Cops vs crime in Europe

In this edition of U talk, Gaetano Notari asks: “What duties and operations does the European police agency Europol carry out in fighting


Christmas and crisis

Christmas time is shopping time for everyone lucky enough to have the budget for presents and festive food, but it is harder for people feeling the


Marxist Cuba going, going...

The right to leave and then come back to their own country freely has been denied to Cubans for as long as the Caribbean island has been under


Is a euro break-up looming?

Is a break-up of the euro looming? That was the question of the year – and it remains unanswered. The new president of the ECB sent conflicting


Defying disability

This week on Learning World we look at projects in Ireland, Qatar and Malta helping people with special needs integrate fully into their societies


US backs markets merger

The US government has backed the multi billion euro merger between Deutsche Boerse and the New York Stock Exchange parent NYSE Euronext. It will


Russia cuts refinancing rate

Russia has cut its benchmark refinancing rate unexpectedly from 8.25 percent to eight percent. The new rate comes into effect on December 26 said a


French growth revised down

The French economy – the eurozone’s second largest grew at a weaker pace than previously estimated in the third quarter as companies cut