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No ‘understanding in place’ for use of Pakistani airspace by US

Pakistan on Saturday denied that there was any understanding between Islamabad and Washington for use of the country’s airspace by the United States to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan. In an earlier interview with a foreign correspondent, Prime Minister Imran Khan had categorically said that Pakistan would “absolutely not” allow any bases …

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Bitcoin nears record high

Bitcoin is at an all-time high, its latest rally prompted by the launch of the first US bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund, which investors think could make the cryptocurrency accessible to new investors.  But the advent of cryptocurrency ETFs in the world’s largest economy hasn’t been the only driver of this …

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Erdogan says talks under way with US to buy F-16s

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey was in talks with the United States to buy F-16 fighter jets after it was kicked off the F-35 programme for purchasing a Russian missile defence system. Washington excluded Ankara from NATO’s F-35 stealth fighter jet programme in 2019 after Turkey …

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China surprises US with hypersonic missile test: report

BEIJING: China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources. The report late on Saturday said the Chinese military launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, circling the …

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Bitcoin tops $60,000, nears record high

Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday, nearing its record high, as traders grew confident that US regulators would approve the launch of an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on its futures contracts. Cryptocurrency investors have been waiting for approval of the first US ETF for bitcoin, whose …

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