Cuba, EU willing to strengthen ties

Havana, March 12 : Cuba and European Union (EU) confirmed their willingness to continue strengthening bilateral relations on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect, the media reported on Saturday. During a meeting in Havana, Cuban President Raul Castro and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini congratulated each other for the signing of an […]

‘China can meet growth targets without stimulus’

Beijing, March 12 : The growth targets China has set for this year and the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20) can be realised through improving domestic demand, consumption and innovation, without big stimulus, the country’s central bank governor said on Saturday. “China will stick to the prudent monetary policy,” Xinhua quoted Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of […]

Higher tax leads to better governance: Study

London, March 12 : Imposing higher taxes on citizens is positively linked to how well the public authorities and institutions in that country work, says a study based on analysis of statistics for taxation and governance from most of the world’s countries. The reason is that any ruler who wants to collect taxes must build […]

Three Paris attackers in IS recruitment files

Paris, March 12 : The names of three of the Paris attackers have appeared in the Islamic State’s files, the media reported. Samy Amimour, Foued Mohamed-Aggad and Omar Ismail Mostefai, the three men who carried out the attack at the Bataclan theatre where 90 people died, were featured in the files leaked from the group, […]

Giant ‘bite mark’ appears on Pluto’s surface

Washington, March 12 : Far in the western hemisphere, scientists on NASA’s New Horizons mission have discovered what looks like a giant “bite mark” on Pluto’s surface. The team suspect it may be caused by a process known as sublimation – the transition of a substance from a solid to a gas. The methane ice-rich […]

How Germany brought down colorectal cancer rate

London, March 12 : Within 10 years of the start of a screening programme for the early detection of colorectal cancer in Germany, the number of new cases has significantly dropped, especially in the age groups of 55 years and above, new research has found. After decades of increase, the introduction of screening colonoscopy in […]