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Hugo Chavez, an icon of the people, was born in 1954, the second son of humble village schoolteachers. After studying at the military academy in
A dancer and two other men have been arrested in connection with an acid attack on the director of Russia’s renowned Bolshoi Ballet. Sergei Filin’s
Allegations over corruption and cronyism within the Catholic church have apparently dominated talks at the College of Cardinals meeting in the
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro has accused the country’s enemies of attacking President Chavez as his health takes a turn for the
There was a scrum worthy of any Six Nations rugby match as Italian kingmaker Beppe Grillo was mobbed by the media as the post-election stalemate in
As the Geneva motor show opened, industry leaders warned that demand for cars in Europe will stay weak for years as governments drive through
Belgium has a new finance minister. University professor Koen Geens will take over the task of bringing in more austerity.
He has replaced Steven
British Finance Minister George Osborne has told his EU counterparts that he cannot support current plans to cap bankers’ bonuses.
He won limited
Hundreds of people have gathered in the Red Square to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death.
The Russian communist leader
Improving people’s well-being is the starting point for China’s new leaders. At the annual National People’s Congress outgoing premier Wen Jiabao
Latvia’s government has applied to join the eurozone next year.
The Baltic country would become the 18th nation to become part of the single
Consumer-led growth is the buzz phrase among China’s new rulers.
With the changing of the guard at the National People’s Congress, those taking
Egyptian security forces and stone throwing youths have engaged in a third day of violence in the Suez Canal city of Port Said.
Police in Moscow have detained a suspect in connection with an acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Sergei Filin was nearly
China is to increase its defence budget by 10.7 per cent this year. The rise continues a trend of double-digit hikes over the last 20 years. The
Glencore’s net income fell by a quarter last year due to lower prices for commodities, but it made more money from trading so did not suffer as much
Standard Chartered has posted a record profit, but complained new banking regulations and a UK tax on the sector are costing it dear – in excess of
The eurozone was dragged into a deeper downturn in February by the struggling economies of France, Spain and Italy.
The latest business surveys of
The United States called on Monday for a ban on drunk diplomats at budget debates at the United Nations.
“We make the modest proposal that the
Rebels fighting to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad claim to have captured the northeastern city of Raqqa.
Amateur video images are
Lore, a new movie by director Cate Shortland, tells the tale of a girl whose assumptions about World War II are challenged.
She explained: “I love
Hedi Slimane has shown his collection for Yves St Laurent at Paris Fashion Week. The style was definitely rock and roll, with lots of grunge and rock
Voice of Korea, the international broadcasting service of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has posted on its YouTube account a full video
This year more than 70,000 people flocked to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, reflecting the growing global demand for mobile phones worldwide
Asteroid hunters and astronomers have recently discovered a comet, named C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), which is expected to whizz past Mars in October
Euronews has been speaking to Israeli President Shimon Peres. At the age of 89, Peres has spent more than 60 years serving his country, twice as
The date of the conclave that will select the next pope is still pending, as it remains unclear whether all of the 115 cardinals have arrived at the
It looked like there was a real super hero story when a Batman handed over a wanted man to the police in Bradford, England in the early hours of
Uhuru Kenyatta has emerged as the early frontrunner in Kenya’s presidential poll. The deputy prime minister has a slight lead with a third of votes