EUROPE

  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe 6 days ago

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • Watch: Man wearing Jewish headgear walks for 10 hours in Paris, verbally abused February 19, 2015

    In an attempt to raise awareness of anti-semitism in Europe, a journalist secretly filmed himself walking through Paris for ten hours wearing Jewish headgear. The video released appears to shows the journalist being verbally abused in areas with a large Muslim population highlighting the religious tension that exits in France. ...
  • India need to focus on privacy & data collection laws: Software Freedom Law Center February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As India moves towards becoming the world's second largest Internet market, the need for privacy and data protection is of critical importance to safeguard interests of netizens, activists have said. According to Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), which provides free legal services to developers of free and...
  • Will strengthen ties with India if voted to power, says David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Describing India as one of the rising powers of the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the next stage in bilateral ties would be "very exciting" and his government will establish stronger economic relations with the country if voted back to power. "India is one of the...
  • Diving in icy waters, walking on amber in the name of religious faith; it doesn't just happen in India January 7, 2015

    On January 6 the Christian world celebrated the 'Epiphany Day' which literally means manifestation or the revelation of the Son of God Jesus Christ. The day marks the coming of the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings or the Magi. It also marks baptism of Christ in the Jordan and...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours November 15, 2014

    Paris: Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said on Saturday. Crowning a historic feat, the robot lab streamed data from its experiments back to its mother ship Rosetta in...
  • European probe Philae lands on comet, but fails to anchor down November 13, 2014

    Berlin: The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 100-kg (220-pound) lander - virtually weightless on the...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago: Study November 3, 2014

    London: Europe has an estimated 421 million fewer birds than three decades ago, and current treatment of the environment is unsustainable for many common species, a study released on Monday said. The population crash is related to modern farming methods and the loss and damage of habitats, according to the study...
  • Russia to launch Europe's largest prison October 18, 2014

    Saint Petersburg: Russia will launch Europe's biggest prison in 2015 to replace one of its most notorious jails that once held revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Soviet-era dissidents, prison authorities said on Friday. The mammoth new facility in a suburb of Russian's second city Saint Petersburg will have a capacity to house...
  • HCL Technologies Q1 Net up 32.3 per cent at Rs 1,873 crore October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fourth largest software services provider HCL Technologies on Friday reported 32.3 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,873 crore for the first quarter ended September 30 on the back of strong growth in Europe and business services. The company had posted a net profit...
  • Ebola 'unavoidable' in Europe, but spread risk low: WHO October 8, 2014

    Geneva: Cases of Ebola in Europe are unavoidable, but the risk of the disease spreading is extremely low, a top UN health official said, amid growing fears over infections in Spain. "Sporadic cases of Ebola virus disease in Europe are unavoidable. This is due to travel between Europe and affected...
  • Golf: Europe win to retain Ryder Cup September 28, 2014

    Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy big start, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this performance a finish it deserved. Jamie Donaldson, unaware he already had done enough to retain the Ryder Cup, hit a...
  • McGinley hails great show as Europe surge 10-6 clear in Ryder Cup September 28, 2014

    Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed "a great team performance" after Europe crushed the US in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The US, who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but...
  • Ryder Cup: Europe roar back to lead on gripping opening day September 27, 2014

    The Ryder Cup delivered high drama yet again as Europe produced a stirring fightback to win three of the foursomes matches against the United States and take a 5-3 lead after a tense and hugely entertaining first day on Friday. The Americans had much the best of the morning fourballs, the...
  • Delhi Metro riders happy with service, but say expansion work a hassle September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The restrictions and curbs on traffic movement which are in place due to ongoing work for PhaseIII of Delhi Metro are posing hassles and impediments for commuters, a recent survey has found. During a customer satisfaction survey conducted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) between May 15 and May...
  • US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Lavrov September 13, 2014

    Moscow: The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. "The US is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to break economic ties between the...
  • Europe readies 'space plane' for suborbital test flight September 10, 2014

    Noordwijk: The European Space Agency on Wednesday put the final touches to its firstever "space plane" before blasting it into suborbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Assembled in Italy, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests at the ESA's...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense September 6, 2014

    Warsaw, Poland: Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapidreaction "spearhead" force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia's recent aggression in Ukraine. But not all share in the joy....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award August 28, 2014

    Monaco: Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League. The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands' Arjen Robben. The voting was by journalists from UEFA's 54...
  • Europe's Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit August 23, 2014

    Paris: European satellite launch company Arianespace announced on Saturday that the two satellites of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system launched on Friday from the European spaceport in French Guiana were delivered into the wrong orbit. "Complementary observations gathered after separation of the Galileo FOC (Full operation) M1 satellites on Soyuz Flight...
  • Russia bans all US food; NATO fears it may attack Ukraine August 7, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap...
  • Watch: That went well. An American went around Europe asking 200 women if they wanted to have sex with him. You'll be amazed at their reaction August 6, 2014

    An American, who called himself Brian, went around Europe asking 200 women if they wanted to have sex with him. Filmed over the course of 2 weeks, the man noticed the difference in how the girls responded in Europe versus in the USA (California). There was a pretty wide range of...
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels July 21, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday demanded that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilised the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17. In an unusual frontpage oped in the Sunday...
  • Fraud, sex, postit art among links removed by Google in Europe July 4, 2014

    Brussels: Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The US internet giant said on Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The US firm must comply with a...
  • Google starts 'forgetting' things in Europe June 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches. "This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests that we've received," Google said in an email...
  • Mango import ban: EU to send highpowered delegation to India June 2, 2014

    London: A highpowered team of scientific experts from the European Commission will visit India in September to check measures put in place by the country in order to help lift the EU ban on the import of Indian mangoes. This was confirmed to Indianorigin Labour MP Keith Vaz, who visited Brussels...