Turkmens elected a new parliament on Sunday in a snap ballot described by the government as a step towards democracy.
But few foreign observers or
US president George W Bush has made an unannounced visit to Baghdad just weeks before he hands over the presidency to Barack Obama.
German leader Angela Merkel has faced a lot of criticism at home for what is seen as her low-key response to the financial crisis.
This weekend she
There were more signs of resistance to Russia’s government in separate opposition demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg on Sunday.
It appears the Palestinians of Gaza and Israel are set on collision course again.
Hamas, the Palestinian militant group which has controlled Gaza
A Bavarian police chief known for his hardline stance against the far right has been seriously wounded in a stabbing at his home.
It is suspected
Chalk up another rising star from the new Russian firmament, Kseniya Sukhinova, the 58th Miss World.
The 21 year-old sizzler from Siberia who says
Gordon Brown has pledged to help Pakistan fight terrorism with a seven-million euro package on a visit to Islamabad.
The British prime minister has
Snowed in in the suburbs, and just about the whole of America’s northeast, where more than a million homes are without power and facing a long wait
Cuban leader Raul Castro has held talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in Caracas on his first foreign trip.
He officially took over
The streets are quiet again in the Greek capital Athens after another night of violence.
The scuffles between small groups of youths and police
Cuban President Raul Castro has arrived in Venezuela on his first overseas trip as leader.
The symbolism was not lost on his host President Hugo
Belgium’s government is to appeal a court decision to freeze a buy out by BNP Paribas of the stricken Belgian-Dutch bank Fortis.
Hit by the global
More than 10,000 bank customers in Germany have had their credit card details stolen.
The information was apparently taken from the Landesbank
Petrol bombs and stones have been hurled at police in Athens in fresh disturbances in the Greek capital. Officers responded by firing tear