STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s new left-wing government presented Thursday its 2015 budget with the Nordic country’s largest deficit in nearly two decades as it seeks to boost employment through increased infras
ODESSA, Ukraine: Corruption is “paralysing” Ukraine’s economy, President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on a pre-election visit to the country’s most important sea port.
SRINAGAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a 7.5 billion rupee ($120 million) relief package for flood-hit Kashmir as his Bharatiya Janata Party seeks to expand support beyond
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State (IS) after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the militants fighting in Ir
COLOMBO: Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to unveil a populist budget Friday hoping to shore up sagging electoral support ahead of a troubled bid to win a third term.
QUETTA: Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shiite Muslims in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday killing eight, police said.
BEIJING: China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
WASHINGTON: An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrator
MOSCOW: Top Russian airport officials quit as more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total.
TOKYO: Japan’s top court said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of work
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