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Benedict XVI made his final public appearance as pope before tearful crowds at Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer residence, on February 28
Leaders of non-Christian faiths in Italy have been giving their reactions to Benedict’s departure and looking ahead to a new era.
Samba is at the heart of the world famous Rio Carnival. An iconic dance and musical genre imported by African slaves and enriched with local rhythms
MEPs and EU governments have provisionally agreed rules to cap bankers’ bonuses at a maximum of one year’s salary.
The cap was pushed for by
These are momentous days for the Vatican as the Catholic community rallies round the pope. The church is now leaderless, but primed for renewal
The hour has rung for the final farewell to Benedict XVI. As of 8 o’clock local time on Thursday he was no longer pope.
The 85-year-old German
EU ministers have struck a tentative agreement for a so-called Youth Guarantee Scheme.
Based on a European Commission proposal, it aims to ensure
The picturesque village of Castel Gandolfo is well used to popes: it has been their summer retreat for over 400 years.
“Thank you, Benedict, we’re
The Bank of Japan seems to be on course to pump more money into the economy as the man who has just been nominated to run it is an advocate of
EU plans to cap bankers’ bonuses have been slammed in London’s Canary Wharf, home to many global banks. The provisional deal would see bankers face
After weeks of speculation, Germany’s Adrian Sutil has won the race for the final seat available in Formula 1 this season at Force India.
The outgoing pope, Benedict XVI, has made a final public farewell at the end of his pontificate, blessing well-wishers in front of his temporary
A retrospective exhibition of the work of Karl-Horst Hödicke has opened in Berlin. Hödicke is seen as something of the Godfather of German
Canadian film ‘Warm Bodies’ is a spoof on the whole teeny Twilight genre with a sly poke at Romeo and Juliet thrown in for good measure.
There has been shock in South Africa at amateur footage shows a man being tied to the back of a police van and dragged down the street. It is claimed
Inflation in the eurozone fell to 2.0 percent in January, down from 2.2 percent in December.
It is an indication of the reluctance by Europeans to
There has been an angry response to an Italian appeals court’s decision to reduce the jail term of a businessman sentenced for manslaughter over a
Pope Benedict the XVI has made history by being the first Pontiff to resign in over six hundred years.
The question now is whether his successor
The EU has expressed regret over the leaking of an internal report on Israeli settlements.
The document, prepared by EU diplomats, said Europe
What to do about the money? The big question that hardly anyone asked of chief executive Tim Cook at Apple’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
In keeping with his shy and modest ways, there was no public ceremony to mark the first papal resignation in six centuries.
But his words and calls
French President Francois Hollande met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Moscow with trade at the top of the agenda.
Hollande was under
The number of Germans out of work fell in February, increasing hopes that domestic demand will help support growth in Europe’s largest economy.
The United States has agreed to help the Syrian opposition in its fight against President Bashar al-Assad.
It follows talks in Rome between Syrian
As the curtain falls on Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy, he bade a personal farewell to the College of Cardinals, his closet confidants during his eight
Royal Bank of Scotland has reported stronger underlying profits.
Its operating profit was the equivalent of just over four billion euros last year
Bankia has reported Spain’s biggest ever corporate loss – 19.2 billion euros.
That came as the rescued lender announced huge writedowns – 24
E.T. goes home. Steven Spielberg has been picked to head this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury.
The US director’s film E.T. had its world premiere
A look at protests during the papacy of Benedict XVI over sexual abuse and paedophilia scandals involving Catholic clergy. The pope has repeatedly