The changing face of Skopje

This year Macedonians celebrate the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the former Yugoslavia. In the first of a three-part


Miners riot in Poland

Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin. Europe’s number two copper miner is in talks with


Former Egyptian minister jailed

Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adli has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering and illegal profiteering. The former


Crackdown tightens in Belarus

Two more opponents of Belarus’s President Lukashenko have been put on trial. Both ran against him in the December the 19th election, and both were


Nivea makeover looking good

Nivea maker Beiersdorf says plans to give the brand a shot in the arm are well on course after positive first quarter sales. The company has been


Pakistan warns US: no more raids

Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Pakistan has warned its powerful ally the US against trying out any future raid

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Gaza's first marathon

Hundreds of Gazans participated in Gaza’s first marathon organised by the UN’s refugee agency. The race runs the entire 42-kilometre length of the


Hollywood honours Sophia Loren

Hollywood paid tribute to Italian sex siren Sophia Loren on Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the gala event to mark