French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s major headache as France takes up the EU presidency will be trying to revive the Lisbon treaty.
He may be able
France takes on the rotating presidency of the EU at midnight, with the Union in a fragile state following the Irish rejection of the Lisbon
Poland’s last communist leader could face up to ten years behind bars after a court ruled legal proceedings against him can go ahead. General
Lorry drivers in France have been staging protests against the high cost of fuel, causing hundreds of kilometres of traffic jams.
It is the latest
After a day of volatile trading, European stocks finished the session higher, tracking Wall Street which picked up after a regional measure of
Euro zone inflation jumped to a new record high of 4% in June. That was higher than economists had been expecting and makes it all but certain that
On the day that crude touched new records above $143 a barrel, the heads of some of the world’s biggest oil companies have rejected claims that
At The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, organisers are busy behind the scenes on the 8th edition of the annual sci-fi
Reclusive Argentine pianist Martha Argerich takes to the stage at the annual Lugano festival in Switzerland.
A swirling skyscraper – a building that is in constant motion and presents an ever-changing profile, this is the brainchild of Italian architect
A man jailed for life for the kidnap and murder of a young German boy has seen his accusations of torture threats by the police rejected in court
The on-line auction house eBay has been find 40 million euros by a court in Paris for allowing fake items to be sold on its site.
The luxury goods
Seven and a half years after the initial agreement between France and Italy to build a high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin, the project has
Splits have appeared in the African Union over Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. Meeting in Egypt, Kenya said Zimbabwe should be suspended from the
Lorry drivers in France have staged a second wave of fuel protests, paralysing traffic up and down the country. They have warned the day of action
Israeli defence sources say they hope a prisonner swap with Hezbollah will go ahead within the next two weeks. The deal should see the return of the
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced as “unacceptable negligence” the shooting of civilians at an army open day in Carcassone. At least
Fresh from victory in an election widely-condemned as a sham, Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe is attending an African Union summit. The
Beijing has launched a nationwide campaign to de-fuse tensions ahed of the Olympic Games, two days after rioting erupted in southwest China
Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a sixth term as Zimbabwe’s president after an election dismissed by the international community as a
In yet another blow to President Evo Morales, Bolivians in Chuquisaca have elected an opposition figure as their new governor, according to exit
With the oil price still soaring, the most influential figures in the world’s oil and gas industries are meeting in Madrid this week.
There were jubilant scenes in Madrid as Spaniards thronged the streets to celebrate their football team’s victory in Euro 2008. The party lasted all