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Trump to again snub White House correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will again snub the annual White House correspondents' dinner, organizers said Friday, amid an escalation of attacks by the president on the US media. While other members of his administration are expected to attend the dinner in Washington on April 28, it will be the second year in a row that the president himself will stay away. "The White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year's dinner," Margaret Talev, the president of the White House…

Doping ban, drafting snub couldn’t stop the hero in Umaid Asif

DUBAI: He was banned for a year on doping charges in 2014, he was the best bowler in national Twenty20 last year but Umaid Asif was not even taken by any franchise, not even as a 21st player. That hurt the 33-year-old fast bowler from Sialkot. He took to twitter to show his frustration, ranting that he was the best bowler in Twenty20 but no one found him able enough to feature in the PSL. But the new year brought happiness for the Sialkot pacer as he was inducted in defending champions Peshwara Zalmi's squad as a cover…

G7 powers meet without Russia in summit snub over Ukraine

BRUSSELS: The world's leading industrialized nations meet without Russia for the first time in 17 years on Wednesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks in retaliation for his seizure of Crimea and Russia's part in destabilizing eastern Ukraine. The two-day Group of Seven summit, taking place in Brussels rather than the previously planned Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, will cover foreign policy, economics, trade and energy security. The latter is an issue of particularly high sensitivity to Europe after…