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Sharmeen Obaid appointed new counsel general of Norway in Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with ambassador Tore Nedrebo standing besides the letters of her appointment as new honorary consul general for Norway in Karachi.

Ms. Chinoy looks forward to building stronger ties between Pakistan and Norway Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the new honorary consul general of the Kingdom of Norway in Karachi on 23rd May 2017. Ms. Obaid Chinoy takes over from Mr. Muhammad Moonis, who is retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in ... Read More »

Dutch King has secretly been an airline Pilot for 21 years

This handout photo taken on May 16, 2017 and provided by the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on May 17, 2017 shows Dutch King Willem-Alexander posing in front of a KLM Cityhopper aircraft at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam. Dutch King Willem-Alexander, who works part-time as a commercial pilot, is to start conversion training to fly Boeing 737 passenger jets, a Dutch newspaper reported on May 17. The conversion training will mean the royal can continue to fly twice a month for KLM as a co-pilot. / AFP PHOTO / KLM / Natascha Libbert / - Netherlands OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KLM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE NATASCHA LIBBERT/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch king reveals he’s been leading secret double life as a pilot The King of the Netherlands has a secret identity: For the past 21 years, King Willem-Alexander has secretly been a commercial airline pilot. King Willem-Alexander has spent 21 years as a co-pilot for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, working in the cockpit twice a month — even after he ... Read More »

EU fines Facebook $122 million over ‘misleading’ WhatsApp takeover

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Facebook fine became third social media’s penalty in Europe within a week Facebook has been fined by the European Commission for “providing misleading information” during its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The European Commission called it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”. European Union’s competition commissioner Margarethe Vestager said that Facebook had falsely claimed it was technically impossible to automatically combine user information from ... Read More »

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU-funded three-year project worth 7 million euros is he first of its kind to help Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism.  The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan launched the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) project to help the government implement the National Action Plan (NAP). The project will be the first of ... Read More »

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French companies keen to invest in Pakistan. France eyes business opportunities offered under CPEC A 21-member delegation of French Business Confederation (MEDEF) is currently on a three-day (April 4-6, 2017) visit to explore business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan. Mr. Thierry Pflimin, Chairman of France-Pakistan Business Council of MEDEF is heading the delegation. “We have identified the fields of ... Read More »

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

China-to-Britain train travelled through nine countries and two continents, covered 7,500-mile distance in 18-day long journey. The first direct train from China carrying clothes, suitcases and other goods arrived in London, raising hopes the new route could strengthen trade and other ties between the two countries. The historic train travelled through nine countries and two continents and covered about 7,500-mile ... Read More »

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

More than half the world’s people still off the Internet, Women, the elderly and the poor are still lagging behind, U.N. report says United Nation’s agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that 47 percent of the world’s people now use the Internet.  However, released also discovered serious geographic and economic disparities in who uses the Internet. One year back, ... Read More »

Night of terror: Several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

Night of terror has left several people dead and many wounded in fatal attacks by apparent terrorists. The attacks occurred on Sunday and Monday in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland. At least 12 people were killed and dozens were injured, several critically, when the truck crashed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin tonight. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

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