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Former Czech Republic Prime Minister Stanislav Gross passes away

Former Czech Republic Prime Minister Stanislav Gross passed away on 16 April 2015. He was 45. Stanislav Gross was the youngest PM of Czech Republic and was elected in July 2004 at the age of 34. He had led the Social Democrat government as PM for one year i.e. till 2005. Prior to becoming PM he ..

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Australia and Canada join US-led military action against ISIS

Australia and Canada are the latest additions to the countries providing military support to the American led war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Australia has deployed its warplanes for air strikes in Iraq and will also send its special forces operatives on the ground. The Australian called the efforts ‘an essentially humanitarian mission’. Australia ..

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Petra Kvitova wins 2014 women’s Wimbledon title

Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova clinched her second Wimbledon title as she defeated Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in a very short match. Kvitova, who first won Wimbledon in 2011, took just 55 minutes to bag a second Grand Slam title held at the Centre Court, London. The 24-year-old Czech needed only 55 minutes to win 6-3 6-0, ..

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Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia

Following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia.  Russia’s annexation is being considered as a threat to European security. The 28-member NATO bloc gathered in Brussels (Belgium) for their first meeting since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and stalwartly condemned Russia’s ‘illegal’ annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. NATO is also considering ..

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India ranked 155th on Yale's Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

India ranked 155th out of 178 countries with an index score of 31.23 points, in its efforts to address environmental challenges, in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University. Regardless of an improvement in overall performance, India ranks behind China (118), Pakistan (148) and Nepal (139).  Among the BRICS nations, South Africa was ..

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