Centre-right government impossible, says Italy's Five-Star party leader

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:10

Rome, April 25 (IANS/AKI) The centre-right no longer has any hope of forming a coalition government in Italy, the populist Five Star Movement's leader Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday after talks with lower house of parliament Speaker Roberto Fico aimed at ending Italy's post-election political stalemate.


Italy sends medical kits to Niger

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:14

Rome, April 24 (IANS/AKI) With support from the UN, Italy has flown 15 tonnes of medical supplies and drugs to Niger to treat the country's main infectious diseases, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.


TOP EU leader backs terminally ill British baby's transfer to Italy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:14

Brussels, April 24 (IANS/AKI) European Union Parliament President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday said that seriously ill 23-month-old British baby Alfie Evans should receive further treatment, possibly in Italy, after his life-support was withdrawn by a British hospital.


Indian wins $1 million in Dubai

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:10

Dubai, April 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian national has won $1 million in Dubai's Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion.


United Nations, OECD launch joint jobs plan for refugees

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:04

Geneva, April 24 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday unveiled a path-breaking action plan to boost employment opportunities for refugees, the organisations said.


Modi, Xi may arrive at consensus on 'outstanding issues', boundary row

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:06

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China on Tuesday said President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may arrive at some important consensus to resolve the "outstanding issues", including the boundary row when they meet at the "unprecedented" two-day summit in Chinese central city of Wuhan.


Singaporean PM announces big Cabinet reshuffle

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:50

Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced here on Tuesday the biggest Cabinet reshuffle affecting nearly all his 16 ministries in an effort to let the fourth-generation ministers shoulder more responsibilities.


Rouhani warns Trump against walking away from n-deal

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:26

Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned his US counterpart Donald Trump that abandoning a nuclear deal that the Tehran government signed with world powers in 2015 would lead to "serious consequences".


Van mows down 10 on Toronto sidewalk, driver arrested

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:20

Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Ten persons have been killed and 15 injured after a man ploughed a rental van through pedestrians on a city sidewalk here. The driver was arrested after a tense standoff with police.


Sitharaman meets Chinese Defence Minister

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:14

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here.


SCO meeting: Sitharaman calls for zero tolerance towards terrorism

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:42

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman on Tuesday called upon members countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to adopt a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism which she said is the biggest threat to peaceful societies.