World Cup winner Schweinsteiger announces retirement

BERLIN: Germany’s 2014 World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger on Tuesday announced his retirement at the age of 35, following the end of the American MLS season, ending an 18-year professional career. Schweinsteiger, who has played for Chicago Fire since 2017, is among the most decorated German footballers, having won many …

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1,800 schools awaiting reconstruction 14 years after earthquake

PESHAWAR: The federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have failed to reconstruct around 1,800 government schools in the province even 14 years after their destruction by a 7.6 earthquake on Oct 8, 2005. These schools are located in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Shangla, Battagram and Kohistan districts. Official sources said a lack of …

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The maulana is desperate to stay politically relevant

IN November 2007, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman hosted what was described in a confidential US embassy cable as a “jovial” dinner for the then US ambassador Anne Patterson. He is said to have sought her help to become prime minister and expressed a wish to visit the US. After …

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Balochistan to seek review of ICSID decision in Reko Diq case

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to file a review petition in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against its decision in the Reko Diq case. ICSID had imposed a fine of around $6 billion on Balochistan in the case. Balochistan Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi …

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US-China talks get underway in tense atmosphere

WASHINGTON: US and Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the two nations’ 15-month trade war, with neither side showing any signs of giving ground. About 30 Chinese officials, led by Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, entered the US Trade Representative’s office …

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Stocks extend rally into seventh day

KARACHI: The raging bull carried on its relentless run at the market for seventh consecutive session on Monday with the KSE-100 index gaining 604 points (1.83 per cent) and closing at 33,637. Jubilant investors fell over one another to accumulate shares across the board in the lead of banks and …

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Unilever vows to slash use of plastic

THE HAGUE: Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton teas, said on Monday it aims to halve its use of non-recycled plastics by 2025. The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environmentally aware consumers, will require a “fundamental rethink” in the company’s packaging …

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