BREAKING NEWS

2009-01-23

World

New photos prove Castro is alive

Cuba’s PR machine has swung into action to scotch rumours that Fidel Castro has died, or is seriously ill. New pictures, with Argentina’s President

World

Basque separatists arrested

Several Basque separatists have been arrested after a nine month inquiry in Spain. Leading anti-terror judge Baltazar Garzon accompanied police

Europe

Saving Morocco's Maâmora Forest

Morocco’s Maâmora Forest is in danger. The vast expanse of oak trees used to make 70 percent of the country’s cork is suffering from overgrazing and

World

Congolese rebel leader arrested

Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda has been arrested after fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda. Military commanders say the renegade Tutsi general

World

Obama aiming to use smart power

US President Barack Obama has signalled smart diplomacy as his administration’s top foreign policy priority.   Earlier, he named two envoys for the