BRUSSELS (AA): Parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet in February because more expert-level discussions are necessary, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell announced Friday. The European members of the pact – the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, also known as E3 – triggered the dispute resolution mechanism Jan. 14 after Iran decided to…

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PARIS (AA): The first two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected in France, Health Minister Agnès Buzyn said Friday. One has been confirmed in Paris and one in Bordeaux. Both patients are currently in the hospital. The patients had recently traveled from China, the site of what the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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F.P. Report KARACHI: Gold prices in local market increased by Rs150 and traded at Rs90,300/tola, according to the All Sindh Saraf Jewellers Association. Similarly, the rate of 10 grams gold moved up by Rs 128 to Rs77,418. In the international market, bullion rates rose by $5 to $1,559/ounce. Jewellers claimed prices in the local market…

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F.P. Report SKARDU: Fresh spell of rain and snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan is expected to continue till Monday. Snowfall recorded in Skardu, Astore, Kalam, Bagrote and Gupis during past 24 hours. The lowest minimum temperature in Pakistan reported in Skardu on Saturday (today) with minus 20°Celsius, Pakistan Meteorological Department said. According to reports, in upper areas…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s lawyers prepared to deliver the US president’s first full-throated defense on Saturday in the Senate’s historic impeachment trial, after Democratic prosecutors spent three days making their case for the Tump’s removal from office. Capping 24 total hours of arguments, Democrats told the 100 senators that Trump abused the power of…

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Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Internet services were being partly restored in Indian occupied Kashmir from today onwards (Saturday), marking an end to a five-and-a half-month blackout imposed by the Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi, but social media will stay offline, local authorities said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had imposed a communications blackout in…

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Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Alice Wells on Friday said Washington “strongly urges” Islamabad to implement its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan and stressed that the requirements spelt out in the action plan have to be fulfilled. “We certainly support and stand ready to assist Pakistan as it implements these obligations,” she said in…

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