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Hollande to back Macron in May 7 runoff

Paris, April 24 (IANS) Incumbent President Francois Hollande will vote for Social-liberal Emmanuel Macron in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7,...

6 injured in Paris protests against Le Pen, Macron

Paris, April 24 (IANS) Six people, including three security personnel, were injured during protests in Paris against the result of the first round of...

Afghan Defence Minister, army chief resign

Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist...

Macron to face Le Pen in French presidential runoff election

Paris, April 24 (IANS) Social-liberal Emmanuel Macron will face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7,...

Afghanistan declares day of mourning

Kabul, April 23 (IANS) Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning for the 138 soldiers killed in a Taliban attack in what...

North Korea detains third US citizen

Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korean authorities have detained a US citizen of South Korean origin, bringing the number of Americans held by Pyongyang...

5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions

Sanaa, April 23 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials...

Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises

Kabul, April 23 (IANS) The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tributes to scores of army personnel who died...

France goes to presidential poll amid high security

Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday across France in the first round of the presidential poll, amid high security following a deadly...

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

London, April 23 (IANS) The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban...

UK Labour Party wants 4 new bank holidays

London, April 23 (IANS) UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a government formed by his Labour Party would seek to create four...

Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sold for over $230,000

London, April 23 (IANS) A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the famous passenger liner Titanic sank in 1912 was auctioned in Britain...

France prepares to vote for new President amid high security

Paris, April 23 (IANS) France is preparing to elect its new President on Sunday, amid high security after a series of terror attacks including...

A big agenda awaits Vice President Ansari in Poland

Warsaw, April 22 (IANS) India and Poland will seek to further boost their close ties during the three-day state visit of Indian Vice President...

Bomb making chemicals found in Bangladesh militant hideout

Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs,...

Pakistan airline sacks its German CEO over graft charges

Karachi, April 22 (IANS) The acting Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been sacked amid corruption charges, the media reported.According to...

Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia

Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic alliance between Washington and Australia" while visiting Sydney.Pence,...

Ready to respond to US aggression: N.Korea

Pyongyang, April 22 (IANS) North Korea said it is ready to respond to aggression from the US, amid the deployment of an American nuclear...

80 die in Afghan army base attack

Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 80 persons were killed and many injured when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army base in Balkh province,...

Chemical attack in Syria fabricated: Assad

Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed that the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun town was fabricated, and a bunch of...

Venezuela confirms 12 deaths during opposition protests

Caracas, April 22 (IANS) Venezuela's attorney-general confirmed on Friday that 12 people have died during opposition protests.Eleven people had died during violence and looting...

USS Carl Vinson to arrive in Sea of Japan by April end

Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence said here on Saturday that an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson...

Australia plans ‘terror lockdown’ on Anzac Day

Canberra, April 22 (IANS) Australian authorities are preparing to put major cities on 'terror lockdown' for the country's national day of remembrance, a media...

Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan’s Quetta

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday.The...

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Paris, April 22 (IANS) The deadly attack on a police bus in the French capital here has dramatically changed the course of the presidential...

UN chief highlights need to invest in preventing conflicts

United Nations, April 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highlighted the need to invest in prevention, which he believes is the best...

Panama verdict was not ‘split decision’: Pakistan minister

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday rejected the notion that the Panama Papers verdict was a "split decision", adding...

Image of Muslims in US very negative: French scholar

Karachi, April 21 (IANS) One reason why Muslims in the US are seen very negatively is that they dont assimilate in host societies, a...

US Defense Secretary assures Syria had chemical weapons

Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday said the Syrian regime had chemical weapons and recommended that it should...

Consular access to Jadhav not automatic option: Pakistan

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan has said that consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who it dubbed a "serial killer", was "not...

India will pay if it plays Dalai card: Chinese daily

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India will pay "dearly" if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card against China, a Chinese commentator warned on...

Street food will not be banned in Bangkok: Official

Bangkok, April 21 (IANS) A top Thai official said on Friday that street food, an important part of daily life in Bangkok, will not...

Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail terms to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group...

‘Kasturi crisis’ will be resolved: Nepalese President

Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday assured that she would take up the shortage of 'kasturi' (musk collected from...

Pakistan SC clears Maryam Nawaz in Panama Papers case

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in the Panama Papers case, a media...

Fresh evidence reiterates MH370’s likely location

Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Fresh evidence confirms that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is most likely located to the north of of the...

IS claims responsibility for Paris shooting

Paris, April 21 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for the shooting here in the French capital that saw a gunman...

Lack of political will to contribute funds hampers UN peacebuilding: India

United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India has lamented the lack of political will to fund peacebuilding efforts even as there is recognition that such...

Pakistan port leased to Chinese firm for 40 years

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan has handed over operations of the Gwadar port to a Chinese company for 40 years, Minister for Ports and...

Canada minister at Harmandar Sahib, gets cold shoulder from government

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday paid obeisance at the Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar and visited other places...

Sarin or similar toxin used in Syria attack: Watchdog

Damascus, April 20 (IANS) An international chemical weapons inspector has found "incontrovertible" evidence that sarin gas or a similar substance was used in a...

May forced to soften stance on foreign students

London, April 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to soften her long held stance on foreign students being included in...

Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Canberra, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to citizenship laws, making it tougher for foreign nationals to become Australian...

Duterte plans to arm civilians to fight terrorists

Manila, April 20 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his intention to provide weapons to civilians in Bohol province to fight against terrorists."I intend...

Pence begins Indonesia visit focused on trade, security

Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday arrived in Indonesia on a two-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral trade, regional...

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China considers amendment to standardisation law

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the Standardisation Law, as the country strives to achieve quality-based...
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