Kerry, Lavrov want peace and stability for Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov talk about Ukraine in Paris ahead of D-Day commemorations, saying they want to contribute to peace and stability in the country. Duration: 00:53 Jun 6, 2014

GM admits 'fundamental failure' for ignition scandal

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra admits a 'fundamental failure' following the faulty ignition scandal after pledging the company would take full responsibility and compensate victims of accidents tied to the defects. Jun 6, 2014

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Leaders of the G7 said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions. Jun 6, 2014

British troops stage D-Day reenactment in Portsmouth

On Thursday, the British city of Portsmouth hosted a reenactment ceremony of the biggest amphibious assault, one of many events of this type planned to celebrate the 70 years of D-Day and the battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Jun 5, 2014

Tibet leaders criticise China in new autonomy push

The leader of Tibet's exiled government accuses China of blanket repression in his homeland and warned that resentment over its rule was growing as he launched a new campaign for autonomy. Jun 5, 2014

France pays tribute to first casualty of D-Day landings

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pays tribute to corporal Emile Bouetard, believed to be the first French casualty of the June 1944 Allied landing operation. Bouetard was enrolled with British special forces, charged with creating a diversion in Brittany the day before the main assault in Normandy. Jun 5, 2014

Finance minister Arun Jaitley holds pre-budget consultations with interest groups

New Delhi, June 05 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on Thursday held pre-budget consultations with various stakeholders including representatives of industry chambers, trade unions, financial services sector and other interest groups. Earlier this month, Jaitley had vowed to uphold fiscal discipline, despite pressure on public finances. Investors are waiting to see whether Jaitley, who also handles the defence portfolio in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government, will allow some slippage on the budget deficit when he presents his first budget in early July. Jun 5, 2014

Amarinder Singh appointed Congress' deputy leader in LS

New Delhi, June 05 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appointed Punjab former CM Captain Amarinder Singh as the party's deputy leader in the 16th Lok Sabha. Gandhi also appointed the Congress' whips in the Lok Sabha. Former union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be the party's main floor manager. He will be assisted by another former union minister KC Venugopal and Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda. Scindia was one of the two Congress leaders who could save their seats in Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, Singh had defeated BJP's Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency in the 2014 polls. Jun 5, 2014

Grenades recovered while cleaning of pond in Ludhiana's village

Ludhiana, June 05 (ANI): Panic gripped Sidhwan Khurd village near Jagraon city on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway in Punjab with the recovery of 14 hand grenades and 33 cartridges of AK-47 rifles from a pond during cleaning operations. A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jagraon city, Naveen Kumar, reached the spot, sealed the area and took the ammunition into its custody. He confirmed that 14 hand grenades and 33 cartridges of AK-47 rifle were found in the village pond. The ammunitions were recovered while some workers hired under the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) Scheme were cleaning the pond. Jun 5, 2014