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EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan

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EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan by Jean-Luc BARDET BRUSSELS: – EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland’s Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk. Leaders will also back a huge 315-billion-euro ($380-billion) investment plan unveiled last month by new European...


Russia condemns attack on school in Peshawar

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Russia condemns attack on school in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Russia on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric act of terrorism carried out by the terrorists at a school in Peshawar. According to Russian embassy, the Russian Foreign Ministry while condemning the terrorist attack at school in which students were made hostages while more than 100 students and teachers, most of them children killed and...


At least two killed as police end Sydney hostage siege: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

At least two killed as police end Sydney hostage siege: report SYDNEY: At least two people were killed as police stormed the Sydney cafe to end a siege of more than 16 hours by a gunman holding several hostages, television reports said early Tuesday. An AFP photographer on the scene saw what appeared to be a body, covered by a bloodstained sheet, being stretchered out of...


Spain PM admits people still suffering from crisis

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Spain PM admits people still suffering from crisis MADRID: Spain’s prime minister admitted on Monday that jobless people and their families are still suffering the consequences of the economic crisis even though the country is gradually recovering from recession. Rajoy drew criticism from opponents and labor unions last week when he claimed that the six-year crisis was “history” now the economy was growing...


Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

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Miss South Africa crowned Miss World LONDON:  Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women from...


Ukraine is own worst threat: Russian deputy PM

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Ukraine is own worst threat: Russian deputy PM MOSCOW: – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees defence, said Saturday that Ukraine was its own worst threat, after Kiev announced plans to boost its armed forces because of the conflict in east Ukraine. Rogozin quoted Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak as telling parliament Friday that Kiev faced threats both from pro-Russian separatists...


Ukraine says 11 attacks and drone spotted despite truce

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Ukraine says 11 attacks and drone spotted despite truce KIEV: – The Ukrainian army on Saturday reported 11 attacks against its positions in the east where a ceasefire is tentatively holding and said a drone was spotted over Mariupol, the last major eastern town under its control. “The surveillance activities of the enemy have intensified around Mariupol where a drone was identified,” the military...


Radicals rampage through normally tranquil Zurich centre

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Radicals rampage through normally tranquil Zurich centre GENEVA: – Dozens of masked radicals clashed with police and set cars, trees and trash bins on fire in central Zurich late Friday, sending terrified diners fleeing in the upscale and normally tranquil neighbourhood, police said. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 200 people, many of them armed with...


Baltics up defence spending as Russia buzzes borders

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Baltics up defence spending as Russia buzzes borders by Mike Collier, and Vaidotas Beniusis in Vilnius RIGA: – Russia’s meddling in Ukraine has delivered a wake-up call on defence spending to small Baltic states which spent half a century under Soviet occupation and now fear the Kremlin’s territorial ambitions. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are on heightened alert as Russian military planes and warships...


French court refuses to block taxi app UberPOP

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French court refuses to block taxi app UberPOP PARIS: A French court Friday rejected a bid by taxi companies to have Uber’s amateur car service UberPop banned. The commercial court in Paris ruled that a new law making it harder for Uber drivers to solicit business could not be enforced until the government had published full details of the restrictions. San Francisco-based Uber...


Women in artistic spotlight in mafia heartland

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Women in artistic spotlight in mafia heartland by Angus MACKINNON CASORIA:- In the unlikely setting of one of Italy’s mafia heartlands, a major exhibition of modern artworks by and about women has opened with organisers billing it as the biggest ever of its kind. Featuring the work of more than 80 female artists from all over the world, the “I am Woman”...


Belgium braces for national strike chaos

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Belgium braces for national strike chaos by Philippe SIUBERSKI BRUSSELS: – Belgium risks coming to a virtual standstill Monday as the biggest national strike for years grounds all flights, halts public transport and severs international train links in protest at the new government’s austerity policies. The strike, which is the climax of a union movement that began last month with a...


The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war

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The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war by Laetitia PERON DONETSK:- Wissam Fawzi left Iraq in 2006, hoping to put the horrors of war behind him and study dentistry far away from the sound of bombs. Unfortunately, he picked eastern Ukraine for his new home. “I wanted to move to Donetsk because there was war in Iraq. There was shelling in Baghdad...


