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Kashmir Council EU to hold demonstration on Indian Republic Day

Brussels:(PR) Kashmir Council EU would hold a protest demonstration on the occasion of Indian Republic Day (26th Jan) in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. A meeting of the council which was presided by the Council’s Chairman Ali Raza Syed in Brussels decided that the council would observed the Indian Republic Day falling on 26th January as black …

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4 dead in US helicopter crash over UK coast

NORFOLK:Four US Air Force personnel (USAF)have been killed after a US Pave Hawk military helicopter crashed in a nature reserve in north Norfolk. The USAF confirms. There are fears the accident may have been caused by a bird strike at the village of Cley-next-to-the sea after it came down in an area popular with migrating birds. A 400 metre cordon …

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failing banks, bailout countries, plenary preparations

Brussels: The EP has launched an inquiry into how the Troika – made up of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – have dealt with countries that needed to be bailed out, namely Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus. On Monday an EP delegation visits Portugal, while on Thursday the employment committee organises a public hearing.   Alejandro Cercas, …

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Umeå and Riga are Europe’s Cultural Capitals for 2014

Brussels: Umeå is the first Swedish city to be awarded European Cultural Capital since Stockholm in 1998. Located more than 600 kilometres north of Stockholm, Umeå with its university and 34,000 students is at the forefront of Swedish research. The city’s aim for the year is to show Europeans northern Sweden and to increase cultural exchanges between Umeå and the …

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Polish woman raped in India: police

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A Polish woman was drugged and raped as she travelled to the Indian capital with her two-year-daughter, police said Sunday, the latest in a string of sexual attacks on women in the country. The woman, 33, and her daughter were travelling in a taxi from the city of Mathura where they live to New Delhi last …

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Belgium sells European Commission HQ for nearly 640 mn euros

BRUSSELS: Cash-strapped Belgium is nearly 640 million euros richer after selling the European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters building to BNP-Paribas-Fortis bank and AG Insurance, a report said Wednesday. The giant metal-clad Berlaymont dominates the area around the Schuman district in Brussels which is home to many of the main European Union institutions. Futuristic when built in the 1960s as a symbol …

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If NATO gets globalized

By Imran Chouhdary (imransaqib5@gmail.com) Brusels. The opportunity to visit the NATO Defense College in Rome was a learning experience in many regards. It was interesting to see how the biggest peace keeping “military” force gets educated and how its goals, methodologies and activities are evolved. I already knew that NATO constitute upon 28 members whereas, other 22 countries are working …

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Pakistan Students Conference Held in Kiel,Germany

KIEL(GERMANY):Pakistan Ambassador to Germany Abdul Basit has said that the future of Pakistan lies in the hands of young generation that makes over 60 percent of the population of the country. Pakistani students who got the opportunity to study abroad should utilize their capabilities and talent to promote the interests of Pakistan while pursuing their studies with devotion and hard …

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Winter Storm ‘Xaver’ Batters Northern Europe

BRUSSELS: A major storm surge threatened parts of northern Europe on Friday as a low-pressure system dubbed “Xaver” began battering the coasts with chilly hurricane-force winds. The United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia were most heavily affected by the severe storm, but cancelled flights and trains caused problems across Europe. By Thursday night, officials had reported at least three …

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GNRD Statement on the European Commission’s New Action Plans on Asylum Flows

 Brussels : Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) welcomes the European Commission’s action plan aimed at preventing migrant deaths at sea. The action plan proposes to allow people to apply for asylum in Europe from abroad and reinforce patrols in the Mediterranean under the Frontex mandate, the EU’s border agency. The Commission proposal also includes financial assistance of €6,000 a refugee …

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