Sunday, June 18th, 2017
RIYADH, JUN 18 (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the nation over Pakistan’s classic victory in the ICC Champions Trophy’s Final match against India. The PM deeply appreciated the entire team for playing extraordinarily; defeating the opponent team with a heavy margin. Players and management of the team deserve the nation’s profound gratitude and appreciation for their remarkable performances displayed today, said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister further said that Pakistani team has proven to be one of the best cricket teams in the world. HeRead More
LONDON, JUN 18 (DNA) – Title-holders India were set a target of 339 to win the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday. Sent in to bat by India captain Virat Kohli, Pakistan made 338 for four, with Fakhar Zaman’s 114 his maiden one-day international hundred.
PARIS, JUN 18 (DNA) – Voting stations opened in France on Sunday for the second round of parliamentary elections, with opinion polls indicating President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move party likely to win a massive majority in the lower house. Turnout could fall to a record low, in a sign of voter fatigue after seven months of roller-coaster campaigning and voting, and of disillusionment with politics that could complicate Macron’s reform drive.
Havana, Cuba, Jun 16 (DNA) On June 16th, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech full of hostile rhetoric, that recalled the times of open confrontation against our country, announced in a theater in Miami its government’s policy towards Cuba which reverts advances in the last two years after December 17th of 2014 by Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama announcing the decision of reestablishing diplomatic relations and began a process towards the normalization of bilateral ties. In what constitutes a fall back in relationsRead More
DUBAI, JUN 18 (DNA) – Gulf stock markets were little changed in early trade on Sunday as low oil prices, with Brent crude just above $47 a barrel, deterred buying and diminished liquidity. The Saudi stock index rose 0.2 percent. MSCI will announce on Tuesday whether it is adding Saudi Arabia to a list for possible upgrade to emerging market status, which could attract fresh inflows of foreign money. Some stocks expected to benefit from such flows rose, with Saudi British Bank climbing 3.3 percent to its highest level sinceRead More
PARIS, JUN 18 (DNA) – French voters head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections set to hand a landslide victory to the party of President Emmanuel Macron which would complete his stunning reset of national politics. The new assembly is due to be transformed with a new generation of lawmakers — younger, more female and more ethnically diverse — winning seats in the afterglow of Macron’s success in presidential elections last month. The scale of the change is set to be so significant that some observers have comparedRead More