Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks


Pro-Russian rebels have softened their demand for full independence, saying they would respect U... »

Pakistan parliament holds emergency session to discuss political crisis


Pakistan’s Parliament is holding a joint emergency session here today to support embattled Prime... »

Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air


Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on... »

Euro zone factory growth slows in August amid rising tensions in Ukraine


Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new ord... »

Germany posts budget surplus as pressure rises to boost growth


Germany posted a budget surplus of 16.1 billion euros in the first half of 2014, highlighting th... »

Australia's Senate votes to repeal mining tax in win for Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott


Australia's upper house Senate voted on Tuesday to scrap a tax on mining industry super profits, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that has fuelled accusations that he is... »

Japan pledges $35 b for infra projects in India

Cementing ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese
counterpart Shinzo Abe at a tea ceremony at Omotesenke, one of the
main schools of the Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo on Monday. - PTI

Press Trust of India

Pledging to enhance bilateral cooperation, Japan on Monday promised $35-billion assistance to India for the next five years towards funding next generation infrastructure projects, smart cities,... »

China reacts guardedly to Modi’s expansionist remark


China today reacted guardedly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks of “expansionist” tendency among some countries, saying it is not clear what was he referring to and recalled his earlier co... »

China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia


China opposed additional sanctions against Russia on Monday over accusations Moscow was sending troops into Ukrainian territory, saying the European Union's push to draw up more measures would... »

Iran worried over rising rupee balance in India

Amiti Sen/Richa Mishra

Iran is worried about the growing rupee balance lying idle in its account with India’s UCO Bank. This follows a drop in exports from India to Iran in the first quarter of the current fiscal.»

Modi arrives in Tokyo to hold summit talks with Abe


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived here for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto.<... »

Taliban militants attack Afghan intelligence office


Taliban militants today attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people in a bomb and gun assault, officials said.“The attack... »

Ukraine, Afghanistan issues to dominate NATO summit


The current situation in Ukraine and the security transition in Afghanistan at the end of the year will dominate the proceedings of the NATO summit next week, according to White House officials.»

‘Indian students major contributor to US economy’


Foreign students from India, China and South Korea are the major contributors to the US economy with the host country earning $21.8 billion in tuition fees and $12.8 billion in living costs from t... »

ECB under pressure to act amid high unemployment


The European Central Bank (ECB) is facing increased pressure for fresh action to spur economic growth after data released on Friday showed eurozone inflation slowed to a near-five year low in Augu... »

Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption

Malaysia Airlines to cut 30% of jobs as part of revamp

Eurozone unemployment rate steady at 11.5% in July

NATO, EU mulls more Russia sanctions after alleged Ukraine incursions

Chinese language learning on the rise

Japan’s household spending drops for fourth month after tax hike

Magnitude-6.1 quake rattles southern Japan

‘MH17 trial could be conducted either in Malaysia or ICJ’

Iran unveils new missile, radar systems


Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defence capabilities.Air defence chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili says the missile will enab... »

Putin orders Gazprom to start gas pipeline construction to China


President Vladimir Putin, presiding over a ceremony in Russia's Far East, ordered on Monday the start of construction for Gazprom's 'Power of Siberia' pipeline, which is planned to bring the first... »

Greek economy shrinks at slowest pace since late 2008


Greece's economy shrank a revised 0.3 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, contracting at its slowest pace since late 2008, data showed on Monday. The gross domestic product... »

Malaysia says non-tariff barriers hinder Asean-India trade ties

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Malaysia, which will assume Chairmanship of Asean in 2015, wants India to reduce non-tariff barriers along with scheduled dismantling of tariff barriers to zero.Aida Safinaz Allias, Min... »

Rona Fairhead set to be BBC Trust chairwoman


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Trust, the body overseeing the world famous news corporation, is set to get its first female head. Rona Fairhead, 53, a high-flying executive wh... »

Foreign clients move out Rs 25 lakh cr from Swiss banks


As India steps up its pressure on Switzerland in its black money pursuit, foreign clients’ funds worth 350 billion Swiss francs (nearly Rs 25 lakh crore) have left Swiss banks in the past six year... »

Chrysler to recall over 25,000 vehicles in China


Automobile manufacturer Chrysler’s Chinese subsidiary will recall over 25,000 imported cars back to China over flaws that may lead to fires, the country’s quality watchdog has said.It will... »

US Vice-President discusses govt formation with Iraq’s PM-designate


US Vice-President Joe Biden, has spoken with Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and discussed government formation among other issues, the White House said.During a telephone c... »

TCA Anant part of Ban Ki-moon’s expert group


India’s Chief Statistician TCA Anant is part of an independent expert advisory group constituted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that will advise him on measures required to close the data gap... »

Iraq militants release video purporting to show Kurd’s beheading


The terrorist Islamic State group released a video on Friday purporting to show its gunmen decapitating what they said was a Kurdish fighter captured in northern Iraq.The video showed maske... »

Pakistan’s military to mediate country’s political crisis

German retail sales post biggest fall since January 2012

Eurozone inflation hits near five-year low

Malaysia Airlines shares suspended ahead of revamp announcement

140 arrested in pro-immigration protest outside White House

Japan inflation rate unchanged at 3.3%

Libya’s interim government resigns under pressure

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