UK & Europe Updates

Completely agreed with FM remarks about ‘in-house cleaning’: Prime Minister

All Round View (London): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said he completely agreed with Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s remarks about ‘in-house cleaning’. Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had criticised Khawaja Asif’s remarks that the authorities should first fix the matters of their own “house”. Speaking

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British High Commissioner calls on COAS

All Round View (Rawalpindi): British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew Thursday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed in the meeting, an ISPR statement said. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts

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Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

All Round View (Madrid): Some 200 migrants stormed a high fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta early on Tuesday, with 73 managing to get through in the latest incident at the border, authorities said. A spokesman for the central government´s representative office in Ceuta, on Morocco´s northern

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Erdogan says Netherlands acting like a “banana republic”

All Round View (Ankara): President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday the Netherlands was acting like a “banana republic” and should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, fuelling a row over Ankara’s political campaigning abroad. Erdogan is looking to the large number of Turks living in Europe,

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Muslim world needs to prevent brain drain to the West. Erdogan

All Round View (Ankara): The Muslim world has been losing intelligent students to the West as part of brain drains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26, stressing that they should find ways to prevent the emigration from happening. “We need to carry measures that will prevent this brain

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France to nationalise STX shipyard if Italy snubs ownership deal

All Round View (Paris): The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX’s capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new president Emmanuel Macron. The threat raises the stakes in

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Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya

All Round View (Rome): A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya’s long-running crisis angered Italian officials on Monday, who saw it as another example of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron snubbing Rome. Earlier, France confirmed reports that it would host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya’s

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Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise: UNHCR

All Round View (United Nations): Movements by sea from Libya to Europe have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed. The increase in traffic is taking place despite being the most dangerous route

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Cutting-edge cable system linking Asia, Africa, Europe starts operations

All Round View (Beijing): A 25,000-kilometer submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has entered service, as China United Network Communications Group, a key participant in the cable project, accelerates steps to build internet infrastructure for countries and regions related to the Belt and Road Initiative. The cable system

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‘Clear understanding’ reached in Cyprus peace talks

All Round View (United Nations): A “clear understanding” has been reached at talks in Switzerland between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders and their backers on what is needed to reach a comprehensive agreement to reunite the island, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday. In a statement from his spokesperson,

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I’ve missed more than shots in my careerI’ve lost almost games times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missedI’ve failed over and over and over again in my lifeAnd that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

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