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Ora, Thompson front Marks & Spencer campaign

Ora, Thompson front Marks & Spencer campaign

London, March 24 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson and singer Rita Ora are among the leading ladies of Marks & Spencer’s campaign. Starring in the campaign, besides the two stars, are singer Annie Lennox, supermodel Alek Wek, campaigner Baroness Lawrence, fashion designer Lulu Kennedy, chef-writer Rachel Khoo and structural engineer and advocate for technical careers Roma Agrawal. […]

Four killed in China gas leakage

Four killed in China gas leakage

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) At least four miners were killed and nine went missing in a colliery gas outburst Friday in China’s Henan province, authorities said. The outburst occurred at 10.37 a.m. in a tunnel in Ruzhou City, where 250 miners were working underground, Xinhua quoted Li Yongsheng, a mine official as saying. Four miners were […]

Nawaz Sharif to attend n-summit in Netherlands

Nawaz Sharif to attend n-summit in Netherlands

Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead a delegation to the Third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) being held in The Hague, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Friday. The Third NSS (March 24-25) will be attended by leaders from 53 countries and the UN, European Union, International Atomic Energy Agency and Interpol. Like the […]

Indians in Saudi Arabia remember Khushwant Singh

Indians in Saudi Arabia remember Khushwant Singh

Riyadh, March 22 (IANS) Expatriate Indians in Saudi Arabia remembered Indian journalist and author Khushwant Singh who passed away Thursday aged 99 Shakeel Zaidy, an engineer, noted that Khushwant Singh would be remembered for enlivening writing in India, the Arab News reported Friday. “He was never hated, although there were people who did not like him […]

Putin signs Crimea accession into law

Putin signs Crimea accession into law

Moscow, March 21 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday signed into law legislation on the accession of Crimea after both houses of parliament unanimously approved it. “I signed several decrees today, including the decree on the formation of one more federal district, the Crimean federal district,” Putin said at the signing ceremony. “We have a lot […]

Russia to refrain from retaliatory moves against US, Ukraine: Putin

Russia to refrain from retaliatory moves against US, Ukraine: Putin

Moscow, March 21 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia will refrain from imposing retaliatory sanctions against the US and from introducing visa rules for Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. “As concerns the first case – the US sanctions – and the second case – Ukraine’s introduction of visa regulations, I think we should still refrain from retaliatory moves,” […]

25 killed, 55 injured in Iraq violence

25 killed, 55 injured in Iraq violence

Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 55 wounded in separate attacks across Iraq Wednesday, police said. In Anbar province, sporadic shelling and fierce clashes erupted after midnight and continued during the day between gunmen and Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 23, […]

Netanyahu admits Israel’s aggressiveness: PM

Netanyahu admits Israel’s aggressiveness: PM

Jerusalem, March 20 (IANS) Israel inevitably resorts to “aggressive” military action sometimes to maintain security and quiet on its northern frontier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Wednesday in the wake of Israeli air strikes on Syrian military targets. “Our policy is very clear: We strike those who strike us,” Xinhua quoted Netanyahu as saying at his […]

Slovenia having positive changes in curbing crisis: PM

Slovenia having positive changes in curbing crisis: PM

Ljubljana (Slovenia), March 20 (IANS) Slovenia is witnessing positive changes in curbing growing financial crisis, thus making the restructuring of economy and growth possible, Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek said Wednesday. Thanks to the stabilisation of national banking system, Bratusek told media, negative growth has been reversed and the interest rate on Slovenian debt dropped below four […]

Russia remains G8 member: German chancellor

Russia remains G8 member: German chancellor

Berlin, March 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Russia remains a member of the G8 in response to reports saying it was booted out of the group after signing a treaty accepting Crimea as a part of the Russian territory, a German government statement said. Earlier Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had […]

Italy’s apex court upholds Berlusconi ban from public office

Italy’s apex court upholds Berlusconi ban from public office

Rome, March 19 (IANS) Italy’s highest court Tuesday upheld a ban for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from holding public offices for two years, media reports said. The ruling had been made by an appeals court in Milan last October after the highest court upheld a conviction for tax fraud of Berlusconi’s television network in August, […]

US ‘very hopeful’ about future of ties with India

US ‘very hopeful’ about future of ties with India

Washington, March 18 (IANS) Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it’s “very hopeful about what the future holds” for India-US relationship. “Obviously, this is in the hands of the Department of Justice,” spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters Monday via teleconference […]

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