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Gaddafi's son's trial postponed till May

Tripoli, Jan 17 (IANS) The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, began Thursday but was postponed till May 2 due to the absence of his lawyer, Xinhua reported.

Gaddafi's son, spy chief to be tried in Libya

Tripoli, Jan 14 (IANS) Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi will stand trial in Libya as early as next month, Xinhua reported Monday.

'Gaddafi's son Khamis dies of injuries in clashes'

Tripoli, Oct 21 (IANS) Khamis, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has died following clashes with government forces, Xinhua reported.

Libyan protesters storm US consulate, one personnel killed

Tripoli, Sep 12 (IANS) A US diplomatic personnel was killed Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters, agitated by an alleged US-made movie that insults the Prophet Mohammed, broke into the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, an interior ministry official said.

Militants shoot down helicopter in Libya

Tripoli, July 7 (IANS) Unidentified militants in Libya's largest city of Benghazi

Siddhant sets new Indian record in 110m hurdles

Brussels (Belgium), June 18 (IANS) Siddhant Thingalaya, 21-year-old athlete from Mumbai, set an Indian record in 110m hurdles with a timing of 13.65 seconds at the Belgium Athletics National Championship here.

Tunisia's Ben Ali sentenced to 20 more years in jail

Tunis, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military court in Tunisia has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia on charges, including "incitement to murder". He has already been sentenced to more than 66 years in prison.

Al Qaeda says Tunisia's constitution violates Quran

Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has said in a new message.

China backs Europe's integration

Brussels, May 31 (IANS) China supports Europe's integration process as well as its efforts to deal with the sovereign debt crisis, said an official.

Tunisia to extradite former libyan PM

Tunis, May 23 (IANS) Tunisian government has agreed to extradite former libyan prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Xinhua reported.

Sania-Bethanie in final of WTA Brussels Open

Brussels, May 24 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands qualified for the final of the WTA Brussels Open tennis beating Anastasia Rodionova and Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 here Thursday.

Vitamin K2 found promising in Parkinson's treatment

Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Vitamin K2 has shown promise in the treatment of Parkinson's, a condition characterised by lack of movement, tremors and muscle stiffness.

Dinosaur-like sea reptile suffered from arthritis too

Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Scientists found signs of a degenerative condition similar to human arthritis in the jaw of a pliosaur, a dinosaur-like ancient sea reptile that lived 150 million years ago.

Self-immolations in Tibet politically motivated: Lawmaker

Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Self-immolations by monks were part of the scheme of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's clique to internationalize the Tibet issue, a Tibetan legislator has said.

German students seek online nod to kill sheep

Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Two arts students in Germany have triggered online outrage by seeking, in a poll, from people whether or not a sheep should be beheaded as part of their project work.

'People see bold pictures of women as objects'

Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualised bodies are on display, which men and women see as objects, says a new study.

Bulgarian envoy to Yemen escapes abduction attempt

Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Bulgarian ambassador in Yemen Boris Genadiev Borisov had a miraculous escape when armed men intercepted his car and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint in Yemeni capital Sana'a, Xinhua reported.

13 shot dead inside bar in Mexico

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.

Russia concerned over US plans to keep Afghan bases

Brussels, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed concern over US plans to keep its military contingent in Afghanistan after the pullout of international troops in 2014.

EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount

Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

India poses no missile threat: NATO

Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

EU condemns Afghanistan attacks

Brussels, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has condemned Sunday's Taliban attacks on government buildings and western embassies in Afghanistan, her spokesperson said in a statement.

Carbon tax on aviation sector not deal breaker: EU

Brussels, April 11 (IANS) The European Union has denied charges made by Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natrajan that a EU law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is a "deal-breaker" for international climate change talks, EuAsia News reported.

NATO chief against arming Syrian rebels

Brussels, April 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for "a peaceful and political solution" to the Syrian crisis and warned against providing weapons to Syrian rebels.

EU praises Myanmar over political reforms

Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year.

Thousands of Afghanis, Pakistanis apply for EU asylum

Brussels, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 30,000 Afghanis and 15,000 Pakistanis have applied for asylum in the European Union (EU) in 2011, the EU's statistical office said.

