Free Press Journal
  • US, Germany support ‘sustainable’ truce in Ukraine

    Washington: The leaders of the US and Germany have voiced support for a “sustainable” ceasefire in eastern Ukraine through diplomatic means, and threatened additional sanctions should Russia fail to take immediate deescalation steps.

  • Fish consuming vast quantities of plastic ocean waste

    Sydney:  Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.

  • Barrack Obama

    Obama to pitch immigration at citizenship ceremony

    Washington:  President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for military members who signed up to defend the US even though they weren’t American citizens.

  • 44 Taliban militants killed in Afghnaistan

    Kabul: About 44 Taliban militants have been killed in a series of military operations in Afghanistan since early Thursday, said the country’s interior ministry Friday morning.

  • Tensions simmer in riot-hit Myanmar city

    Mandalay (Myanmar):  Police patrolled tense streets in Myanmar’s second-largest city today as anger and disbelief rippled through violence-hit communities following deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes that raised fears of spreading unrest.

  • Bill Clinton to travel to India this month

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton will travel to India this month during which he is expected to visit Lucknow and Jaipur and focus on critical issues, including global health, improved access to medicines, climate change and economic development.

  • Militants fire at police picket outside school

    Srinagar:  Militants fired upon a police picket guarding a Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Shopian district of Kashmir but caused no casualties or damage, police said today.

  • China provides 4th of July fireworks to US

    Washington: On the occasion of 4th of July, United States Independence day, the fireworks would be brought in by China, it has been revealed.

  • Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on US East Coast

    Miami: Hurricane Arthur has made landfall on the North Carolina shore, as millions of Americans braced for its impact along the East Coast on the eve of the Independence Day holiday.

  • The Iraq war from an Iraqi perspective

    New Delhi:  In the backdrop of the deteriorating situation in Iraq, a new voice in fiction emerges from the rubble and describes the war-torn country from the inside as never before.

  • Amid China spat, Vietnam to build 32 patrol ships

    Hanoi:  Vietnam plans to build 32 new coastal patrol vessels, boosting its maritime muscle and surveillance capacities amid an increasingly tense territorial dispute in the South China Sea with its far larger neighbour China.

  • Costa Rica coach learned from Dutch master

    Rio de Janeiro: At this point in the World Cup, the Dutch know plenty about Costa Rica, once one of the surprise packages of the tournament.

  • Naxal attacks

    Fear of Naxal disturbances in Sept keeps police on their toes

    Raipur: With the outlawed Communist Party  of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the “futility” of the rebel movements.

  • Still striving to find best formula: Loew

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany coach Joachim Loew says his team is yet to hit peak form in the World Cup despite their unbeaten run to the tournament’s quarterfinals.

  • Messi-dependent Argentina face Belgium test

    Brasilia: Argentina will once again turn to Lionel Messi for inspiration when they tackle star-studded Belgium here tomorrow in a World Cup quarter-final haunted by ghosts of yesteryear.

  • Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses

    Belo Horizonte:  An overpass under construction collapsed in this World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car in an embarrassment for a country that has been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running soccer tournament.