'Beach bum' Robert Redford

Robert Redford has come a long, long way since the days he slept rough on the French Riviera, as a young man struggling to make it as a


Ukraine ponders East or West

In 1945, the World War II allied leaders met at Livadia Palace in Yalta, to establish a new world order. For the last seven years, the same Crimean


McCreevy quits new bank job

Charlie McCreevy, the former Internal Market Commissioner has left his new job at UK investment bank NBNK amid accusations of a conflict of


To GMO or not to GMO?

The European Commission is considering the introduction of a 0.1% margin of tolerance when it comes to GMOs in imported animal feed. This is


Learning with new technologies

This edition of Learning World focuses on technology, and some of the ways the internet is bringing about a rethink of education. We speak to an


Honda unveils latest hybrid

Trying to take on the Toyota Prius, Honda has unveiled a hybrid version of its popular Fit car – known as the Honda Jazz in Europe. The car will


Historic election in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. An interim government has