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'Agence France Presse' - 18 News Result(s)

  • Indian Journalist Among 2 Arrested In Maldives As Crackdown Continues

    Indian Journalist Among 2 Arrested In Maldives As Crackdown Continues

    An Indian journalist employed by French news agency Agence France-Presse has been arrested in Maldives amid the ongoing crisis in the country, news agency ANI reported on Friday.

  • Congo Police Fire Tear Gas At Opposition Supporters: Reports

    Congo Police Fire Tear Gas At Opposition Supporters: Reports

    Riot police in Congo on Sunday used tear gas to disperse 200 opposition supporters who were trying to get into a polling station during counting in the country's presidential election, an Agence France Presse journalist saw.

  • Paris Post Office Gunman Arrested, Hostages Freed, Say Police

    Paris Post Office Gunman Arrested, Hostages Freed, Say Police

    The hostage situation at a post office near Paris has come to an end, and the gunman has been arrested, news agency Agence France Presse quoted the police as saying.

  • Yes Bank Q3 net rises 34%; CEO says interested in RBS India retail assets

    Yes Bank Q3 net rises 34%; CEO says interested in RBS India retail assets

    Mid-sized Indian private sector lender Yes Bank today reported a 34.7 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 342 crore for the quarter ended December 2012, on the back expansion in net interest margin and non-interest income growth.

  • Internet has no 'off switch', says web inventor

    Internet has no 'off switch', says web inventor

    Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, on Wednesday warned governments that attempts to block the Internet were doomed to failure due to its scattered structure.

  • McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

    McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

    US fast-food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, on Tuesday said it will open its first vegetarian-only restaurant anywhere in the world in India next year.

  • Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

    Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

    The agency said while there were "structural features in place that enhance the EU's creditworthiness," they were "not sufficient to delink the EU's ratings from the ratings of its strongest key member states."

  • US now probing Chinese banks on Iran business

    US now probing Chinese banks on Iran business

    US justice authorities are broadly probing Chinese banks over their business with Iran, after one Chinese bank was hit with sanctions in late July.

  • Small arms trade grows to $8.5 billion a year: Survey

    Small arms trade grows to $8.5 billion a year: Survey

    Legal trade in small arms has grown to at least $8.5 billion a year and if the illict trade was added it would come to more than $10 billion, a weapons research group said on Monday.

  • Pakistani cleric held for sentencing six to death for dancing

    Pakistan's police on Tuesday arrested a Muslim cleric accused of sentencing six people to death for singing and dancing at a wedding in the northern part of the country."Police have arrested a cleric and his companion for issuing the death decree, but they totally denied it," local administration official Aqal Badshah Khattak told Agence France Pre...

  • Pakistani Doctor jailed over bin Laden 'in poor health'

    Pakistani Doctor jailed over bin Laden 'in poor health'

    The Pakistani doctor sentenced to 33 years for treason after being recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help find Osama bin Laden is in poor health, a jail official told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday.

  • Twin blasts kill 15 in Russia's Caucasus region

    Two blasts near a police post late on Thursday killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 20 in Dagestan, part of Russia's restive Caucasus region, the interior ministry said."At least 15 people have been killed, including 12 police officers and three rescue workers from Russia's emergency services ministry," a spokeswoman told Agence France P...

  • Activist pleads for US help to leave China

    Activist pleads for US help to leave China

    Activist Chen Guangcheng told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday that he did not feel safe in China despite assurances made under a deal to remove him from the US embassy, pleading for American help to take him abroad.

  • 3 held after tourists stoned at Jerusalem mosque

    Israeli police said they arrested three Palestinians in the grounds of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem on Sunday after tourists visiting the site as well as police were stoned. "Stones were thrown at tourists and police officers, we have made three arrests ... they are the suspects involved in throwing stones," police spokesman M...

  • FDI in India: US hails retail access

    FDI in India: US hails retail access

    The United States on Tuesday welcomed India's decision to open its retail sector to foreign firms, including Wal-Mart, saying the move would provide an economic boost.

