Deaths in Athens shock Greeks

The deaths of three people in riots that broke out after a demonstration against the government’s austerity plan in Athens have shocked


UK: Expenses scandal impact

The 2010 UK General Election is the most keenly fought in almost two decades. All the polls point to a hung parliament. Despite the closeness of the


Three die in Athens protests

Three people have died in a fire in central Athens after protesters marching against austerity measures threw petrol bombs into a local bank branch

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Royal panic in Netherlands

Around 60 people were injured and the Dutch queen was briefly rushed to safety when a screaming man caused panic among thousands of visitors at the


General strike paralyses Greece

Both private and public sector trade unions are staging a general strike in Greece, the latter for 48 hours, to protest against the government’s


Oil spill could reach Miami

Small patches of crude from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill have washed up on the Louisiana coast, but the bulk of the slick still remains at


Picasso fetches record price

A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new world record for a piece of art sold at auction. ‘Nude, Green leaves and Bust’, said to be a depiction of the


Iran does not fear UN sanctions

Iran’s president has dismissed threats of a new round of UN sanctions over his country’s nuclear programme. Speaking at a press conference on the