Kohinoor display gets ‘transparent’ makeover
The Kohinoor diamond, claimed by India, will go on display with a new exhibition at the Tower of London on Friday within a “symbol of conquest” setting to try and contextualise its turbulent colonial history in a “transparent, balanced and inclusive” way. Kohinoor, also referred to as Koh-i-Noor, forms part of...
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Chinese minister to hold talks amid disputes over tariffs
China’s commerce minister will hold talks with officials in the US this week amid sharpening disputes over tariffs and technology, his ministry said on Thursday. Wang Wentao will meet with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai while in the US to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...
S Korea launches first commercial-grade satellite
South Korea successfully launched a commercial-grade satellite for the first time Thursday as part of its growing space development program, as rival North Korea is pushing to place its first military spy satellite into orbit. The two Koreas, technically in a state of war, have no military reconnaissance satellites of...
3 dead in central Japan attack
Three people including two police officers were killed in Nagano in central Japan on Thursday and a suspect with a rifle and knife was holed up inside a building, according to police and media reports. A witness told NHK public television that a woman fell while being chased by the suspect,...
South Korea, US troops hold large live-fire drills
The South Korean and US militaries conducted large live-fire drills near the border with North Korea on Thursday, despite the North’s warning that it won’t tolerate what it calls an invasion rehearsal on its doorstep. The drills, the first of five rounds of live-fire exercises through mid-June, mark 70 years...
Dar hints at end of IMF loan programme
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has hinted that the IMF loan programme to Pakistan may expire on June 30 due to the “restricted time” for its revival but asserted that the cash-strapped country would not default, a media report said on Thursday. Pakistan is in acute need of the USD 6.5 billion...
PTI’s Secretary General resigns
Ousted Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan suffered another jolt as the head of his economic team and one of his close aides Asad Umar resigned from all party positions, amid the government’s crackdown on the opposition over the May 9 violence. Umar, who was Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party’s Secretary General,...
‘Imran, wife can’t leave Pak’
Former prime minister Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and more than 600 leaders and former assembly members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party have been barred from leaving the country, media reports said on Thursday. Khan and several top leaders of his party are facing cases following the violence after...