Quantcast
Home » Archives » World (Page 1409)

Clinton pushes security, trade ties in India

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for deeper regional security cooperation and trade ties in talks with Indian leaders Tuesday, held in the shadow of triple bomb blasts in Mumbai. India’s concerns over the US troop drawdown in Afghanistan and New Delhi’s renewed peace talks with arch-rival Pakistan are…

Gym workout caused Seoul building tremor: experts

South Korean experts said Tuesday they believe a vigorous gym exercise session caused a high-rise building in the capital to shake for 10 minutes this month, prompting hundreds to flee in panic. They said tests showed that oscillations created by a group of Tae Bo practitioners on the 12th floor…

Greek default must be avoided, says ECB chief

The responsibility to prevent Greece from defaulting lies with eurozone governments, European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet told a Slovak newspaper in an interview published on Tuesday. “A credit event, selective default or default must be avoided,” Trichet told the daily Hospodarske Noviny, repeating the central bank’s line two days…

Iran may deploy warships in Atlantic

The Iranian navy plans on deploying warships to the Atlantic Ocean as part of a programme to ply international waters, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari said in statements published Tuesday. But the commander of the navy, quoted by Kayhan newspaper, said he was waiting for “final approval” before launching the operation.…

MPs to grill Murdochs, Brooks over phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former aide Rebekah Brooks faced an extraordinary showdown with MPs on Tuesday over the phone hacking crisis that has rocked Britain and threatens the media mogul’s empire. Until recently the three most powerful figures in the British media, they will answer questions from a…

New Muslim lashed for drinking in Australia

An Australian convert to Islam was pinned down and lashed 40 times for drinking alcohol by a group of Muslim men who broke into his home to punish him for breaking sharia law, a court heard Tuesday. The man, 31, was allegedly restrained and whipped with a cord in his…

India reveals ‘world’s biggest’ uranium discovery

A new mine in south India could contain the largest reserves of uranium in the world, a government official said in remarks reported on Tuesday, signalling a major boost for the energy-hungry nation. The Tumalapalli mine in Andhra Pradesh state could provide up to 150,000 tonnes of uranium, Srikumar Banerjee,…

EU tightens nuclear waste disposal rules

The European Union on Tuesday tightened rules on the disposal of radioactive waste with strict conditions on exporting it outside EU borders. The new legislation requires EU governments to present by 2015 plans to dispose of waste produced by nuclear reactors as well as other sources including electricity production, medicine,…

U.S. meets with Gaddafi representatives: official

US envoys held a rare meeting with representatives of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime over the weekend and urged the Libyan strongman to cede power, a US official said Monday. The one-off meeting on Saturday came a day after the United States and other Western and regional powers recognized the rebel Transitional…

Libyan rebels claim control of Brega

AJDABIYA, Libya — Libya’s rebels said they were in control of Brega on Monday as loyalist forces retreated leaving just 150-200 fighters pinned down inside the refinery town but the government insisted it had repulsed the rebel assault. “The bulk of (Moamer) Kadhafi’s forces have retreated to Ras Lanuf,” rebel…

Google+