Following are the top foreign stories at 1730 hours

* Polling begins on 21 national and provincial seats in by-elections in Pakistan
     Islamabad: Polling began on Sunday on 21 national and provincial seats in the by-elections in Pakistan amidst tight security and suspension of cellular and internet services in specific districts of Punjab and Balochistan to maintain law. *

* Indian-origin mayoral candidate wants to run London like a 'seasoned CEO'
     London: Tarun Ghulati, the Indian-origin candidate in the race to challenge Sadiq Khan from winning a third term as Mayor of London, has said that the citizens of the UK capital have been let down by all the major political parties and he wants to run London like a "seasoned CEO" which delivers profits for all. *

* Scotland Yard chief under pressure over antisemitism row at London protest
     London: The Scotland Yard chief is under growing pressure on Sunday amid an antisemitism row during a pro-Palestinian protest march in London, with former UK home secretary Suella Braverman among those calling for his resignation. *

* Pak Fin Min says IMF team to visit country next month to negotiate new bailout package
     Islamabad: Pakistan’s Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb has said that an IMF team is expected to visit Islamabad next month to negotiate a new long-term bailout package to secure a staff-level agreement for the cash-strapped country by mid-July. *

* Russia warns Pakistan of banning rice imports over phytosanitary concerns
     Karachi: Russia has warned Pakistan that it would ban rice imports again if Moscow's phytosanitary concerns are not addressed in future consignments after a quarantine organism was detected in the rice consignment. *

(This story has not been edited by THE WEEK and is auto-generated from PTI)