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The Turkish government is trying to drum up cross-party support for the lifting of a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities.
But it faces
French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms.
General strikes and protests
When Cuban dissidents are given the top EU human rights prize three times in the space of a few years, it sends a strong message to Havana.
Hundreds of clowns are in Mexico City for the week-long International Clown Convention.
Jesters from all over the Americas are gathering to show
It is one of France’s wealthiest cities, more commonly associated with fine-dining than social unrest.
Yet Lyon has become the flashpoint of
Finland’s Nokia managed much better than expected results with a return to net profit of almost 529 million euros in the third quarter.
The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher which suggests the world’s
Ban Ki-moon has probably one of the most difficult jobs in the world.
As Secretary General of the UN, he has to seek international concord on a
She has put a new shine on the trumpet: Alison Balsom has a busy programme of solo performances around the world, often accompanied by her group, the
Can people power force France’s President to back down?
The answer is anyone’s guess with protesters and Nicolas Sarkozy looking equally determined
The Tel Aviv-based ‘Peace Now’ group says Israeli settlers have started building more than 600 homes in the West Bank since the end of a construction
The French animation feature film ‘The Illusionist’ by Sylvain Chomet opened the International Animation Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada.
London art curator Kay Saatchi has brought together 21 young artists for the ‘Anticipation’ exhibition.
The former wife of Charles Saatchi teamed
Andre Geim and Konstantin have won the Nobel prize for Physics thanks to a simple roll of tape and some lead.
The two scientists painstakingly
Moscow has a new mayor for the first time in 18 years, a Kremlin insider with close ties to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher.
Growth dipped to 9.6 percent from a
More costly troubles for the world’s biggest carmaker.
Toyota has said it will have to carry out repairs on 1.53 million of its vehicles worldwide
Fiat’s third-quarter results came in much better than expected helped by strong truck, tractor and construction equipment sales.
Revenue was up 12
Credit Suisse’s net profit tumbled 74 percent in the third-quarter.
Sluggish trading in shares halved its earnings from investment banking compared
The knives are out after the British government announced deep and wide-ranging budget cuts.
For the opposition, the reductions go too far, too
Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will
This year’s winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize, Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, has chosen euronews to give his first
Both the UN and Doctors without Borders are expressing concern that a free-for-all gold rush in northern Nigeria will kill more people if nothing is
There is no sign of police moving in to break the blockade at one of France’s biggest refineries, Grandpuits, which services Paris. With unions
A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France.
It was just the
The 2010 Sakharov prize, awarded by the European Parliament for an outstanding contribution to the cause of Human Rights, has gone to Cuban dissident
The French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf is celebrating after winning the prestigious Spanish award, the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. With
Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked access to airports in Paris and around the country.
The capsule used to rescue 33 trapped miners in Chile has been put on display in the capital Santiago.