'Ledoyen' chef, 'La Bouitte' restaurant win 3 Michelin stars

Top French chef Yannick Alleno at Parisian restaurant 'Pavillon Ledoyen' and father-and-son team Rene and Maxime Meilleur at "La Bouitte" restaurant in the French Alps were on Monday awarded three coveted Michelin stars. Duration: 00:46 Feb 3, 2015

Tunisia PM announces coalition cabinet with Islamists

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Monday presented a new coalition government with a cabinet dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including members from its Islamist rivals. Duration: 00:27 Feb 3, 2015

EU, US look for 'fresh start' in trade talks

US negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jumpstart talks on the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition. Duration: 00:36 Feb 2, 2015

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn goes on trial for 'pimping'

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial accused of "pimping" as part of a prostitution ring, four years after a sex scandal cost him his job and a shot at the French presidency. The judge says it is no ordinary trial. Duration: 01:10 Feb 2, 2015

New Greek PM says debt a crisis for whole EU

Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday that eurozone debt was a crisis for the whole continent as he launched a European tour to rally support for his campaign for debt forgiveness. Duration: 00:45 Feb 2, 2015

Kiran Bedi's office in Krishna Nagar allegedly gets attacked

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi's campaign office in Krishna Nagar constituency of Delhi Assembly Polls was allegedly attacked on Monday evening. The party workers present at the situation gave details of the attack saying that some workers also got injured. Bedi is contesting as the CM candidate from Krishna Nagar constituency for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. Further details of the attack are still awaited. Feb 2, 2015

India, China and Russia hold key trilateral talks to deepen cooperation

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia on Monday discussed a wide range of issues to deepen trilateral cooperation between the countries at the 13th Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers' meet in Beijing. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discussed regional and global issues concerning the nations, apart from foreign policy issues. Russia and China pledged to support India for a bigger role at United Nations. The three ministers also reiterated call for international cooperation against terrorism. Feb 2, 2015

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj launches 'Visit India Year-2015' campaign

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday launched the 'Visit India Year-2015' campaign in Beijing. Swaraj emphasized on the cultural exchange initiatives between both the countries and said that tourism is an effective vehicle to promote people to people understanding. Feb 2, 2015

Turkey shows off increased security checks on jihad suspects

Turkish authorities have been giving an insight into their efforts to stop the flow of jihadists to Syria and other countries. New checks at airports have been in place, with 500 suspects returned to their countries of origin. Duration: 01:21 Feb 2, 2015

New Greek PM in Cyprus on first foreign trip

Greece's radical new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras holds talks in Cyprus Monday as he made his first foreign visit to a close ally that has also been ravaged by the eurozone crisis. Duration: 00:39 Feb 2, 2015

Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Chinese President Xi Jinping and discussed issues on positive agenda for 2015. The Chinese President reportedly said relations between the two countries had entered a new phase and the positive side of the China-India bilateral ties had been growing. Swaraj's visit is also aimed at laying the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in May. On Sunday, India and China exchanged notes on modalities for opening the second route for pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar yatra. Feb 2, 2015

Pakistan test fires new Cruise Missile

Pakistan, Feb 2 (ANI): Pakistan on Monday (February 02) conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously-developed, Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad". With a range of 350 km, the Ra'ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. The state of the art Ra'ad Cruise Missile was built with "Cruise Technology" which is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world, the media wing of the military said in a statement. The state of the art Ra'ad Cruise Missile with Stealth Capabilities is a low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability, and it can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin point accuracy, the statement said. Feb 2, 2015

Kiran Bedi's campaign aide Narendra Tandon withdraws resignation

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Hours after sparking controversy by resigning from the party, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) State Executive member and Kiran Bedi's election campaign in charge Narendra Tandon withdrew his resignation and said that he would continue to work for the party in the coming days. Tandon said that he had taken the decision to quit as he had become emotional over a matter. Feb 2, 2015

BJP files complaint with EC against AAP for misrepresenting party's advertisement

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): BJP on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission over misinterpretation of its election advertisement. Party leader Piyush Goyal said that BJP put forward all the relevant details along with the actual advertisement before the EC and explained how an advertisement by BJP which alluded to AAP's anarchist behavior has sought to be twisted into religious overtone. He added that the EC has assured to take appropriate action in this regard. Feb 2, 2015