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Most Indians pessimistic about job market


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Most of the world, including India, was pessimistic about the job market last year with 57 percent of adults saying it was a bad time to ... Read more...

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Turkey to hold political dialogue with EU


June 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) Turkey and the European Union (EU) will engage in a political dialogue in Istanbul Thursday. The meet will be part of Turkey's accession negotiation for the ... Read more...

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Russia warns against hasty conclusions on Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A number of Western countries are jumping to conclusions about the Houla massacre in Syria, where more than 100 people were killed, Russia's envoy to ... Read more...

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Ukraine introduces ban on public smoking


May 25th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian parliament has approved a legislation prohibiting smoking at public places, including restaurants, stadiums and government buildings."The adoption of this document was necessary since, ... Read more...

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Eurozone’s retail sales up


March 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) Retail sales in the eurozone edged up 0.3 percent in January this year compared with the previous month, said Eurostat, the statistics office of the European ... Read more...

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Russia to ban cattle imports from all EU states


March 6th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's food safety and sanitary watchdog will ban cattle imports from all EU countries from March 20 following the spread of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue ... Read more...

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One in 10 Swiss nationals lives abroad


February 18th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS) A total of 703,640 Swiss nationals are now living abroad, representing 10 percent of country's population, the government said.The 2011 statistics published by the Swiss Federal ... Read more...

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Germany calls for European rating agencies after S&P; downgrade


January 16th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Europe needs to create independent credit rating agencies and stop relying solely on leading US-based agencies, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said during his visit ... Read more...

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Italian MPs are top earners in Europe


January 4th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) Italian MPs earn an average salary of 16,000 euros (around $20,900 or Rs.11,12,000), making them the top earners among lawmakers in the European Union (EU), according ... Read more...

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EU imposes carbon taxes on airlines


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has imposed carbon taxes on airlines in order to combat climate change and the fee has come into force from Jan 1, ... Read more...

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European airports prepare for upcoming heavy snow


December 17th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming days of heavy snow, the European airports have made several preparations this time to prevent any chaotic situation and inconvenience to air-passengers, said ... Read more...

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Ratings agencies wary of EU summit impact on debt


December 13th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Three major ratings agencies said Monday that last week's EU summit was not enough to ease pressure on eurozone sovereign debt since no decisive initiatives ... Read more...

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EU adopts new rules on airport body scanners


November 15th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has adopted new guidelines on the use of security scanners at airports to protect the privacy and health of passengers.Under the ... Read more...

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EU-India children’s culture showcase begins Friday


November 9th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) A week-long partnership between the European Union and India Nov 11-17 will present a children's cultural showcase in select venues across the country for better ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka signs air service agreement with EU


October 28th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have signed an air service agreement that will enhance overall cooperation between the two parties, the island nation's external ... Read more...

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Russia resumes vegetable import from Poland


July 20th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 20 (IANS) Russia has decided to lift its ban on the import of vegetables from Poland, a Polish minister has said.Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki confirmed that the ban ... Read more...

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India taps Poland for access to EU market


July 11th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Monday urged Poland, the east European country which holds the rotating European Union presidency, to help resolve trade obstacles for Indian agricultural exports to ... Read more...

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UAE imports cucumber mostly from outside EU


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates government has clarified that the country imports most of the cucumber it consumes from outside the European Union (EU).Of the total ... Read more...

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UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.A resolution ... Read more...

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IMF ‘fully functioning’ after Strauss-Kahn’s arrest


May 16th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that it remains "fully functioning and operational" despite the arrest of its Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Xinhua reported Monday.The ... Read more...

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EU delegation meets Yasin Malik


May 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) delegation visiting Kashmir Friday met Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) here and discussed the ... Read more...

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European Parliament condemns Pak support to Taliban


April 16th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Apr 16(ANI): The European Parliament has taken the bold step towards issuing two declarations against the Pakistan Government and instructing European Commission to re-evaluate the size of financial packages provided ... Read more...

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EU adopts measures to tackle financial crisis in the Eurozone


March 25th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Council on Friday adopted a comprehensive package of measures to respond to the financial crisis in the Eurozone and ensure lasting stability.The measures adopted are aimed ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels council seeks Arab League recognition


March 12th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's National Transitional Council, set up by anti-Gaddafi rebels as a ruling body in the east of the country, has urged the Arab League to ... Read more...

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China records second highest percentage of women CEOs


March 8th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) About 19 percent of Chinese women in management positions hold the post of chief executive officer (CEO), the second highest percentage recorded among 39 countries and ... Read more...

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Italy may freeze 3.6 bn euros of Libyan assets


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italy may follow the lead of its allies and freeze billions of euros of Libyan assets, according to Italian news reports.Business daily Il Sole 24 Ore ... Read more...

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US envoy to UN warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 2 (ANI): United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Libya in the wake of refugees beginning to flee to ... Read more...

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European Union ratifies UN convention on disability rights


January 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday ratified the United Nation's (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities that intends to ensure rights of people with disabilities.This ... Read more...

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India is EU’s 9th major trading partner


December 9th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) trade in goods with India, which is the EU's 9th most important trading partner, picked up in the first nine months of 2010 after ... Read more...

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European lawmakers bat for outsourcing to India


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) Unlike US President Barack Obama, European lawmakers find outsourcing jobs, products or services to India mutually beneficial, creating a win-win situation."Outsourcing is now seen more as a ... Read more...

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Half of young Brit women live alone


October 9th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 09 (ANI): A new research has indicated that fewer than half of young women now share their lives with a man.Some, like movie singleton Bridget Jones, live alone while others ... Read more...

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Zardari asks England, Pak to end cricket match fixing blame game


September 21st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 21 (ANI): Concerned over the issue of match-fixing allegations levelled against the Pakistani cricket team, President Asif Ali Zardari met British High Commissioner Adam Thomson in the capital on Monday. ... Read more...

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EU agrees trade concessions to flood-hit Pakistan


September 17th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): The European Union has reportedly agreed to make trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of floods.According to the BBC, although details of the concessions ... Read more...

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UK to crack down on suspect migrant student visa rise


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.2 (ANI): The British Home Office has decided to conduct a review of student visas after a controversial surge in numbers raised fears that the new points-based application system is providing ... Read more...

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EU approves topped-up sanctions on Iran (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 26 (DPA) European Union (EU) foreign ministers Monday approved a list of sanctions on Iran which go well beyond the measures approved by the UN, officials confirmed. The sanctions are meant ... Read more...

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