Pakistan says it has successfully conducted a œtraining launch of a ballistic missile capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads up to 1,500 kilometers. The move came amid Pakistan's heightened military tensions with neighboring rival India, and it is seen by observers as part of the efforts Islamabad is making to keep pace with New Delhi's massive investments in military hardware and advancements. After the indigenously produced Shaheen-II medium range rocket was fired into the Arabian Sea on Thursday, military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor said that it is œa...

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before Congress on Wednesday to defend his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's March 22 report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying the decision to release an early summary of the report was his and dismissing questions about his depiction of Mueller's findings. In a hearing marked by partisan acrimony, Democrats grilled the...

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POLITICS
US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President...
SECURITIES
Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be...
CULTURE
MISCELLANEOUS
FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau...

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