Fingerprinting Roma gypsies in Italy has been given the European Commission’s blessing. A spokesman for Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot said
Building safety fears have prompted further calls for the European Parliament to scrap its monthly suitcase extravaganza between Brussels and
A mini Middle East peace summit has ended with France offering to play a key role in any future direct talks between Syria and Israel.
As authorities in France react to the seizure of a French yacht by Somali pirates, the maritime outlaws have now hijacked an Egyptian ship.
The American vice-President Dick Cheney has vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Georgia over its showdown with Russia. He is the highest ranking
Ethiopia is celebrating the unveiling of an ancient giant obelisk taken by the Italians during the 1930s. A national treasure, the one thousand seven
An old mine, described as the most problematic nuclear storage dump in Europe, has forced the German government to act over radioactive
For the first time in 16 years, tomorrow Angolans get their long-awaited chance to vote in a general election. 1992’s vote triggered another phase of
British oil company BP has resolved its dispute with the Russia-connected billionaires who are co-owners of its joint venture TNK-BP.
European stocks finished down nearly 2.4% on Thursday.
They extended losses following the remarks by European Central Bank President Jean-Claude
Faced with a difficult mix of weak economic activity and high inflation, the European Central Bank has kept interest rates on hold at 4.25% as
Unemployment in France held steady in the second quarter, according to new figures from the national statistics office INSEE.
The jobless rate in
A costume drama about the 18th Century English society darling Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has had its world premier in London. The fact that
Madonna is on the road, her world tour is called “Sticky & Sweet” and contains all the elements of dance, musical interpretation and downright
The European Space Agency is scheduled to launch a sophisticated mission to investigate the Earth’s gravitational field on September 10. The
A “crucial” round of indirect talks between Syria and Israel has been postponed according to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
It is understood
The gloves are off in the American election campaign and John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin has turned out to be the Republican party’s big
Embattled Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundarvej is to hold a national referendum in an attempt to end a political crisis gripping Thailand. A defiant
US Vice President Dick Cheney has arrived in Tbilisi in a signal of solidarity with Georgia after its recent conflict with Russia. There was a warm
The hurricane season is threatening to cause catastrophe across the Caribbean. More than 150 people have died in Haiti in the wake of three storms in
John McCain’s running-mate Sarah Palin has defiantly taken centre-stage at the Republican convention, flanked by her family. On stage too, the
US Vice-President Dick Cheney is in Georgia today after a brief stopover in neighbouring Azerbaijan.
Speaking after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir
All eyes will be on Damascus today as French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes his place at a crucial Mid-east peace negotiation.
At least 61 people have died in Haiti as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Hanna. This is the third time Haiti has been hit by a tropical
Hollywood darling Anne Hathaway has been presenting her new movie at the Venice Film Festival.
“Rachel getting married”, in the running for the
Ukraine is once again teetering on the brink of a political crisis after reports that the governing coalition has collapsed.
Speaking in a