western europe

Volvo reports better profit in Q2 than expected


July 25th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo group has posted a profit of 6,764 million Swedish kronor (about $970 million) before tax in the second quarter this year, which ... Read more...

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India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tourism to Sri Lanka is booming


July 20th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman (Lead, correcting para two)


June 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman


June 30th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 17 percent


June 12th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew by 17.5 percent in May to 57,506 from a year earlier, the tourism authority said Tuesday.The latest arrival rates were nearly ... Read more...

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Millionaire households grow in China


June 5th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Ranking third on the worldwide list of millionaire households, the number of millionaires in China grew to 1.4 million last year, up 15.6 percent year-on-year.China Daily ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Fukushima like accidents to recur


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Nuclear disasters like that of Chernobyl and Fukushima are likely to recur once in 10-20 years, threatening Europe with the world's highest risk of radioactive contamination, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Facts about France


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Here are key facts on France, where voting in the first round of the 2012 French presidential election took place Sunday. Located in western Europe, France ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Peaceful Sri Lanka records increase in tourists


April 18th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of tourist arrivals in March, according to data released by the Tourist Board Wednesday.The most number of ... Read more...

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Beijing, Shanghai gain top cities ranking


March 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Beijing and Shanghai have the most rapid growth in importance to high-net-worth individuals and will rank third and fourth among the world's top cities in 10 ... Read more...

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Russian election commission website hacked


March 5th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The website of Russia's Central Election Commission came under hacker attack from within Russia and abroad during the presidential election, a top official said.The commission's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Stone Age hunters discovered America


March 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe - 10,000 years before the Siberia-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cancer cases found in women with French brand implants


December 31st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 31 (IANS) Health authorities in France have confirmed to have come across at least 20 cases of cancer among women having breast implants of a French brand.As of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia witnesses 10 percent rise in HIV cases in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) Russia has witnessed a rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 in comparison to the cases recorded during corresponding period last year.Russia registered 48,363 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India issues advisory for students bound for Eurasia


October 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India Wednesday issued an advisory asking Indian students already pursuing or planning to study in the Eurasian region to cross-check facts about the security situation ... Read more...

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Mahindra may delay XUV500 export to meet local demand


October 8th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) With an aim to first satisfy the domestic demand for its newly- launched sports utility vehicle XUV500 model, automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M;) proposes postponing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Women detained for topless protest in Ukraine


September 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four women activists were arrested Tuesday for staging a topless protest near Ukrainian capital Kiev's main sports arena during a visit by UEFA chief Michel ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain at significant risk of recession: Think tank


September 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) The British economy is at "significant risk" of sliding back towards recession, a Paris-based think tank has said.The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

TCS plans Rs.2,300 crore capital expenditure


August 5th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has said it intends to spend Rs.2,300 crore as capital expenditure during the current financial year. The ... Read more...

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Apple ousts Nokia as world’s largest smartphone vendor


July 30th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Apple has ousted Nokia as the world's largest smartphone maker as global mobile phone market grew more than 11.3 percent in the second quarter of 2011, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Breivik planned more Oslo attacks, says lawyer


July 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anders Breivik, the lone man arrested for killing 76 people in Oslo in two terror attacks, planned to carry out more attacks on the same ... Read more...

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Norway attacker took paramilitary training in Belarus


July 28th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anders Behring Breivik, the lone man arrested in Norway's twin terror attacks, trained at a secret paramilitary camp in Belarus earlier this year, a Belarusian ... 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...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Norway minister thanks police for fantastic work


July 26th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 26 (IANS) Norway's justice minister has thanked the police for their "fantastic" response after the deadly bombing and shooting in the capital Oslo that led to the death ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Norway killer’s father wishes his son killed self


July 26th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 26 (IANS) Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik's estranged father has disowned his son, saying he should have taken his own life instead of those he killed.Jens Breivik split ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Norway failed to act on Breivik ‘explosives’ report


July 26th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 26 (IANS) Norway's intelligence services failed to act on a report that the man charged with the country's worst ever act of terrorism had illegally bought chemicals that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oslo killer warns of more attacks, sent to solitary confinement (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Norway's mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was Monday sent to a solitary confinement by a court after he boasted about his crime and warned of "two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Israeli researchers track deadly virus


July 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Unsure as to how a virus -- transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes -- migrated to the US and where it will strike next, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

It was gruesome but necessary, says Norway attacker


July 24th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 24 (IANS) Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian who sprayed bullets at a youth camp killing 85 people and is also linked to a bombing in Oslo, has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Not stopping PlayBook tablet, says BlackBerry


July 19th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) slipped to almost $25 Monday after rumours that the Canadian wireless giant is planning to discontinue its WiFi-only ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Van Damme signs ‘Six Bullets’


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood tough guy Jean-Claude Van Damme will join the star cast of upcoming action movie "Six Bullets" directed by Ernie Barbarash.The movie revolves around a former ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fraud in Asia takes longest to detect, says survey


June 21st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Frauds take longer to detect in Asia as compared to anywhere else in the world, a survey said Tuesday.The survey - Who is the ... Read more...

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