The EU – the world’s biggest single market with 28 countries and 500 million people – is trying to buttress alliances in the face of the protectionism unleashed by US President Donald Trump’s “America First” administration.
The two attacks were the deadliest since a Taliban assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2014 that killed over 150 people.
Bangladesh is a country of more than 160 million people in South Asia. After partition in 1947 it became East Pakistan. But then in 1971 it gained its independence, becoming the country as it is known today.
A suicide bomber hit a political gathering in Mastung district of Balochistan killing at least 128 people, including BAP candidate Mir Siraj Raisani, and wounding more than 200 others.
The data comes after Washington raises the stakes in a trade dispute with China, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
The cause of the explosion which occurred at Yibin Hengda Technology near the southwestern province of Sichuan is yet to be ascertained.
Authorities had placed Lahore in a lock down with thousands of police deployed to the city and shipping containers placed along main roads to block PML-N supporters from moving towards the airport where Nawaz Sharif and his daughter had landed.
Although there has been no official reason given for the detentions, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) says it is an attempt to stifle the party's ability to launch street protests ahead of Nawaz Sharif's return from London.
The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was blown up by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised Pakistani valley.
The 12 young members of the Wild Boars football club, and their coach, are recuperating in a Chiang Rai hospital in northern Thailand.
Security sources say dozens of soldiers have been killed in the ongoing clashes in which militants using night-vision goggles launched simultaneous raids on several Afghan military bases and posts in Dashte Archi district in Kunduz province .
Meanwhile, a court refused pre-arrest bail to three church priests in a separate rape case filed by a woman in southern India's Kerala state.
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