Stockholm - Sweden will halt the planned extradition of an alleged Rwandan war criminal to the East African country on the request from the European Court of Human Rights, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask said Thursday.
The Swedish government last said it planned to extradite Sylvere Ahorugeze who is suspected of crimes against humanity during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and of involvement in the murder of around 25 people.
India’s telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) decided to scrap the 200 SMS per SIM limit on messages generated or sent to automated machines in the country.
TRAI said in a statement that, “The TRAI has received representations from the stakeholders that in view of the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM, they are not able to send machine-to-machine and person-to-machine SMS which are sent by them to initiate process or application for their operational requirements.”
Bangkok - The Democrat party secured the backing of four smaller parties Tuesday to form Thailand's next coalition government, but it remained unclear whether it was sufficient to guarantee their lead.
"We reaffirm that our four parties support the Democrats," said Sanan Kacharnprasart, the acting head of the Chart Thai party which together with the Puea Pendin, Matchimathipataya and Ruan Jai Chart Pattana parties have thrown their support behind the Democrats to lead the next government.
But it was unclear Tuesday whether the "Friends of Newin" faction within the defunct People Power Party (PPP) was still backing the Democrats.
Brussels - Italy confirmed its position as Europe's most gourmet nation on Tuesday as two more Italian products were awarded a place on the European Union's list of protected delicacies.
Radishes from the north-eastern town of Verona and saffron from the island of Sardinia became the latest additions to the register of almost 800 eponymous goodies which can only be named after a specific place if they were actually made there, after the European Commission approved their applications.
There is no need for pessimism as the ongoing temporary phase of economic slowdown will pass and money will flow back into India, Union Finance minister P Chidambaram said.
On the sidelines of a Crisil function on Tuesday, Mr. Chidambaram asked investors not to become pessimistic about the Indian currency's declining value and promised that government would take more steps to boost capital inflows into the country.
He pointed out that India is the fastest growing economies among the large emerging economies, next only to China.
Washington, Mar 27 : Pop star Melanie B has decided to invest in a rather uncommon TV venture-a Brit channel that airs French flicks only.
It was after Mel B's husband Stephen Belafonte introduced her to foreign flicks that she decided to invest in U. K. TV station Sky CineMoi, which airs Gallic cinema around the clock.
Mel B is more than convinced that the Brit audiences will love the works of movie legends like Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, and Claude Chabrol.
"This is a great opportunity to expand my business activities. It is a unique venture," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Meanwhile, Mel B has already carved a niche for herself as TV celebrity in both America and Britain. (ANI)
Two English teams have walked out of the Subroto Cup citing a supposed security threat. Just recently, during the World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad, the England team withdrew due to concerns but later apologised via email to the Badminton Association of India.
An email has been sent again, though from a different source. Reason: An under-17 team and an under-14 football team from England have withdrawn.
Rome/Brussels - A European Commission decision that an Italian state loan to Alitalia was "illegal," on Wednesday hit the ailing carrier as it was also attempting to deal with disruption caused by an ongoing wildcat strike.
Alitalia's bankruptcy commissioner, Augusto Fantozzi, said in an afternoon statement that the airline has mandated its lawyers to pursue legal action against striking employees.
These had caused "damages" to Alitalia's schedule and to that of its clients at airports Fiumicino in Rome and Linate in Milan, Fantozzi said.
London, Oct 24 : New images of a prominent crater on the Moon have revealed dull lunar dust instead of shiny pools of ice, which bashes hopes for large lakes of frozen water at the Moon''s poles.
According to a report in New Scientist, the crater in question is the 10.5-km wide Shackleton Crater near the Moon''s south pole.
A few craters spanning hundreds of metres pockmark Shackleton''s inner wall (arrows), while a mound-like feature (marked "m") probably built up from lunar soil that slid down the crater wall.
A decade ago, NASA''s Lunar Prospector spacecraft suggested the Moon''s poles boast large concentrations of hydrogen near the surface, which could be in the form of frozen water deposited by comets.