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Moving on from Sarkozy’s immigration policies

Blasting former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial immigration policies as “random and discriminatory,” new French Interior Minister Manuel Valls (pictured) has called for more objective procedures, a move welcomed by…

London Olympics declared open with grand show

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has declared the London Olympics open following an extravagant celebration that included Bond, the Bard and a Beatle. London’s seven-year countdown to the Games came to a crescendo on…

Storms knock out power as they rip through Northeast

Storms knock out power as they rip through Northeast

Storms ripped through the Northeast, killing at least one person as they unleashed strong winds and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers. Severe thunderstorm watches were in…

France helicopter crash kills six

France helicopter crash kills six

Six people have died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area of Provence in southeastern France. The aircraft came down at around 13:40 local time (11:40 GMT) in the…

Hong Kong cleans up in aftermath of Typhoon Vicente

Hong Kong cleans up in aftermath of Typhoon Vicente

  Hong Kong is cleaning up Tuesday after a severe typhoon struck the city with gale-force winds and rain, shuttering much of the city and injuring at least 129 people.…

China President Hu Jintao in unity call

China President Hu Jintao in unity call

Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for unity in the Communist Party in the face of “unprecedented challenges”, in a speech ahead of a leadership change this year. State-run newspapers…

Pranab the President

Pranab the President

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, 76, was declared elected the 13th President on Sunday. The UPA nominee defeated the former Lok Sabha Speaker, P.A. Sangma, by 3,97,776 value votes. While Mr. Mukherjee…

Indians account for 22% of Britain’s ultra-rich club

Indians account for 22% of Britain’s ultra-rich club

Super-rich Indians account for more than 20% of the wealth of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in Britain, a new list showed on Tuesday. As a national group, they are…

Violence-hit Maruti plant in India remains shut

Violence-hit Maruti plant in India remains shut

The troubled Maruti Suzuki plant in India’s Haryana state has remained shut for the second day on Friday following Wednesday’s violent clashes that left a company official dead and 85…

UN votes to extend Syria observer mission

UN votes to extend Syria observer mission

The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to keep its observer mission in Syria for a “final” 30 days. However, members agreed the mission could be extended further if the…