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Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif to both attend APC virtually. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari will address the opposition's All Parties Conference tomorrow (Sunday) via video link and it will be broadcast live on social media, the PPP said on Saturday.
The Queen to pay UK government in installments as COVID-19 imposes financial pitfall Queen Elizabeth is reportedly stressing out while attempting to pay the UK government her annual payment due to the financial strain COVID-19 caused on her royal coffers. According to an official report by the Crown, the monarch has already made one payment to the treasury, and will make more once "trading conditions develop".
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for TikTok, giving its parent group ByteDance some breathing space to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S.
Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump administration.
PARAMARIBO: China’s embassies to Suriname and Guyana on Friday accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “spreading rumors” and “smearing” Beijing, after Washington’s top diplomat criticized Chinese companies during a four-stop South America tour. In a joint appearance with newly elected Surinamese President Chan Santokhi on Thursday, Pompeo said Chinese companies often do not compete on a “fair and equitable basis.”
KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday suspended three Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officers, including assistant directors and building inspector over corruption charges, ARY News reported. According to details, three officers were suspended after a complaint of corruption was received against them by the Sindh local government minister office. The Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has issued directives to immediately suspend SBCA assistant directors Nadeem Shaikh and Rafi Raza and building inspector Shahzad Arain over corruption charges.
US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a "Great American Comeback" rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, on September 18, 2020. ? AFP/Brendan Smialowski WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republican lawmakers to back his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court "without delay" as the issue roiled the election campaign.
The development comes hours after security forces gunned down four terrorists in an exchange of fire during an IBO in Awaran district. ? Geo.tv/Files Two security personnel embraced martyrdom on Saturday in an exchange of fire during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan's Miramshah town, the military's media wing said.
BERLIN: Germany would relax insolvency rules under proposals set out on Saturday to help avert a wave of bankruptcies in Europe’s biggest economy, provided companies hit by the coronavirus crisis have a robust business model. Keen to avoid bankruptcies and mass layoffs, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has launched a range of stimulus and relief measures as Germany braces for its biggest slump since World War Two, having shrunk by an unprecedented 9.7%
An antiseptic nasal spray containing povidone-iodine may help curb transmission of the new coronavirus, preliminary research suggests. In test-tube experiments, a team of ear, nose and throat doctors found that a povidone-iodine nasal spray inactivated the virus in as little as 15 seconds. The nasal spray they tested is typically used to disinfect the inside of the nose before surgery.