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Milan, La Scala and Plácido Domingo – all together for Operalia, the prestigious world opera competition.
It was founded by the legendary Spanish
In the mining area around Katowice in Southern Poland thousands of tons of coal are still dug out of the ground every year. But one mine hides a
The deaths of three people in riots that broke out after a demonstration against the government’s austerity plan in Athens have shocked
Before the violence broke out in Athens, tens of thousands of people gathered outside the parliament to express their anger at the government’s
BP says it has capped the smallest of three leaks coming from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Around 5,000 barrels of crude have been
Once again, air passengers are feeling the fury of the Icelandic volcano. This time it’s people in Scotland and Ireland who have been affected
As the countdown to Thursday’s UK general election begins, the main candidates have been squeezing in as much last minute campaigning as possible
Following the polls can be a very confusing way of gauging support for the main parties in Britain’s general election. They all give different
Reforming the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy is under way. Informal talks discussion among the Fisheries Ministers began in Vigo, Spain
The 2010 UK General Election is the most keenly fought in almost two decades. All the polls point to a hung parliament. Despite the closeness of the
Doctors in some health centres in the US are testing a way of getting rid of unwanted fat, without resorting to plastic surgery or liposuction
Three people have died in a fire in central Athens after protesters marching against austerity measures threw petrol bombs into a local bank branch
As violence raged in Greece’s cities, anger at the government’s tough austerity measures also saw a mass walkout by workers. Public transport ground
A group of Cornish fishermen have reeled in a record contract, with a film about their catch in the pipeline, too.
Trying to get the German parliament to back an international rescue plan for debt-stricken Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Europe’s
He is best known for spectacular disaster movies like Independence Day. But German director Roland Emmerich has chosen a very different subject for
Thousands of outraged Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving their country from bankruptcy, as workers walked
Around 60 people were injured and the Dutch queen was briefly rushed to safety when a screaming man caused panic among thousands of visitors at the
Both private and public sector trade unions are staging a general strike in Greece, the latter for 48 hours, to protest against the government’s
With so many people in the streets and so much anger at the Greek government’s austerity measures something had to give.
In Athens groups broke
Small patches of crude from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill have washed up on the Louisiana coast, but the bulk of the slick still remains at
The future of Europe hangs on the success of the aid package to Greece. That is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her colleagues in
All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been halted once again because of the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland. It follows similar
French authorities carried out a major anti-terror exercise, simulating a suicide bombing under the Eiffel Tower and a blast at the Stade de France.
A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new world record for a piece of art sold at auction. ‘Nude, Green leaves and Bust’, said to be a depiction of the
Fresh fears have been raised over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Weisberg, a physical oceanographer at the University of South
All flights to and from Greece stopped at midnight as a general strike took hold against the government’s harsh austerity measures.
The walkout is
Iran’s president has dismissed threats of a new round of UN sanctions over his country’s nuclear programme.
Speaking at a press conference on the
Britain’s main party leaders are touring the country in a final effort to win votes. It is the last day of campaigning in the general election and