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KPK combats Poppy cultivation with U.S. partnership

Our Special Correspondent LAHORE: Over the past three decades, Pakistan has reduced poppy cultivation by 87 percent.  The United States is pleased to partner with Pakistan in these ongoing efforts.  In a bid to continue to combat poppy growth, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) received a contribution of seven new Toyota Hilux pickup…
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National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen.The…
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Gold slips to 2019 low

Gold traded near its lowest level since end-December on Thursday as indications that the global economy might not be as pain-stricken as previously feared prompted investors to take risks ahead of a slew of economic data. Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,273 per ounce by 0722 GMT, having fallen to $1,270.99 earlier in the session, its lowest…
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Grounded Jet Airways’ shares sink

MUMBAI/BENGALURU: Jet Airways shares plunged on Thursday, battered by worries about whether the grounded Indian airline would fly again, while carriers such as SpiceJet rushed in to plug a supply gap in the wake of their rival’s demise. Once India’s largest private airline, Jet halted all flight operations indefinitely on Wednesday evening after…
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Lessors rush to repossess more Jet Airways planes

MUMBAI: Lessors to Jet Airways have applied to deregister another four Boeing 737 planes, the Indian aviation regulator said on its website on Wednesday, even as the embattled carrier seeks emergency funding from its lenders. Latest analysis of data disclosed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation shows that Jet’s lessors have, so far,…
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$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame after fire

PARIS (AP) — Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done.Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of…
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Citigroup profit beats on investment banking boost

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc reported higher-than-expected earnings on Monday despite declining revenue as the New York-based lender cut costs, grew its investment-banking business and expanded net-interest margin. FILE PHOTO: The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 19,…
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