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Vote on Brazil president's impeachment next week

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:24
Brasilia: The Brazilian Senate's special commission on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff approved at its first meeting that it will vote on May 6, on whether the process should continue or not.If the commission votes and makes its recommendation,…

EU, China slowdown, price slump cause of exports fall: Sitharaman

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:37
New Delhi: India's exports have been in decline for over a year owing to factors like stagnation in the European Union (EU), the Chinese slowdown and fall in commodity and crude oil prices, parliament was informed on Tuesday."EU countries that…

113 people rescued alive in quake-hit Ecuador

Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:18
Quito: A total of 113 people have been rescued alive since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16, the Ministry of Communication announced on Friday.However, the death toll now stands at 587, with over 8,430 people injured and 153…

Ecuador quake toll rises to 587

Friday, 22 April 2016 11:36
Quito: The toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador last week, has climbed to 587 over the weekend, including 27 foreigners, the government has said.Thursday's report said 539 of the victims were identified and claimed by their families,…

Quake hits Ecuador

Friday, 22 April 2016 11:32
Quito: An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale hit Ecuador late Thursday, Xinhua cited the US Geological Survey as saying.

Profit booking dents Indian equity markets

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 17:09
Mumbai: Profit booking, coupled with negative global indices and weak crude oil prices, depressed the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.Consequently, the key indices of the Indian equity markets provisionally closed the day's trade flat.The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National…

Women rally in support of Rousseff in Brasilia

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:38
Rio de Janeiro: Hundreds of women rallied in front of the Planalto Palace, the government headquarters, in Brasilia in support of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and against her impeachment.During the rally on Tuesday they carried red and white roses as…

Uruguay floods kill nine

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:40
Montevideo: At least nine people have been killed and 7,920 displaced in floods caused by severe storms that hit most parts of Uruguay.The heavy rains, which started last week, caused "an important increase in river and stream flows", Xinhua news…

Rousseff vows to fight impeachment vote

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:10
Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she was "indignant" at the "betrayal" against her and vowed to continue her fight against the impeachment vote.In her first speech since losing an impeachment vote in the Chamber of Deputies or the lower…

Brazil's lower house votes for Rousseff's impeachment

Monday, 18 April 2016 11:33
Brasilia: The lower house of Brazil's parliament have voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, a move that could see the country's first female leader removed from power.After over five hours of voting late Sunday night, more than 342…