Alexiy II was born Alexei Ridiguer in 1929 to a German family living in Estonia. His father was a priest and the young Alexei followed in his
If creatures from foreign eco-sytems are hard to beat, the countries of Europe should gang up on them, says Brussels. From shellfish to tortoise to
The President of the European Parliament has told Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek in Prague that the success of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency
Seen as a champion of Russia’s orthodox church after decades of Soviet atheism, the death of Patriarch Alexiy II has been greeted with profound
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With the US unemployment figures pointing to less production and less demand for oil, the price of a barrel of crude has dwindled to a four-year low
BMW has announced that its global sales plunged by a quarter for the month of November. It is a sign that even the most well-heeled consumers are
US Government figures show that more American jobs were cut in November than in any single month for 34 years. Some 533,000 payrolls disappeared from
European plane-maker Airbus says it needs a capital increase of more than two billion euros for its national units. That should be achievable by
Dmitry Medvedev has signed agreements for Russia to develop four new nuclear plants in India. New Delhi was given access to civilian nuclear fuel and
Tributes are being paid to Patriarch Alexiy II, the leader of the 100-million strong Russian Orthodox Church who died on Friday morning. The Church
More than two million Muslims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca for the annual haj pilgrimage. Tight security is in place to avert any militant
A deadly car bomb in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens. Police say the blast occurred near a Shi’ite
French film maker Jacques-Rémy Girerd’s second full-length feature, “Mia et le Migou” provides proof if it were needed that animation is a labour of
Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet has launched it’s current season with a retrospective of three centuries of choreography. It consists of three one-act
It is said lightening does not strike twice, but for one unfortunate jewellery store in Paris that is not the case. In what is being reported as one
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
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China and the US have pledged around 15 Billion euros to boost global trade. The announcement came despite talks being overshadowed by tensions after
Europe’s major indexes have all opened down despite record rate cuts by the ECB and central banks across Europe.
Frankfurt, London and Paris’s
The leader of Russia’s Orthodox church, Primate Alexiy II has died.
A spokesman for the church said the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? As more of our lives are spent online, our personal data is becoming increasingly accessible to those who
Europe, slinking into financial uncertainty with the rest of the world might harness micro-credit to give the down-and-out an up-and-coming chance.
Italian coalition partner the Northern League has followed up comments by its interior minister in the Berlusconi government, and will get a
The three men who run America’s car giants are among the most powerful in the country, but they are pygmies like the rest of us in this financial
After denying it needed help the Zimbabwean government is now appealing for aid as cholera begins to claim hundreds of lives.
A National Emergency
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