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Greek PM presents plan for 'fair growth'

Friday, 17 June 2016 11:36
Athens: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented his government's 2016-2021 plan for "fair growth", pledging brighter days for the country after six years of harsh austerity introduced to overcome the debt crisis.A painful circle closes for Greece following the completion…

German chancellor hopes that Britain stays in EU

Friday, 17 June 2016 11:18
Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday reiterated her hope for Britain to stay in the EU, warning that the country's access to the European single market will be blocked if British people choose to leave in the referendum next…

Italian priest arrested for molesting boy

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:33
Rome: A 42-year-old priest was arrested on Wednesday in southern Italy on suspicion of sexually abusing a young boy.The arrest came after the boy told his paediatrician about the abuse and she reported it to police.Francesco Caramia stood down as…

Doctor murders wife, leaps to death

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:19
Rome: A middle-aged doctor shot dead his wife dead during a row at their third-floor apartment in a Naples suburb on Wednesday before jumping from a window to his death, police said.Aniello Lamberti, 59, shot his 56-year-old wife Angelina Fusco…

35,000 Indians acquired EU citizenship in 2014

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:04
Brussels: Around 35,000 Indians acquired citizenship of a member state of the European Union in 2014.Around 890,000 persons globally acquired EU citizenship, of whom 35,300 were Indians, according to Eurostat.The EU's statistical bureau said 63.6 per cent Indians opted for…

French police official, partner killed by IS-linked man

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 13:48
Paris: A police official and his partner were stabbed to death in a Paris suburb by a man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, the media reported.The police couple was killed at their home. An IS-linked news…

Hunger used as 'weapon of war', says Pope

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:41
Roma: Pope Francis on Monday decried starvation in the world, saying it is being used as a weapon of war in conflict zones, in violation of international law.Urging the 'denaturalisation' of hunger, he said, "In some cases, hunger itself is…

Al-Baghdadi 'killed in US-led coalition air strike'

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:26
Rome: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group's alleged leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air raid in Syria by the US-led coalition, reports said on Monday.Baghdadi died in an air strike on IS's stronghold of Raqqa in…

Pope criticises obstacles to food aid while weapons flow freely

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:50
Rome: Pope Francis on Monday criticised as a "paradox" the multiple bureaucratic, political and economic obstacles to the distribution of food aid to the hungry while weapons flow freely around the world.Francis made his first visit to the headquarters of…

German Finance Minister warns against Brexit

Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:59
Berlin: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Friday warned against a British exit from the European Union (EU)."A Brexit would be tough for everyone, but above all for Britain," Xinhua quoted the minister as saying.Britain is scheduled to hold a…