Facebook fizzle or sizzle?

Stirring up passions in the realms of finance and friends, social network site Facebook’s shares have gone on sale and did not provide the massive


France Socialist-led

France is now under the socialist leadership of President François Hollande. May 15 was a day of rites of passage and symbolism, before getting down

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Speed flying on Mount Etna

Two Italian speed flyers have successfully completed their attempt to descent Europe’s biggest and most active volcano. Speed flying is a combination


Czech MP charged with bribery

Czech police have charged a leading opposition politician with corruption. David Rath, a former health minister, is accused of taking a bribe


A silver lining for Greece?

In Greece, the spectre of a return to the drachma remains present. After the last elections which resulted in an inconclusive vote, Greeks have