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At least six people were killed as flash floods tore through the Italian city of Genoa. Water cascaded through the centre of the city, a week after
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has won a crucial parliamentary confidence vote.
His PASOK party only had a slim majority – 152 of the 300
Italy’s prime minister has been thrown a potential lifeline as cracks spread within his centre-right coalition.
Silvio Berlusconi is widely
At the Cannes summit of the world’s leading economies, 29 banks have been named as being so important to the global financial system that they are
Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe made a low-key return to competitive swimming with a disappointing seventh place finish in the 100m individual
The first full day of campaigning for elections in Spain began on Friday with good news for the opposition conservative Popular Party.
A new poll
The business world is going through turbulent times of a kind seldom seen before.
The prospect of a referendum on the bailout in Greece sent the
G20 leaders have ended their summit in Cannes after two days dominated by Greek turmoil and the threat to the euro zone and beyond.
Many big issues
Campaigning for the upcoming elections in Spain is defined by economic conditions and unemployment. It has close to five million people out of work
US employment rose less than expected in October with 80,000 new hires whereas economist had expected 95,000.
The US economy has to add around
The World Innovation Summit on Education, WISE, has become one of the leading global education platforms in recent years. More than 1000 experts
More than a million Muslims have been arriving in Saudi Arabia’s sacred city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The journey is a duty that
A Tibetan activist has suffered burns to his legs after setting himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. There has been a string of
Israeli marines have reportedly boarded an Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza.
According to the pro-Palestinian International
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia is Turkey’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category of next year’s Academy Awards. The
A new interpretation of Romeo and Juliet has premiered at the prestigious Vienna Burgtheater in Austria.
They are pale and thin, but a team of volunteers kept in isolation to simulate a long voyage to Mars has emerged in good spirits.
Speaking at the G20, President Sarkozy said there was agreement on the need to be firm on Greece, and he praised Italy for taking measures to balance
It is not unknown for politicians to bend the truth. Sometimes they are ‘taken out of context’ or ‘misinterpreted’, while on occasion their words
Will some clarity emerge from the chaos in Greece? At the end of a week that has yo-yoed between tragedy and farce, parliament will stage a crucial
A website for a second division French rugby team is up and running again after an attack by a hacker who thought he was targeting the Frankfurt
An Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza in a bid to break the Israeli blockade and deliver aid is reportedly close to its destination
European G20 leaders are pushing Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make urgent economic reforms. But perhaps his more pressing issue are
Nicolas Sarkozy is hoping for some last-minute deals on reforming the global economy, but the dramatic events elsewhere have stolen the agenda.
Japan’s beleaguered atomic energy firm Tepco is set to receive an eight-billion-euro bailout. The government funding follows approval of its business
Protesters angry over cuts to benefits and subsidies scuffled with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Thursday.
Anti-tax haven protesters staged a demonstration at Cap d’Ail on the France-Monaco border while world leaders gathered in nearby Cannes for the G20
Demonstrators scuffled with police in Rome after they were prevented from marching in protest against the G20 meeting and austerity measures
Police fire stun grenades and tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters who throw rocks and hurl canisters back in an overnight confrontation on the
November 7, 1907. Mexican railroad engineer Jesus Garcia Corona drives a dynamite-laden train that has caught fire away from the mining town of