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Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi have asked the supreme court to throw out his conviction for tax fraud.
The former prime minister is set to hear
Feminists have protested in Georgia after reports that a national institute was charging fees to carry out virginity tests ahead of traditional
Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi have been trying to persuade the judges of Italy’s highest court that the former prime minister is innocent, or at
The US Federal Reserve is to keep its stimulus programme unchanged, that is printing money to buy $85 billion worth of bonds each month.
EADS – more formally known as the European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. – is to take the name of its flagship brand Airbus as it reorganises
A Spanish court has revealed that the driver of the train that derailed last week was talking on the phone to the onboard ticket inspector at the
Barely one month old, the Egyptian cabinet has ordered the police to end sit-ins of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi in Cairo.
Republic of the Congo
The United Nations says its recently deployed intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo may use force against
M23 rebels if they do
It was part of the biggest leak in US intelligence history.
A video dating from 2007 shows an attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen
The Vatican bank has launched a website www.ior.va www.ior.va as part of efforts to improve its image.
The move comes in the wake of a series of
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, has said his political career is over and that he is now working as an
For the first time, a portrait of Rembrandt’s wife can be seen in a Dutch museum.
The painting, dated around 1635, is currently on loan from the
His speech may have slowed down somewhat over 33 years in power but Robert Mugabe seems more strident than ever when it comes to rallying his
In Bulgaria, the protest decor changes daily, but the government they wish to topple remains after almost 50 days of demos. As MPs voted a summer
Taylor Swift and Carly Simon have teamed up to sing a new version of the veteran songstress’ legendary hit ‘You’re So Vain’.
Swift had invited the
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg have joined forces for the buddy movie ’2 Guns’.
The film which is based on the comic series of the same name
Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands provided the ideal weather conditions for the Kitesurf World Cup this week.
The third and final day saw
With the World Athletics Championships in Moscow looming large six-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been in full training mode.
A Chinese tightrope walker shuffled his way into the Guinness Book of World Records this week after completing an 18 metre high-wire walk between two
More signs have emerged that the economic recovery in the United States is gaining momentum.
Growth unexpectedly accelerated between April and
It’s all change at the top of German engineering group Siemens.
Out goes CEO Peter Loescher. He has been dumped four years before the end of his
The number of people without a job in the eurozone has fallen for the first time in more than two years – albeit by a tiny amount. .
Zimbabweans have been queuing since dawn to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections which could push Africa’s oldest leader President
The driver of the train that crashed last week in Spain’s worst rail accident for decades has told an investigating magistrate that he “does not
Sharks are the predators of the sea and there is nothing they like more than to snack on a tasty morsel like a seal, however they can mistake a diver
Thousands of swimmers filled an indoor wave pool to the brim in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, creating a scene resembling “boiling dumplings”
The number of Afghan civilian deaths has jumped by nearly a quarter in the first six months of 2013, according to a new UN report.
A total of 1,300
It is hard to tell exactly when Sziget, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, actually begins: in recent years organisers have