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India committed to exploring early settlement on boundary issue with China, says Swaraj

Feb 01, 2015 at 13:16 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: India is committed to finding an"early settlement" to the vexed boundary issue, ExternalAffairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said on her maiden visitto China as she proposed a six-point template to build Sino-India ties to realise ...

Greece economy: Merkel rules out more debt relief

Feb 01, 2015 at 11:51 | Source: BBC

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out cancelling any of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts. But Mrs Merkel told the Die Welt newspaper she still wanted Greece to stay in the eurozone. Greece'...

Father of birth control pills, Carl Djerassi passes away at 91

Feb 01, 2015 at 11:39 | Source: FirstPost

San Francisco: Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.Djerrasi died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.Djerassi, a profes...

Sushma Swaraj proposes six-point template to broaden China-India ties

Feb 01, 2015 at 10:17 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today proposed a six point "template" to broaden China-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century.Addressing an India-China Medi...

Obama condemns Islamic State's beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Feb 01, 2015 at 09:53 | Source: FirstPost

President Barack Obama condemned on Saturday the "heinous murder" of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading."The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen...

AAP backstabbed voters, Kiran Bedi will take Delhi to new heights: Modi

Feb 01, 2015 at 09:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In a hard-hitting attack on AAP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called it "backstabber" and asked Delhiites not to repeat the "mistake" of voting for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.During his over half-an-hour addres...

Sushma Swaraj proposes 6 point template to broaden China-India ties

Feb 01, 2015 at 08:53 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today proposed a six point "template" to broaden China-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century.Addressing an India-China Medi...

Rocket blasts off with NASA satellite to track climate change

Jan 31, 2015 at 21:30 | Source: FirstPost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earths soil, information that will help weather forecasting and tracking of global climate cha...

AAP backstabbed you, Kiran Bedi will take Delhi to new heights : Modi tells voters

Jan 31, 2015 at 19:16 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In a hard-hitting attack on AAP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called it "backstabber" and asked Delhiites not to repeat the "mistake" of voting for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.During his over half-an-hour addres...

If the CBI called Mukul Roy for interrogation, then they should also call Mamata : BJP

Jan 31, 2015 at 16:47 | Source: FirstPost

Krishnagar: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people."CB...

Who is afraid of the Modi-Obama 'bromance'? Certainly not China

Jan 31, 2015 at 12:35 | Source: FirstPost

The broad road map for future strategic cooperation set out by the Obama-Modi joint statement is welcome and necessary. However, India must be very careful not to do this at the cost of its relationship with China. The sheer economic clout of China c...

Alibaba meets state regulator to defuse dispute over 'illegal actions' in China

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:21 | Source: FirstPost

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform.The meeting Friday between...

Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

Jan 31, 2015 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a d...

Qatar Airways takes $1.7 bln stake in British Airways-owner IAG

Jan 31, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) worth around 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the...

Qatar buys 10% stake in British Airways owner

Jan 31, 2015 at 00:01 | Source: BBC

Qatar Airways has emerged as the owner of a 10% stake in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia. The Gulf airline is already a member of the Oneworld alliance. Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said he was delighted Qa...

Greece's Varoufakis: 'No debt talks with EU-IMF troika'

Jan 31, 2015 at 00:01 | Source: BBC

Greece's new left-wing finance minister says his government will not negotiate over the Greek bailout conditions with the troika team from the EU and IMF. Yanis Varoufakis said he was rather seeking direct talks with eurozone leaders, to try to ...

Qatar turns to football for fame and fans

Jan 31, 2015 at 00:01 | Source: BBC

The emerald green lawns of Qatar's Education City campus would serve nicely as football pitches. And that is pretty apt given it is home to an organisation that the sport has catapulted into public consciousness. Set up by the second wife of Qat...

Oil price will average less in 2015 than during financial crisis - Reuters Poll

Jan 30, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - Crude oil will likely continue falling before posting only a mild recovery in the second half of this year, a Reuters survey of analysts showed on Friday, with prices set to average even less in 2015 than during the global financial crisis....

Record harvests, falling oil prices bring more affordable food

Jan 30, 2015 at 23:39 | Source: FirstPost

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food in nearly three quarters of countries surveyed, according to data from the Economist In...

Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut

Jan 30, 2015 at 23:38 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.The central bank reduced its o...

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