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Nawaz at risk of heart attack, scan shows

LONDON: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been told by doctors at the Royal Brompton Hospital that his cardiac PET scan is suggestive of ischemic myocardium — blood supply to heart is deficient — which is a risk for a heart attack and cause of his ongoing angina. Nawaz …

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US House speaker, Senate leader spar over Trump trial

WASHINGTON: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sparred on Monday over the ground rules for President Donald Trump’s trial in the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi, the speaker of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, said she is not …

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UN Calls for ’Independent and Impartial’ Probe after Riyadh Sentences 5 to Death over Khashoggi Murder

NEW YORK: Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stephane Dujarric stressed out the need for “an independent and impartial investigation” into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “The Secretary-General continues to stress the need for an independent and impartial investigation into the murder to ensure full examination of …

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Khashoggi murder case: US welcomes Saudi court’s verdicts

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday welcomed death sentences issued by Saudi Arabia against five people over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Today´s verdicts were an important step in holding those responsible for this terrible crime accountable,” a State Department official told reporters after the ruling, which was lambasted …

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Khashoggi son welcomes Saudi court verdict over father’s murder

The son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi welcomed a court verdict Monday that saw five people sentenced to death over the killing, saying justice had been served. “Fairness of the judiciary is based on two principles, justice and swift litigation,” Salah Khashoggi, who lives in the kingdom, said on …

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Putin officially unveils Crimea rail bridge, prompts EU denunciation

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially opened a rail route linking Russia’s two biggest cities to Crimea, which rejoined the Russian Federation in 2014. On Monday, the Russian leader stood in the driver’s cabin of a shortened three-carriage train for the unveiling ceremony of a 19-kilometer railway bridge that …

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13 wounded in shooting at Chicago memorial for slain person

CHICAGO: One person has been charged in connection with a shooting early on Sunday at a house party that left 13 people wounded, four of them critically, Chicago police said. The shooting stemmed from a dispute at the memorial party, Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said at a news conference. …

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Bosnia succeeds to form government 14 months after election

SARAJEVO: Bosnia´s lawmakers on Monday approved a central government after more than a year of arguments, boosting hopes that its bid for EU membership could get back on track. The European Union said the move “opens the way for renewed commitment of the political parties to allow for progress on …

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