French govt resigns before handover

PARIS: Outgoing French leader Nicolas Sarkozy’s government officially resigned on Thursday ahead of president-elect Francois Hollande’s inauguration next week, the presidency said. Sarkozy accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Francois Fillon’s government, the Elysee Palace said in a statement, though... more »

Wreckage of Russian plane found

CIGOMBONG, Indonesia: The wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi passenger jet was found yesterday on the side of a dormant Indonesian volcano and authorities said there was no chance any of the dozens aboard could have survived. A helicopter pilot spotted... more »

Obama gambles on gay marriage

WASHINGTON:  US President Barack Obama took a calculated gamble and stepped into the political unknown Wednesday with his firm public backing for gay marriage, after a long period of personal soul searching. Obama’s move, in an interview with ABC News,... more »

China sees red as Ferrari damages ancient wall

Chinese citizens are up in arms after a Ferrari sports car left tyre tracks atop Nanjing’s ancient city wall, possibly permanently damaging the protected landmark. China’s outspoken netizens heaped criticism on the Italian automaker after a domestic sales agent allowed... more »
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