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Antony Blinken speaks to Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, discusses situation in Afghanistan

Washignton: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken telephoned Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the efforts to fight terrorism.

Democratic Pakistan critical to America’s interests, says US official

Washington: The United States government has said a democratic Pakistan is critical to US interests.

G7 considering allocating USD 100 billion to fight against COVID-19 : White House

Washington, Jun 11 (UNI) The US and other Group of Seven (G7) countries could extend up to USD 100 billion of IMF funds to countries that need urgent support in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House announced on Friday.

US Senate passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Washington/Sputnik: The US senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden to apply for Russian citizenship soon

Moscow/Sputnik: Edward Snowden, a fugitive, former CIA contractor who exposed massive online surveillance by the United States in 2013, will apply for Russian citizenship soon, his lawyer informed on Thursday.

Fugitive Snowden to apply for Russian citizenship soon

Moscow/Sputnik: Fugitive Edward Snowden, former CIA contractor, who exposed massive online surveillance by the United States in 2013, will apply for Russian citizenship soon, his lawyer informed on Thursday.

US blocks Turkey attack helicopter deal with Pakistan

The United States has blocked Turkey from supplying 30 locally-made attack helicopters to Pakistan, reported Bloomberg citing diplomatic sources in Washington. The blockade came as a response to Turkey buying the S-400 missile defense system from Russia.

US Govt. awards ULA, SpaceX $380Mln for national security launch services

Washington/UNI: The US government awarded more than $380 million to SpaceX and ULA(United Launch Alliance), for basic space launch services and mission integration, said the Department of Defense.

Russia asks US to stop playing with fire following White House sanctions

Moscow: Displeased with US sanctions, Russia has hit back at Washington DC- accusing the latter of meddling in its domestic affairs and trying to create an image of an external enemy in order to free itself from its own homegrown problems.

Pakistan, China, North Korea among several other nations in US' religious freedom violation list

Washington DC: The United States of America has designated several nations, including China, Pakistan and North Korea, as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for 'engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations'.

Action against China: US terminates five programs disguised as “cultural exchanges"

Beijing: The US Department of State on Friday announced its decision to terminate five programs, disguised as “cultural exchanges,” with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

She is more than prepared for the job: Former US President Barack Obama tweets in support of Kamala Harris

Washington DC: Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama has tweeted in support of Kamala Harris, after the latter was named as ex-Vice President and presumed US Democratic candidate Joe Biden's running mate on Tuesday.

World should not allow China's bullying to continue: Pompeo

Washington/UNI: Referring to the Chinese government recently filing a boundary dispute with Bhutan at a meeting of the Global Environment Facility,  United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Beijing has displayed a pattern of instigating territorial disputes with its neighbours and felt that the world should not permit such "bullying" to continue.

NY Times op-ed editor resigns after column triggers protests

New York/IBNS: The New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet has resigned after the newspaper disowned U.S. Senator Tom Cotton's views supporting military action to put down public unrest.

Coronavirus: Man dies, his wife critical after taking chloroquine phosphate

Phoenix/IBNS: An Arizona man died and his wife is under critical condition after they took chloroquine phosphate apparently to protect themselves from COVID-19, said a Times Now report.