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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in 1986 shocked the western authorities into creating fast communications for emergencies. ECURIE was
Ravaged by years of war Chechnya is struggling along the path of reconstruction. But the rebuilding does little to hide the wounds of a population in
Business leaders from all over the globe are discussing ways to keep Europe competitive at the World Investment Conference at La Baule in France
Most European stock markets closed marginally except London, Milan and Lisbon which were slightly up. The fly in the ointment? The ECB president left
The European Central Bank has kept eurozone interest rates unchanged for the 12th month in a row. The ECB has also revised its inflation forecasts
The Scandinavian telecoms company TeliaSonera has found itself in the sights of France Telecom. The French company has offered a cash and share deal
A nuclear power plant in Slovenia that was shut down because of a water leak is expected to stay closed until early next week.
The incident at the
In the latest protest against the rising cost of fuel, hundreds of British bikers caused massive delays around Manchester during rush-hour on
The five alleged terrorists accused of plotting the September 11 attacks have appeared at a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay.
“It’s time to kick the carbon habit” — that is the message of a UN report marking World Environment Day. It urges people to take responsibility in
Turkey’s top court has dealt a blow to the country’s ruling party over its plans for headscarf reform.
The constitutional court has annulled a
France has bid farewell to fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent at a memorial service in Paris. The creme-de-la-creme from the worlds of fashion, arts and
Rights groups are calling an emerging EU law against illegal migrants “blunt and inappropriate”. The legislation especially targets those who refuse
Sniff, standing for Social Network Integrated Friend Finder, is a permission-based application that lets consumers locate their close friends in
Thanks to the Biennale Puglia 2008, art is coming in the strangest of ways to Bari, in southern Italy. Even from the sea. For instance a group of
Euro-group membership for Slovakia has companies’ approval, but almost half the public worrying.
Jean Claude Van Damme plays himself in “J.C.V.D.”, made by French-based director Mabrouk el Mechri.,It shows the action hero playing a version of
From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame.
Illegal immigrants to the EU may be detained for 18-months after the 27 member states reached agreement on the “Return Directive.”
It is the first
The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been welcomed to Berlin by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his first official visit to Western Europe
Truck drivers in France are blocking roads as the protests against soaring fuel prices continue.
The truckers are expected to be joined by farmers
Barack Obama has begun the search to find his running mate in the race to be US president. With the Democratic party’s nomination under his belt
Slovenia is closing down its only nuclear plant temporarily following a leak in the cooling system. A spokesperson for the Krsko site said engineers
It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has
A day after becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Barack Obama has begun his search for a running mate. Obama has
Gordon Brown’s plans to toughen Britain’s terrorism laws have come under attack from an influential parliamentary human rights committee. Less than a
Slovenia has shut down its only nuclear plant after a water leak but said there has been no impact on the environment. Officials from Slovenia and
US President George W. Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Iran poses a serious threat to peace. The White House talks came a day
Protests by dairy farmers in Germany over milk prices are beginning to be felt in some of the country’s supermarkets. Farmers say the price of milk