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Russia dismisses EU sanctions on Syria


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not participate in the European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria and will not allow the inspection of ships sailing under its flag, an ... Read more...

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Iran to shut Hormuz Strait if threatened: Officials


July 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The strategic Strait of Hormuz may be closed if Iran's security is threatened, top Iranian officials have said."We do have the plan to close the Strait ... Read more...

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EU unemployment rate reaches 14-year high


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (UN) unemployment rate in February rose for the tenth consecutive month, reaching its highest numbers in more than 14 years, officials said on Monday.In ... Read more...

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ... Read more...

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UK has the second highest standard of living


December 14th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Luxembourg has the highest standard of living in the euro-zone. In a report issued by Europe’s statistical organization Eurostat, the United Kingdom is ranked second with living ... Read more...

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ICAO adopts India’s stand against EU aviation norms


November 11th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Indian government Friday said that a working paper presented by it to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) against aviation emission norms proposed by ... Read more...

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European culture carnival opens in capital


November 11th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Children can look forward to a surprise November bouquet in the capital. A musical journey by a Polish Oriental band, storytelling sessions, puppet theatre, folk ... 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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Indian states’ finance ministers conclude Europe tour


September 17th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 17 (IANS) A delegation of state finance ministers from India concluded a ten-day tour of Europe Friday after studying the implementation of the VAT system in ... Read more...

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EU and Russia reach agreement to resume trade of vegetables


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union and Russia on Wednesday reached an agreement for the immediate resumption of trade of vegetables, ending the Russian ban on EU products due to the ... Read more...

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Russia to maintain EU vegetables ban until E. coli source is identified


June 7th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced that it will maintain the ban on vegetable imports from the European Union until the origin source of the E. coli outbreak is identified, ... Read more...

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EU Commission and industries join to build ‘Internet of the Future’


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that the first phase of a €600 million ($888.36) public-private partnership on the Internet of the Future was launched.European Commission Vice-President ... Read more...

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EU rebukes Pakistan for going slow against Taliban


April 16th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Parliament has rebuked Pakistan for the slow progress in the fight against Taliban militancy in the country and directed the European Commission ... Read more...

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Poisonous dioxin found in 3,000 tons of an animal feed additive in Germany


January 6th, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- The German Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday revealed that up to 3,000 tons of an animal feed additive was found containing a poisonous dioxin that aids the development ... 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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European leaders disagree over China’s EU investments


December 28th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European leaders are in disagreement over limiting China's European Union investments which increased by 12 percent this year, Deutsche Welle television reported on Tuesday.European Union industry commissioner Antonio ... Read more...

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EU approves first package of €100 million in support of the Palestinian people


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission on Wednesday decided to provide an initial financial package worth €100 million ($131 million) to the Occupied Palestinian Territory under the 2011 budget, the European ... Read more...

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EU approves visa-free travel for Albanians and Bosnians


November 8th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday approved the extension of visa-free travel for citizens of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovia.Interior ministers of the 27 EU member states agreed ... Read more...

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EU simulates total cyber warfare to check state of defences


November 5th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Essential web services have come under a simulated attack as European nations test their cyber defences.The tests, dubbed Cyber Europe 2010, has experts from EU Member States try ... Read more...

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EU moves to curb access to bomb-making chemicals


September 21st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 21 (IANS/AKI) Aiming to boost security, the European Union (EU) has proposed a rule for all its member countries to limit access to chemicals that can be used to prepare ... Read more...

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EU proposes regulation on chemical access to prevent home-made explosives


September 20th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that its Commission has put forward a proposal to limit access to chemicals that can be misused to produce home-made explosives.The ... 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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Britain scraps tests for nurses from EU


July 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Foreign nurses in Britain will no longer need to sit for rigorous competence exams before treating patients, as European Union (EU) rules demand that the tests be axed, ... Read more...

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World leaders gather in Canada ahead of G8, G20 summits


June 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) World leaders descended on Toronto Thursday for three days of summits among the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialised nations and the Group of 20 (G20) top world ... Read more...

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Iranian speaker backs 20 percent uranium enrichment


June 17th, 2010 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Wednesday urged the government to start enriching uranium to 20 percent, the state-run Press TV reported. The remarks came as EU member-states Monday agreed ... Read more...

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Australia tightens subscriber’s private web browsing access


June 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Companies who provide customers with a connection to the Internet may soon have to retain subscriber's private web browsing history for law enforcement to examine when requested.Industry insiders, ... Read more...

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American Jewish Committee welcomes UN Security Council’s new sanctions against Iran


June 10th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Wednesday welcomed the UN Security Council adoption of a new sanctions resolution aimed at stopping Iran from developing nuclear-weapons capability."The ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum on Europe opens as rescue package is announced


May 11th, 2010 - 5:19 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The World Economic Forum on Europe on Monday opened with the participation of over 400 leaders from businesses, governments, academia, and civil societies from over 40 countries as ... Read more...

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Euro leaders call for permanent rescue system


May 8th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 8 (DPA) Eurozone leaders called for the instant creation of a permanent rescue system for members who fall into the kind of financial turmoil currently afflicting Greece, on a night ... Read more...

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Nepal gets weekend deadline to resolve Maoist closure


May 6th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) As Nepal Thursday reeled under a general strike called by the opposition Maoist party for the fifth consecutive day, western governments who form the bulk of the nation's ... Read more...

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EU flags at half-mast for Polish president


April 12th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 11 (DPA) The flags at the European Union's headquarters flew at half-mast Sunday in honour of Poland's president and over 90 other top officials, who died in an air crash. The ... Read more...

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EU brings common visa code for Schengen zone travellers


April 6th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 6 (IANS) Majority of European Union countries have put in place a common visa rule for their citizens travelling across the Schengen zone. The new visa code implemented since Monday will ... Read more...

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Iran calls on West to pursue talks in nuclear row


March 16th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 16 (DPA) Iran called on the West Tuesday to pursue talks in the row over the Islamic state's nuclear programmes. "The logical option would be holding negotiations, and if there is ... Read more...

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Only a few countries have GM crops (To go with ‘India is sharply divided….’)


February 9th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the rest of the world looks at genetically modified (GM) crops? First introduced 15 years ago, GM crops are grown in a handful of countries ... Read more...

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Holocaust studies lack human rights element, says EU


January 26th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Jan 26 (DPA) Lessons about the Holocaust at schools across the European Union need to do a better job of making the connection to human rights, an EU rights agency said ... Read more...

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