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Ukrainian forces pushed back from center of Severodonetsk

KYIV:(VOM): Ukraine said on Monday that its forces have been pushed back from the center of the eastern city of Severodonetsk, where fighting with Russia has raged for weeks.“The enemy, with support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the city of Severodonetsk, had partial success, pushed our units away from the city center,” the...

Markets brace for heavy falls as Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates
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Markets brace for heavy falls as Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates

Investors were bracing for a torrid day for Russian, Ukrainian, and wider global markets when they reopen on Tuesday after Vladimir Putin upped the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. In a lengthy televised address, the Russian president recognized two breakaway regions Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as...

UK officials: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun
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UK officials: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already begun so Britain will impose sanctions on Russia, a senior British minister said on Tuesday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired an emergency government response meeting over the Ukraine crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine after recognizing them...

US Official: Russia now “clearly” has the capability to move on its neighbor
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US Official: Russia now “clearly” has the capability to move on its neighbor

A Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine includes supplies of blood for the wounded, three U.S. officials told Reuters, a detail reinforcing U.S. comments that Russia “clearly” now has the capability to move on its neighbour. The disclosure by the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, adds to growing U.S. concern that Russia could be preparing...

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Foreign Affairs

Cooperation possibilities between Sweden and Pakistan, in the field of science and TECHNOLOGY.   Sweden : H.E. Ambassador of Pakistan Dr. Zahoor Ahmad, Trade Councilor Mr. Ghulam Mustafa and Dr. Taimoor Abbas visited IDEON Science Park situated in Lund city, where they met Mia Rolf, CEO of IDEON Science Park Lund. In the meeting H.E....

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on EU’s Role as a Global Actor
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Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on EU’s Role as a Global Actor

Islamabad :“EU cannot survive in a world where protectionism is rampant and threats to multilateralism are plenty…Growing US-China rivalry and uncertainty at global level strengthens this perception of maintaining EU’s strategic autonomy”, this was stated by Director Elcano Royal Institute, Dr. Charles Powell at a web talk on “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on EU’s Role...

Foreign Minister’s Telephonic Call with High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Foreign Minister’s Telephonic Call with High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Islamabad Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr. Josep Borrell. Foreign Minister offered condolences on the loss of precious lives in Europe due to Covid-19. He acknowledged the efforts of the European Commission to come up with a coordinated...

EU Air Safety Agency suspends PIA’s air operations permit for European countries for 6 months
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EU Air Safety Agency suspends PIA’s air operations permit for European countries for 6 months

The suspension will take effect on July 1, 2020 at 12 midnight UTC time) (All PIA flights to Europe temporarily canceled) (Passengers who have a PIA reservation will have the option to advance the booking or get a refund if they wish) (PIA is in constant touch with the European Aviation Safety Agency and is...

Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Miss Wendy Glamor called on Federal Minister for Railways
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Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Miss Wendy Glamor called on Federal Minister for Railways

slamabad: June 1, 2020 ۔ Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Miss Wendy Glamor called on Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in Islamabad today.During the meeting, issues of mutual interest were discussed.Canada and Pakistan have a long-standing relationship and will strengthen it in the future, said the Federal MinisterWe are committed to working together...

What will I live on?’: Crisis-hit Europeans seek state aid
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What will I live on?’: Crisis-hit Europeans seek state aid

Thousands of self-employed people across Europe have found themselves without work from one day to the next as governments ordered shops shut, events cancelled and gatherings banned to stem contagion of the novel coronavirus. AFP has spoken to a cross-section of society hard hit by the ensuing economic crisis — some who have received much needed government...