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Three women activists receive Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, 10 December 2011 20:04
Stockholm: Three women rights activists from Africa and the Arab world received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Saturday. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemen’s pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman were awarded…

Parcel bomb explodes at Italian tax collecting agency

Saturday, 10 December 2011 15:30
ROME: A parcel bomb exploded at a tax collection agency in the Italian capital of Rome on Friday, injuring the director, the ANSA news agency reported on Saturday. Police said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack after…

Ukrainian activists go topless for ‘Euro 2012 without prostitution’

Sunday, 04 December 2011 13:32
London: Women activists in Ukraine protested naked to oppose prostitution and sex tourism ahead of the country’s staging of the Euro 2012 football tournament next summer. Five of them took advantage of rising international interest in Kiev and peeled off…

Italian magistrate arrested in mafia crackdown

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:03
Rome: An Italian magistrate was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of corruption and associating with elements from the country’s wealthiest and most powerful mafia group. Giuseppe Vincenzo Giglio, magistrate at the Reggio Calabria tribunal, who also headed a unit against organised…

Unemployment in France grows in October

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:59
Paris: The number of jobless people in France grew by 1.2 percent in October from a month earlier, as sluggish economic activities slowed job creation in the eurozone’s second largest economy, official figures showed Monday. According to labour ministry figures,…

Sarkozy’s party denies tapping Strauss-Kahn’s Blackberry phone

Sunday, 27 November 2011 12:51
Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party has dismissed allegations that it was behind tapping shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s mobile phone at the time he was arrested in May for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel maid. A recent article…

Anti-nuclear protesters clash with police in northern Germany

Saturday, 26 November 2011 20:00
BERLIN: Anti-nuclear protesters clashed with police in Germany on Friday as a train carrying nuclear waste edged its way across the country, the dpa news agency reported on Saturday. Protesters tried to stop the train on early Friday morning after…

Berlusconi planning to release his album of love songs

Saturday, 19 November 2011 20:45
Rome: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is planning to release his fourth album. The album which is titled “Il Vero Amore,” (The True Love) is made up of love songs written by the 75-year-old billionaire and performed by Mariano…

Four separatists jailed for over 50 years in Spain

Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:50
Madrid, Nov 17: The Spanish National Court has sentenced four members of a separatist group ETA to jail for over 50 years, Xinhua reported. The Euskadi Ta Azkatasuna, or ETA is listed as a terrorist organisation by Spain, the US…

Mario Monti is Italy's new PM

Monday, 14 November 2011 06:58
Rome, Nov 14: Mario Monti, an eminent economist and former European commissioner, was Sunday appointed as Italy's new prime minister. President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Monti to head the new government after Silvio Berlusconi resigned from office Saturday. Earlier, Napolitano…