Greek debt crisis: German MPs back bailout extension
The German parliament has voted to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months. The extension - approved by creditors last week in exchange for a series of Greek government reforms - needs to be ratified by eurozone members. ...
Stolen Picasso work is seized in Newark

Stolen Picasso work is seized in Newark

27.02.2015 [17:17]
A Picasso painting missing from Paris for more than a decade resurfaced in the United States, where it had been shipped under false pretenses as a $37 holiday-themed “art craft.” ...
Facebook alternative ‘Muslim Face’ coming soon!

Facebook alternative ‘Muslim Face’ coming soon!

26.02.2015 [12:24]
Another social media platform, Muslim Face is about to be launched soon. As can be judged from the name, this social media platform will connect Muslims socially in a ‘socially responsible network’. Two Muslim entrepreneurs, Shoaib Fadie and Rohail Amin M Shoaib, disclosed ...
Toyota launches fuel-cell car production

Toyota launches fuel-cell car production

25.02.2015 [13:00]
How exactly is Toyota’s hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car made? Toyota’s President Akio Toyoda puts it this way: “You might imagine a very advanced plant but in reality, it’s far from that.” Instead, the process heavily relies on the gloved hands of a workforce of 13. Manufacturing the ...

Normandy quartet agrees to reinforcement of Ukraine OSCE mission

25.02.2015 [12:57]
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agreed on Tuesday (24 February) to seek a reinforcement of the international monitoring mission in Ukraine and renewed their calls for an oft-breached ceasefire agreement to be respected. Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have repeatedly met over the Ukraine crisis in the so-called "Normandy format", some of the ...
Apple establishes one of the world’s largest data centers in Denmark

Apple establishes one of the world’s largest data centers in Denmark

24.02.2015 [21:49]
Apple has announced the establishment of one of the world’s largest data centers in Denmark. The new data center will be powered by renewable energy, and surplus heating will be recycled in the local district heating system, thereby minimizing negative environmental impact. ...
Yemen's ousted president withdraws resignation

Yemen's ousted president withdraws resignation

24.02.2015 [18:13]
Yemen's deposed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has withdrawn his resignation and has been meeting with senior security advisers and provincial governors in his hometown, Aden. A member of parliament said Hadi had submitted a letter to the assembly on Monday, withdrawing his ...
Aminata to represent Latvia in "Eurovision-2015" song contest

Aminata to represent Latvia in "Eurovision-2015" song contest

23.02.2015 [16:55]
Latvia will participate in the "Eurovision-2015" song contest in Vienna, Austria. Their entry will be selected through the national final Supernova 2015, organized by the Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televizija (LTV). Aminata and the song "Love Injected" will represent ...
Crown Prince turns 55, calls for accounts of history to be passed down correctly

Crown Prince turns 55, calls for accounts of history to be passed down correctly

23.02.2015 [15:46]
Crown Prince Naruhito, marking his 55th birthday on Monday and ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II later this year, called for accounts of history to be handed down correctly. “I myself did not experience the war, but it is important to look back on ...
Venezuela arrests major opposition figure, claiming coup plot

Venezuela arrests major opposition figure, claiming coup plot

20.02.2015 [19:09]
Venezuelan security forces arrested one of the country's leading opposition figures on Thursday, accusing him of planning a coup. President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement in a televised speech to this country ...
Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and equip Syrian rebels

Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and equip Syrian rebels

20.02.2015 [13:27]
The United States and Turkey signed an agreement on Thursday to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition fighters, and Ankara will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts. The deal with Turkey formalized plans for one of four known sites to be used in a broader program to ...
Hevel Solar opens USD-321m thin-film PV factory in Russia

Hevel Solar opens USD-321m thin-film PV factory in Russia

18.02.2015 [19:14]
Russian photovoltaics (PV) firm Hevel Solar LLC has started commercial operations at a new RUB-20-billion (USD 321m/EUR 281m) thin-film solar module production facility in Novocheboksarsk, to the east of Moscow ...
Kazakh ruling party supports early presidential election

Kazakh ruling party supports early presidential election

17.02.2015 [21:07]
Kazakh ruling party Nur Otan supports the proposal of the council of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) on early presidential election, the press service of the party said. Moreover, Kazakh ruling party said in its message that a new wave of financial ...
Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Off Northeastern Coast Of Japan, Triggers Minor Tsunamis

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Off Northeastern Coast Of Japan, Triggers Minor Tsunamis

17.02.2015 [13:15]
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday, triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries. The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted a tsunami advisory two hours after it was issued following the quake, which hit at 8 a.m. Japan time (2300 GMT). ...
Libya may stop oil production because of armed conflict

Libya may stop oil production because of armed conflict

17.02.2015 [12:51]
National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya may suspend oil production at all of its oil fields due to the military conflict. Repetition of armed attacks on deposits can lead to migration of the technical staff of oil fields and oil companies ...

Egyptian, Libyan airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya after terrorists behead 21 Copts

16.02.2015 [13:45]
Egypt’s Air Force has hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions in Derna, Libya, after the execution of 21 Christian Egyptians by the terrorist group. Libyan forces loyal to the authorities have also targeted the IS in the country, a commander said ...
Asia’s largest camera fair opens in Yokohama

Asia’s largest camera fair opens in Yokohama

13.02.2015 [10:54]
Asia's largest camera show opened in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Thursday. The annual fair is organized by an industrial association of major camera makers and other firms. This year, a record-high 131 firms and groups are taking part. ...
Minsk talks participants agree on ceasefire, weapons withdrawal, Donbas reform

Minsk talks participants agree on ceasefire, weapons withdrawal, Donbas reform

12.02.2015 [18:22]
The package of measures to implement the Minsk Accords, adopted on Thursday, envisages the pullback of all heavy weapons by both parties to locations equidistant from the disengagement line in order to create a security zone at least 50 kilometers wide for artillery systems with a caliber of 100 mm or more, ...
Normandy Four Leaders End Talks in Minsk on Ukraine Reconciliation

Normandy Four Leaders End Talks in Minsk on Ukraine Reconciliation

12.02.2015 [14:34]
Participants of the Normandy format meeting - Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – have been in talks for more than 13 hours in the Belarusian capital Minsk to ...