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Isaac has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.
Forecasters expect it to weaken further over the next two days.
President Bashar al-Assad has given an interview to a Syrian TV station defending the actions of his government and armed forces. Assad talked
Dutch fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Spanish airliner over fears it had been hijacked – but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Hurricane Isaac moved along the south east coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, battering New Orleans with heavy rains.
Winds hit speeds of up to
Heat and drought have has caused the level of central Europe’s biggest lake to drop to around 50 centimetres, the lowest for nine years.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has met President Ahmadinejad of Iran and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini during a visit to Tehran.
The European Union has criticised Ukraine’s High Court for rejecting ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her abuse of power conviction
Ann Romney joined the Republican National Convention to rapturous applause. The chosen candidates’ wives are customarily considered to be key
First-half results from French conglomerate Bouygues deeply disappointed investors and their response was merciless.
The share price plunged
Supporters of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko held a mock funeral for the rule of law in Ukraine on Wednesday after the country’s high court
A consortium of energy companies has signed a deal to start exploring for gas and oil off Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast.
French oil major Total
The US economy performed slightly better than originally thought in the second quarter of the year.
Gross domestic product expanded by 1.7 percent
Getting people in the EU to buy into the European dream, particularly in the midst of the current economic crisis is proving difficult. However
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian leader Mario Monti say they are satisfied with the progress Italy has made in implementing reforms
Unfortunately the Martians themselves were not able to hear it.
But earthlings back at NASA’s base in California were privileged to listen to the
Meryl Streep’s latest film, about overcoming mid-life marriage problems might raise more than a few laughs, but ‘Hope Springs’ is designed to leave
The latest edition of the Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition is assembling a major gathering of the world’s top architects over the next three
“This is the man America needs.”
So says Ann Romney, describing her husband Mitt to a rapturous Republican National Convention in Florida.
The delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, wasted little time in voting Mitt Romney the party’s official candidate to run
Fatima Hamroush, Libya’s interim Health Minister spoke to euronews reporter Ali Sheikholeslami.
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La Défense, the financial district of Paris, which houses the headquarters of many of France’s big banks and top financial firms could soon to be
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While pursuing a story in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1994, the Italian investigative
It sounds like something from science fiction, being able to control a device through thought alone.
However, a prototype wheelchair manoeuvred by
An enterprising inventor in Iraq has taken steps to re-charge mobile phones using sole power.
Inspired by the many pilgrims in the holy city of
Russia’s Economy Ministry is reportedly cutting its gas export forecast for this year due to sluggish demand from recession-mired Europe.
Greece’s political leaders say they have broadly agreed the latest austerity package demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund in return
The European Central Bank has to use “exceptional measures” at times to meet its mandate of keeping inflation in check.
So said ECB President
Several hundred residents in Munich were still waiting to be allowed home on Wednesday morning after the controlled explosion of a World War
India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman behind the deadly Mumbai attacks in