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France's new year gift to India: Get French visa in 48 hrs, plan your holiday on 'Chalo Paris' app

Nov 28, 2014

France's new year gift to India: Get French visa in 48 hrs, plan your holiday on 'Chalo Paris' app

Easing visa norms for Indian tourists, France on Thursday announced issuance of visas in 48 hours and launching of eight more centres across the country to cater to the growing number of Indians visiting the country. #India #France #Visa #Mobile app #Chalo paris
Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians?

Nov 28, 2014

Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians?

JAKARTA (Reuters) - From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighbourhoods, the leadership style of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors, who were often seen as stiff and aloof. On a recent visit to cocoa plantations in eastern Sulawesi, Widodo squatted on the ground to chat with farmers about boosting their output. Excited onlookers scrambled up trees to get a better look at the president in his casual clothes and sneakers. #Business #facebook #India #Pakistan #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organized crime

Nov 28, 2014

Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organized crime

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday proposed simplifying Mexico's chaotic police structure and a new law to stop collusion between officials and gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. Pena Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters to end impunity and brutality by security forces since the trainee teachers were abducted by corrupt police in the southwestern city of Iguala on the night of Sept. 26. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #France #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #author
Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays

Nov 28, 2014

Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, where police reported the disorderly conduct arrests of at least seven protesters who had vowed over social media to throw the event into disarray to show outrage over the racially charged Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri. The demonstrators were arrested on Sixth Avenue and 37th Street #Business #India #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #author
Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years

Nov 28, 2014

Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, will leave for a three-day trip to Japan in late February before heading to China. However, he will not be accompanied by his pregnant wife Kate who is due to give birth to the couple's second child in April. #Business #facebook #Brazil #France #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #author
UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

Nov 28, 2014

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The deal, unveiled on Thursday after an agreement between all the Scottish chapters of Britain's main political parties, will trigger the biggest transfer of powers to Scotland from the United Kingdom since 1999 when a Scots parliament was set up and will be implemented after a UK-wide election next year. #India #Pakistan #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

Nov 28, 2014

Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said that if the talks, extended on Monday for seven months beyond the Nov. #Business #India #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #author
Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

Nov 28, 2014

Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the British embassy car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers including one Briton and wounded more than 30 others in the vicinity of the explosion, officials said. The second blast, targeting a compound run by a contractor for the U.S. #United States #India #Pakistan #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #author #opinion
SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

Nov 28, 2014

SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid. The pact at the summit's closing ceremony in the Nepali capital, will buttress Modi's ambition for South Asia to become a viable economic counterweight to China, which has made sweeping inroads in the region #India #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #author #opinion
Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

Nov 27, 2014

Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - Myanmar's military turned down a dinner invitation from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lawmakers said on Thursday, after the Nobel laureate sought a meeting to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the constitution. Suu Kyi is barred from becoming president under the existing constitution, which cannot be changed without the support of at least one military lawmaker #Pakistan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author