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Sri Lanka asks European Union to help stop LTTE funding


Colombo: Sri Lanka on Saturday asked for sustained vigilance on the part of the European Union to stop funding of the LTTE by the outfit's front organisations.
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The remaking of Narendra Modi


The European diplomats gathered at the German ambassador's residence in New Delhi's lush green embassy enclave quizzed the guest of honour on everything from the economy and communal violence to his

EU agrees tough new financial, trade sanctions against Iran


European Union foreign ministers on Monday adopted tough new financial and trade sanctions against Iran aimed at forcing a breakthrough in stalled talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme.

The n

Crisis-torn European Union wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

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The Nobel Peace Prize was on Friday awarded to the European Union, an institution today wracked by crisis but that is credited with bringing more than half a century of peace to a continent ripped apa

Nobel award is 'great honour' for all EU citizens: Barroso

The head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said Friday that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize award was a 'great honour' for the European Union's 500 million citizens.

"It is a great honour for

Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'


Moody's on Monday lowered the European Union's long-term issuer rating outlook from stable to negative, saying the move reflected credit risks of the bloc's key budget contributors.

"It is reasonable

Iran to ban imports from 100 EU companies

Iran's official Press TV says the country plans to ban imports from 100 European companies as part of Tehran's pre-emptive retaliation against an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July.

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EU wants G20 to boost IMF funds after Eurogroup move


The European Union expects leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies (G20) to agree to contribute more money to the IMF in April after Europe expanded its own bailout capacity, EU officials said on

India joins China in boycott of EU carbon scheme


India joined China in asking its airlines to boycott the European Union's carbon scheme on Thursday, confirming what a senior Indian government source previously told Reuters and stoking a diplomatic

IMF approves $36 billion funding for Greece


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will allocate 28 billion euro (over $36 billion) to support Greece's economic programme over the next four years, the IMF has said.

The Washington-based fund sai

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