UK air traffic system ’restored’ after computer failure

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UK air traffic system ’restored’ after computer failure LONDON: Britain’s air traffic control agency on Friday said its system had been “restored” and services were returning to normal after a computer failure that caused travel chaos across the country. “The system has been restored and we are in the process of returning to normal operations,” National Air Traffic Services said in a statement....


Malala, Satyarthi to receive Nobel Peace Prize

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Malala, Satyarthi to receive Nobel Peace Prize OSLO: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, receives the Peace Prize on Wednesday, sharing it with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. The 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who will be given the prize in a ceremony in Oslo, became a global icon after she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban for insisting that...


Emmanuel Macron: France’s whizz-kid economy minister

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Emmanuel Macron: France’s whizz-kid economy minister by Fran BLANDY PARIS:- Having mastered the piano, philosophy, the world of finance and the tango, Emmanuel Macron dazzled his way into the corridors of French power to become economy minister at the tender age of 36. It is there that the clean-cut whizz-kid faces his greatest test yet: convincing the notoriously change-averse French to...


SIA to honour sale of business-class tickets at economy rates

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SIA to honour sale of business-class tickets at economy rates SINGAPORES:- Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Monday it would honour hundreds of business-class tickets sold wrongly at economy fares to ensure travellers’ plans are not disrupted. The airline said in a statement it was investigating the cause of the erroneous sales which saw “business-class booking able to be made at an outdated economy-class fare level”. The...


Pakistani student shot dead in Chicago

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th December 2014

Pakistani student shot dead in Chicago WASHINGTON: A 23-year old Pakistani student, Mutahir Rauf, was shot dead in Chicago Friday evening, when two attackers tried to rob him and his brother in the Rogers Park neighborhood. According to a  report, citing a police spokesperson, the shooting happened during an attempted robbery about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion...


Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow

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Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow ALMATY, Kazakhstan:- French President Francois Hollande will make an unscheduled stop in Moscow later on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, his office said. Hollande will stop in the Russian capital on his way back home from a visit to Kazakhstan, a day after vowing to work towards a...


Elgin marbles sculpture leaves Britain for first time

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Elgin marbles sculpture leaves Britain for first time LONDON:- Part of the Elgin Marbles has left Britain for the first time since they were taken from the Parthenon in 1803, on loan to a Russian museum, the British Museum said on Friday. The museum has loaned one of the statues — taken from Greece by British diplomat Lord Elgin and which Athens has...


Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece by Vassilis Kyriakoulis IDOMENI,Greece: – Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country. But the wooden platform he had rigged in November beneath the train carriage fell apart, and Ali met a gruesome death...


Silent disco brings quiet riot to London

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd December 2014

Silent disco brings quiet riot to London by Edouard GUIHAIRE LONDON:- London’s nightclubs, where sweaty revellers move and shake to thumping beats, are legendary. But now a quieter, more polite clubbing experience is gaining fans — the silent disco. At silent discos, partygoers don headphones and dance noiselessly to the music they are listening to. Thanks to the headphones, there is no...


Corruption on rise in Turkey, China: Transparency

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Corruption on rise in Turkey, China: Transparency by Frank ZELLER BERLIN:- Corruption is feared to be worsening in China, Turkey and other fast-growing economies, an anti-graft watchdog warned Wednesday, also urging the world’s banking centres to help combat sleaze and money-laundering. Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranked Sudan, North Korea and Somalia as the worst offenders and...


Transparency International corruption rankings

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Transparency International corruption rankings BERLIN:- The following is a list of the top- and bottom-ranked 10 nations — plus 10 big economies in the mid-range — on graft watchdog Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, released Wednesday. The index score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by country analysts and business people, and ranges from...


PM arrives in London to attend conference on Afghanistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd December 2014

PM arrives in London to attend conference on Afghanistan LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday arrived here on the invitation of British Prime Minister David Cameron to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan, being held on December 3-4. The Prime Minister was received by a representative of the British Government and Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Syed Ibne Abbas, at...


PM leaves for UK to attend London Conference on Afghanistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd December 2014

PM leaves for UK to attend London Conference on Afghanistan ISLAMABAD:- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left here for the United Kingdom to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan, being held on December 3-4. British Prime Minister David Cameron had telephoned the Prime Minister on October 28th and invited him to participate in the Conference, a Foreign Office statement said on Tuesday. The...


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