Anti-government rallies in Georgia earlier this month highlighted the strength of the opposition to Mikhail Saakashvili. But the pro-western
The EU is launching its European digital library this Thursday: Europeana. The vast store of cultural heritage uses the latest available technologies
The agriculture ministers of the European Union have waded into tough negotiations on the next set of reforms for the bloc’s common farm policy
Some 7,000 tobacco farmers (organisers say more)have been protesting in Brussels for an extension of European Union financial support. They came from
European stocks ended the trading session down four percent on Wednesday, a 5-1/2-year closing low. Frankfurt and London were both around five
The British general merchandise retailer Woolworths is reported to be in talks to sell its 800 loss-making shops and profitable DVD publishing and a
The Saudi owners of a massive oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates have confirmed they’ve begun direct negotiations for the release of the 25 crew
Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark are to lend Iceland a total of almost two billion euros, according to a Finnish government official. A formal
General Motors has said the German factories of its subsidiary Opel are not for sale. That was in response to a surprise offer to buy the four plants
Final official data has confirmed that Spain’s economy shrank in the third quarter. It is the first time since 1993 that Spanish GDP didn’t expand
The numerous foreign navies that have been sent to patrol the increasingly dangerous waters around the Gulf of Aden have made some small successes
Organisers say half a million people turned out in the Rwandan capital Kigali today to protest at the extradition to France by Germany of a
The debate in this week’s Agora is between Jean Ping, president of the African Union Commission, and Louis Michel, the EU’s Development and
Just two weeks after winning the US presidential election, Barack Obama has become the target of Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command. In an audio tape
A hundred years ago a derelict hydro-electric plant at Linton Falls in Britain’s Yorkshire Dales was the latest in high-tech.
Le Fils Maudit was made in 1958, the ever first Moroccan film. It was shot two years after the country gained independence. This year the Marrakech
Slovenian musician Alja Velkaverh was just nine years old when she began to learn the flute. Today she is playing with some of the best orchestras in
The Russian parliament is now just one vote away from amending the constitution to extend the presidential term from four to six years. It is an
Supporters of murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have condemned a decision to throw a blanket of secrecy over a trial linked to the
Men paying for sex with women forced into prostitution could soon face prosecution in Britain under new government proposals. Under the law, paying
First the judge said the trial would not be held in secret, now he has changed his mind. A court in Moscow has gone back on its order that a trial
It was audacious enough to hijack a massive fully-laden oil tanker, but Somali pirates have now taken a further three ships.
Since the weekend
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to protest against the extradition to France by Germany of an aide to
The Russian parliament’s lower house has approved the extension of the presidential term from four to six years in the new law’s penultimate reading
China’s president is visiting Cuba bearing gifts, his second visit to the island in four years.
The gifts included debt relief for money Cuba
Executives from America’s big three carmakers have appeared before Congress with a begging bowl, pleading they need massive financial help if they
Angry demonstrations have been held at Erez, the main crossing point into the Gaza Strip from Israel.
Aid workers are protesting at being denied