France's new PM targets welfare in drive to cut spendingFrance’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country’s generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by €50 billion, announcing a state pen...
Rescue effort under way as ferry sinks off S. Korean coastCoastguard vessels and helicopters have deployed in a rescue effort after a ferry carrying more than 450 people began sinking off the South Korean coast. Officials say that four ar...
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Iraq: your next holiday destination?The word “Iraq” generally evokes images of al Qaeda, terrorism, sectarian strife, and so on. But what if there was another face of Iraq to explore? Our Observer is trying to prov...
Putin says Ukraine 'on brink of war' as separatists hoist Russian flagsPro-Russian separatists have hoisted the Russian flag on armoured vehicles sent by the authorities in Kiev to restore order in Ukraine's troubled east on the eve of key talks...
Brazil club Mineiro cancel Anelka signing after no-showBrazilian club Atletico Mineiro said that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.
Syria 'torture' photos silence UN Security Council membersMembers of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
Paris laboratory loses deadly SARS virus samplesThe Pasteur Institute in Paris has asked the authorities to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus, while insisting that miss...
More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in northeast NigeriaSuspected Islamist militants have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.