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EU accepts Iran talks offer
Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran''s offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the Islamic republic''s controversial nuclear activities.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 8:34:29 PM

South Africans deceived into match-fixing scandal: FIFA
Cape Town, March 6 (IANS) A FIFA investigation has found that South Africa was duped into match-fixing in the warm-up games leading to the 2010 World Cup.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 12:17:09 PM

Eurozone''s retail sales up
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) Retail sales in the eurozone edged up 0.3 percent in January this year compared with the previous month, said Eurostat, the statistics office of the European Union (EU).

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:16:29 AM

EU official seeks gender balance in company boards
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding Monday called on Europe to break the "glass ceiling" for women in company boards, as a latest report shows that only one in seven board members at Europe''s top companies are female.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:12:39 AM

UAE grants citizenship to 53 people
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has granted citizenship to 53 people born to UAE mothers married to foreigners.

Monday, March 05, 2012 11:23:43 PM

Abu Dhabi posts $37 bn in non-oil foreign trade
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Abu Dhabi''s non-oil foreign trade stood at 139.4 billion dirhams (about $37 billion) in 2011, up by 27.7 percent, compared with the previous year.

Monday, March 05, 2012 11:13:13 PM

Congo blast: Toll rises to 200
Brazzaville, March 5 (IANS) The toll in Sunday''s arms depot blast here in the capital of the Republic of Congo has risen to 200, the country''s presidential office said.

Monday, March 05, 2012 6:29:02 AM

Krishna meets top Egyptian leaders
Cairo, March 4 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna met top Egyptian leaders including Supreme Council of Armed Forces chairman Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Prime Minister Kamal El Ganzoury during his trip here, the first high-profile visit from India in the aftermath of the Arab Spring that toppled the country''s longstanding ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Sunday, March 04, 2012 10:22:22 PM

Congo blast kills over 100
Brazzaville, March 4 (IANS) More than 100 people, including three Chinese workers, were killed in an explosion Sunday at a construction site in this capital of the Republic of Congo, hospital officials said. Over 300 people were injured.

Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:54:22 PM

Abu Dhabi approves developmental projects
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi government Sunday approved a series of developmental projects, including construction of a satellite ground station.

Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:10:12 PM

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