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As in most UK elections, crime figures high on the list of voter concerns. The opposition Conservatives, as well as sections of the media, complain
“Women have been invisible, terribly invisible in the aftermath of this crisis.” The impact of the economic crisis on women has been assessed less
At South African soccer matches they certainly know how to party.
The vuvuzela trumpets have become part and parcel of the occasion for the big
Caricatured by critics as dour, colleagues praise his rigorous approach, Gordon Brown says he regrets his timidity.
With Portugal being flagged as the next euro-zone country to follow Greece into a debt crisis, Jose Socrates told parliament his government would
The figure for the amount of money Greece will get in emergency loans will be revealed at this Sunday’s eurozone finance minister’s meeting.
British energy giant BP has promised to pay for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has started to wash ashore.
Louisiana has already
He has been there many times before. Winner of three elections in Britain, Tony Blair has been on the campaign trail for Labour ahead of next week’s
There has been an angry reaction to the Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic burqa in public places.
Although it still has to be
The world’s biggest ever Expo has opened in China. After years of preparation Shanghai 2010 kicked off with a lavish show of fireworks and lights
Spanish unemployment has hit a record high, with more than one in five workers jobless in the first quarter of the year. The official figure of 20.05
America’s economy has grown for the third quarter in a row, albeit at a slightly slower rate than had been predicted.
Official figures show
The theme of the 2010 Expo in Shanghai is “Better City, Better Life”.
Almost 200 countries and 57 international organisations are taking part in
The Second World War drama “Burnt by the Sun 2” opened in cinemas across Russia this week.
It’s a sequel to the 1994 film of the same name, which
Anti-government protesters in Thailand have apologised a day after the clumsy storming of a hospital in Bangkok.
The Red-shirts, forced their way
The international counting house the City of London is dearly hoping a funds-market-friendly government comes out of this election. Many working in
A relative unknown until a few weeks ago, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made his mark on the UK’s political landscape.
Aged just 43, the
The self-proclaimed “heir to Blair” David Cameron can be credited with dragging the Conservative party into the 21st Century and turning it once
The Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic Burka and Niquab, which partly or entirely covers a woman’s face and body, has sparked
Opinion polls in the British election race have made David Cameron the winner of the third and last TV debate. The opposition Conservative leader’s
At 2pm central European time the most expensive World Expo ever opens its doors in Shanghai.
There will be the usual mix of the vulgar and
Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the New York financial district in a protest against Wall Street. They accuse the big banks of making
Crude oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reportedly washed up ashore on the Louisiana coast, threatening environmental catastrophe
The New Zealand Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo officially opened on Thursday with a Maori blessing ceremony.
South Korea holds a mass funeral ceremony to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who died when a Navy ship sank after a blast widely believed to have been
Commemoration ceremony in Apeldoorn to mark the first anniversary of an attempted attack on the Dutch royal family which left eight people dead.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls for the preservation of the polar bear population during his visit to the Arctic and puts a collar with a
The human body is a complex machine, perfectly adapted to life on Earth with its force of gravity and built-in protection from harmful space
Polling experts in the UK say they’ve identified the voter group that will make the difference in the elections on May 6 and they’re calling him
The ageing of Europe: Today’s demographic context raises questions about the age at which people stop working. The conditions of retirement are a