Category: International news

Pakistan mourns crash victims

islamabad plane crash.jpgPakistan on Thursday observed a day of mourning for the 152 people killed in the country’s worst aviation disaster, as rescue workers searched for the aircraft’s black box.

 

Investigators hope the flight data recorder will give clues to the exact cause of Wednesday’s crash, which occurred amid heavy rain and poor visibility in the hills outside Islamabad.

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Russia blasts EU sanctions on Iran

russian_flag1.jpgRussia has said new EU sanctions on Iran undermine international efforts to resolve concerns over its nuclear programme, tempering hopes of closer cooperation between Moscow and the West on the issue.

 

EU foreign ministers on Monday approved a range of extra restrictions on Iran that went well beyond United Nations sanctions agreed last month, including a ban on dealing with Iranian banks and insurance companies as well as steps to prevent investment in Tehran’s lucrative oil and gas sector.

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