Learn from the West, says Sonam Kapoor?
Learn from the West, says Sonam Kapoor?

Bollywood loud mouth Sonam Kapoor has often been termed as one for being outright and 'on-your-face'. The actress doesn't budge from her stand and this has landed her in trouble on a couple of occasions. According to a leading daily, the 'Khoobsurat' star was quoted as saying that the Hindi film industry needs to learn from the West, where people know how to take jokes in a right manner.

NATO chief urges Russia to halt 'illegal military actions' in Ukraine

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Friday on Russia to halt its "illegal" military actions in Ukraine, after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the conflict.

US, EU warn Russia of further sanctions, ask to withdraw convoy from Ukraine

The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine`s rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."

Ukraine checking Russian aid trucks: border service

Ukraine said Thursday border guards had begun checking a Russian humanitarian aid convoy at the crossing in eastern Ukraine`s restive Lugansk region.

`Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions`

Following Russia`s stand off over Ukraine, Western nations imposed sanctions on Moscow including on its financial and energy sectors, and put dozens of Russians close to President Vladimir Putin on a sanctions list.

Russian convoy heads to Ukraine despite West`s warnings

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying "humanitarian supplies" was headed to conflict-torn east Ukraine on Tuesday, despite warnings from the West that Moscow could be using the mission as a guise to sneak in troops.

`China aggressively expanding to catch up with West`

The "aggressive expansion" of China in markets across the world is because of their strong aspiration to have power, wealth, and to catch up with the West in the race to dominate the world, according to renowned Chinese historian and visual artist Dr Tong Lam.

EU criticises Russia`s ban on food imports from West

The European Union has criticised Russia`s ban on food imports from the West as "politically motivated" and threatened to take "appropriate action" after fully assessing the extent of Kremlin`s measures.

Russia hits back at West with huge food imports ban

Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions on Thursday, banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to block flights over its airspace.

Designing for West gives us creative freedom: Falguni-Shane Peacock

Indian designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock, who have designed for renowned international figures like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, say that it`s always fun to make clothes for both `desi` and `videshi` stars.

Russia faces threat of fresh sanctions from West

As fighting flared up in eastern Ukraine despite a truce between the government and pro-Russian rebels, the Western countries have warned Kremlin of new sanctions, BBC reported Wednesday.

Ukraine leader declares week-long ceasefire in east

Ukraine`s new Western-backed president on Friday declared a week-long unilateral ceasefire and unveiled a sweeping plan for curbing a pro-Russian insurgency that killed 13 more soldiers in fierce clashes in the eastern rustbelt.

West prods Iran to speed up cooperation with IAEA inquiry

Iran faced Western pressure on Wednesday to speed up its promised cooperation with a U.N. nuclear watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran, something the Islamic state denies.

UN Security Council discusses Russia draft on Ukraine

The UN Security Council discussed behind closed doors a draft Russian resolution on creating a humanitarian corridor to allow Ukrainians to escape areas affected by fighting.

Palestinian unity government to be formed on Monday

The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah will be announced on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would shun the new alliance.

China`s Xi and Russia`s Putin meet facing West`s criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.

Kremlin accuses West over Ukraine violence

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s spokesman today dismissed Western accusations against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and said Washington and Brussels were not doing enough to prevent the raging violence in the country.

Russia, West have `no common vision` on Ukraine: Sergei Lavrov

Russia and the West have "no common vision" on Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today after talks aimed at defusing the crisis.

Russia says don`t force Ukraine to choose between us and West

Ukraine must not be forced to choose between close ties with Russia or the West, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

`Huge differences` in environmental problems of India, West

Arguing that there were "huge differences" in the climatic conditions in the West and India, an environment ministry official Tuesday said.