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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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Strange that World Cup winners need to qualify: Casillas


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), Sep 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas says that as defending World Cup champions, it felt strange to battle in out in the qualifiers for the 2014 edition.Spain ... Read more...

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France leave Giroud out for World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS) France's national football coach Didier Deschamps has left out striker Olivier Giroud for the opening match of 2014 World Cup qualifications against Finland in Helsinki.The ... Read more...

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Slovenian accordionist sets new world record


August 28th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Aug 28 (IANS) Slovenian accordionist Zoran Zorko has set a new Guinness world record with a marathon accordion performances that lasted 35 hours and 32 minutes, Xinhua reported.Zorko's ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Finland snatches elliot bronze


August 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Finland won bronze in the Elliot class sailing Saturday, beating Russia in a close third place race.The Finnish crew of Silja Lehtinen, Silja Kanerva and ... Read more...

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German side Bremen signs Kevin de Bruyne on loan


August 7th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 7 (IANS) Bundesliga side Werder Bremen has signed Belgian international midfielder Kevin de Bruyne on a season-long deal from Chelsea until 2013, the club said Tuesday.The 21-year-old Chelsea ... Read more...

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British tourists to Goa dip, Russian arrivals shoot up


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The number of tourists from Britain to Goa has declined 30 percent, but Russian tourists have swelled by more than 200 percent over the last two ... Read more...

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Olympics: India’s Somdev crashes out of tennis singles


July 30th, 2012 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's wildcard entrant Somdev Devvarman crashed out of Olympic tennis after he lost his first round match of the men's singles to Finland's Jarko Nieminen ... Read more...

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Moody’s cuts outlook on Germany


July 24th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 24 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service late Monday lowered its outlook on top-rated Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to negative from stable, citing increasing uncertainties about the euro debt ... Read more...

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Finland better off within Eurozone: Finnish PM


July 16th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Finland is better off with a stable euro currency and the country remaining in the now 17-member single currency Eurozone, said Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. ... Read more...

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Rise in Visa on Arrivals in June 2012


July 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) recorded an increase of over 12 percent in the month of June compared to the same period last year, officials ... Read more...

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Deschamps is new France coach


July 9th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 9 (IANS) The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed former captain Didier Deschamps as the new coach of the national team, replacing Laurent Blanc."Noel Gael, president of the ... Read more...

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Decline in Visas on Arrival in May


June 7th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) There was a decline of over 6 percent in Visa on Arrival (VoA) from 11 countries in May this year compared to the same period ... Read more...

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Gunman held in Finland shooting incident


May 26th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 26 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Finland on charges of killing one person and injuring eight early Saturday, Xinhua reported.According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the ... Read more...

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UAE, Finland discuss cooperation


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Finland have discussed ways to boost cooperation, particularly at international forums.Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi, assistant secretary of state for international affairs, and ... Read more...

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Hodgson set to be named as England football manager


April 30th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Roy Hodgson is set to be named the head coach of England after it was revealed the West Brom manager is in talks with the Football ... Read more...

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Finn man commits suicide in Delhi


April 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A 27-year-old mentally unstable Finn committed suicide Sunday by jumping off the sixth floor of a car parking facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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Finnish professor charged with spying for Russia


April 14th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Finnish academic has been charged by Denmark with aiding alleged Russian spies in Copenhagen.According to Finland's national broadcaster YLE, 49-year-old Timo Kivimäki was first ... Read more...

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34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March


April 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The visas on arrival issued to foreign tourists from 11 countries saw a jump of 34 percent during January-March this year compared to the same ... Read more...

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Global paper consumption increased by half since 1980


April 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Global paper consumption since 1980 has gone up by almost half, although communication today is mostly by email and text, online statements and by fax, a ... Read more...

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Living alone leads to depression


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Living alone may double the risk of depression, a study has found.A study of more than 3,000 people in Finland found people living alone were 80 ... Read more...

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Finland embassy staff leaves Syria


March 20th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 20 (IANS) The Finnish embassy staff in Syrian capital Damascus has left the country due to the "weakened security situation", the foreign ministry said in a statement.The embassy ... Read more...

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Sebastien Loeb wins his 6th Mexican Rally


March 12th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 12 (IANS) French driver Sebastien Loeb extended his lead in the 2012 World Rally championship (WRC) with a comfortable victory in the Rally Mexico.The Frenchman Sunday won ... Read more...

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Finland to design advanced icebreaker for Canada


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Aker Arctic Technology of Finland will be joining a team led by STX Canada Marine, to design the Canadian Coast Guard's future flagship, the CCGS John ... Read more...

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Over 12,000 visitors get Indian visa on arrival


January 31st, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 12,000 visitors from 11 countries used the tourist visa on arrival facility in 2011, with the maximum numbers coming from New Zealand, Japan and ... Read more...

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Finnair’s school campaign collects 60,000 euros


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Monday said its 'Change for Good' campaign, carried out with Unicef Finland to create awareness about clean water and environment for Indian ... Read more...

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Finland to close embassy in Pakistan (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Finland has decided to close its embassy in Pakistan over security concerns, a media report said.Finland embassy officials in Islamabad said they have informed the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Four dead in Russian oil rig accident (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people were killed and 49 others were missing when an oil rig overturned in the Russian sea early Sunday, officials said.The Kolskaya ... 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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Nokia Siemens Networks to cut 17,000 jobs globally


November 24th, 2011 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Nov 24 (IANS) Nokia Siemens Networks is planning to cut its workforce by 17,000 worldwide by the end of 2013, the company said in a statement from Finland.The company ... Read more...

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Airport body scanners banned by EU over cancer fears


November 17th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) The European Union has banned the controversial airport body scanners over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer, a media report said.Experts have found the scanners ... Read more...

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UAE, Finland discuss bilateral relations


October 9th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Finland have held talks on strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the social sector.The two sides noted the importance of ... Read more...

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HCL software delivery centre in Dublin soon


September 20th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) HCL Technologies Tuesday said that it will establish a software delivery centre in Ireland's capital Dublin which will create 80 jobs over three years for ... Read more...

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Britain to hold disco night for the deaf


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) It's good news for those unable to hear. Britain will soon organise its first disco night for the deaf, a media report said Tuesday.The "multi-sensory" disco ... Read more...

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Russia expects more tourists from India, China


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and China are among the major countries from where Russia expects more tourists, a top Russian official has said.Other countries that could contribute to ... Read more...

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