Mass union strikes in Italy

A day after Greek workers walked off the job, tens of thousands of Italians have also held mass protests. Italy’s largest trade union called the


Eni lowers growth target

The Italian oil and gas group Eni has lowered expectations for production growth. It said investors would have to wait until 2011 to see any growth


Deadly blast rocks Pakistan

Up to 40 people are now reported to have been killed and nearly a 100 injured in a twin suicide blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore. The first

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Snow in Kazakhstan

Winter storms in north east Kazakhstan left thousands without power on Wednesday (March 10) and cut off the main city of Semipalatinsk. Heavy