In 1970's New York, "Serpico" was the cop who fought against police corruption. Today in Italy, it's the name of a computer system tackling tax evasion. With the country on the brink of recession, Rome misses out on over 100 billion euros a year in unpaid taxes. Yet for some Italians the system is less like a crime-busting policeman than Orwell's "Big Brother"; a dangerous intrusion into their privacy.
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.