EUROPEAN

  • Rafael Nadal receives honorary doctorate Yesterday

    Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, ranked fourth in the world, was given an honorary doctoral degree by the European University of Madrid in a ceremony attended by hundreds of students. In Nadal's speech before receiving the degree on Monday, he underlined "values and family" as "fundamental elements" to understanding his...
  • UEFA confirms new Champions League seeding system April 22, 2015

    Nyon: UEFA has published Champions League regulations for next season confirming a seeding change to reward national league winners. Top-seeded teams in eight groups will be the defending Champions League winner plus titleholders in the seven highest-ranked countries. If the Champions League winner also wins its national title, then the eighth top-seeded...
  • Shipwreck corpses brought ashore in Malta, another boat sinks off Greece April 20, 2015

    Catania: European Union foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words and save desperate migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as bodies of the deadliest known wreck of its kind were brought ashore in Malta. The death toll from Sunday's disaster off the coast of Libya was uncertain...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results April 18, 2015

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • Google abuses its Internet search domination, alleges EU; also to probe Android April 15, 2015

    Brussels: The European Union's executive hit Google with an official antitrust complaint on Wednesday that alleges the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches and also opened a probe into its Android mobile system. The move massively raises the stakes in the highest profile antitrust case in Europe and could lead...
  • EUFF brings 21 award-winning European projects April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing myriad hues of European cinema, the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) began in the capital on Wednesday. The festival brings a repertoire of 21 award-winning European films. EUFF 2015 was inaugurated by Joao Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union to India in the presence of Aivars Groza,...
  • Neymar's potential still to be fulfilled: Alex Ferguson April 3, 2015

    Madrid: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Brazilian forward Neymar is still a cut below strikers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, widely recognised as the two best players in the world, but that the Brazilian could one day match the duo. The legendary Scottish coach said Messi and Ronaldo are...
  • Apple's music streaming being investigated by EU antitrust regulators: Sources April 3, 2015

    Brussels: European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple's deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals' access to its music planned streaming platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands...
  • Sluggish Germany look to shake off World Cup hangover March 25, 2015

    It's proving to be a long hangover for Germany after winning the World Cup in Brazil eight months ago. Injuries, retirements, and players being out of form are all taking their toll on Joachim Loew's side, which is laboring through its European Championship group as qualifying reaches its halfway point this...
  • India ready to talk with European Union on FTA: Nirmala Sitharaman March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union may resume as India on Monday said that it is "ready to talk" with the EU on the pact. No negotiation was held after both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status...
  • Michel Platini secures third term as UEFA president March 23, 2015

    Vienna: Michel Platini will be elected to a third term as UEFA president on Tuesday unopposed as he is the only candidate for the top post in the European football governing body. The 59-year-old, who led France to the European Championship in 1984, was first elected as UEFA president in 2007...
  • EPFL would back legal action over 2022 World Cup dates March 21, 2015

    Barcelona: The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) association would back legal action against FIFA over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup, EPFL chairman Frederic Thiriez said on Saturday. FIFA ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 tournament in Qatar by announcing on Thursday that...
  • European Union-India summit off as Italian marines case rankles March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Plans for the European Union to host a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have collapsed amid acrimony over delays to the trial of two Italian marines for murder in the 2012 killing of two Indian fishermen. A spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday confirmed...
  • Change at top of FIFA is 'important' for football, says Michel Platini March 16, 2015

    Nyon: UEFA President Michel Platini says change at FIFA is "important for football." Platini, a FIFA vice president, says it needs "new ideas, a new program" as longtime leader Sepp Blatter seeks a fifth term on May 29. UEFA supports all three Blatter opponents: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo...
  • No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: European Union chief March 16, 2015

    London: The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the bloc's chief Donald Tusk said in an interview on Monday. Tusk said that a failure to uphold the sanctions until Ukraine regains control of its border with Russia could strain relations with the...
  • Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans March 10, 2015

    Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA's financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season. Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at...
  • Trevor Fisher takes maiden European Tour title event March 8, 2015

    South African Trevor Fisher Jnr claimed his first European Tour title with a five-shot victory on home soil at the Africa Open at the East London Golf Club on Sunday. The 35-year-old, who had a two-shot overnight lead, carded a final round 64 for a 24 under-par total of 264 -...
  • Two-time winner on European Tour, Anirban Lahiri eyes PGA Tour February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Fresh from winning two titles on the European Tour this month, India's Anirban Lahiri has now set his sights on matching that success on the PGA Tour. "It's a whole new world out there, everything has changed overnight," Lahiri told The Associated Press on phone Thursday after reaching a...
  • Miley Cyrus keen to do 'Hannah Montana' reunion January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Miley Cyrus says she would love to do a reunion of her hit musical-comedy 'Hannah Montana' provided she gets to play herself on the TV series. 'Hannah Montana' ran for four seasons from 2006-2011 on Disney channel. The series spanned a movie adaptation, 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', which...
  • Mango exports may jump up to 50 pc next fiscal, says Agriculture Minister January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: India's mango exports are expected to rise by 40-50 per cent next fiscal following lifting of ban on import by the European Union, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday. "The lifting of ban by the European Union will boost mango exports. The country's overall exports are...
  • European Union lifts ban on import of Indian mangoes January 20, 2015

    London: The European Union on Tuesday decided to lift a ban on the import of mangoes from India after it made significant improvements in plant health controls and certification system, clearing the way for them to return to the 28-member bloc by March. However, the prohibition on the import of...
  • About 5000 European Union nationals in Islamic State ranks, says Europol January 14, 2015

    London: Up to 5,000 European Union citizens have joined Islamic State ranks, the head of European police agency Europol told British lawmakers on Wednesday. "We're talking about 3,000, 5,000 EU nationals," Rob Wainwright told a parliamentary committee when asked how many foreign fighters had left from Europe. "We're dealing with a large...
  • Sri Lanka welcomes EU decision to appeal against LTTE delisting December 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the EU decision to appeal against the LTTE's delisting as a terrorist entity by a European court. "The action taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to break up Google November 28, 2014

    Strasbourg: The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet giant. In a direct challenge to Google, MEPs assembled in Strasbourg approved a resolution calling on the EU to...
  • Behind EU's call for break-up of Google stand not only Europeans but also US competitors November 27, 2014

    Brussels: When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young US tech giants. But should any American take time on Thanksgiving to scoff at Thursday's non-binding vote...
  • European Parliament may pass resolution to break up Google November 23, 2014

    The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies' command...
  • Anirban Lahiri earns European Tour card for 2015 November 21, 2014

    Girona: Anirban Lahiri continued his dream run in 2014 by earning a European Tour card for the first time in his career after finishing inside the top-25 at the European Tour Q-School Final Stage. Lahiri (65-68-66-73-75-72) carded an even-par-72 in the sixth and final round of the event on Thursday to...
  • India, EU to sign civil nuclear pact by 2015 November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising its nuclear energy ambitions, India is engaged in talks with the European Union to sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement and the deal is expected to be inked by next year. "An agreement is expected to be signed between the India's Department...