Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities


WASHINGTON: Republicans will maintain their six-year control over the US House of Representatives, major TV networks projected on Tuesday night, as the party also mounted a strong defense of its Senate majority against tough Democratic challengers. With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton locked in a …

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World reacts as Trump clinches shock win


BERLIN: Governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election, while populists hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political establishment. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, an ally of Chancellor …

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Florida vote on GM mosquito release


Residents in Florida are being asked to vote on a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes on US Election Day. The tiny suburb of Key Haven has become the focus for a fierce debate between scientists and anti-GM opposition. British biotech firm Oxitec wants to evaluate the effectiveness of their engineered …

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Gold zooms, oil swoons as Trump’s win roils risky assets


MANILA: Gold surged nearly 5 percent in its biggest rally since June and oil fell to multi-month lows on Wednesday as Republican Donald Trump scored shock victories in key battleground states to win the race for the White House, leading investors to flee risky assets. Base metals and grains also …

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Is tomorrow really another day?


As it appears to be the case at the moment, the new President of the United States – either it’s Clinton or Trump – won’t be going to impact the current state of affairs in South Asia much; none of them could though, afford to underrate the repercussions of the …

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US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by Trump win


Asian stocks have fallen sharply as Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. All regional markets closed lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped by 5.4% while European and US markets are expected to …

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Ishratul Ebad removed, Saeed-uz-Zaman is new Sindh Governor


Former chief justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui is now being appointed as new Sindh Governor after incumbent governor Dr Ishratul Ebad became controversial amid allegations from Pak Sarzameen Party, sources said.Ishratul Ebad removed, Saeed-uz-Zaman is new Sindh Governor The decision to replace the governor was taken in a meeting today between President …

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Why Does the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Matter?


The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) aims to measure the human rights performance of the world’s 500 largest publicly listed companies. Nearly three years in the making, the CHRB is in a critical phase of its evolution. All of the organisations involved in CHRB are working towards issuing the pilot …

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