China's economic growth slows to more than five-year low
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:42 | Source:
China's economy grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures. Gross domestic product rose by 7.3% in the third quarter from a year earlier, compared to 7.5% i...
Obituary: Gough Whitlam
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:42 | Source:
Gough Whitlam found himself at the centre of a constitutional crisis after being dismissed as prime minister by Australia's governor-general in November 1975. The most controversial prime minister in Australian history, Whitlam was a radical, re...
BJP's victory in polls not a verdict for Modi govt: Mayawati
Oct 21, 2014 at 15:56 | Source:
Lucknow: Asserting that BJP's performance in Maharashtra and Haryana polls is not a verdict for the Central government, BSP chief Mayawati today said people "fell for" Narendra Modi's argument that his government has got very little time to...
Haryana: Saffron wave sweeps state, but Jats remain loyal to leaders
Oct 21, 2014 at 07:51 | Source:
Chandigarh: Riding piggyback on parties like the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the now defunct Haryana Vikas Party not long ago, the BJP has scripted an amazing turnaround in the assembly elections. Not only has it emerged the strongest party in...
Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself
Oct 21, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president."Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 68, is back on the campaign trail ...
BJP going solo in Haryana pays off; INLD, Congress decimated
Oct 20, 2014 at 07:33 | Source:
The BJPs bold decision to go alone in the Haryana assembly elections proved right as it hit the jackpot by relegating the main opposition party -- Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) -- to a poor second position and decimating the ruling Congress. It is f...
Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote
Oct 20, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch.After a su...
Rupee Follows Shares Higher, Ends at 61.44/Dollar
Oct 17, 2014 at 20:00 | Source:
The rupee gained on Friday as a rise in domestic shares along with positive US unemployment and industrial output data helped sentiment, but traders remain cautious given the uncertainties about global economic growth. For the week, however, the rupe...
In Gurgaon, two men from Northeast thrashed by gang of eight
Oct 16, 2014 at 16:38 | Source:
Gurgaon: Two youths from the northeast were allegedly attacked by eight persons at Sikanderpur here, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday nightwhen the victims, Aayug and Alato, were thrashed by eight youths belonging to Sika...
UK unemployment falls below two million
Oct 15, 2014 at 21:57 | Source:
The UK unemployment total has fallen below two million for the first time in almost six years, official figures show. The number of jobless people fell by 154,000 to 1.97 million in the three months to the end of August, the Office for National Stati...
Irish budget: Michael Noonan to reveal non-austerity budget
Oct 14, 2014 at 20:42 | Source:
Ireland's finance minister is due to deliver the country's first non-austerity budget in seven years. Tax rises and spending cuts of about 30bn euros (£23.7bn) been have imposed since 2007 in response to the country's financial crisis...
IMF concern on growth
Oct 13, 2014 at 12:47 | Source:
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Washington, Oct. 12 (Reuters): The International Monetary Fund’s member countries on Saturday said bold action was needed to bolster the global economic recovery and they urged governments not to squelch growth by tightening budgets too drasti...
Divided Bosnians vote with little hope of change
Oct 12, 2014 at 19:45 | Source:
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnians voted for national, regional and local representatives on Sunday in elections dominated by still-unresolved issues of identity and statehood after almost 20 years of peace, and with scant prospect of any genuine change.M...
Salmond seeks investigation into Treasury RBS 'leak'
Oct 12, 2014 at 15:41 | Source:
The first minister has asked for an investigation into allegations that the Treasury disclosed market-sensitive information about RBS. Alex Salmond has written to Martin Wheatley, the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He wants...
Sun, sand, suicides: Why are Goans killing themselves?
Oct 12, 2014 at 13:45 | Source:
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) In tourism booklets and guides, it's packaged as paradise - a place to unwind from your worries. But under the glamorous surface and buried in numbers, Goa's suicide statistics reveal a vastly different story.Students, lovers, t...