More participative democracy is in store for the EU with the citizens’ initiative. Now that the practical aspects have been worked out, how can
Since the beginning of April the EU has cut the red tape required for visa applications to enter the Shengen area from outside “fortress Europe.”
Around 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It can put great strain on families and relationships as treasured memories fade away. But
A long awaited exhibition by a key figure of the Russian avant garde can finally be seen Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery.
Alexander Shevchenko studied
Tina Fey and Steve Carell star in new comedy ‘Date Night’. The Fosters are a typical suburban couple but a case of mistaken identity in a Manhattan
British actor Alfred Molina stars in Red, playing American artist Mark Rothko.
The play is set in the fifties, and the master expressionist has
Not only Polish flags but European flags at EU institutional headquarters in Brussels were lowered to half mast as a European Union day of mourning
Can European Common Agricultural Policy, or ‘CAP’, meet society’s expectations, and if so, how?
Brussels is launching a public debate on this, to
The US government’s bailout of the financial system is expected to cost around 65 billion euros that is much lower than previously thought.
Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, reported its highest quarterly earnings in almost three years.
First quarter pretax profit passed 1.7 billion
Spain is determined to implement its tough austerity package “whatever the cost” according to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
Iceland’s former prime minister and central bank chief plus five other ex-officials acted with “gross negligence” in failing to avert a banking
The financial markets reacted positively to a euro zone deal on massive standby rescue package for cash strapped Greece, cutting the county’s
A top Russian judge has been gunned down outside his apartment in Central Moscow in an apparent contract killing.
Police say Eduard Chusahov was
Israel came to a standstill today as it remembered the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.
24 hours of
Poland is to review travel rules for its political and military elite, after the weekend plane crash in which President Lech Kaczysnki and other
Shocked mourners in Poland have been flocking to the Presidential Palace in the capital Warsaw to try to grasp the enormity of the country’s
Hungary’s prime minister-in-waiting Viktor Orban on Monday vowed to cut taxes to boost the country’s economy.
Orban said his centre-right Fidesz
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev warned the Central Asian nation’s new self-proclaimed government on Monday of more bloodshed if they try to arrest
Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted that his party faces the “fight of our lives” and sought to win support by pledging income tax freezes.
As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Peter Finn from the Washington Post, covering the impossibility of building a replacement
As an extra feature for the web, this is an extended interview with ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Bisher al-Rawi covering lie-detector tests, innocent
As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Paul Rester, an intelligence chief at Guantanamo Bay, covering waterboarding, interrogations
This bonus feature is an extended interview with Sarah, a US Marine and a guard at Guantanamo Bay, covering her 21st birthday, change-overs and
At least nine people have been killed in a train crash in Northern Italy. Up to thirty others have reportedly been injured, according to the
The rise of Hungary’s far right Jobbik party has overshadowed the centre right’s victory in national elections.
Also known as the Movement for a
In the Polish capital Warsaw flags fly at half mast and the Presidential Palace is surrounded by a carpet of flowers and candles as the public
Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted leader are gathering in his home village of Teyit.
It comes less than a week after President Kurmanbek Bakiyev