland is an act that crosses the red line,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

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CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: $1.42b Planned US Arms Sales to Taiwan Angers Xi Jinping

“The wrong move of the U.S. side runs counter to the consensus reached by the two presidents in and the positive development momentum of the China-U.S. relationship,” the embassy said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Derides New HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier as ‘Convenient Oversized Target’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Derides New HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier as ‘Convenient Oversized Target’

“The British aircraft carrier is nothing but a big, convenient target in the sea,” Russian Defense Ministry said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: US, South Korea Should Offer Concessions to North Korea: Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says, “North Korea should promise a nuclear freeze before full-fledged dialog for nuclear dismantlement can start.”

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