What’s new in the European Union’s Lisbon reform Treaty includes a citizens’ right to initiate specific legislation. How is that supposed to work?
Javier Solana has been the EU’s “Mr Diplomacy” for more than ten years. But now he is handing the job over to Catherine Ashton, the recently-
Rosario Crocetta has lived under close police protection in Italy ever since 2003, when the mafia tried to murder him. He was mayor of the southern
From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge imposed a reign of terror in Cambodia, murdering intellectuals, re-educating urban populations through forced
European equities have bounced back after falling for four consecutive sessions. This shows investors are regaining their appetite for risk
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, wants a global strategy to deal with trade and currency imbalances. He has proposed that the new strategy
The euro zone’s service sector has grown at its fastest pace in two years this month. November’s figures show an improvement of 0.8 per cent since
Belgian bank Dexia could be merged with French bank, Societe Generale.
An internet news site is reporting that the French government is looking
Shares in the British confectioner Cadburys have hit a record high due to expectations that Kraft will raise its bid for the company.
Media giant News Corps are in talks with Microsoft, over a deal that could see their internet news moved from Google. This would mean online papers
The knife-edge presidential election in Romania is set for a nail-biting run-off next month, with the Liberals in the role of king makers. Leader
Unknown gunmen have murdered at least 21 people in the southern Philippines, in an apparent attempt to disrupt nominations for upcoming provincial
The closing arguments have begun in the trial of the former prison chief of Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison during the rule of Pol Pot.
Optimism is growing that next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen may produce a plan to save the planet.
65 world leaders, including many
The world’s fastest computed tomography scanner has been installed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Great Britain. It can examine an entire
The S518 Nazario Sauro has made a final journey from La Spezia in Northern Italy to Genoa. There it will become a museum and opens it’s doors to the
When American astronaut Chuck Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first person to step foot on it. But to Chuck’s surprise, he finds a
President Obama has called an urgent meeting with his senior advisers this evening, as he tries to decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan
A least eight people have reportedly been killed in a blast at a Russian navy arms depot.
The site in the city of Ulyanovsk in central Russia is
The people of Cumbria in northwestern England have begun returning to their homes and businesses after a weekend of storms and floods. The owners of
Michael Jackson has broken the record books by becoming the first pop artist to win four posthumous prizes at this year’s American Music Awards
An inquiry is underway into the latest sinking of an Indonesian ferry, in which at least 29 people died. 245 others though survived the disaster
The trial of a former prison chief under Cambodia’s infamous Khmer Rouge regime has begun its final arguments. Charged with crimes against humanity
The clock is ticking towards next month’s crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen, but there are signs a plan to save the planet may be
The final outcome of Romania’s pivotal presidential poll looks set to go to the wire after the first round failed to produce an outright winner
The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival has wound up after ten days of screenings that had been threatened by a boycott.
The theme this
Israel’s president has fuelled hope that captured soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be released. Shalit was kidnapped by Palestinian militants in Gaza