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The American President-elect has left no doubt about the priorities facing his new administration. Barack Obama gave his first news conference since
General Motors has said it is running out of money and may not have enough cash to continue operating this year. The biggest US carmaker, hit by a
Panasonic is to buy its smaller rival Sanyo to create Japan’s biggest electronics maker. The estimated price is 6.9 billion euros. One reason
British Airways shares rose 11.9 percent after it said it is sticking to its forecast for a small operating profit this year. The airline also lifted
The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected, underscoring the steep slide into recession of the world’s biggest economy. There
An immediate ceasefire and the option of sending regional troops to the DRC have been called for by African leaders meeting in Kenya. The regional
Authorities in Israel have begun investigating a film in which a Palestinian prisoner appears to be abused by a group of Israeli soldiers. The video
There was tension on the streets of the Georgian capital, with a protest against the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili. Up to 10,000 people have
There was more grim financial news for Barack Obama to digest as he discussed his plans for revitalising the economy with a team of advisors.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Invention of Curried Sausage is set in Hamburg, in the dying days of World War Two. It is both
Europe speaks with one voice on global financial reform. Or so said President Nicholas Sarkozy, after a three-hour meeting of EU heads of state in
The Republicans’ quest for a new political life has begun. Defeats in both the Presidential election and Congress have dashed the Grand Old Party’s
Russians have been evoking memories of their victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony that, for some, also commemorates the Bolshevik
A Spanish judge’s orders to open up mass graves dating back to the Franco years have been put on hold. Public prosecutors have successfully appealed
Fresh fighting has erupted between rebels and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, increasing pressure on African leaders meeting
Yalta on the Crimean peninsula is home to Ukraine’s oldest and most famous wine-making regions. Deep inside the Massandra winery, around a million
EU heads of state have arrived for a meeting in Brussels, aimed at hammering out a common position on the global financial crisis.
Barack Obama will meet a specially-assembled board of advisors today to work through proposals on tackling the economic problems his administration
The presidential election may not have generated much controversy but the same cannot be said for a vote in California against same sex marriage that
Gordon Brown has received an unexpected boost following his Labour party’s surprise win in a Scottish by-election.
For Britain’s Prime Minister
The United Nations is to investigate claims that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have slaughtered civilians in the eastern town of
There are two more months to go before he is in office but Barack Obama has already launched himself into preparations for government.
Obamamania has taken hold in some surprising quarters such as a maternity hospital in Kenya.
Since the election of America’s first black president
It is being hailed as the biggest drugs bust in Irish history.
Authorities have seized an estimated 1.7 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of
Things are looking up for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his Labour party retained a parliamentary seat in Scotland.
The constituency of
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this morning are aiming to draw up a common European position to take to the Washington economic summit in
Morocco’s King Mohammed has said he is to launch a commission into a large scale devolution process which will cover all parts of his country.