Free Press Journal
  • Zayn Malik considers running for political office in US

    New York: After migrating from the UK to California, British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik is loving life in the US so much that he is considering running for office in his adopted country one day.

  • Lahore: Woman shot dead after she refuses marriage proposal

    Lahore: A 19-year-old woman, working as a hostess in a private bus company, was shot dead in Pakistan’s Punjab province allegedly by a man after she refused his marriage proposal, police said today. The incident took place in Faisalabad, about 150 kms from Lahore, a few days ago.

  • Returning Officer rejects Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers

    Islamabad: The nomination papers of Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for the July 25 general elections were rejected today by the returning officer on the ground that he was barred for life from contesting elections by the Peshawar high Court in 2013. Musharraf, 74, had filed his nomination papers from the northern district of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

  • South Korean team visits North Korea’s Kaesong to prepare for liaison office

    Seoul: A 17-member South Korean team visited the North Korean border town of Kaesong to repair their liaison office. According to the unification ministry, the two Koreas agreed to open a liaison office for better communication. The group, which included ministry officials and staff of Hyundai Asan, entered the western border town around 10 a.m., the Yonhap news agency reported.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny calls for protests during tournament

    Moscow: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny today called for nationwide protests during the World Cup over a government plan to raise the retirement age for the first time in its modern history. The Kremlin announced the unpopular hike to the state pension age for women and men, going up to 63 and 65 respectively, on the day the tournament started on June 15.

  • United States: ‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of Spanish children stokes rage over separation

    Brownsville (US): An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took centre stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping in the audio file that was first reported by the nonprofit ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press.

  • Ex-CIA officer charged with massive leak to WikiLeaks

    Washington: A former CIA employee has been charged with stealing classified national defence information from the US intelligence agency and passing it to the Wikileaks.

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes world’s richest man

    San Francisco: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world with a net wealth of USD 141.9 billion, the Forbes World’s Billionaires list showed on Monday.

  • Donald Trump threatens additional USD 200 billion tariff on Chinese goods

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10 per cent tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods in a tit-for-tat trade row with Beijing. Trump said he asked trade advisers to identify additional Chinese products on which to impose new tariffs.