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Their ancestors began leaving India over a thousand years ago, spreading far and wide across Europe. Today’s Roma people continue in the nomadic
A 71-year-old priest may not be a typical political hellraiser but Father Arthur Hervet has been one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s strongest critics over his
French and Romanian officials have met in Paris to try to mend strained relations over France’s treatment of Romany gypsies.
France has repatriated
France remains defiant in the face of widespread criticism over its policy of deporting Roma gypsies and closing illegal camps.
More than 8,000
The number of people seeking work in France fell for the second straight month in July.
It was the first time that has happened since 2007.
BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, has posted its best half-year net profit in two years.
But at the same time said it was cautious
The Mont Blanc glacier is one of Europe’s best known landmarks. But now it is under threat.
Work has begun to drain a huge lake that has formed
Ireland’s government is facing mounting pressure to put a final price on the cost of bailing out its banks.
That comes after Standard & Poor’s cut
Germany’s cabinet has backed a bank restructuring bill that includes a levy on bank assets.
The one billion euros raised each year will be used to
Japan is not ruling out market intervention to prevent the yen rising further, government sources say.
Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is also
Dozens of people have died in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks on security forces in Iraq.
The carnage comes less than a week
As the Moscow Motor Show opened, a revival in sales in Russia has car makers revving up their growth forecasts for the year.
Russia’s car market
NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise.
The shooting at the Spanish-led
Accident investigators have now found the flight recorder among the burnt out remains of the Embraer 190 that crash landed in China yesterday with a
The bodies and survivors of the hijacked Philippine bus attack have returned to Hong Kong.
The hijacker, a disgruntled ex-policeman, was shot dead
Police in Moldova have arrested three people after seizing nearly two kilos of uranium.
Tests showed it was uranium 238, which does not emit
Former US President Jimmy Carter has travelled to North Korea where it is believed he will try to secure the release of an American jailed for
More Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama than approve of him, according to a recent poll.
As midterm elections loom in November, nearly three
NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise, sparking protests by local
Iraq has been hit by a series of suicide bombings in what appears to be a coordinated nationwide attack against Iraqi security forces.
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publicly backed the construction of a Muslim cultural centre two blocks from the site of World Trade
Hundreds of flood victims queue in front of medical aid centres waiting for aid.
Tropical storm Frank was sliding along the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday. Heavy rain and floods followed in its wake.
A 19 year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed it into a bridge pillar. The driver is alive but in critical condition. The accident was
A woman has been filmed dumping a cat into a bin by a private CCTV camera. The video has been posted on Youtube by the owners of the cat and has
Six people died in pile-up on both sides of highway.
Pedro Almodovar has started shooting his new movie in Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Villagers refuse to leave their homes for fear of looting despite the difficult conditions.
Taiwan celebrates the ghost festival with water lanterns.