Russian scribes for release of Greenpeace photographer

Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | AFP | Saint Petersburg

Several dozen journalists took to the streets of Saint Petersburg to demand the release of Denis Sinyakov, detained on piracy charges along with the crew of a Greenpeace ship after an Arctic oil drilling protest. During the protest in Russia's second city, blindfolded photographers and other journalists held placards reading: ‘Who...

Globe Trotting

Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | Pioneer

Eiffel Tower evacuated after phone threat Paris: The Eiffel Tower, France's top tourist draw, was evacuated on Sunday and the area ringed by security forces. A police source said the action followed a threat delivered over the telephone but did not give any details. Evacuations have been staged regularly at the...

No deal: Obama warns of ‚Äėeconomic shutdown'

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In a setback to the protracted efforts to hammer out a deal to end the partial US Government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, talks between President Barack Obama and House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, ended without yielding an agreement. Faced with the looming prospect of a debt default,...


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N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

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Cong to hold yatra against Govt policy

13 Dec 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Congress will organise a yatra covering all the 11 districts where the party feels that the employment rights of the locals have been compromised with. The protest is also against the said promise reportedly made by Chief Minister Raghubar Das to amend the decision allowing outsiders into Government jobs in certain part of the State...

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