Trump Suffers Travel Ban Defeat, Attacks Judge

PALM BEACH, United States, (APP/AFP): The US government began to roll back Donald Trump’s contentious visa bans targeting majority-Muslim countries Saturday, after a stinging legal defeat for the new president. Government agencies and US airlines said they would again recognize visas from seven majority Muslim


US Suspends Travel Ban After Judge Stayed Trump Executive Order

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (APP/AFP): US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement. “We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP. The department


Thousands In Europe March Against Trump Immigration Ban

LONDON, (APP/AFP): Thousands of Europeans enraged by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban demonstrated Saturday in cities across the continent, calling on Americans to “dump Trump” and vowing to fight his policies. In London, an estimated 10,000 people turned out, chanting “Theresa May: Shame on


China Warns US After Mattis Says Senakus Covered By Treaty

BEIJING, Feb 4, (APP/AFP) – China warned the United States Saturday not to destabilise East Asia after Donald Trump’s new defence secretary said an island chain claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing was covered by a US-Japan military accord. The Senkaku islands, known in China


China Raises Open Market Rates In Monetary Tightening

SHANGHAI, (APP/AFP): China’s central bank on Friday raised two key interest rates for the first time since 2013 in a monetary tightening as liquidity concerns ease following the Chinese New Year cash crunch. Analysts said the move indicated the People’s Bank of China was likely


US Hits Iran With Fresh Sanctions After Missile Tests

WASHINGTON, (APP/AFP) – The United States slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Friday to punish Tehran for recent ballistic missile tests and its support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The first sanctions against Iran by the Trump administration targeted companies and individuals in Iran and China identified by the


Iran Rejects ‘Baseless’ Warning From Trump

TEHRAN, (APP/AFP): Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from US President Donald Trump’s administration over its latest missile test as unfounded and “provocative”. “Claims made by US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor are baseless, repetitive and provocative,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by


Trump Puts Iran ‘On Notice,’ Denounces Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON, Feb 2, (APP/AFP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran was now formally “on notice” after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal. “Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE


Trump Slams NAFTA As A ‘Catastrophe’

WASHINGTON, (APP/AFP): US President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticsm of NAFTA Thursday, but indicated he would be willing to renegotiate rather than scrap the pact with Canada and Mexico. “NAFTA has been a catastrophe for our county,” Trump told lawmakers. “I don’t care if it’s


Livestock Technology Park To Be Set Up At Pattoki

LAHORE, (APP): A `Livestock Technology Park’ will be set up under the Public Sector Development Programme at Pattoki. The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has planned the park at its Ravi Campus Pattoki, this was informed at a consultative meeting of UVAS here on Friday. Vice