Palestinian poll lopsided

Palestinians are voting in the West Bank in long-delayed elections highlighting deep divisions in the Israeli-occupied territory. The powerful


Ukraine EU wishes blocked

Ukraine is seeking to build self-confidence in its relationship with Europe. It hopes its October 28 elections will improve its prospects, if they


US economic recovery

The latest economic figures from the US have confirmed that the world’s biggest economy is on the path to recovery. Unemployment dropped below


ETA, steps toward contrition

The autonomous northern Basque region in Spain votes to elect a new government on Sunday, one year after the armed separatist group ETA renounced

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Deadly mudslide in Peru

Eleven people were confirmed dead and more than 20 were missing after a mudslide ripped through a town in the Peruvian jungle on October 17. Rescue


Sex, scouts, and secret files

The Boy Scouts of America have been forced by an Oregon court to release thousands of files detailing allegations and admissions of paedophilia in

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Nothing but pumpkins

Pipek’s farm at Nova Ves, some 150 kilometres south east of Prague, is the Czech Republic’s largest grower of pumpkins. The owners have created