Egypt: new tombs discovered

New pictures have emerged of a 4,500-year-old tomb in Egypt unearthed by Czech archaeologists which they believe to be the burial site of Princess


Cliff tension grips US

Well ahead of US President Barack Obama’s January 20th re-inauguration there is no time to waste in talks with Congress. Lawmakers and the White


Open for Olympic business

For the first time in the country’s history Russia will host the Winter Olympic’s in 2014 in Sochi and with a little more than a year left until the


ETUC blasts austerity abyss

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) representing workers in 23 countries called for solidarity action today, protesting against austerity


Optimism is the winner

Madhav Chavan has won the 2012 Wise Prize for education. The Indian social activist collected a medal and a cheque for half a million dollars. He is


Education is the key

The annual WISE education summit in Doha, Qatar has reiterated its commitment to providing education for the estimated 61 million children across the


Xi head man of China's future

It is expected that the face which will be overseeing China for the next decade will be that of Xi Jinping, now age 59. Born after the 1949


Thessaloniki Film Festival

The International Film Festival in Thessaloniki is the most important event in Greece when it comes to movies and film makers – and includes


How much space do we need?

Alex Taylor: While some Europeans are drowning in an economic nightmare, others – to paraphrase Oscar Wilde – are looking at the stars. In Europe we