WILL SHE HOLD THE FORT: India’s Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, right, and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a polling station to cast their votes in the state assembly election in New Delhi on Wednesday. (AFP)
VILNIUS, Lithuania: The European Union missed out on a major opportunity to spread its influence deep into eastern Europe on Friday and openly accused Russia of using unacceptable pressure to keep Ukr
PARIS: French lawmakers on Friday started debating a bill that would punish those who use prostitutes and has sparked fierce debate in a country famed for its liberal attitudes.
WASHINGTON: A woman in the White House? President Barack Obama says that will happen “very soon,” according to remarks released Friday.
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Brussels it was “totally inappropriate” for unelected EU officials to criticize his plans to restrict migrants’ rights to unemployment ben
MADRID: Spain’s conservative government agreed on Friday to toughen penalties for unauthorized street protests up to a possible 600,000 euro ($816,000) fine, a crackdown that belies the peaceful rec
BERLIN: A 55-year-old German policeman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in the Erz mountains in eastern Germany.
PANAJI, India: Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal has landed in the holiday state of Goa promising to appear in court where he faces a possible rape charge that could see him jailed for 10 ye
RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif formally took over as the head of Pakistan’s army, the most powerful position in the troubled military-dominated nation which is battling a homegrown Taleban insurg
BANGKOK: Protesters in Thailand stormed onto the grounds of the national army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawat
A married couple suspected of holding three women as slaves for more than 30 years are former Maoist activists Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda, the BBC reports.
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