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candidate had come remotely close to the two-thirds majority needed to elect a new head of state in the first three rounds.Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi’s ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government’s a...
Source : Khaleej Times | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
telepChina's fiscal expenditure increased 8.2 percent last year to 15.2 trillion yuan, the ministry said on its website (www.mof.gov.cn).BEIJING: China's fiscal revenue rose 8.6 percent from a year earlier to 14 trillionincreased 8.2 percent last year to 15.2 trillion yuan, the ministry said on its website (www.mof.gov.cn).Comments...
Source : The Economic Times | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the US military said on Thursday.Among the strikes, which occurred between 8 am local time Wednesday and 8 am on Thursday, were five near Kobani, striking an Islamic State fighting position, three tactical units and a large unit,...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Indonesian courts have received a request to review the death sentences of Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, their lawyers say.A Bali court registrar visited Kerobokan prison on Friday, where the Australians are jailed for their role in the Bali Nine heroin trafficking plot.Lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis said an application for a judicial review of the case had been accepted."It has been ac...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Crossbench senators who are crucial to the Abbott government's success have mixed views on the impact of a Liberal leadership change.Mr Abbott and senior ministers have blamed the Senate for blocking budget measures and other policies that would benefit the country.Independent senator Jacqui Lambie said she would prefer talking with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop or Communications Minister...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Police entered the cafe after one of the hostages was shot dead, the inquest heardOfficial inquiries into the Sydney cafe siege are to cast a spotlight on the police response to the crisis, and on Australian authorities' prior dealings with the gunman, Man Haron Monis.An inquest, which began on Thursday, will ask how the siege was managed and whether it was seen as a terror attack.Inquiries will a...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
19-year-old gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding TV airtime Thursday night Jan. 29, 2015, is shown on video as he waits at the TV station broadcast studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. The man claims to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter who spoke to the man during his raid on the TV station offices, causing NOS to go off-air for a...
Source : News Times | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Investigators: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane minutes before it triggered stall warning, crashedA report has said that before AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went down into the Java Sea, the co-pilot was flying the plane as the more experienced pilot monitored the flight for a span of just three minutes and 20 seconds, before the aircraft triggered a stall warning that sounded until it crashed.According ...
Source : Newkerala | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Baghdad: The Islamic State group militant glares at Baghdad residents with bulging eyes and bared teeth, but neither kidnapping nor death are imminent, because this jihadist is made from a shoe.A black, treaded sole with the toe broken off serves as his face and nose, while old shoelaces evoke both black headscarf and long hair.For teeth, zippers dangle into a mouth formed by the space between the...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
disused ship halls at the base have taken a "significant step forward", the defence secretary saidHundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD has said.It has shortlisted BAE, Burgess Marine, and Magma Structures as possible occupants.Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called it a "significant step forward in ...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Egypt's military has long tried to quell violence in the restive northern Sinai regionAt least 26 people have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.A car bomb and mortars hit military targets in the North Sinai capital El-Arish, killing a number of soldiers.Other attacks took place in the nearby town of Sheik Zuwayid and the town of Rafah,...
Source : BBC | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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