Representatives of European and world powers are seen prior to a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on Monday. The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers.
Reuters Representatives of European and world powers are seen prior to a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on Monday. The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers.

Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as deadline nears


Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal o... »

Singapore teen arrested for anti-Lee Kuan online comments

The teenager celebrated the death of Singapore's founding father Lee, who died last week aged 91 and was cremated after a state funeral on Sunday. File Photo


A Singapore teenager, who criticised Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the former leader's... »

Solar Impulse II lands in China; completes trip's fifth leg


Solar Impulse 2 landed early today in China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, as it completed... »  

Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News


US cable TV operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Dail... »

Saudi-led coalition strikes again hit Yemen overnight

Fire is seen at a military site after it was hit by an air strike on the Faj Attan mountain of Sanaa.


Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night... »

Hyundai Motor chairman gets 2% pay rise in 2014


Hyundai Motor Co Chairman Chung Mong Koo received a 2 per cent pay rise to 5.72 billion won ($5.2 million) in 2014, a year that saw weakness in the rouble and yen contributing to sluggish earnings... »

Samsung mobile chief's salary doubles to $13 mn in 2014

Samsung's mobile division head JK Shin while presenting the Galaxy S6 smartphone at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, 2015. File image


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid co-chief executive J.K. Shin, who oversaw the company's ascent to the top of the smartphone market, $13 million in 2014, more than double what he received in the pr... »

Honda Motor to invest £200 mn in UK plant


Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it would spend more than £200 million ($296 million) to upgrade its UK plant, turning it into a global production hub for the next-generation five-door Civic. <... »

Mark Mobius: Greece will stay in Euro Zone


Veteran investor Mark Mobius of Templeton's emerging markets Investment Trust told Greek financial daily Naftemporiki on Tuesday that Greece's stock market was cheap and that the country would rema... »

Queen Elizabeth II faces prospect of first-ever staff strike

Ariel view of Britain Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle.


For the first time in history, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II faces the prospect of her staff declaring a strike over low pay.Workers at her Windsor Castle residence in Berkshire county of En... »

World leaders’ personal details leaked at G20

The G20 leaders depicted in this November 14, 2014 are (front row, L-R), U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, (back row, L-R), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, South African President Jacob Zuma, China's President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Brisbane.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 31 world leaders whose personal details were inadvertently compromised at the G20 summit held in Australia last year, a media report said today. An e... »

Greece says not backing down on debt relief goal


Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unloc... »

China eases property loan and tax rules to aid housing


Chinese regulators eased lending and tax policies on real estate on Monday, as Beijing seeks to stop a slide in property prices that has put economic recovery at risk. The People's Bank o... »

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh


A 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger was today hacked to death by three machete-wielding suspected Islamists with two of them being arrested here, a month after a prominent American writer was killed... »

Lafarge shares drop as Holcim shareholders balk at new deal terms

File Photo of Bruno Lafont, Chairman and CEO of Lafarge.


Shares in French cement group Lafarge fell by around 2 per cent on Monday after two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appeared unhappy with revised deal terms that were designed to p... »

Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar

Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn

India looking at lowering LNG imports from Qatar

Saudi-led air strikes cripple Yemen’s main airport

GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

Denmark applies to join China-backed AIIB

World iconic landmarks go dark to observe Earth Hour

Former US cop indicted on federal charge for assaulting Indian

Malaysian police arrest media CEO, editors over sedition


Police have arrested five people from a Malaysian media group, including a top executive, on suspicion of sedition, their lawyers and authorities said on Tuesday, over a news report concerning pun... »

Philips sells 80.1% of lighting components unit for $2.8 bn


Philips has agreed to sell an 80.1 per cent stake in its lighting components division for $2.8 billion to Go Scale Capital, a technology fund that will seek to build the company's automotive LED b... »

Japan denies plans to join AIIB


Japan today ruled out any immediate plan to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), categorically denying a news report that its ambassador to China said Tokyo is like... »

LTTE could regroup: Sri Lankan minister


Sri Lanka’s new government today warned that there is a real danger that the LTTE could regroup and wage another war for an independent Tamil homeland, six years after they were militarily defeate... »

Chinese carpooling app Dida in partnership talks with Uber


An early investor in Chinese carpooling app Dida Pinche said he has held talks with U.S. ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc to help grow Dida in a market 99 per cent controlled by Didi Dache a... »

Germanwings crash: Emirates, Etihad Airways introduce ‘rule of two’


Leading carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways said today that their cockpits will have two crew members in at all times under new procedures introduced in response to the Germanwings disaster.<... »

UnitedHealth Group to buy Catamaran for $12.78 bn


Health insurer UnitedHealth Group unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion. Catamaran, formed from the merger of SXC Hea... »

Indian-American parents of ‘abducted’ children seek US help


Around 60 Indian-Americans have asked the US government and the Congress to consider imposing sanctions on India, alleging that they have “not been able to get justice” from the Indian system in r... »

World Bank to hold $25 mn auction for UN carbon credits


The World Bank will hold an auction worth $25 million in June for UN-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Monday.The so-called Pilot Aucti... »

Australia orders cockpit rule of two after Germanwings crash


Australia today mandated that at least two crew members be present in the cockpit at all times in planes with 50 or more passengers operating in the country, in response to the Germanwings crash t... »

Arvind arm to pay Ralph Lauren $3.2 mn to settle lawsuit

India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen

First US penny fetches $1.2 bn at auction

Six dead, 4 missing in Indonesia landslide

Air Canada flight comes off runway in Halifax; 25 hurt

Thousands bid farewell to Lee amid heavy rains

Saudi king says Yemen campaign to continue until target is achieved

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