Talent war is back as firms struggle to retain key employees

Recruiters say the war for talent is back, with key employees now receiving counter offers from companies

EU Sanctions Critics Welcome to Russia's Food Market - Official

Firms from Cyprus, Greece, and Hungary - the leading critics of EU sanctions - will be first in line to restart food exports if relations improve, a senior Russian official said on Tuesday.

Indian mother seeks groom for son in first gay personals ad

He has so far received six responses to the first gay matrimonial advert ever published in India where homosexuality is illegal

Couple in the dock over kiss

Duo dismiss claims of policeman, who said he saw them kissing in a car in the middle of the road

Prostitute pleads guilty in drug death of Google exec

She was originally charged with manslaughter, prostitution and destroying evidence

Russia to Close Stealth Corvette Project Over Lack of Foreign Components

A project to build advanced Gremyashchy class stealth corvettes will be closed due to insufficient supply of foreign-made components, the shipbuilder said Wednesday.

College grad embarks on year-long, cross-country walk

The trip will last anywhere from eight to 12 months, pushing him 3,000 miles across America.

        

Witnesses: Nurse yells profanity, racial slur at student

School nurse was suspended for two days after confrontation with 11-year-old boy.

        

Wednesday's forecast: Wet in the middle

The national weather forecast for Wednesday, May 20 calls for showers and thunderstorms in the Southern Plains, showers and rain from the Great Basin to the Rockies, and breezy and cooler temperatures in the East.

        

Californians get their drought-parched lawns painted green

David Bartlett, owner of Xtreme Green Grass in West Sacramento, Calif. paints lawns green, a service that's shot up in popularity as the state's drought mandates water cutbacks.

        

Russians Unite Under Western Pressure as Never Before - Newspaper

The feeling of patriotism is rapidly growing in the Russian society. The US and EU policy towards Russia makes many people believe that Western countries are trying “to force Russia into a box” and that this is “a time of great opportunity” for the country, the Christian Science Monitor wrote.

Row over performing Aruna Shanbaug's last rites

A row has broken out over the cremation of KEM Hospital former nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who passed away on Monday after lying in vegetative state for 42 years. Shanbaug's nephew and niece arrived from Virar and said they would want to perform the last rites.

Rahul rakes up Modi's insult to India on foreign soil, says he's a proud Indian

In an impromptu press conference at the Lucknow airport on his way back to New Delhi, Rahul Gandhi attacked prime minister Narenda Modi over his controversial remarks on foreign soil over Indians being ashamed, until last year, of being born in their country.

Sunanda Pushkar case: Three 'suspects' to undergo polygraph test

The three persons on whom the lie detector test would be conducted are — former Union minister Shashi Tharoor's domestic help Narain Singh, Tharoor's driver Bajrangi and his family friend Sanjay Dewan.

AP Top Stories May 20 a

Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 20th: More air bags recalled; Asia migrants get place to stay; California oil spill; Hawaii military exercises.

        

Hunt for suspect in Kerala ‘movie inspired’ murder moves to Uttar Pradesh, 2,500km away

Suspect deliberately left one of the mobile phones stolen from the murdered family members in a train

Blackmoney: India to hold direct talks with tax havens, others

Indian tax authorities and investigators probing black money cases have decided to hold one-to-one meetings with their overseas counterparts based in tax haven nations and other countries to "deepen" cooperation in the fight against illicit funds stashed abroad.

Lithuanian Spy Caught 'Red-Handed' in Moscow When Receiving Secret Document

A Lithuanian spy was caught red-handed in Moscow while receiving a secret document from a Russian citizen, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday.

Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'

A man who left a rucksack containing €44,000 in Hamburg central station had it returned to him by police on Thursday - the day of his 92nd birthday.

9 dead bikers ID'd; businesses allowed to reopen

Identities of the dead released and each death in Waco, Texas, is listed as a homicide.

        

Marines, Sailors Demonstrate Amphibious Landings

Military officers from 23 nations are learning from U.S. Marines and Sailors about developing amphibious skills at the inaugural U.S. Pacific Command Amphibious Leaders Symposium in Hawaii. (May 20)

        

Can CDC in the US takings millions from pharma industry be unbiased?

The image of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US as an independent public health watchdog has taken a beating.

Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister on May 23

Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on May 23, a day after her MLAs meet and elect her as the party legislature leader.

Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

Comedian Dieter Nuhr has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam.

PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba Mufti

"This issue has to be dealt with from humanitarian point of view and we will pursue the matter with the Union home ministry," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said.

Man jailed for public indecency and molestation at Dubai Fountain show

Defendant exposed himself, behaved indecently while woman was watching Dubai Fountain show

BASE jumper, 73, dies after setting parachute on fire

A graphic video of the fatal jump shows someone engulfed in flames and falling from the Perrine Bridge.

        

Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside

They arrive at Lima’s coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure. Some come in groups, jumping, laughing and running along the shore. Others bathe alone silently in the calm, gray sea.

Is the minimum wage killing off 'minijobs'?

Figures released on Tuesday show that the number of so-called 'minijobs' in Germany has sunk in the first three months of the year, with some linking the decline to the €8.50 per hour minimum wage that came into effect in January.

Dh200m apartment in Dubai to be sold on by-invitation basis

Priciest unit at Omniyat’s upcoming One project on Palm to cost $54m while entry price is $3.25m

Doctor arrested for blackmailing female patients

Suspect used social networks to trap women with promises of restoring their virginity

PM Narendra Modi meets Cabinet colleagues ahead of 1st anniversary of govt

Top ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will be present at the meet.

Karnataka and West Bengal to be part of tribal plan along with 12 states already covered

BJP-led central govt is all set to introduce minimum support price for minor forest produce in Congress-ruled Karnataka and election-bound West Bengal.

Government plans steps to slash volume of intra-govt litigation

A new national litigation policy will spell out strict arbitration requirements for government departments in cases where they are appearing against each other.

First project under Indo-US DTTI cleared; to develop lightweight, protective clothing for soldiers

Sources said that the clearance of a plan to acquire chemical and biological resistant clothing is part of the army’s modernization plans for the current five-year plan.

10 ingenious German abbreviations

Every language has its own abbreviations and acronyms, but German takes things to a whole new level by combining the two. Perhaps it's only fair given how long the words get.

Prashant Kishor: Man pivot of PM Narendra Modi campaign in talks to help steer JD(U) in Bihar election

At least two people close to the Bihar CM said Kishor, who left his job to work pro bono for Modi in 2011, had been tapped to help Nitish Kumar.

Oil Spilled on 4 Miles of California Coastline

A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific Ocean for several hours before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long across a scenic stretch of central California coastline, officials said. (May 20)

        

UAE confidence rises marginally; 39% think country is in recession

More UAE consumers intend to save, spend less on out of home entertainment

Indian Premier League: Mahendra Singh Dhoni fined for ‘horrible’ comment

Chennai Super Kings captain admits making inappropriate remark in wake of play-off loss to Mumbai Indians


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