The new centre-left coalition in Romania has won parliamentary approval, making the Democrat-Liberal leader Emil Boc the new prime minister.
The group overseeing the ceasefire between Russia and Georgia is to start pulling out on January 1st. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation
French president Nicolas Sarkozy is in Brazil, visiting in his capacity both as French leader and as President of the European Union. He will be
A vote in Iraq’s parliament allowing troops from Britain and other countries to stay until the end of July next year has been put on hold.
Much of Spain has been gripped with excitement, with people glued to El Gordo, the Big One, the slice of hope. The lottery is the biggest, and the
Belgium is without a government, and meetings between politicians and King Albert have shed no light on who will become the next prime minister
Israel has denied any knowledge of a temporary truce by Hamas fighters in Gaza, and said that at least one rocket and four mortars had been fired
It has been a long time coming, but the Irish government has finally announced a five and a half billion euro aid package for the country’s top three
The European Union has given a conditional green light to EDF’s takeover of British Energy, the UK’s nuclear operator.
German reinsurer Munich Re has bought AIG’s HSB group for 531 million euros in cash as the American giant struggles to raise money to pay off a huge
A poll of 44 investment houses in the US, Japan and Britain suggests investors are returning to shares and selling bonds, one of the first signs
With Japanese carmaker and world number one Toyota’s announcement it will make the first loss in its 71-year history this year, fears over the state
Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip have announced a temporary 24-hour pause in their rocket attacks against Israel, following an appeal from Egypt.
The leader of Belgium’s Flemish Christian Democrats is the favourite to become Prime Minister, as the government teeters on the brink of collapse
The Greek government has managed to squeeze through its budget plans for 2009, despite a razor thin majority. Of the 300 seat house, the
The world’s biggest carmaker Toyota is forecast to make its first-ever operating loss as the global economic slowdown hits Japan. In the face of a
Constitutional reforms proposed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have passed their final political hurdle. The upper house of parliament voted
Belgium’s King Albert is expected to announce a new government after a weekend’s crisis deliberations, but at least he has one less worry to hamper
Colombia’s marxist FARC rebels say they plan to free six hostages from jungle camps as a gesture aimed at getting some of their own jailed fighters
Jews around the world have begun celebrating Hannukah, the eight-day holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem in the
Leading candidates for Israel’s leadership in February’s national elections have both vowed to topple Hamas in Gaza if elected. Foreign Minister
The United States says it will no longer support a power-sharing government in Zimbabwe that includes President Robert Mugabe. America had originally