EU seeks mutual solution to India-Italy row

Brussels, March 21 (IANS) European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has expressed hope that a mutually acceptable solution be found with regard to the case of two Italian marines detained in India.

Europe condemns Russian livestock import ban

Brussels, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Commission has condemned Russia's decision to ban livestock import from Europe following the spread there of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viruses.

Libya to seek ex spy chief's extradition

Tripoli, March 18 (IANS) Tripoli will ask Mauritania to extradite Libya's former intelligence chief arrested in the capital city of Nouakchott, an official said.

EU hopes for resolution of India-Italy row over marines

Brussels, March 13 (IANS) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday met Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to discuss the issue of two Italian marines who are in jail in India for killing two fishermen after mistaking them to be pirates, EuAsiaNews reported.

Spain's 2012 deficit target eased to 5.3 percent of GDP

Brussels, March 13 (IANS) Eurozone finance ministers have decided to ease the 2012 deficit target for Spain from the original 4.4 percent of GDP to 5.3 percent, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday.

EU closely following Italian marines' case in India

Brussels, March 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is "very closely" following the issue of two Italian marines jailed in Kerala state of India since the beginning, EuAsia News reported Wednesday.

EU accepts Iran talks offer

Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran's offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear activities.

EU official seeks gender balance in company boards

Brussels, March 6 (IANS) EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding Monday called on Europe to break the "glass ceiling" for women in company boards, as a latest report shows that only one in seven board members at Europe's top companies are female.

EU to speed up bailout fund payments

Brussels, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of Eurozone countries agreed to allocate funds faster for the EU permanent bailout fund Friday -- the second day of the EU summit in Brussels.

Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president

Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported Wednesday.

EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country.

Belgian trade union files complaint against ArcelorMittal

Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) The socialist trade union in Belgium -- ABVV -- has filed a complaint with the legal authorities against Indian-origin Lakshmi Mittal's steel giant ArcelorMittal, accusing it of industrial espionage, EuAsiaNews reported citing Belgian media.

Eurozone approves new Greek bailout plan

Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) Eurozone finance ministers have ended months of uncertainty and averted an imminent debt default by Greece by approving a second bailout deal for the debt-laden country.

Eurozone reaches Greek bailout deal

Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) Finance ministers from the eurozone reached a Greek bailout plan Tuesday, agreeing on measures to reduce the country's debt level to 120.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020.

Iran threatens to cut oil exports to more countries

Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has threatened to stop exporting oil to more European countries -- Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands -- if they continue to take actions directed against Tehran.

EU trade deficit with China declines

Brussels, Feb 14 (IANS) The trade deficit of the European Union (EU) with China decreased to 132 billion euros ($174.8 billion) for the first 10 months of 2011 from 140 billion euros registered in the same period in 2010, EU's statistics office said Monday.

EU condemns attacks on Israeli diplomats

Brussels, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has condemned the bomb attacks on Israeli diplomats' cars in India and Georgia.

EU-India trade rises by 20 percent

Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The 27-nation European Union's trade in goods with India has risen by 20 percent. It had reached a peak in 2010 after a decline recorded in 2009 that interrupted a period of growth since 2001, EuAsiaNews has reported.

EU seeks closer ties with Pakistan

Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Wednesday adopted a plan to build a strong relationship with Pakistan.

EU to introduce new sanctions on Syria

Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union may introduce a new package of sanctions against Syria, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has said.

Nine gunned down at Mexican nightclub

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed nine people, including five musicians, and wounded 11 at a nightclub in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.

'NATO combat operations in Afghanistan to last till 2014'

Brussels, Feb 3 (IANS) NATO forces would not end combat operations in Afghanistan until the security transition to local forces completed by the end of 2014, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.

EU commissioner to attend Delhi summit

Brussels, Feb 1 (IANS) European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will travel to India Thursday to attend the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.

Four die in Mexico prison fight

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Four inmates were killed and seven wounded in a fight at the Aquiles Serdan prison in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state officials said Sunday.


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