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Germans stage protest against G7 summit

Germans stage protest against G7 summit

​Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the southern German city of Munich to protest against the upcoming summit of the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized countries. Police said about 23,000 people took part in Thursday’s protest in the Bavarian capital, which was organized by environmentalists and globalization opponents. Some demonstrators marched [&hellip

US hit by ‘massive data breach’

US hit by ‘massive data breach’

The US government has admitted hackers may have accessed the personal data of four million current and former federal employees. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday it had launched an investigation and would hold the culprits accountable who penetrated deep into the data held by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The FBI [&hellip

India PM in Google ‘criminals’ list

India PM in Google ‘criminals’ list

​Internet giant Google has apologised after Indian PM Narendra Modi’s photos started appearing in the image search results for “Top 10 criminals”. “We apologise for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused,” a Google statement said. Mr Modi figures prominently in the search alongside images of terrorists, murderers and dictators. Other world leaders on the [&hellip

Greece delays €300mn IMF debt repayment

Greece delays €300mn IMF debt repayment

​Greece has combined four of its upcoming loan payments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a move to buy time in the ongoing negotiations with international creditors over its debt crisis. Athens announced its decision on Thursday, a day ahead of a deadline to pay about 300 million euros ($340 million) to the IMF. [&hellip

Merkel, Hollande meet amid Greek crisis

Merkel, Hollande meet amid Greek crisis

​German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have held talks in Berlin amid ongoing negotiations over the Greek debt crisis in a bid to consider steps to forge a single digital market in Europe. The working dinner on Monday between the the two European Union leaders was also intended to coordinate the development [&hellip

UK’s EU referendum risky: France

UK’s EU referendum risky: France

France has criticized the UK’s intention to push for reforms in the European Union (EU), saying a British referendum on whether to leave the bloc could also cause a breakup in the union. “I find this process quite dangerous,” said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Thursday as British Prime Minister David Cameron is now [&hellip

Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

​James Milner has held talks with both Arsenal and Liverpool about signing for them on a Bosman free transfer this summer. The versatile midfielder’s contract at Manchester City expires this month and the club are belived to have offered him improved terms to stay. But, at 29, he started just 18 of the 32 Premier [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No22, Āyat 54:55

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No22, Āyat 54:55

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, May 29, 2015/Sha‘bān 10, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 22, Āyat 54:55 – Being the Guest of Allah فِي مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَ مَلِيكٍ مُقْتَدِرٍ Fī maq ‘adi sidqin ‘inda malīkin muqtadir In the [&hellip

‘ISIL foreign militants threaten world peace’

‘ISIL foreign militants threaten world peace’

​UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that foreign militants who have joined the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria are posing serious threats to the world peace and security. Briefing the UN Security Council on the implementation of a counter-terrorism resolution adopted last September, Ban said on Friday that foreign terrorists have created [&hellip

Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

​The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday. But 17 corpses were also found. As many as 4,200 migrants were saved in 17 rescue operations in the Meditteranean Sea on Friday, the Italian coastguard said, as boats continue to leave Africa in droves [&hellip