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NATO apologizes to Turkey after Erdogan shown as foe

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Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying “I apologise for the offence caused” NATO’s secretary-general apologized to Turkey over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly depicted as enemies. President Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech on Friday that he had ordered 40 troops to be ... Read More »

Gucci is officially going fur-free starting spring 2018

Gucci is officially going fur-free starting spring 2018

Italy’s Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year after coming under pressure from animal rights activists Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods house Gucci announced that the brand will officially go fur-free for the coming year. The brand will go fur-free next year and auction off all its remaining animal fur items, Gucci’s president ... Read More »

Austria bans women’s full-face veil in public place

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Anyone wearing full-face ‘Burqa’ in public will be fined €150 and must remove garment ‘on the spot’ The Austrian government has approved a ban on full-face veil under new ‘integration’ policy. The government said the law, which says faces must be visible from the hairline to the chin, was about protecting Austrian values. It comes after the general election when far-right ... Read More »

Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani businesswomen delighted to see the demand for Pakistani products in Europe The recent visit of Pakistani women entrepreneurs to Europe proved to be very encouraging after which they have decided to hold exhibitions in different countries annually to introduce Pakistani products. Women entrepreneurs linked to Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) recently visited Hungary and Italy where they ... 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 »

Macron elected youngest French president ever

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39-years old Emmanuel Macron snatched weighty lead of 65% to 35% over opponent Le Pen Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has become youngest ever President after beating Marine Le Pen in French presidential election. A 39-years old Emmanuel Macron former investment banker, who was unknown in National politics just three years back, got a significant lead of 65% to 35% in ... 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 »

Balochistan Basic Education Programme launched

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Governor inaugurates Balochistan Basic Education Programme in Quetta The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, ... 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 »

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