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Framework agreement for Kudankulam Units 5, 6 to be signed this year

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:39
Moscow: The general framework agreement between India and Russia for Units five and six of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is expected to be signed this year, said a top Russian official.V.L. Limarenko, President of ASE Group that along with…

UN says 4,000 foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:37
Vienna: At least 4,000 foreign fighters have travelled from European Union countries to fight IS and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, the EU said in a new report on Monday citing data from 12 countries.Of the foreign fighters,…

Pope Francis meets young 'YouTubers'

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:56
Rome: Pope Francis met a group of young 'YouTubers' from six continents and encouraged them to make the world a better place with their videos.At the close of the Sixth World Congress of the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organisation founded…

Protest in Portugal against private school funding cuts

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:53
Lisbon: Thousands of people took to the streets in Lisbon to protest against the Portuguese government's proposed plan to slash spending on private schools.Dressed in yellow T-shirts, playing drums and singing the national anthem, teachers, students and parents marched down…

45 migrants dead, 135 rescued at sea: Italian Navy

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:36
Rome: The Italian Navy said late on Friday it has recovered 45 corpses of migrants and saved 135 shipwrecked amid continuous arrivals of refugees and asylum seekers by the Mediterranean Sea.The Italian Navy also added on Twitter that it was…

1,900 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: Italian coast guard

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:26
Rome: Some 1,900 migrants and refugees were saved in rescue operations in the southern Mediterranean Sea on Friday, and dozens were feared missing, Italian officials said.The Italian coast guard coordinated some 17 rescue missions overall in the Strait of Sicily,…

Mary symbolises how Church should forgive, says Pope

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:24
Vatican City: Christ's mother, the Virgin Mary is an "icon" for the forgiveness of sinners by the Catholic Church, Pope Francis tweeted on Friday."Mary is an icon of how the Church must offer forgiveness to those who seek it," Francis…

French soldier slashed by man angry over 'Syria bombings'

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:12
Paris: A French soldier was attacked in what may have been revenge for France’s military action in Syria. The sergeant was slashed twice with a box-cutter knife by two assailants, according to local media.The incident happened on Thursday night as…

Over 4,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coast guard

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:39
Rome: Some 4,100 people were rescued off the Libyan coasts on Thursday, Italian officials said.Overall, 22 operations were carried out to assist migrants and refugees sailing aboard overcrowded crafts in the Strait of Sicily, between Italy and Libya, a coast…

Scottish parliament backs Britain staying in EU

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:38
Edinburgh: The Scottish Parliament on Thursday decided to back the campaign for Britain including Scotland to remain part of the European Union (EU).The outcome reaffirmed a commitment across the chamber to ensure the EU focuses on what matters to the…