european cities

Mexicans ride bikes to avoid traffic jams


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) In Mexico City, where more than four million cars, vans and trucks clog the street everyday, the simple everyday task of going to work can ... Read more...

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Olympic taxis to fill up in Swindon


August 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Swindon, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The taxis which are to be fuelled by hydrogen in the Olympic games venue need to travel for 130 miles to Swindon where refueling can be done. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Spain cancels plan to privatise airports


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain said Monday that it has halted the plan to privatise management of the country's two busiest airports.Now is not the time to put the significantly ... Read more...

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Mercer’s 2011 ‘Quality of Living index’ names Vienna as the best place to live in the world


November 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living Index has named the Austrian capital Vienna as the best place to live in the world. The city which has a population ... Read more...

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Invest in Indian infrastructure: Kamal Nath to Europe


October 13th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 13 (IANS) Kamal Nath, India's urban development minister, Wednesday said the next decade has to be called the "decade of infrastructure" in India and stressed that they ... Read more...

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Belgium city biggest cocaine user in Europe


August 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belgian city of Antwerp is Europe's biggest user of cocaine, leaving behind London and Amsterdam, a study said.The research studied waste water of 21 ... Read more...

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Vatican declares war on ’secularisation’


July 14th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 14 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has announced plans for a massive campaign beginning 2012 against "secularisation" in some of Europe's biggest cities.Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair bags the award for best customer satisfaction


June 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 25 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has bagged the 'Best Airline' award in customer satisfaction category in the northern European region at the 'World Airlines Awards 2011', the airline ... Read more...

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Ilyas Kashmiri could be successor to Osama: US officials


May 11th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistani commando Ilyas Kashmiri, cited as one of the masterminds of a plot for a series of "Mumbai-style" attacks in European cities last summer, could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising carbon dioxide emissions linked to spike in hay fever in Europe


April 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A continent-wide study has indicated that carbon dioxide emissions may be raising the pollen counts in European cities.Researchers from 13 EU nations analysed pollen levels for more than ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU to ban cars from cities by 2050


March 29th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European cities would not be a place for cars come 2050, according to a new plan issued by the EU on Monday.The EU is determined to cut ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Over 4,000 cities to turn off lights during Earth Hour


March 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 4,000 cities - including New Delhi and Mumbai - from 131 countries will turn off their lights during the global Earth Hour event Saturday, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Blueline buses finally to go off Delhi roads


January 31st, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Delhi's privately owned Blueline buses, which earned the sobriquet of 'killer buses', will pass into history as the entire fleet goes off the road from Tuesday."Today (Monday) ... Read more...

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Enrique Iglesias launches world tour in Puerto Rico


January 31st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias launched his "Euphoria World Tour" in Puerto Rico with a huge show full of energy before about 15,000 fans, who clearly enjoyed every ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

S. American drug gangs funding al-Qaeda terrorists


December 30th, 2010 - 10:21 am ICT by ANI
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dec. 30 (ANI): South American drugs gangs are reportedly providing millions of pounds of funding to al-Qaeda terrorists to ensure the safe passage of cocaine across North Africa and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British commandos on alert amid Mumbai-like attack fears


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Helicopters have been readied to fly crack British special forces commandos at a moment's notice to tackle any Christmas terror strike as "the government is taking the threat ... Read more...

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Finnair ties up with Kingfisher for smooth connectivity to Europe


December 19th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Passengers from major Indian cities travelling to European countries on the Nordic carrier Finnair will now be able to fly on single ticket, thanks to a tie-up ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spain takes down ring that forged documents for terrorists (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Spanish and Thai authorities mounted a joint operation to dismantle a cell that produced false travel documents for groups linked to Al Qaeda, officials said here Wednesday.Seven people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US drones kill 14 militants in N.Waziristan


November 8th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 8 (ANI): At least 14 suspected militants were killed and three others injured in US drone attacks on Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency Sunday evening.Two US pilotless aircraft fired five missiles ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Al Qaeda plotting new Lockerbie-style bombings


November 1st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) The Al Qaeda may be planning to conduct new "Lockerbie-style" atrocities, and Britain could be among the frontline targets, experts have said.Fears of a new Lockerbie-style bombing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

England camp furious over Russian WC 2018 soccer bid chief’s derogatory comments


October 27th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27(ANI): England's 2018 World Cup bid has filed a complaint with FIFA after the head of Russia's campaign made derogatory comments about London's crime rate and alcohol problems.Alexei Sorokin, the ... Read more...

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German terrorist killed in US drone strike in Pak linked to 9/11 plot


October 16th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A German terrorist killed in a US drone missile last week in Pakistan was in contact with 9/11 collaborators just days before the 2001 attacks on the World ... Read more...

Posted in World |

20 NATO supply trucks torched in Quetta in fresh attack following air strike standoff


October 6th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 5 (ANI): In the latest attack on convoys carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in Pakistan, unidentified assailants have torched more than 20 NATO supply trucks, police officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

ISI helping US on Europe plots: Envoy


October 4th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Pakistan has been helping the US gather intelligence about who is plotting against various European cities with its spy agency ISI sharing information with the CIA, according ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US, allies on global hunt for terror plotters


October 4th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) US and allied intelligence agencies are on a near-global manhunt for teams of Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists thought to be preparing multiple attacks on major European ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US may issue travel alert for Americans in Europe


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US is considering whether to warn its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe following the recent threat of Mumbai-style attacks by Al Qaeda and other ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US to warn citizens over al-Qaeda backed Mumbai-style terror attacks in Europe


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Amidst growing fears that European landmarks or transport hubs could be attacked by the al-Qaeda, the U.S. is reportedly considering issuing an official statement as early as today, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eight Germans, two Brits behind Pak-based Mumbai-style terror threat to Europe


October 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 1(ANI): Eight Germans and two Brits are at the heart of the Al-Qaeda-linked terror plot against European cities, a Pakistani intelligence official has said.According to the official, Pakistan, Britain ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Army brands ‘Pak-based terrorists planning Europe attack’ reports ‘very speculative’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Not attaching much significance to the claims that Pakistan-based terrorists, thought to be linked to Al Qaeda, were planning simultaneous strikes on London and other European cities, the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Leon Panetta to pressurise Pak to lie low over Kashmir issue, Indo-US arms deal


September 30th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta is expected to visit Pakistan this week, reportedly for pressurising Islamabad to stay cool over the Indo-US arms deal and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mumbai-style terror attack on European cities foiled (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been foiled by intelligence agencies, a media report said.Intelligence sources revealed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

The Best European Cities To Visit In The Fall


September 26th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For all those who are planning to visit Europe this fall, it is essential that one knows the best cities in the continent. While the list ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Obama condemns Quran burning plan


September 9th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday condemned the plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack, saying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India demand spurs daily Delhi service by Finnair (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) Buoyed by some strong demand from India even during the difficult times for global carriers during the past few years, Nordic airline Finnair is starting a ... Read more...

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