In the United States, unemployment figures remain high: 9.1%. Jobs will be at the forefront of the 2012 presidential election. US President Barack Obama is under immense pressure to create jobs, quickly. Unemployment is particularly high among returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Above the national average, it stands at around 13%. For now, many US servicemen and women risk coming back from war to the next fight, the one to find a steady job.
Were talks held in New York on Tuesday between US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas something of a breakthrough or merely another photo opportunity?
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's "quiet diplomacy" has drawn criticism in the Western press. Halfway through his five-year term, is the criticism of the UN chief justified, or is it a misunderstanding which can be put down to cultural differences?
The Clearstream trial, which opens in Paris on Monday, touches the heart of France's political establishment and senior figures in French industry and the secret services. We throw light on a murky affair behind France's "trial of the decade".
Several dozen European survivors, relatives and terror experts met at a two-day congress in Paris, held 20 years after the bombing of a French UTA airliner over Niger claimed 170 lives on September 19, 1989.