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Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Ipsos poll

NEW YORK: Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation. The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. The remaining 6 percent had "mixed feelings." Americans appear to have soured on Trump after a tumultuous week in the White House during which the…

Russian arms sale to Iran without approval would violate ban: US

Russia's RIA news agency on Wednesday reported that Russia will this year sign a contract to sell a batch of its Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighters to Iran. As the United States and five other major powers negotiated the July 14 nuclear deal with Iran, the six agreed to maintain a ban on conventional arms sales to Iran for five years unless they were blessed in advance by the Security Council. "U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 prohibits the sale to Iran of specified categories of conventional arms ... without approval…

Pakistan-India series to begin on Dec 15: reports

KARACHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla has said that Pakistan-India series would kick off in Sri Lanka from December 15. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly given the approval for Pakistan-India limited-over series proposed to be played in Sri Lanka.

PIA cleared for EU cargo flights

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has secured approval for cargo services to the European Union after being suspended over security fears, officials said Wednesday, a rare boost for the beleaguered flag-carrier.