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Two demonstrations a day in Brussels

BEUSSELS:  This terse statement was taken from the doctoral thesis presentation of a University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen) researcher, Ruud Wouters. His subject was the treatment of demonstrations by two Flemish television networks, the Eén (VRT) and the VTM. Ruud Wouters points out that this statement is not his own but comes from his university’s communications service, which itself did not …

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PJA expresses sadness over Mandela’s demise

London: Pakistan Journalists Association UK (PJA) expressed its great sadness on the death of Nelson Mandela who was a great revolutionary leader of South Africa. While expressing grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Nelson Mandela,PJA’s Secretary General Wajahat Ali Khan said He was one of the greatest moral and political leaders of our time. His life story is a compelling …

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MEP Karim awarded prestigious UMT PhD for services to EU-PK relations

BRUSSELS: British MEP, Sajjad Karim, was awarded a special honorary doctorate for his work in improving relations between the EU, UK and Pakistan. Dr Sajjad Karim received the PhD from the prestigious University of Management and Technology, Lahore. The Governor of Punjab, Mohammed Sarwar, conferred the honorary doctorate on November 30th 2013 and was the first to congratulate the British politician. …

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NATO Foreign Ministerial to focus on Afghanistan.

BRUSSELS: The Foreign Ministers will start off their North Atlantic Council meeting with a discussion on the objectives and agenda for next year’s Summit in the United Kingdom. That Summit is expected to focus on Afghanistan, partnerships and improving military capabilities. Foreign Ministers will continue their Tuesday meeting with a discussion on ways to strengthen partnerships NATO has with countries …

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More than 50% of the world’s population is female: ؑؑؑؑEU Parl

BRUSSELS: The Women in Parliaments Annual Summit 2013 was the first time  that the European Parliament has welcomed so many women representatives from around the world coming together to use their collective experience to advance society. The conference discussed global issues from the perspective of female political leaders and possible change through female leadership, how parliaments can deliver on gender …

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Polish priest convicted of child sex abuse

WARSAW (AP) – A Roman Catholic priest in central Poland was sentenced Monday to 8 ½ years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing five boys. It was the toughest punishment given to a priest in Poland in a child sexual abuse case. Priests are considered to be top moral figures by most people in the predominantly Catholic nation, …

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Hungary becomes the regional hub for China-CEE tourism cooperation

BUDAPEST:A regional tourism hub for cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe has been established in Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday after a two-day CEE-China summit in Bucharest. This means that tourism between the 16 countries of the region and China will be organised from Budapest and in Budapest. On the sidelines of the summit, Prime …

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Indian security forces enjoyed legal cover for the violation of human rights: Ali Raza Syed

BEUSSELS: Imran Chouhdary;   A glorious example of persistence in struggle. The institutionalization of an event, anywhere in the world, is never a small job. It is rarely achieved and when achieved, it is profoundly celebrated and jealously guarded. The European Parliament is even harder to achieve such status for an event. It is a place where best minds of …

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Mullah statement devastating ,Amjad Malik

LONDON:Chairman Association of Pakistani Lawyers(APL), Barrister Amjad Malik has taken issue with the untimely statement of Maulana Fazal and JI chief Munawar Hassan and called it unthoughtful, callous and insensitive to those families who lost their loved ones for the future of the youth of nation. “Those religious scholars have lost the plot when they insensitively consider dogs as ‘martyrs …

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Trust in the transatlantic partnership has been seriously damaged: Brok

WASHINGTON:   “Friends do not spy on friends” said Mr Brok on the occasion of an official visit of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington. “We agree with our American partners that it is vitally important to cooperate in the fight against terrorism. Any surveillance done in this context, however, has to be clearly framed and carried out …

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