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The pressure is on for the European Central Bank to begin stimulus programs to buoy the eurozone economy.
Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Kerry that Washington's spying on its ally was "unacceptable".
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter blamed the lengthy European round of championships for the large number of injuries.
But Argentina's foreign minister says Buenos Aires is "interested in developing relations with BRICS in international politics".
If Modi does deliver on the campaign rhetoric of good governance, the BJP could be in power for a long time, says Prashad.
Beijing has criticised the White House strategy as a bid to contain China's rising economic and political clout.
A special UN report released this month urges BRICS countries to focus on job creation for youth as a means of meeting development projections.
"We have successfully traversed the global economic shocks of the past five years, but have maybe not bounced back as effectively as we could have,” Gordhan said.
The drop comes amid a report from Xiamen University that GDP growth will decrease to 7.62 per cent in 2014.