World leaders' climate progress

The world’s leading economies have made “important strides forward” in how to tackle global warming. But “progress will not be easy”. That is how


G8 agrees food aid

The G8 summit has agreed a 10-billion euro food aid package as ensuring sufficient food supplies for the world becomes an ever more pressing issue


Tension high in Urumqi

Security forces are maintaining a tight grip on the Chinese town of Urumqi after days of ethnic violence in which more than 150 people have been


EP mulls Barroso overture

Jose Manuel Barroso’s formal designation by the EU’s leaders has moved talks on his future along a notch with the European Parliament. The


Deadly blast at Afghan school

An explosion outside a school in Afghanistan has killed at least 25 people, including 15 students. The blast in Logar province is the bloodiest


Paying for peace in DRC

European experts with the EUSEC and EUPOL missions are helping to restore security and state authority in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Checking


G8 summit growing by the day

It is Day Two of the G8 summit in Italy, and major emerging countries have joined the leaders of the world’s richest industrialised nations for


G5 makes its presence felt

The G5, comprising Brazil, India, Mexico, China and South Africa, is the guest of honour at the G8 summit underway in Italy. The fact that the G5 has