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With the deadline to register for running in Egypt’s presidential election this Sunday, the islamist Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat al-Shater
Two fires at a French nuclear plant have been put out without any injuries or release of radiation.
The Penly power plant, close to the English
Libya’s government says it is ready and able to try Saif al-Islam, the son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi – ignoring calls for him to be
Alexander Ferdinand Porsche, grandson of the man who founded the famous sports carmaker, has died.
The Germany company confirmed the 76-year-old
When a former pharmacist who had worked into his seventies killed himself many people in Greece saw it as a suicide caused by politics.
Tuareg rebels in Mali have declared their own independent state after declaring an end to hostilities
The National Movement for the Liberation of
Greeks have been leaving tributes to the pensioner who shot himself dead outside the parliament in Athens in protest at the government’s austerity
The days of wealthy Germans stashing their cash in Swiss bank accounts could be over if a deal agreed between the two countries on Thursday is
The UN Security Council has given its formal backing to a deadline for peace in Syria put forward in Kofi Annan’s peace plan.
In accordance with
The leader of Italy’s nationalist party, Umberto Bossi, has resigned amid allegations that he spent party money on doing up his house and holidays
People in Sarajevo are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war – and in particular remembering the two young women who
Three Iranian soloists – each renowned in his particular musical sphere – joined together to entertain audiences in Paris with a selection of
Peter Berg’s sci-fi fantasy Battleship, based on the classic naval combat board game by Hasbro, goes on general release this month.
It stars Liam
More than 11,000 people lost their lives during the notorious siege of Sarajevo, which began 20 years ago.
A museum in the Bosnian capital has the
A reactor at a nuclear power station in northern France has been shut down automatically after smoke was given off, according to the operator
This rather unusual looking car can reach speeds of up to 180 kilometres an hour but that is not what makes it special.
All is revealed when it
Violence in Syria is spreading beyond the usual flashpoints – with government forces fighting rebels all over the country.
Homs continues to be a
Oil prices rose again on Thursday, pushed up by concerns over disruptions to supplies from Iran.
As well as imminent western sanctions against
Easter is a traditional treat time with chocolate eggs topping the list for children and adults alike.
But in the midst of an economic downturn it
The state of Connecticut is a step closer to abolishing the death penalty, after its Senate voted 20-16 in favour of getting rid of capital
Global food prices rose in March for the third month in a row, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda.
The United Nations’ Food
Greece has extended, for a second time, a deadline for its remaining holders of government bonds to accept a debt swap which is essential for its
Dubai Holding, the investment group owned by the emirate’s ruler, has reached an agreement with creditors to delay repayment of 1.9 billion euros
There has been sadness as well as anger in Greece after a hard-up pensioner shot himself dead outside parliament in protest at government cuts he
A rocket has hit the Israeli resort of Eilat on the eve of a major Jewish holiday. Police believe it was fired from Egypt’s Sinai desert.
Chelsea go through to meet Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 2-1, that is 3-1 on aggregate.
Less than a year ago, on 14 May, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or ‘DSK’) scandal exploded. Numerous commentaries came out of it, notably about the
Senegal’s new president Macky Sall has given Youssou N’dour a post in his government.
The internationally-renowned singer – who was banned from
An apple tree with 10,000 egg ornaments has become a tourist attraction in the town of Saalfeld (Eastern Germany).
Chronic, degenerative and incurable, Parkinson’s disease affects five out of 1000 Europeans over 60 years old.
Researchers are now using the latest