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  • India election: Narendra Modi celebrates poll victory

    May 17, 2014 6:08 PM 27

    17 May 2014 Last updated at 18:27 BST India's Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, has celebrated his landslide victory in India's election with a number of public engagements. Mr Modi attended a victory procession in the capital, Delhi, before offering prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Manmohan Singh, whose

  • Gunfire in east Ukraine ahead of talks on crisis

    May 17, 2014 10:41 AM 26

    (Alexander Zemlianichenko/ Associated Press ) - A man rides a bicycle holding a part of a mortar bomb at a checkpoint near Andriyivka village outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, which has been the key stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents for more than a month now, the armed separatists

  • Ukraine’s richest man enters dispute in eastern region

    May 17, 2014 6:41 AM 37

    A few blocks away, at the ruins of the city police building where at least seven people died last week, retired steelworker Oleg Krivolapov welcomed Akhmetov’s intervention. “He has his factories, his industries, a lot of money — he could do a lot,” said Krivolapov, who trusts that his former colleagues at Akhmetov’s Ilych Factory can keep the peace

  • In Lok Sabha victory speech, Narendra Modi says 'I trust all 125 crore people will move with me'

    May 16, 2014 7:29 PM 39

    Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: May 16 2014, 20:15 IST After a landslide victory, Narendra Modi today reached out to the opposition seeking cooperation of all parties and leaders in running the nation and dedicated himself to serve everyone equally. In a gracious 45-minute victory speech here, Modi said the government does not belong to any particular

  • PM confident about coalition's future as Greeks vote in first round of local elections

    May 16, 2014 6:43 PM 44

    The country’s governing coalition may grow in numbers after the May 25 European Parliament elections, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said Friday as Greece prepares for the first round of local polls Sunday. With speculation growing about whether the New Democracy-PASOK government would be able to survive damaging results next Sunday, both Samaras and Deputy

  • Medvedev orders civil service staff slashed by 10%

    May 16, 2014 6:10 PM 34

    The Russian prime minister has ordered the Finance Ministry to prepare a plan to cut the number of civil servants in the country by 10 percent, noting that the earlier programs with the same goal had been implemented more slowly than expected. The order was published on the government’s official website on Wednesday along with Dmitry Medvedev’s other

  • Russian PM criticises official for threats to block Twitter

    May 16, 2014 4:24 PM 21

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev criticised an official on Friday for threatening that Moscow could block online networking site Twitter, in an apparent attempt to silence rumours that Russia could cut access. His comments, posted on his Facebook page, came after the deputy director of Russia's communications watchdog agency Maksim Ksenzov

  • ​Moldovan Activists Keep Site Of Gay-Pride March Secret

    May 16, 2014 3:06 PM 23

    CHISINAU -- Gay-rights activists in Moldova said they are keeping the location of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights march in Chisinau secret for security reasons. The officially approved march, which is scheduled for May 17, is part of a weeklong "Rainbow Over the Dniester" LGBT festival that will include several other events

  • TV debate tries to spice up EU election campaign

    May 16, 2014 5:51 AM 29

    Broadcast all over Europe, in several languages and featuring, for the first time, all five top candidates: The live debate from Brussels was meant to be the highlight of the EU election campaign. Did it succeed? The leading candidate for the European Socialists was full of praise on Thursday night (15.04.2014), both for himself and for Eurovision, the producers

  • Boy's best friend -

    May 15, 2014 6:05 PM 21

    (CNN) -- A Bakersfield, California, family is thanking their beloved cat for lending their young son one of her nine lives yesterday. Surveillance video appears to show a dog sneaking up on the boy as he is riding a bicycle in the driveway. Just as the dog pounces and grabs the boy's leg, Tara the family cat appears to dart out of nowhere and chases