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No breakthrough for EU, Japan in US trade row talks

BRUSSELS: The EU's top trade official said the US failed on Saturday to provide full clarity on how Europe and Japan could be spared from Washington's controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, but said talks would continue next week. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem made her statement after crunch talks with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to defuse a bitter row that many fear could turn into an all-out trade war. President Donald Trump's announcement of duties of 25 percent on…

Punjab govt to soon share breakthrough in Kasur tragedy: minister

LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood on Friday said the Punjab governemnt would soon share a breakthrough with the people in the Kasur tragedy, ARY News reported. "We have arrested some suspects and God willing soon we will share a breakthrough with you," he said while talking to media flanked by Punjab Healthcare Department Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir and Special Assistant to Chief Minister Malik Ahmad Khan in Lahore. He said Zainab was a daughter of all of us and it was our duty to provide her justice.…

British PM seeks summit breakthrough with offer on EU citizens

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Thursday to treat European nationals living in Britain fairly as she tried to get sceptical EU leaders to revive Brexit negotiations at a summit in Brussels. Her 27 EU counterparts are set to say there is insufficient progress on divorce issues to move on to a second phase on future relations, and the most they can do is to start internal preparations to discuss trade and a transition deal in December. But in a move to sway EU leaders on what is a key topic for them,…

Scientists make breakthrough in peanut allergy treatment

MELBOURNE: Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. In clinical trials conducted by scientists at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, children with peanut allergies were given a probiotic along with small doses of a peanut protein over an 18-month period. When the experiment ended in 2013 some 80 percent of the kids were able to tolerate peanuts.…

Mazda claims breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

TOKYO: Mazda Motor said it would become the world's first automaker to commercialize a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have been trying to engineer for decades, a twist in an industry increasingly going electric. The new compression ignition engine is 20 percent to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the Japanese automaker's current engines and uses a technology that has eluded the likes of Daimler AG and General Motors Co. Mazda, with a research and development (R&D)…

India, Pakistan target elusive World Cup breakthrough

COLOMBO: India downed Pakistan by seven wickets in qualifying for the 2017 Women's World Cup on Sunday but both made it to the finals where they will seek to become the first Asian champions. Pakistan were bowled out for only 67 and lost by seven wickets as India got past their target in only 22.3 overs. But Pakistan still booked their place for the World Cup in England in June and July as the fourth team from the qualifying round along with India, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Champions Australia, England, New…