Palestinian have been celebrating across the West Bank today marking the 45th anniversary of the Fatah political movement. Although opinions differ
Partygoers across Europe having been marking the turn of the decade and arrival of 2010. In the Eternal City, Romans did it with a splash when four
Heavy drinkers in Russia face a new headache – a financial one this time – in an attempt to cure the country’s chronic alcohol problem. Vodka is the
The Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said he is ready to lay down his life to bring about change in the Islamic Republic. Demanding
The dawn of a New Year and with it comes a new head of the EU’s rotating presidency. This time it is Spain at the helm and Madrid has made fighting
It’s now known at least 75 people died in a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan. A car packed with explosives blew up at a volleyball match, where
Europe’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity before Monday’s first day in the job. Herman van Rompuy was
Six months to put the shine back on the Socialists is the big challenge facing Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero this year. Taking
The EU’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity, before Monday’s first day at work. Belgium’s Herman van
Reclusive North Korea has used its annual new year message to call for peace with America and a nuclear-free future with its southern neighbour.
The commercial capital of Pakistan has been paralysed by a city-wide strike in protest at a suicide attack that killed 43 people earlier this week
The 1st of January has also ushered in the Spanish presidency of the EU and there was an impressive light show in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to mark the
The new year has dawned in Germany with a new green drive against dirty, inefficient cars. Old smokers are to be banished from town centres to
Revellers around the world have been marking the arrival of 2010. Rio de Janeiro made a late bid for the planet’s best show with the city’s famous
There were muted New Year celebrations in the Finnish town of Espoo as people struggle to come to terms with the country’s third mass shooting in two
Revellers dance in bear furs in traditional NY ritual.
Japanese prepare for 2010 by brushing off evil spirits at Shinto shrine.
New Year celebrations in Hong Kong
New York’s Time Square and the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball descended marking the final seconds of the decade and welcoming in the new.
With hugs and
North Korea’s Kim Jong Il has issued what sounds like a New Year’s message of peace and hope.
Pyongyang has called for an atomic-free peninsula and
A federal judge in the US has thrown out all charges against five employees of security firm Blackwater accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in
Berlin’s Brandenburg gate made a more than apt setting for Germany’s celebrations.
Only a few weeks ago the same venue attracted thousands to mark
The clock in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol formed the focal point as Spain welcomed in 2010.
Thousands turned out for the the traditional eating
Finland is in shock after the country’s third shooting rampage in just over two years.
A gunman shot dead his former girlfriend and four workers at
The CIA has opened an investigation into the killing of seven agents in Afghanistan, while one US intelligence official vowed the agency would