The US House of Representatives has easily passed a 600 billion euro stimulus plan aimed at rescuing the struggling economy. However, a week of
The UN has extended its current observer mission in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia. All 15 Security Council members, including Russia, passed
Protests over the cost of living that have paralysed the Carribbean island of Guadaloupe have spread to other overseas French territories. Long
Twenty sailors held captive by Somali pirates for five months have been speaking about their ordeal as on their return home to Kiev. In one of the
Election campaigning in Spain’s Basque and the Galicia regions has started to gather pace. In the north of Spain, polls show the ruling Basque
Finance minister from the G7 industrialised nations are meeting in Rome to discuss the global economic crisis. The G7, whose economies are all in or
Emergency teams have recovered the flight recorders of the plane that crashed on the outskirts of Buffalo in the the US, killing 49 people on board
Adam Stein was once a great entertainer and magician in Berlin – loved by audiences and Nazis alike – until he finds himself with his family, in a
At least 32 people have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Isknadirya. Around 90 others were wounded in the blast. The
Every year, there are approximately 500 million cases of malaria around the world. The disease kills one child every minute in Sub- Saharan Africa
The sailors of a Ukrainian ship freed by Somali pirates have arrived back in Kiev.
The MV Faina was seized in September, but was released last
The Irish government is on course to become another casualty of the global financial crisis. Prime Minister Brian Cowan’s Fianna Fail party has
Germany’s worst slump since 1990 has forced the government to find more money to kick start the economy.
In the biggest spending package since
Australian authorities have charged a man over deadly bushfires that have killed more than a 180 people in the country.
Whisked into custody for
On the day Congress is due vote on Barack Obama’s recovery plan, the US President has been undermined by the withdrawal of another nominee for his
A plane has crashed into a residential area in the US city of Buffalo, killing all 48 people on board and at least one on the ground.
Both pro and anti Venezuelan government demonstrators have held rallies in central Caracas ahead of a referendum on Sunday.
The vote is on whether
Keen to disfuse controversy over a Holocaust-denying bishop, Pope Benedict XVI has said that the Catholic Church was commited to stamping out
A multi-national naval force has seized nine alleged pirates in the Gulf of Aden after answering a distress call from an Indian merchant vessel
After the 22-day military offensive against the Gaza strip, Israeli and Hamas negotiators have almost reached agreement on a long-term ceasefire
Up to 50 people have died after a plane crashed into a house in New York.
US news sources are reporting that one person also died on the ground