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Trips to Europe get costlier as Schengen visa fees increased by over Rs 1,500; first hike since 2016
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Trips to Europe get costlier as Schengen visa fees increased by over Rs 1,500; first hike since 2016

A Schengen visa is needed to visit 26 European countries, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Spain.

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

Donald Trump says US ready to 'help' India, Pakistan with Kashmir dispute ahead of talks with Imran Khan
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Donald Trump says US ready to 'help' India, Pakistan with Kashmir dispute ahead of talks with Imran Khan

US president Donald Trump said that the United States was watching developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir very closely and was prepared to help if necessary, but did not say how.

Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Skater suffers life-threatening injury after 16-foot fall during rehearsal for Opening Ceremony
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Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Skater suffers life-threatening injury after 16-foot fall during rehearsal for Opening Ceremony

A female skater was severely injured after falling to the ice from about five meters (16 feet) during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne, police said Wednesday.

Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Warm weather, rains affect preparations for upcoming Lausanne Games
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Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Warm weather, rains affect preparations for upcoming Lausanne Games

St Moritz prides itself as the birthplace of modern winter sports but the Swiss city has been hit by warm weather and had to wait until days before the Lausanne 2020 winter Youth Olympics to confirm its lake is iced up and ready for speed skating events.

Finance ministry declines to share Swiss bank account details of Indians in response to RTI, cites 'confidentiality provisions' of tax treaty
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Finance ministry declines to share Swiss bank account details of Indians in response to RTI, cites 'confidentiality provisions' of tax treaty

The finance ministry has declined to share Swiss bank account details of Indians saying it is covered under "confidentiality provisions" of a tax treaty signed between India and Switzerland.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers reschedule start times for triathlon, equestrian to counter sweltering heat
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers reschedule start times for triathlon, equestrian to counter sweltering heat

Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort, and preparing for this has proved a consistent headache for organisers.

Roger Federer becomes first living Swiss citizen to have coin minted in his honour
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Roger Federer becomes first living Swiss citizen to have coin minted in his honour

The 38-year-old 20-time Grand Slam champion is regarded by many as the greatest tennis player ever and is a national hero in Switzerland.

Davis Cup 2019: Face of new-look tournament Gerard Pique optimistic about current edition; Feliciano Lopez says it will be a 'spectacle'
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Davis Cup 2019: Face of new-look tournament Gerard Pique optimistic about current edition; Feliciano Lopez says it will be a 'spectacle'

Home-crowd favourite Spain, featuring the top-ranked Nadal, will be in the toughest group for the Davis Cup finals along with Russia and defending champions Croatia

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Italy seal berth in showpiece tournament with win over Greece; Joshua King rescues Norway with draw against Spain
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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Italy seal berth in showpiece tournament with win over Greece; Joshua King rescues Norway with draw against Spain

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green kits for just the second time in history, registered a seventh straight win in Group J.

India rises 4 places to 44th rank in world digital competitiveness rankings: Report
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India rises 4 places to 44th rank in world digital competitiveness rankings: Report

India has advanced four places to 44th position in terms of digital competitiveness in the world as the country has made improvement in terms of knowledge and future readiness to adopt and explore digital technologies, according to a global report

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal commit to play in maiden ATP Cup team tournament
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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal commit to play in maiden ATP Cup team tournament

The season-opening ATP Cup will be held on the back of a revamped Davis Cup, run by the International Tennis Federation, which will take place in November

Largest Alps glacier might disappear by the end of this century due to climate change
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Largest Alps glacier might disappear by the end of this century due to climate change

The glacier covers 86 square kilometres and is estimated to hold around 11 billion tonnes of ice.

Pakistan denies Ram Nath Kovind’s request to use its airspace for Iceland visit in view of tensions over Jammu and Kashmir
India

Pakistan denies Ram Nath Kovind’s request to use its airspace for Iceland visit in view of tensions over Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan has refused a request by India to allow President Ram Nath Kovind to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday

UK to offer EU citizens three-year immigration scheme after no-deal Brexit; move aimed at reassuring businesses recruiting staff
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UK to offer EU citizens three-year immigration scheme after no-deal Brexit; move aimed at reassuring businesses recruiting staff

New policy will allow immigrants, their close family members from European Economic Area, to apply to live and work in Britain for up to three years

Firstpost Editor's Picks: UP journo booked, stock markets tank, US Open; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: UP journo booked, stock markets tank, US Open; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Scribe booked for recording a video of children being served roti and salt as mid-day meal in Mirzapur, Sensex, Nifty tank, US Open 2019; today's must-read stories

Administrative blunder by India's Squash Federation proves costly for players, denies chance to participate in World Championships
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Administrative blunder by India's Squash Federation proves costly for players, denies chance to participate in World Championships

The Indian men's squash team could have participated in the World Championships in Washington but the SRFI didn't move to get timely clearance from the SAI

Bali cutlery-lifting: Let’s not overdo the India-shamed bit, there’s nary a traveller who hasn’t thought of it
India

Bali cutlery-lifting: Let’s not overdo the India-shamed bit, there’s nary a traveller who hasn’t thought of it

The Indian family caught in Bali with its loot of hotel cutlery has been pilloried for tarnishing India’s image.

Video of Indian family stealing accessories from Bali hotel goes viral; Twitter criticises people who 'erode credibility' of Indians
India

Video of Indian family stealing accessories from Bali hotel goes viral; Twitter criticises people who 'erode credibility' of Indians

In a video that went viral on social media, an Indian family was seen getting caught with after allegedly stealing accessories from a hotel in Bali, Indonesia.

India jumps 5 places to 52nd rank in Global Innovation Index 2019; Switzerland retains top spot
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India jumps 5 places to 52nd rank in Global Innovation Index 2019; Switzerland retains top spot

India improved its ranking in the global innovation index by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in the last year, according to a report released on Wednesday