Europe

  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels 4 days ago

    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 front-page op-ed in the Sunday...
  • Fraud, sex, post-it 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 high-powered delegation to India June 2, 2014

    London: A high-powered 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 Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz, who visited Brussels...
  • Google taking requests to censor results in Europe May 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO: Google is accepting requests from Europeans who want to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world's dominant search engine. The demands can be submitted on a Web page that Google opened late Thursday in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by Europe's highest...
  • India's rising middle class competing with America: Obama May 29, 2014

    Washington: As a rising middle class - from Brazil to India competes with Americans, and as new nations embrace democracy and market economies, the US has to be ready to respond to this new world order, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. "The world is changing with accelerating speed. This...
  • Jet Airways launches direct flight to Paris May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passengers greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital. To begin with, the new flight will be operated four days a week but it will be converted...
  • EU ban on Indian mangoes: Good for domestic buyers, bad for growers April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The European Union (EU) banning the import of Indian mangoes is good news for domestic consumers and really a shock for the mango growers and exporters. The price of the top quality Alphonso mango price has come down by Rs 100-150 per kilo in major markets like Delhi,...
  • Watch: T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship March 22, 2014

    The first ever truck racing was organised in US way back in 1979. However, truck racing became an international sporting event after it evolved in Europe. Now, India is all set to hold the truck racing event at Buddh International Circuit on March 23. ...
  • EU's $15 billion aid to Ukraine, outlines ways to escape global rift March 5, 2014

    Paris: The building blocks of a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine emerged on Wednesday as top Russian and Western officials tried to defuse one of Europe's worst crises since the Cold War. The European Union prepared a $15 billion aid package for Ukraine, and European and Ukrainian diplomats outlined ways...
  • Ukraine peace deal halts violence but crowds still angry February 22, 2014

    Kiev: A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the pro-European opposition. Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich agreed to give up powers, hold early...
  • Despite economic slowdown, India's exports to US, Europe rise December 18, 2013

    Despite global economic slowdown, India's exports to the US and Europe have grown in the first seven months of the current fiscal year, government data showed Wednesday. "In the first seven months of current fiscal year, 2013-14 exports to Europe and the US have increased in comparison to the corresponding period...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program November 24, 2013

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • Eminem wins Global Icon Award at MTV Europe Music Awards November 11, 2013

    Amsterdam: Rapper Eminem took home the global icon award at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. He also won the best hip hop artist title. The 20th MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony was held Sunday. Eminem thanked his fans, label bosses and colleagues for their support, reports hollywoodlife.com. English-Irish pop boy band One...
  • Turkey realises Ottoman dream with rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia October 30, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkey opened the world's first underwater rail link between two continents on Tuesday, connecting Asia and Europe and allowing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to realise a project dreamt up by Ottoman sultans more than a century ago. The engineering feat spans 13 km to link Europe with Asia some 60...
  • NSA chief defends agency amid US spy rift with Europe October 30, 2013

    Washington: The head of the National Security Agency defended his beleaguered organisation on Tuesday, saying it acts within the law to stop militant attacks and calling reports that the NSA collected data on millions of phone calls in Europe false. Army General Keith Alexander, testifying with other US spy chiefs before...
  • Storm kills five in UK and Netherlands, causes travel chaos October 29, 2013

    London/Netherlands: Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe. Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and Wales in the worst...
  • All that glitters in Monaco October 27, 2013

    With a glittering lifestyle, the city-state of Monaco is known for a lot more than just famous exhibitions and International meets. Here's a look as to why Monaco is one of the prettiest sights in the world. ...
  • AR Rahman, Honey Singh to compete at Europe Music Awards October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning singer AR Rahman and Punjabi rap artist Yo Yo Honey Singh have been nominated by MTV India to represent the country in the Best Worldwide Act Category at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), which felicitates best songs and artists of the year. Rahman has been nominated...
  • Five things to know about the final European World Cup qualifiers October 15, 2013

    The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland have clinched berths from Europe for next year's World Cup by winning their qualifying groups and four more spots will be decided on Tuesday on the last day of group play. Sweden and Croatia are assured of spots in the playoffs, which feature...
  • Sony to focus on Europe and Japan, has no big plans for US and China October 13, 2013

    Tokyo: Kazuo Hirai's plan to restore Sony Corp to lasting profitability rests in large part on its smartphones leapfrogging rivals to become the world's third-biggest sellers after the Apple iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy series. But that goal remains some way off. Sony's CEO, installed last year with a brief to turn...
  • Indian campaigner seeks US support against sex selection September 11, 2013

    Washington: An Indian campaigner wants the US government ban Internet companies like Google from advertising and legitimising new technologies of sex selection in India. "Sex selection tourism is worse than trafficking," Sabu M George, a member of India's Campaign Against Sex Selection, told a House panel on Tuesday accusing Google of...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...
  • Syria: US, European powers signal intervention in the war-torn country August 28, 2013

    In the aftermath of the alleged chemical attack in Syria, the United States and other European powers have signalled intervention in the war-torn country. ...
  • IMF cautions countries against withdrawing stimulus, unconventional monetary policies August 24, 2013

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christne Lagarde has cautioned the countries across the world against withdrawal of stimulus or unconventional monetary policies (UMP). Lagarde on Friday asserted that the stimulus helped support economic stability at both domestic and global level. Early in the crisis, the UMP helped prevent a collapse of the...
  • Oil rises as China, Europe factories ramp up August 23, 2013

    Oil headed for its first gain this week, boosted by a rebound in manufacturing in China and Europe. US benchmark oil for October delivery was up 46 cents to USD 104.31 a barrel in Thursday afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil fell USD 3.61 a barrel, or 3.6...
  • Players warned about football clubs in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey August 21, 2013

    Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Professional footballers have been warned by the world players' union FIFPro to think twice before signing to play for clubs in Cyprus, Greece or Turkey. Players were advised to be especially wary of clubs who were not playing in European competition, with FIFPro saying many of those teams have...
  • Worst likely to be over for Indian companies in Europe: FICCI August 18, 2013

    Worst is likely to be over for Indian companies in Europe as several domestic firms are re-positioning their business activities in the economic crisis hit region, says a survey. "For the first time in three years, Indian companies doing business in Europe have shed their pessimism and see a rebound in...
  • Messi, Ronaldo, Ribery competing for 'Best Player in Europe' August 6, 2013

    Nyon, Switzerland: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery will compete to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. UEFA published the three candidates' names on Tuesday after announcing an initial 10-player list of contenders last month, selected by journalists from UEFA member countries. Ribery was one of the...
  • Train crash in western Switzerland kills driver, injures 35 passengers July 30, 2013

    Two trains collided head-on in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police have said. The accident happened on Monday in Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7:00 pm (2230 IST), according to regional police. An AFP reporter who arrived at the scene saw...