Former French president Jacques Chirac will be tried on corruption charges in his absence, because his memory is too frail.
A court in Paris
Growing tension between Israel and Turkey is manifesting itself at airports, where passengers from the respective nations say they are being
The corruption trial against Jacques Chirac is to go ahead – although the former French president is too ill to attend.
The judge has accepted a
Freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right in the US, a principle of government for hundreds of years. While this principal has been
The death toll from Japan’s worst typhoon since 2004 is now reportedly close to 40 with a desperate search underway for the scores of people still
Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will cut bank’s profits for years and could even kill off some of the weakest ones.
That warning has come from the
A black Monday for the financial markets with share prices and the euro tumbling in value.
As well as fears of recession, investors are worried
With the credibility of the euro zone at stake over Greece‘s bailout, the wrangling goes on between Athens and Brussels.
The suspension of an
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have rejected a Kurdish rebel ceasefire as “meaningless” as long as the fighters remain along the border.
The UN’s representative in Libya has been holding further talks with the interim interior minister on the country’s transition to a democratic
Italian police say they have caught the phantom fountain felon who vandalised two of Rome’s most famous sites. And it was his fancy footwear that led
Misrata is nothing but a destroyed city after recent fighting. However, Libyans are trying to get back to normal life.
Europe’s struggle with countries’ sovereign debt this week faces a string of political and legal tests.
As pressure increases on governments to try
Hundreds of fans gave the Argentine national football team a noisy welcome on their arrival at their hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday.
September 6, 1997. A estimated television audience of more than two billion people worldwide watch the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in London
The Venice Film Festival is known to attract some of the biggest stars and Al Pacino is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated.
The legendary actor was
It is no ordinary piece of furniture.
Built by campaigners, a wooden chair symbolises the planned Palestinian bid for a full seat at the United
The 20th George Enescu classical music festival got off to a fine start in the city of Bucharest.
The three week event named and held in honour of
The South Koreans are keen for the world to develop a taste for their country, and they’re using food to do it.
Now there are culinary tours for
Former French President Jacques Chirac has missed the opening of his corruption trial in Paris due to ill health.
Prosecutors say they are happy to
Talks between Russia and Ukraine on gas prices have broken up in Moscow without agreement between the bickering pair.
Energy has been a thorn in
Our correspondent in New York asks children and people who were in their teens then what they think about the 9/11 attacks on the US 10 years ago
The New York fire fighters of September 11, 2001, and their families, still find it hard to believe what they went through on that day. Ten years on
Iceland’s ex-prime minister has gone on trial over the country’s financial crisis in 2008.
Geir Haarde is accused of failing in his ministerial
A key day at the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo began with supporters of the ex-president trying to storm the courthouse, and being beaten back by
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 2, 2011. It was named after an
Forces continue to amass around Bani Walid, one of the few towns in Libya still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
The National Transitional Council (NTC)
The head of the Swiss Bankers Association has said his country must solve a dispute with the United States over wealthy citizens using secret Swiss