Europe

  • EU's $15 billion aid to Ukraine, outlines ways to escape global rift 05-03-2014 11:44 PM

    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 22-02-2014 07:10 AM

    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...
  • Despite economic slowdown, India's exports to US, Europe rise 18-12-2013 03:58 PM

    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...
  • Eminem wins Global Icon Award at MTV Europe Music Awards 11-11-2013 02:58 PM

    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...
  • Turkey realises Ottoman dream with rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia 30-10-2013 10:01 AM

    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...
  • NSA chief defends agency amid US spy rift with Europe 30-10-2013 07:54 AM

    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...
  • Storm kills five in UK and Netherlands, causes travel chaos 29-10-2013 12:12 AM

    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...
  • AR Rahman, Honey Singh to compete at Europe Music Awards 23-10-2013 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Five things to know about the final European World Cup qualifiers 15-10-2013 07:18 PM

    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 13-10-2013 03:33 PM

    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...
  • Indian campaigner seeks US support against sex selection 11-09-2013 01:05 PM

    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...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library 30-08-2013 03:27 AM

    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...
  • IMF cautions countries against withdrawing stimulus, unconventional monetary policies 24-08-2013 09:15 AM

    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...
  • Oil rises as China, Europe factories ramp up 23-08-2013 02:59 AM

    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...
  • Players warned about football clubs in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey 21-08-2013 09:03 PM

    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...
  • Worst likely to be over for Indian companies in Europe: FICCI 18-08-2013 12:14 PM

    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...
  • Messi, Ronaldo, Ribery competing for 'Best Player in Europe' 06-08-2013 09:43 PM

    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...
  • Swiss train crash kills driver, injures 35 passengers 30-07-2013 10:54 AM

    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...
  • Train crash in western Switzerland kills driver, injures 35 passengers 30-07-2013 10:54 AM

    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...
  • Spain: At least 77 killed, over 130 injured, after train gets derailed 25-07-2013 07:30 AM

    Santiago de Compostela: A train got derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, killing at least 77 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters. Bodies covered in blankets lay next to the overturned carriages as smoke billowed from...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy 05-07-2013 05:28 AM

    Rome: The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on board, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant. A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • Snowden's options narrow as asylum requests spurned 03-07-2013 06:50 AM

    Moscow: Countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe spurned asylum requests by Edward Snowden on Tuesday, despite a call by Venezuela for the world to protect the former US spy agency contractor wanted by Washington for espionage. Snowden, who revealed secret US electronic surveillance programmes, has applied for political asylum...
  • Obama in Berlin calls for US-Russia nuclear weapons cuts 20-06-2013 04:46 AM

    Berlin: Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the US and Europe against "complacency" brought on by peace, pledging to cut America's deployed nuclear weapons by one-third if Cold War foe Russia does the same. The US President also declared that his far-reaching...
  • European continent and America may collide: study 19-06-2013 01:18 PM

    Melbourne: Geological forces are slowly tugging Europe toward the Americas, with both continents estimated to merge about 220 million years from now, a new study claims. A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing 04-06-2013 09:54 PM

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers - reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including...
  • Iraq says it has captured al Qaeda chemical gas team 02-06-2013 07:38 PM

    Baghdad: Iraq has captured a suspected al Qaeda cell that planned to produce chemical poisons such as mustard gas to attack Iraqi forces and to ship overseas for attacks on Europe and the United States, the government said on Saturday. The announcement was made as investigators look into allegations over...
  • Sweden's capital hit by worst riots in years 22-05-2013 04:44 PM

    Stockholm: Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's worst disorder in years. On Tuesday night, a police station in the Jakobsberg area in the northwest of the city was attacked, two...
  • Tata Steel shares fall on $ 1.6 billion impairment charge 14-05-2013 09:45 AM

    Mumbai: Tata Steel Ltd shares fell as much as 2.5 per cent on Tuesday morning after it said it will book a $1.6 billion impairment charge for the financial year ended March 31. The company said it is taking the charge due to weak economic and market conditions in Europe....
  • Herschel space telescope closes its eyes on Universe 30-04-2013 05:25 PM

    London: Europe's Herschel space observatory - the largest infrared telescope ever launched - has stopped working after exhausting its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe. Instruments on The European Space Agency's (ESA) billion-euro flagship observatory have warmed to levels...