Denmark most sustainable country in the world: Ambassador Lis Rosenholm

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Lis Rosenholm rejoiced this week that her country was the most sustainable country in the world. “Denmark is named as most sustainable country in the world according to the latest iteration of Environmental Performance Index (EPI),” she tweeted. Earlier, Denmark was named as the most sustainable country in […]

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Long-term challenge for developing countries to guard own values against Westernization

Ding Gang Thirty-six years after his father was deposed, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of former Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos, is set to be the next president of the Philippines. Before the presidential election even began, the Western media rushed to label it a decision of the democratic future. The New York Times called […]

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Pakistan to fast-track key CPEC projects: FM Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week underlined that Pakistan was committed to high quality development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and looked forward to fast-tracking key projects and accelerating industrial relocation to Pakistan, especially in CPEC Special Economic Zones. The foreign minister underscored his determination to inject fresh momentum in Pakistan-China […]

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Friendship with China a key component of Pakistan’s foreign policy, PM Shehbaz Sharif tells top editors

Gwadar Pro Lahore: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week told the country’s top editors that friendship with China was a key component of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Speaking to a delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), the Prime Minister also assured that journalists would be provided with all possible protection against unwarranted actions. […]

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CPEC builders crack “hardest nuts” amid nine years’ construction

China Economic Net Beijing: As a major and pilot project of the Belt and Road Initiative, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has seen fruitful results in the past nine years. Currently, the CPEC projects have been all around Pakistan. From the container liner service, Afghan transit trade, China’s offshore fishing trans-shipment business, to the smoothly progressing […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri warns against intense heat waves

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week warned against the intense heat waves. “As per @IPCC_CH more intense heat waves of longer durations & occurring at a higher frequency r projected. Impacts on agricultural output, water, energy supplies & air quality could be devastating,” he tweeted. For weeks, blistering heat has […]

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Widening trust gap key reason to our inability to make global decisions

Ding Gang There are reasons why some countries, especially some large developing countries, haven’t joined the US and the EU in sanctioning Russia. For example, India, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, and of course China. The West has portrayed their unprecedented sanctions against Russia as a democratic struggle against totalitarianism and […]

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Why Twitter matters and what Musk’s buyout might mean

Kerry Boyd Anderson Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter and take the company private has prompted speculation about the social media platform’s future. Musk has offered $44 billion for Twitter, raising questions about the company’s value and sparking concerns that he will roll back content moderation policies. A fundamental question underlies the controversy that often […]

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Pressure on Johnson grows as Tories humbled in local elections

Zaid M. Belbagi Amid a cost of living crisis, recurring scandals and a mixed response to the pandemic, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party was always ripe for defeat in last week’s local elections. After 12 years in Downing Street, polling gave the public an important opportunity to register their disappointment with the current government. London’s affluent […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution. “Happy to have done my bit. Pakistani farmers and entrepreneurs did the rest, with a very good plan by the Pakistani authorities. The result is impressive growth in the olive sector. Proud to have […]

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Antony Blinken greets Bilawal Bhutto, vows to work together

Staff Writer ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Friday invited newly appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to visit the US this month to attend the Global Food Security meeting, the Foreign Office said. In his maiden telephone call, Secretary Blinken congratulated his Pakistani counterpart on the assumption of his office and expressed the desire to […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri participates in Annual Networking Event of ABSC

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week participated in the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC). Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Austrailia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week participated in the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC). “Glad to be part of the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC) […]

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Graeme Smith cleared of racism charges

Graeme Smith, the former CSA director of cricket, has been cleared of racism charges in an independent arbitration process following the Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) commission’s report. The SJN made tentative findings that Smith had engaged in prejudicial behaviour on three counts; advocates Ngwako Maenetje SC and Michael Bishop cleared him on all of […]

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US should regard Pacific Island countries as independent states: China

Newswire Beijing: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson this week reiterated that the security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands does not target any third party, and that the United States should respect these Pacific Island countries as independent and sovereign states rather than as its appendages. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a […]

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Pakistan committed to Afghan peace: Hina Rabbani Khar

Staff Writer Islamabad: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar this week said Pakistan was committed to continuing its efforts toward ensuring peace in Afghanistan and the region. She expressed these views in a meeting with Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq who called on her at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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Italy: Rome exhibition celebrates magic of Disney

Newswire Rome: Palazzo Barberini in Rome is staging an exhibition dedicated to Disney, the world’s most famous animation studios, from 15 April until 25 September 2022. The interactive show is displaying orignal Disney sketches from its earliest hand-drawn classics up to modern-day sequences created using the most sophisticated digital technology. Titled Disney: The art of […]

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How China can counter translation bias

Tang Jingtai In recent years, Western public opinion has often been subject to mistranslations, omissions, additions and twisted interpretations of some key issues and events related to China. There are two prominent examples of this phenomenon. First, objective constraints, especially mistranslations in the absence of appropriate political and economic contexts and professional backgrounds, make it […]

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Italy a great destination for students from around the world: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that Italy was a great destination for students from around the world. His comments came after La Sapienza in Rome confirmed its position as the top university in the world for Classical Studies and Ancient History in the 2022 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds […]

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Xi Jinping: China and EU should add stabilizing factors to a turbulent world

Newswire Beijing: President Xi Jinping recalled his visit to the EU headquarters eight years ago when he suggested that China and Europe work together to build a bridge of friendship and cooperation across the Eurasian continent, foster a China-EU partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization, and forge a China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership of greater […]

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UNESCO announces `2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’ for study of Silk Roads shared heritage

Newswire ISLAMABAD, April 4: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Sunday afternoon announced `2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’ to mobilize young researchers for study of the Silk Roads shared heritage. The UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant was first launched in 2021 and is organized within the UNESCO Silk Roads […]

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