'Agence France Presse' - 18 News Result(s)

  • Indian Journalist Among 2 Arrested In Maldives As Crackdown Continues

    Indian Journalist Among 2 Arrested In Maldives As Crackdown Continues

    An Indian journalist employed by French news agency Agence France-Presse has been arrested in Maldives amid the ongoing crisis in the country, news agency ANI reported on Friday.

  • Congo Police Fire Tear Gas At Opposition Supporters: Reports

    Congo Police Fire Tear Gas At Opposition Supporters: Reports

    Riot police in Congo on Sunday used tear gas to disperse 200 opposition supporters who were trying to get into a polling station during counting in the country's presidential election, an Agence France Presse journalist saw.

  • Paris Post Office Gunman Arrested, Hostages Freed, Say Police

    Paris Post Office Gunman Arrested, Hostages Freed, Say Police

    The hostage situation at a post office near Paris has come to an end, and the gunman has been arrested, news agency Agence France Presse quoted the police as saying.

  • Yes Bank Q3 net rises 34%; CEO says interested in RBS India retail assets

    Yes Bank Q3 net rises 34%; CEO says interested in RBS India retail assets

    Mid-sized Indian private sector lender Yes Bank today reported a 34.7 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 342 crore for the quarter ended December 2012, on the back expansion in net interest margin and non-interest income growth.

  • Internet has no 'off switch', says web inventor

    Internet has no 'off switch', says web inventor

    Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, on Wednesday warned governments that attempts to block the Internet were doomed to failure due to its scattered structure.

  • McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

    McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

    US fast-food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, on Tuesday said it will open its first vegetarian-only restaurant anywhere in the world in India next year.

  • Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

    Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

    The agency said while there were "structural features in place that enhance the EU's creditworthiness," they were "not sufficient to delink the EU's ratings from the ratings of its strongest key member states."

  • US now probing Chinese banks on Iran business

    US now probing Chinese banks on Iran business

    US justice authorities are broadly probing Chinese banks over their business with Iran, after one Chinese bank was hit with sanctions in late July.

  • Small arms trade grows to $8.5 billion a year: Survey

    Small arms trade grows to $8.5 billion a year: Survey

    Legal trade in small arms has grown to at least $8.5 billion a year and if the illict trade was added it would come to more than $10 billion, a weapons research group said on Monday.

  • Pakistani cleric held for sentencing six to death for dancing

    Pakistan's police on Tuesday arrested a Muslim cleric accused of sentencing six people to death for singing and dancing at a wedding in the northern part of the country."Police have arrested a cleric and his companion for issuing the death decree, but they totally denied it," local administration official Aqal Badshah Khattak told Agence France Pre...

  • Pakistani Doctor jailed over bin Laden 'in poor health'

    Pakistani Doctor jailed over bin Laden 'in poor health'

    The Pakistani doctor sentenced to 33 years for treason after being recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help find Osama bin Laden is in poor health, a jail official told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday.

  • Twin blasts kill 15 in Russia's Caucasus region

    Two blasts near a police post late on Thursday killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 20 in Dagestan, part of Russia's restive Caucasus region, the interior ministry said."At least 15 people have been killed, including 12 police officers and three rescue workers from Russia's emergency services ministry," a spokeswoman told Agence France P...

  • Activist pleads for US help to leave China

    Activist pleads for US help to leave China

    Activist Chen Guangcheng told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday that he did not feel safe in China despite assurances made under a deal to remove him from the US embassy, pleading for American help to take him abroad.

  • 3 held after tourists stoned at Jerusalem mosque

    Israeli police said they arrested three Palestinians in the grounds of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem on Sunday after tourists visiting the site as well as police were stoned. "Stones were thrown at tourists and police officers, we have made three arrests ... they are the suspects involved in throwing stones," police spokesman M...

  • FDI in India: US hails retail access

    FDI in India: US hails retail access

    The United States on Tuesday welcomed India's decision to open its retail sector to foreign firms, including Wal-Mart, saying the move would provide an economic boost.

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