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Greek PM asks for ‘time to breathe’


August 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 25 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said his country does not want more aid but asked for "time to breathe". "We don't want more aid ... ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

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Yield on Spanish bonds climbs up


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Investors pushed the yield on Spain's benchmark 10-year bond above 7 percent by the close of trading Monday as European Union finance ministers gathered in Brussels ... Read more...

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Spain’s recession to worsen, says minister


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Navacerrada (Spain), July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic recession is getting worse, and the economic figures from the second quarter point to a "slightly greater" decline of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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EU offers $28 mn aid to Syria


June 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The European Union (EU) has announced a 23-million-euro (about $28 mn) humanitarian aid to Syria.The European Commission, executive body of the EU, Friday adopted the measure ... Read more...

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Britain not to fund EU bank bailouts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Ahead of the European Commission revealing plans to rescue and winddown failing lenders on the ccontinent as the Spanish banking crisis mounts, Britain has ruled out ... Read more...

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No Euro 2012 boycott, says Polish PM


May 25th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) There will be no boycott of the Euro 2012 football championship in Ukraine and Poland, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said after talks with European Union ... Read more...

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Scientists discover method to flag drugs in baby food


May 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Spanish researchers have developed a fast and precise method to flag tiny amounts of drugs present in milk powder and meat-based baby food. Antibiotics, such as ... Read more...

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Naked body scanners in British airports?


May 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Controversial "naked" body scanners could be introduced at all British airports after top scientists declared them safe, Daily Mail reported Friday.Manchester Airport has been trialling the ... Read more...

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Europe condemns Russian livestock import ban


March 21st, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Commission has condemned Russia's decision to ban livestock import from Europe following the spread there of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viruses.Russia imposed a ... Read more...

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EU official seeks gender balance in company boards


March 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding Monday called on Europe to break the "glass ceiling" for women in company boards, as a latest report shows that only ... Read more...

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Russia to suspend livestock import from EU


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia has decided to ban livestock import from the European Union starting March 20, the agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Friday.According to Rosselkhoznadzor, the temporary ban is ... Read more...

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EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... 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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S&P; downgrades Hungary credit rating to junk


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Standard & Poor's, one of the top three global ratings agencies, announced Wednesday that it had cut Hungary's sovereign credit rating to "junk" status, saying it ... 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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Russian president rejects EU criticism of Duma elections


December 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Thursday said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections "means nothing"."I have nothing to say on this ... Read more...

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EU says that prunes are not a laxative


December 14th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The European Union has defined prunes as “not a laxative.” For centuries, prunes have been used to lighten the bowel but an EU body says it cannot ... Read more...

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Apple in price-fixing probe


December 7th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Apple and five of the world's biggest publishers are under investigation for colluding to push up the price of electronic books by as much as 50 ... Read more...

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‘Fiscal tightening should avoid spending cut in innovation’


December 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 6 (IANS) The European Commission chief has urged countries of the European Union (EU) to avoid cutting spending in innovation and education in spite of the tightening measures ... Read more...

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Iran not concerned if Europe doesn’t buy its oil: Official


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 23 (IANS) Iran has no fear of not selling crude oil to Europe, a top Iranian official has said, following reports that France has urged the European Union ... Read more...

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Spain cuts 2011 growth forecast


November 17th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economy is likely to grow by 0.8 percent in 2011, the government said Wednesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of a 1.3 percent expansion in ... 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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EU grants protected status for Darjeeling tea


October 26th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has registered India's Darjeeling tea as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), that seek to protect product names from misuse and imitation.It is ... Read more...

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EU proposes $68 bn infrastructure package


October 20th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Commission Wednesday proposed a 50-billion-euro (about $68 billion) package on infrastructure, which will substantially improve the European Union's (EU) competitiveness and employment, according to ... Read more...

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EU gives flood aid to Pakistan


October 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The European Union has given 6.5 million euros ($9 million) in emergency aid for the flood victims in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday.The UN had ... Read more...

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Czech leader says more European integration ‘fatally wrong’


October 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greater integration is cause of the European Union's problems and is not the solution to the debt crisis, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has said.The statement ... Read more...

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Greece to lay off more than 27,000 state workers


October 4th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS, GREECE (BNO NEWS) -- Greece has announced it will be cutting the jobs of more than 27,000 civil servant employees by the end of the year as part of its cost-cutting ... Read more...

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‘Foreign aid for flood-hit Pakistan inadequate’


September 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Though many countries have announced assistance for the flood-affected people of Pakistan, the aid is inadequate, officials said Tuesday.The international community has, so far, committed over ... Read more...

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C02 emissions up 45 percent in two decades


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Carbon dioxide emissions, the main cause of global warming, rose 45 percent between 1990 and 2010, reaching an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010, ... Read more...

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Irregularities in foreign welfare fund in Chhattisgarh


September 8th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 8 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Thursday admitted irregularities in the use of a welfare fund provided by the European Commission for purchase of school bags for tribal ... Read more...

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Silverstone urges cosmetic testing ban on animals


September 1st, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress Alecia Silverstone has written an open letter to the European Commission urging them to uphold a proposed ban against cosmetic testing on animals.The ban was ... Read more...

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India, EU reach interim settlement on drugs seizures


July 28th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India and the European Union have arrived at an interim settlement on how to prevent the seizure of generic drugs."After several rounds of discussions, India ... 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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Art of Living founder honoured with global prize


June 25th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award, one of the highest civilian honours ... Read more...

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