Archives - 2014-07-12

Paris rector tried for embezzlement over missing mosque funds

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:28

The head of a mosque in a Paris suburb has appeared in court charged with embezzlement for allegedly diverting donations into a personal offshore bank account.

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

US economic delegation to arrive in India today

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:43

A delegation headed by Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service, Arun M Kumar is expected to arrive in India on Saturday.

Albanian hacker pleads guilty in USD 14 mn global bank fraud

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:52

An Albanian hacker who was part of an international cyberattack conspiracy that stole USD 14 million from ATM machines all over the world has pleaded guilty in New York to bank fraud.

Six killed in two Israeli air strikes on Gaza: Medics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 04:19

An Israeli air strike early Saturday killed four Palestinians in Jebaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip, emergency services said, revising an earlier report of three fatalities.

Bandh against Polavaram Bill passes off smoothly in Telangana

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:30

A day-long Telangana bandh called today in protest against the passage in Lok Sabha of a Bill to transfer some mandals of the newly-created state to Andhra Pradesh to aid the construction of the Polavaram project, went off peacefully, police said on Saturday.

American pleads guilty in al Qaeda sting operation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 04:46

A naturalized US citizen from India pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to al Qaeda, its Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front and Shebab militants in Somalia after an FBI sting operation.

Israel, Hamas defiant as death toll rises to 135

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:36

Israel intensified its air assault on Gaza to counter rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, killing 30 people, as the death toll rose to 135 with over 1,100 Hamas positions targeted in five days of offensive.

Japan able to aid US ships under attack: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:05

Japan`s new policy on military action would allow its forces to come to the aid of a US naval ship under attack, Tokyo`s defense minister said Friday.

Congressman Bera praises India ratifying IAEA agreement

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:13

Indian-American US lawmaker Ami Bera has praised India ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreement that will open its civilian nuclear programme to unannounced spot inspections.

Former Anglican leader voices support for assisted suicide

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:16

The former leader of the Church of England George Carey on Saturday said he had changed his mind and would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in certain cases.

German suspect was in contact with State Dept not US spies: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:23

A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a US State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, US officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.