Protesting French police officers converge on National Assembly in Paris

Protesting French police officers converge on National Assembly in Paris

Hundreds of police officers converged on the National Assembly in central Paris on Wednesday to protest an ever-increasing workload, outdated equipment and rules restricting their ability to defend themselves. The protest follows almost 10 days of nightly demonstrations in cities across France, spontaneously organised on social media by officers who view both the government and […]

France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly voted in the early hours of Wednesday to extend the country’s state of emergency for six months following last week’s massacre in Nice. The state of emergency has been in place since the Paris attacks in November, and the extension would see the measures — which give the police extra powers to […]

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government on Tuesday presented its second budget with a total outlay of Rs3.945 trillion for the fiscal year 2014-15. Federal Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar read out the budget proposals at the special session of National Assembly attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and presided over by the speaker Sardar […]