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MI5 Director General, Ken McCallum, gives a speech at Thames House in central London, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022.

China playing ‘long game’ as it co-opts UK assets, warns MI5 chief

The expulsion of more than 400 suspected Russian spies from across Europe this year has struck the "most significant strategic blow" against Moscow in recent history and taken Vladimir Putin by surprise, Britain's domestic spy chief said. Security Service Director General Ken McCallum said Britain had refused more than 100 Russian diplomatic visa applications on national security grounds since then. "The serious point is that the UK must be ready for Russian aggression for years to come," he said.

At one stage the currency depreciated to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>265 in the open market and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>266 in the interbank before making a slight recovery by the end of the day.

Pakistan's currency plunges to 262.6 against US dollar: Report

Cash-strapped Pakistan's currency depreciated to its lowest against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank and open market and closed at Rs 262.6. According to the State Bank of Pakistan, when the market opened on Friday the currency fell by Rs 7.17 or 2.73 per cent from Thursday's close.

Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari.

Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari nominated by Biden for crucial post| Top 5

Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari has been nominated by US president Joe Biden for the post of Air Force brigadier general, the US State Department said on Thursday. Read Indian-American Aruna Miller becomes Maryland lieutenant governor, a 1st Here are five points know about Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari: 1) Chari was born in the United States's Milwaukee but considers Cedar Falls, Iowa, as his hometown. He attended Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

Accounts of Jewish resistance to the Nazis, such as the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, are mainstays in the national narrative but rescue missions by fellow Jews — such as the Hungarian resistance — are less known. (Photo by JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP)

78 years on, Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

As the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, historians, activists, survivors and their families are all preparing for the time when there will no longer be living witnesses to share first-person accounts of the horrors of the Nazi genocide during World War II. In the Holocaust, 6 million Jews were wiped out by the Nazis and their allies.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was addressing the US-India Alliance for women's economic empowerment Shatter Summit on Thursday.

‘Women are critical for rapid, sustainable growth in India’: US Deputy Secretary

Addressing the US-India Alliance for women's economic empowerment Shatter Summit on Thursday, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of State Wendy Sherman said that the US is helping equip female entrepreneurs in India and South Asia with the digital skills needed to compete in the 21st century, and added that women are critical for rapid, sustainable growth not only in India but everywhere.

The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: History, significance, and theme this year

The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and millions of other Nazism victims under the Hitler regime between 1933 and 1945. Read here: US special forces kill senior Islamic State terrorist Al-Sudani in Somalia The Holocaust, also called as the Shoah, was Hitler's “Final Solution” for eliminating Jews within Germany's grasp.

The hottest property in the job market right now is the CFO.

This post is the hottest property in the job market right now

It's not just truck drivers and nurses. Assignments for CFO appointments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are up almost a third on this time last year, according to executive-search firm Spencer Stuart. Now that businesses are looking to upgrade, there's been a series of job swaps. No longer dull number-crunchers, CFOs now occupy the hottest seat in the boardroom. Nestle SA's Francois-Xavier Roger's job is to “stay calm” and take a long-term view.

Donald Trump allowed back on Facebook, Instagram after two-year suspension

Donald Trump allowed back on Facebook after two-year suspension

Facebook parent Meta reinstates former President Donald Trump after two-year suspension following Jan. 6 insurrection.

A US Abrams tank is seen at a multinational military exercise in Nowogrod, Poland. (AFP/FILE)

In major shift, US and Germany agree to send battle tanks to Ukraine

Washington: Marking a critical shift in the nature of western military support to Ukraine, the US and Germany have decided to provide battle tanks to Kyiv to both mount a more effective resistance against an anticipated new round of Russian aggression and change the dynamic on the ground in eastern Ukraine. President Joe Biden said armoured capability had been critical in the war effort. “Germany has really stepped up”.

Islamabad is waiting for the 9th review of a loan arrangement that the previous government signed with the IMF.

Pakistan mulls 10% cut in govt employees' salaries to battle economic crisis

Pakistan is considering different proposals, including slashing the salaries of government employees by 10 per cent across the board, according to a media report on Wednesday, amidst the looming economic crisis in the cash-strapped country. The National Austerity Committee — constituted by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif — is considering different measures, including cutting down the salaries of government employees by 10 per cent across the board, Geo News reported.

Paramedics work on Jarid Haddock in the back of an ambulance near the intersection of Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and 11th Street, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in Yakima, Washington. (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

3 dead after shooting at Washington state store, suspect kills self after telephoning mother

Police in Yakima say a man they earlier named as 21-year-old local Jarid Haddock shot people in and around a convenience store overnight, before fleeing. Officers launched an extensive manhunt throughout the city of 100,000 people, which sits 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Seattle, warning that the wanted man was armed and dangerous. "It appears to be a random situation," Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray said early Tuesday.

No arrests have been made in the case so far. (File image/Representative)

23-year-old Indian student, shot in the chest during armed robbery in US, dies

Devsish Nandepu and another 22-year-old were near a parking lot about 6.55 pm Sunday when a dark-coloured vehicle approached them. Two occupants from the vehicle held them at gunpoint and demanded valuables from them. Nandepu and his friend complied and were shot, officials said.

Bagshaw was a scientific researcher in genetics but had volunteered as an aid worker in Ukraine since last April, the family said.

In Ukraine, two UK men working as volunteers killed: Families

Finland promises $400 million euros additional military aid to Ukraine "Andrew selflessly took many personal risks and saved many lives; we love him and are very proud indeed of what he did," they said. Bagshaw's remains will be returned to New Zealand where he and his family lived. Parry's family praised his work in Ukraine in a separate statement released by Britain's Foreign Office.

London mayor issued ‘very high’ air-pollution alert.

London mayor issues ‘very high’ air-pollution alert

London is grappling with 'high' air-pollution with city mayor Sadiq Khan issuing an alert to the citizens. He has asked the Londoners to be careful over the next few days and avoid unnecessary car journeys, PTI reported. According to a BBC report, London experienced moderate air pollution since Saturday due to cold and foggy conditions. The mayor's office also planned to display pollution alert messages across the Transport for London (TfL) network.

Trump walks away from another suit challenging NY fraud case.

Trump walks away from another lawsuit challenging New York fraud case

Former President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to revive a federal lawsuit in New York challenging the state's civil investigation into potentially fraudulent asset valuations at his real estate company, just days after dropping a related complaint in Florida. Neither Trump attorney Alina Habba nor New York Attorney General Letitia James office immediately returned messages seeking comment. In both cases, Trump claimed the legal action against him was politically motivated.

"We have to assess the situation, whether something has happened that in the longer term would prevent Sweden from going ahead," Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said. (File)

Finland may consider sole NATO membership bid as Turkey presses Sweden: Minister

Finland may need to reconsider whether to move jointly with Sweden toward membership in NATO after fresh objections to Sweden from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto. It's the first time a Finnish policy maker signals decoupling the bids after the Nordic nations applied to join NATO in May. Turkey has objected to their entry, but allowed the process to move forward at a NATO summit in June.

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