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Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Leaders of the world’s largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China‘s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. Citing China for its forced labor practices is part of President Joe Biden‘s campaign to persuade fellow democratic leaders to present a more unified front to compete economically with Beijing. But while they agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.Read More

Pakistan condemns killing of three more innocent Kashmiris

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 12 – Pakistan strongly condemned killing of three more innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces in Baramulla district of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The Indian occupation army has intensified extra-judicial killings of the Kashmirs in so-called “cordon-and-search” operations despite ravaging Covid 19 pandemic. More than 55 Kashmiris have been killed this year alone by the Indian occupation forces. Arbitrary detention of Kashmiri youth also continues unabated. India should be well aware that no amount of Indian brutalization will be able to subjugate the KashmirisRead More

UK PM stands firm on post-Brexit trade, calls for pragmatism

LONDON, JUN 12 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood firm in his position on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland in talks with French, German and European Union leaders on Saturday, urging “pragmatism and compromise” to find a solution. Johnson, who is hosting a meeting of the G7 – the world’s most advanced economies – in southwestern England this weekend, is keen to downplay a row with the EU over their divorce agreement and put the focus on global issues. But the spokesman said the so-called Northern Ireland protocol, partRead More

NATO leaders to discuss 2030 agenda in Brussels

NATO leaders are ready to make decisions to ensure long-term security, the head of the military alliance said Friday. He said it is a pivotal moment for the alliance to adapt to challenges, such as “Russia and China pushing back against the rule-based international order, the continued threat of terrorism, sophisticated cyberattacks, disruptive technologies and climate change.” Stoltenberg said the group’s strategic concept needed to be reviewed since the world has changed since its adoption in 2010. He expects leaders will give him the mandate to work on the strategic conceptRead More

Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada

Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck last Sunday in an attack the police described as a hate crime. People in London, Ontario marched about 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) from the spot where the family was struck down to a nearby mosque, the site close to where Veltman was arrested by police. Some carried placards with messages reading ‘Hate has no home here’, ‘Love over hate.’ Similar events were held in other citiesRead More

Head of WTO says she hopes there will be no UK-EU trade war

The head of the World Trade Organization said on Saturday she hoped that post-Brexit tensions between Britain and the European Union would not escalate into a trade war. “I would really, really hope that a UK-EU trade war will not take place,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in response to a question when speaking to reporters covering a Group of Seven leaders’ summit in southwestern England. “With all the opportunities there are too for dialogue, I would be a little surprised if we ended up with a UK-EU trade war,”Read More