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  • Australian HC opens drinking water facility in Bullay Bala

    October 31, 2017 11:20 PM 133

    ISLAMABAD: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson, on Tuesday, opened a facility in Bullay Bala, Punjab which would provide the community with clean drinking water and improved sanitation services. The clean drinking water supply and wastewater collection and treatment facility was funded by the Australian Government and implemented

  • Music Superstar, Akon, to host AFRIMA 2017 in Lagos

    October 31, 2017 11:12 PM 135

    Multi-award winning African-American music star Akon is to host the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on November 12 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA yesterday, the Senegal-born

  • Deposed Catalan chief vows to set government in exile

    October 31, 2017 5:13 PM 58

    Catalonia’s renegade president vowed today to set up a government in exile and work for independence after fleeing from Spain. In an extraordinary dash across Europe designed to steal back the political initiative, Carles Puigdemont travelled amid tight secrecy to Belgium to claim that he was still the president of Catalonia. He denied that he was claiming

  • Catalonia pushes for independence from Spain: What to know

    October 31, 2017 3:13 PM 136

    Spanish prosecutors on Monday said they are seeking charges against the ousted Catalonia Cabinet – days after Spain took over the semi-autonomous region that declared itself independent. Spain imposed direct control of Catalonia on Friday after its parliament declared independence. The country invoked a never-before used constitutional amendment to take control

  • The Latest: Nationalist group backs Puigdemont in Brussels

    October 31, 2017 2:33 PM 70

    The main grass-roots group pushing for Catalonia’s secession from the rest of Spain has given its support to the appearance of the ousted Catalan president and other members of his deposed government in Brussels. Agusti Alcoberro, the vice president of Catalan National Assembly, said “we think that their presence in Brussels could be very positive as far as it increases

  • Catalan independence: Sacked leader Puigdemont not seeking asylum

    October 31, 2017 2:08 PM 127

    Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont says he has not travelled to Belgium to seek asylum. He has appeared in public in Brussels with several colleagues after declaring independence from Spain last week. Spain's central government has taken direct control of Catalonia and sacked officials, following the region's banned independence referendum

  • Sergio Ramos speaks on Barcelona leaving La Liga

    October 31, 2017 1:03 PM 50

    Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, said he hopes Barcelona will remain in La Liga amid Catalonia fight for independence. Barca’s future in the Spanish top flight has become the subject of speculation as the region continues to push for autonomy. He told Marca: “It’s complicated. I find it hard to believe that the majority want independence and I prefer

  • UN bracing for 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

    October 31, 2017 12:37 PM 55

    Thousands of people have fled Cameroon’s violence-hit anglophone regions into neighbouring Nigeria in recent weeks, the UN said Tuesday, adding it was preparing to help 40,000 refugees from the unrest. The UN refugee agency and Nigerian authorities have so far registered some 2,000 Cameroonians who have fled into southeastern Nigeria since October 1, while

  • The Finance 202: Wall Street shrugs off Mueller indictments

    October 31, 2017 12:22 PM 191

    Investors processed some troubling news out of Washington on Monday by downgrading their expectations for a tax overhaul. But the mild stock sell-off that resulted had apparently little to do with the first indictments from Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump team’s alleged Russia ties. Instead, the market was responding to a Bloomberg News report that House

  • Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian to Discuss ‘Dirt’ on Clinton

    October 30, 2017 10:33 PM 65

    How a Trump Adviser Repeatedly Sought a Meeting With Russia The documents released on Monday said that several senior campaign officials knew about some of Mr. Papadopoulos’s interactions with the Russians. The documents do not say whether he mentioned the Clinton emails to anyone. The professor, who was not identified in court documents, introduced