European

  • No clubs facing European expulsion: UEFA president Michel Platini 24-04-2014 04:21 PM

    No club will be kicked out of European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday. UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) policy, designed to stop clubs spending more than they generate, comes into effect next season with a maximum...
  • Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord 21-04-2014 11:49 AM

    Reuters: At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. The incident triggered a war of words between Moscow and Ukraine's Western-backed...
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Hockey: Gurbaj, Mujtaba return; Sandeep ignored for European tour 04-04-2014 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Experienced Gurbaj Singh and Danish Mujtaba on Friday made a comeback to India's 21-member men's hockey team for this month's preparatory tour to Europe ahead of the FIH World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Gurbaj, one of three senior...
  • Putin recognises Crimea as sovereign state; US, EU impose sanctions 18-03-2014 02:05 PM

    A day after Crimea voted with an overwhelming majority to unite with Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognised Crimea as a sovereign state. Putin has signed a decree, paving the way for the annexation into Russia. Ukraine however, has dismissed the outcome of the referendum. The European Union and...
  • Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe 09-03-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Google, which is facing antitrust investigation in India by fair trade watchdog CCI, can face a penalty of up to about USD five billion if it is found to have violated competition norms of the country. Google said it is "extending full cooperation" to the CCI in its...
  • 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...
  • EU threatens to impose 'targeted sanctions' against Russia 04-03-2014 03:24 PM

    The European Union has threatened to impose a set of "targeted sanctions" against Russia if it does not take steps to de-escalate the crisis sparked by its military build up on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The EU also convened an emergency summit of its leaders in Brussels on Thursday...
  • Polish politician drank two bottles of wine on a flight and drunkenly shouted 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer 01-03-2014 01:15 PM

    A senior politician with Poland's ruling party accused of drunkenly shouting 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer apologized on Friday and stepped down as head of his party's group in the European parliament. Jacek Protasiewicz, by his own account, drank two bottles of wine on a flight from Warsaw...
  • Ukraine sets European course after ouster of Yanukovich 24-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Ukraine's interim leadership pledged to put the country back on course for European integration now that Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich has been ousted from the presidency, while the United States warned Russia against sending in its forces. As rival neighbors east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power...
  • Ukraine: Protesters take Kiev, President Yanukovych flees to east 22-02-2014 07:29 PM

    Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted on Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east questioned the authority of the national parliament. Parliament sought to oust President Viktor Yanukovych and he left the capital and protesters took control. After a tumultuous few days that are changing Ukraine's political...
  • EU seeks peace as Ukraine death toll reaches 100 21-02-2014 01:28 PM

    European Union ministers sought to broker a political settlement in Ukraine after gun battles between police and anti-government protesters brought the death toll to 75 in two days of the worst violence in the country since Soviet times. Three hours of fierce fighting in Kiev's Independence Square, which was recaptured...
  • Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest 21-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Kiev: Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. The European Union imposed sanctions on those deemed responsible...
  • Obama calls Merkel to discuss Ukraine 21-02-2014 07:15 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the fast deteriorating situation in Ukraine, as both the European Union and America ramped up the pressure on the Ukrainian government. "They agreed that it is critical that the United States, Germany and the European Union...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC 20-02-2014 05:15 PM

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister...
  • Need to send 'strong message' to India over marines issue: EU 11-02-2014 04:20 PM

    The EU needs to send a "strong message" to India as the trial of two Italian marines for the killing of two Indian fishermen has "huge implications" for Europe's fight against piracy, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said. The case of the marines has "huge implications for Italy...
  • India charges marines with anti-piracy law, Italy warns against it 10-02-2014 06:31 PM

    Italy on Monday warned it would "react" to India's "unacceptable" move to invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two of its marines facing trial there since 2012 over the killings of two Indian fishermen. "The charge sought by Indian authorities is unacceptable," Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in a message...
  • Italian marines' case may impact ties with India: European Union 30-01-2014 01:39 PM

    The president of the European Commission has said the issue of the Italian marines in India may have an "impact" on the European Union-India relations and "will be assessed carefully". Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, met Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Brussels Wednesday and discussed...
  • Comet chasing probe wakes up, signals earth 22-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet. The European Space Agency received the all-clear message from its Rosetta spacecraft...
  • Issue of marines on agenda for EU-India consultations: Italian Foreign Minister 21-01-2014 06:02 PM

    The trial of two Italian marines in India over the killing of two Indian fishermen will be on the agenda at upcoming EU-India political consultations, Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has said. "(EU High Foreign Affairs Representative) Catherine Ashton confirmed it," Bonino was quoted as saying by Italian news agency...
  • Ukraine: Hundreds of anti-government protesters clash with police 21-01-2014 12:12 PM

    After a night of vicious street battles, anti-government protesters and police clashed again on Monday in Ukraine's capital. Hundreds of protesters, many wearing balaclavas, hurled rocks and stun grenades. Police responded with tear gas. The violence in Kiev has seriously escalated Ukraine's political crisis, which has been marked by two...
  • Rupee fell marginally, closes at 61.62 vs US dollar 20-01-2014 06:12 PM

    The rupee fell marginally on Monday, hurt by broad gains globally in the dollar, but strong foreign fund inflows into domestic bonds prevented broader losses. Foreign institutional investors have been heavy investors in local debt, being net buyers for seven successive sessions to Friday, taking the total purchases for the...
  • Narendra Modi a person of great prominence: European Union 17-01-2014 06:16 PM

    The European Union on Friday termed Narendra Modi as a "person of great prominence" on India's political landscape and said it respects the judicial verdict that has given clean chit to the Gujarat Chief Minister for 2002 riots, on which there were "enormous" concerns around the world. EU Ambassador to...
  • EU falling behind India, China, says British Finance Minister George Osborne 15-01-2014 04:56 PM

    British Finance Minister George Osborne on Wednesday warned the European Union that it was falling behind India and China and must reform to halt the bloc's decline. "We can't go on like this...(there is a) simple choice for Europe: reform or decline," Osborne stressed while addressing a conference organised by...
  • Chelsea comply with FFP rules despite USD81m deficit 01-01-2014 03:28 PM

    London: Roman Abramovich's Chelsea will comply with new European Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules despite returning to loss for the year ending June 2013. "Although the Europa League was won, a reduction in income from that success compared with winning the Champions League in 2012 contributed to a loss for...
  • Ukraine: Kiev anti-government protest draws 100,000 23-12-2013 10:04 AM

    Kiev: About 100,000 people rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Monday to demand the ouster of the president and his Cabinet as mass anti-government protests entered their second month. The rallies that have turned Kiev into a giant protest encampment were sparked by President Viktor Yanukovych's decision...
  • Spanish clubs in European illegal aid probe 18-12-2013 06:01 PM

    Barcelona: A three-pronged investigation will take place into alleged state aid for several La Liga clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Athletic Bilbao are one of the teams alleged by a representative of "several European clubs", in a complaint filed in 2009, to have...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 13-12-2013 07:38 AM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • Fit-again Sharmila Nicollet all set for comeback 03-12-2013 09:05 PM

    India's only representative in the Ladies European Tour, Sharmila Nicollet is back on the golfing greens after sitting out for most of the season due to yet another injury. ...