India has a natural partnership with Australia: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an opening statement at a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, termed India as having a natural partnership with Australia, which is aimed at building a peaceful and a prosperous world. Observing that New Delhi's economic relationship with Canberra encompassed all areas, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday asserted that India's economic climate has changed for the better, and that he and Prime Minister Abbot had discussed what both nations should do to impart real momentum to the economic partnership. Prime Minister Modi also stated that India will hold a 'Make in India' show in Australia in 2015 and in turn Australia would also be holding Business week in India in January 2015. Nov 18, 2014

India, Australia seeking early closure to civil nuke pact: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Ministers of India and Australia said on Tuesday that they were seeking early closure to a civil nuclear agreement that will give Australia a chance to participate in one of the worlds most safe and secure nuclear energy programmes. India and Australia on Tuesday inked five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The agreements signed include one on social security. The other pacts signed concern the transfer of sentenced persons, combating narcotics trafficking and developing police cooperation, cooperation in the field of arts and culture and lastly in the field of tourism. Nov 18, 2014

Paris says 'strong possibility' Frenchman in IS execution video

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday there was a "strong possibility" one of the Islamic State jihadists seen unmasked in a video claiming the execution of a US aid worker and Syrian soldiers was a French citizen. Duration: 1:30 Nov 18, 2014

France: Pacific nations need help to combat rising seawaters

France on Monday called for financial aid specifically for Pacific nations at risk from climate change and rising seawaters, as President Francois Hollande visits the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. Duration: 01:33 Nov 17, 2014