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Syrian delegation plane to peace talks blocked in Athens: Report

A plane carrying the Syrian delegation to crucial peace talks in Switzerland has been blocked in Athens where it stopped for refuelling, an official Syrian source said."The plane carrying the official Syrian delegation has been blocked for three hours at Athens airport because the Greek authorities refuse to provide it with fuel," the source said.In Athens, a civil aviation spokesman confirmed to a...
Source : Zeenews |
Category : International

Maheshwari group consolidates stake in Amar Ujala

After buying out global private equity major DE Shaw's stake, the Maheshwari family has further consolidated its holding in Amar Ujala Publications by acquiring 14 per cent stake from Ashok Agarwal and family.Rajul Maheshwari, managing director of the company that publishes Hindi daily Amar Ujala, along with his family and friends, has acquired this 14 per cent stake for an estimated value of Rs 150...
Source : Ndtv |
Category : Others | City : New Delhi

Madhuri Dixit launches music of 'Gulaab Gang'

New Delhi, February 1 : Madhuri Dixit has launched the music of her upcoming film 'Gulaab Gang' in Varanasi.Speaking at the event organized in collaboration with Amar Ujala's 'Beti hi bachayegi' campaign, the 46-year-old 'Devdas' star said, "The belief of Rajjo's character in the film Gulaab Gang is that daughters will be the only saviour, which is what Amar Ujala is trying to say through this campaign...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : Entertainment | City : New Delhi

5.8 earthquake hits Greek island; minor injuries

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary 5.8-magnitude hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Sunday, with local media reporting minor injuries to some residents and damage to buildings and roads.The temblor's epicenter was about 280 kilometers (175 miles) west of Athens, near the town of Lixouri on the island, and Its depth was 17 kilometers (11 miles), theA local news website, ...
Source : News Times |
Category : International

In welcome change, Greece projects growth in economy in 2014

Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras holds a news conference in Athens. He said that the Greek economy is projected to expand 0.6% after a 4% contraction this year.ATHENS -- In the strongest sign yet of economic recovery, Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday unveiled a draft budget for 2014 that foresees growth in the country's debt-crippled economy, which is emerging from the doldrums after...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : International

British far-right leader courts European allies, in Greece to back jailed party leader

British far-right leader courts European allies, in Greece to back jailed party leaderLeader of the far-right British National Party Nick Griffin uses his camera during a news conference in Athens on Friday, Jan. 10. 2014. Griffin, a member of the European Parliament, was in Athens to support Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn Party which is planning to challenge European Court of Human Rights against...
Source : Fox News |
Category : Others

Small bomb goes off outside Greek tax office in wealthy Athens suburb

ATHENS (REUTERS) - A small makeshift bomb exploded outside a Greek tax office in a wealthy Athens suburb on Thursday, damaging the entrance of the building and smashing windows but causing no injuries, police officials said.Police had cordoned off the area in the upscale suburb of Kifissia, where many business executives and politicians live, after an unidentified person called a Greek newspaper and...
Source : Straits Times |
Category : International

12 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greek island: Coast guard

ATHENS (AFP) - At least twelve migrants, including four children, died early on Friday when their boat capsized near a small Greek town on the Ionian Sea, the coast guard said.A statement said the migrants were found on land, near an overturned 8m fibreglass boat that was still tied to the shore.The state-run Athens News Agency said the children were three boys and a girl aged between three and six,...
Source : Straits Times |
Category : International

Strong earthquake strikes Crete in Greece

earthquake with a magnitude of more than six degrees struck the island of Crete in southern Greece on Saturday, with initial reports of material damage.According to the US Geological Survey the quake had a 6.4 magnitude, while the Athens Observatory, quoted by the state-run Athens News Agency, gave it a 6.2 magnitude.The earthquake struck at 4:12 pm (1312 GMT) in the sea some 60 kilometres (37 miles)...
Source : Ndtv |
Category : Others

Alleged rape at US university was shared on social media

Pictures posted online in disbelief by witnesses of a sidewalk sexual encounter near Ohio University could hold the key to a rape investigation after a college student told police she was the victim of an assault.Police in Athens say they're examining the photos as part of their investigation into a report of an assault near the campus early Sunday morning.Chief Tom Pyle tells Athens News the encounter...
Source : Ndtv |
Category : Others