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Trump To Meet Putin For Their First-Ever Summit In Helsinki Today

New Delhi:US President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for their first-ever summit here in the capital of Helsinki on Monday, July 16. This will be Trump's third stop in his current tour of Europe during which he had controversial and combative stints at the Nato and UK.

No playable sources found Helsinki has been a prominent meeting spot of the US and Russia and its predecessor Soviet Union, especially in the Cold War era for its strategic location between the then 'West' and 'East'.

It was also in this Nordic capital that the Helsinki Accords were signed on August 1, 1975, at the conclusion of the first Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (now called the OSCE or Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe).

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Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Maryam Arrested On Arrival At Lahore

New Delhi:  Ahead of July 25 general elections in Pakistan, its ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their arrival in Lahore on Friday night to face lengthy prison sentences in a move aimed at galvanising their beleaguered PML-N party.

After being detained within an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi by personnel from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Pakistan Rangers, Sharif and his daughter were put on a special flight to Islamabad in order to be moved to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

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Pakistan To File A Second Response In International Court On Jadhav On July 17

New Delhi: Pakistan will file a second response in the International Court of Justice in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 17. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan after being arrested by security agencies in 2016.

On January 23, the ICJ had set a time frame for India and Pakistan to file another round of “memorials” or written submissions in the case. Pakistan’s top attorney KhawarQureshi has briefed caretaker Prime Minister NasirulMulk about the issue last week in a meeting. The attorney general of Pakistan, Khalid Javed Khan, and other senior officials also attended the meeting.

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US Warns US Citizens In United Kingdom To Keep A Low Profile During Donald Trump’s Visit

New Delhi:The United States embassy in London has warned the US citizens in the United Kingdom to “keep a low profile” during the high-profile visit of President Donald Trump during which many anti-Trump demonstrations would be held. This was an unusual move from the US embassy.

Protests are expected against Trump, whose policies — including a travel ban on a number of predominantly Muslim countries, detention of child migrants on the US-Mexico border and imposition of tariffs on EU steel and aluminium exports — have all been criticised by the UK.

There are fears that demonstrations during Trump’s three-day visit to the UK from Thursday could turn violent.The largest demonstration is expected in central London on Friday where a giant “Trump baby” balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

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N Korea Sought $1 BnIn Cash From Israel For Not Selling Missile Technology To Enemies Of Israel

New Delhi:  North Korea had sought $1 billion in cash from Israel for stopping selling missile technology to the Jewish state's major enemies, including Iran, a former senior North Korean diplomat, who has now defected, has revealed.

The revelation came in 'Password from the Third Floor', a recently published book by Thae Yong Ho, a member of a prominent family in North Korea who defected with his wife and children two years ago while serving as a senior diplomat in the North Korean embassy in London, the report added. The news about Thae's defection came out in August 2016 when a newspaper in South Korea said that the man had escaped with his family "to a third country".