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Yoko Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot


September 21st, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yoko Ono, widow of Beatles star John Lennon, will give a peace prize in the couple's name to Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, Amnesty ... Read more...

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Eight get Priyadarshni Foundation’s global awards


September 19th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, actress Deepika Padukone and member of European Parliament Nirj Deva were among achievers who were conferred the global awards instituted by NGO ... Read more...

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Estonian president calls economist a ’smug’


June 8th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tallinn, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The president of Estonia has launched an attack on US Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. The economist had written an article on Estonia in his blog ... Read more...

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China backs Europe’s integration


May 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 31 (IANS) China supports Europe's integration process as well as its efforts to deal with the sovereign debt crisis, said an official.China has faith in Europe's capability of ... Read more...

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Kazakh cops jailed for attacking protesters


May 29th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five police officers have been sent to jail for their heavy-handed response to a protest by striking oil workers in Kazakhstan last year.At least 15 ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... 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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European parliament urges Russia, China to back Iran sanctions


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European parliament Thursday called on Russia and China to back UN Security Council sanctions against Iran and cease assisting its nuclear activities."[Members] regret the ... Read more...

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No violations at Russia’s parliamentary polls


December 4th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There were no violations during Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia, international observers monitoring the polls said.The elections are being seen as a crucial test for ... Read more...

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‘EU-India free trade top priority for Britain’


November 11th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 11 (IANS) Britain has made the European Union (EU)-India free trade agreement (FTA) "as its number one priority", a British member of the European Parliament said.Sajjad Karim, ... Read more...

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Ilves to be sworn in as Estonia’s president


October 10th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Tallinn, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who was re-elected for a second term as Estonian president in late August, will be sworn in Monday, Estonian Parliament said.In line ... Read more...

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Nihita eyes Bigg Boss fame, Sobhraj eyes European Parliament


October 1st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 1 (IANS) As 23-year-old Nihita Biswas Sobhraj becomes the first Nepali to take part in Bigg Boss reality show on Indian television from Sunday, her 67-year-old "celebrity" ... Read more...

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Rift in Kashmir panel but no resignations (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A rift over two of three interlocutors on Kashmir participating in conferences suspected to have been funded by Pakistan's spy agency ISI has cast ... Read more...

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Italian lawmaker apologises for backing Breivik ideology (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian member of the European parliament apologised Thursday to Norway for his support for some of the ideas expressed by twin terror attacker Anders ... Read more...

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Italian leader supports Norwegian attacker’s views


July 28th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian member of the European Parliament has described some ideas of Norway's mass killer Anders Behring Breivik as "good" and in some cases "excellent," ... Read more...

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A baby is born every 40 seconds in Britain


July 25th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) One child is born in Britain every 40 seconds, according to latest official figures.Experts said the country's soaring birth rate was due to mass immigration that ... Read more...

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EU condemns ‘heinous’ Mumbai attack


July 14th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 14 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union Thursday condemned and termed as "heinous" the deadly bomb attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 17 people and left over ... Read more...

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Candy packets in Britain to carry health warnings


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Like danger signs on cigarette packets, candy and lollipops in Britain would now also need to carry health warnings.The warnings are related to artificial food colouring, ... Read more...

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End Tibetan monastery stand-off, European Parliament to China


April 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 19 (IANS) The European Parliament Tuesday asked the Chinese government to end a stand-off at a monastery in northeastern Tibet."This brutality is typical of the Chinese regime. 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 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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European Parliament asks Nepal to let Tibetan refugees vote


April 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Strongly reacting to Nepal forcibly preventing Tibetan refugees from taking part in an election to choose a new "government-in-exile", the European Parliament (EP) has asked the ... Read more...

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New EU anti-terrorist body will be ‘like KGB’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Senior European administrative officials are planning to set up a new European Union counter-terrorism agency, which critics warn, could turn into a Europe-wide secret police force that would be ... Read more...

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EU to revitalize Europe’s economy with 2012 budget


March 25th, 2011 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Thursday informed that the 2012 budget will be the main tool to revitalize Europe's economy by focusing on employment, economic governance and growth.The European ... Read more...

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Hindus laud European Parliament for “binding standards” to integrate Roma


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 10 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed European Parliament for resolution binding minimum standards at European Union level to improve the plight of Roma (Gypsies), saying it is a "step in ... Read more...

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NATO, EU to discuss military and economic options to resolve Libya crisis


March 10th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Ministers of European Union and NATO will meet to discuss options to deal with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi as leaders ponder military and economic options to resolve the crisis in ... Read more...

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Britain plans no-brand cigarette packs


March 7th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Soon cigarettes in Britain will be sold in plain packets with no colour, logos or graphics except for a health warning.Britain will become the first country ... Read more...

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Religious statesman Rajan Zed awarded “Bishop Manogue Interfaith Award”


March 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 05 (ANI): Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed has been awarded "Bishop Manogue Interfaith Award'.Award citation, handed over to Zed at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) in Nevada (USA) ... Read more...

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European Parliament says transition in Egypt could take at least a year


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday said that the transition to democracy in Egypt could take at least a year and not six months as planned by the transitional ... Read more...

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EU rights court agrees to hear ‘freedom campaign’ case of 3 murderers


February 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.26 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the cases of three murderers who launched a freedom campaign based on their human rights.The three convicts- Jeremy Bamber, ... Read more...

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EU imposes travel and economic sanctions on Belarusian officials


February 1st, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council on Monday imposed travel and economic sanctions on Belarusian officials due to their involvement on post-election violence."I welcome today's Council's decision to ... Read more...

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Gandhi looking for pedestal in French heritage town


January 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Even as India and Indians across the world are set to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Sunday, the global peace icon is finding it ... Read more...

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International community strongly condemns Moscow terror attack


January 25th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The international community on Monday strongly condemned the suicide bombing which killed at least 34 people at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport, calling it inhumane and unacceptable.NATO Secretary General ... Read more...

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Lukashenko sworn in as president for the fourth time


January 21st, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Alexander Lukashenko on Friday was sworn in as President of Belarus for the fourth time, the state-run BelTA news agency reported.The solemn inauguration ceremony of newly elected ... Read more...

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European Parliament approves law that allows seeking health care in any EU country


January 20th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a law that allows patients to seek medical care in another European Union country, the EU Directive on patients' rights in cross-border ... Read more...

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