Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election
Nov 23, 2014 at 20:35 | Source:
Tunis, Tunisia: Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedom...
Must end child labour to create more jobs: Satyarthi
Nov 22, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Nobel laureate and child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi said Friday children working as labourers needed to be rescued and rehabilitated to tackle the rising unemployment rate globally."There are 168 million children...
Wave of jihad puts Tunisia's young democracy to a test
Nov 21, 2014 at 16:46 | Source:
Sousse, Tunisia: Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colours as a defender on the national football squad.So it was a shock when he appeared in a camouflage jacket with a K...
Hooray for a flatlining eurozone
Nov 20, 2014 at 21:42 | Source:
Miniscule growth in the eurozone is better than none, but no bulwark against eventual fracture of the currency union. It is a rum old world in which growth of 0.2% in the eurozone between the spring and autumn is regarded as a goodish result. The dep...
Pakistan-Afghan border security a major challenge - Sartaj Aziz
Nov 20, 2014 at 04:32 | Source:
The majority of Afghans are worried about security, a nationwide survey by the Asia Foundation has found. It says 65% of the Afghans who took part in the survey fear for their safety and that of their families. Along with security, the country's...
J&K polls: BJP says party not communal, woos Muslim voters
Nov 19, 2014 at 22:39 | Source:
Srinagar: Attempting to make inroads into Kashmir Valley, BJP today said it was not "communal" and Islam will grow "better" under its regime if the party is voted to power in the state."This notion that BJP is a communal part...
Iran and six powers haven't discussed extending nuclear talks - U.S
Nov 18, 2014 at 04:30 | Source:
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six major powers have so far not discussed extending negotiations on a nuclear agreement despite the fact that their deadline is a week away, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.Senior foreign officials from Iran and the...
China media: G20 diplomacy
Nov 17, 2014 at 18:16 | Source:
Papers see Beijing's nomination to host the G20 summit in 2016 as a sign of China's growing clout in international affairs. Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking at the close of the G20 in Australia on Sunday, said that China was confident...
Bank of England warns inflation could drop below 1%
Nov 17, 2014 at 16:57 | Source:
The Bank of England has warned that inflation could fall below 1% in the next six months, owing to lower food, energy and import prices, as well as feeble growth in Europe and elsewhere. Governor Mark Carney said he did not expect inflation to reach ...
G20 in growth leap challenge
Nov 17, 2014 at 10:17 | Source:
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Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 16 (Agencies): Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) developing and developed countries today committed themselves to raise their collective growth target by an astonishing 2.1 per cent by 2018 compared with the earlier target o...
G20 summit: Much promised, less delivered
Nov 17, 2014 at 10:17 | Source:
The G20 summit of world leaders has concluded with a communique, a fancy way of describing a joint statement, that has both delivered more, but also somewhat less, than expected. Where they've delivered more is by putting issues such as climate ...
Land-grab calls expose South Africa's broken promises
Nov 15, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
NELLMAPIUS South Africa (Reuters) - To the squatters marking it up this week with sticks, rocks and strips of plastic, 'Malema Valley' is a little slice of South Africa they want to call home.To many others, including the government, the derelict lan...
China's economy shows more signs of weakness
Nov 13, 2014 at 15:52 | Source:
A slew of economic data out of China, which came in below forecasts on Thursday, has highlighted the continuing downward pressure facing the Asian giant. China's industrial output rose 7.7% in October from a year ago, while retail sales grew 11....