Russia finally joins WTO after 19 years of negotiations
Russia is finally becoming an official member of the World Trade Organisation. A move that will commit it to play by the same rules as 155 other countries. What will it mean for Russia? We take a look.
Our Focus programme looks at the case of Kartika Sari Dewa Shukarn, a Malaysian model who pleaded guilty to drinking beer in public and has been sentenced to caning after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan comes to an end.
President Barack Obama’s ambitious healthcare reforms are under pressure. Republicans have staged a highly effective campaign to block what they view as a “socialist” policy, leading to heated scenes in town halls all over the USA.
The day after the Afghan election, and as both incumbent Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah claim victory, rumours of fraud are gathering steam. But the international community insists the election is credible...
The financial crisis is taking a heavy toll in central and Eastern Europe, where the downturn brought an economic boom to a grinding and painful halt. Focus investigates how Romania is cutting costs to battle the effects of the global recession.
Opium and heroin trafficking in Afghanistan is a considerable source of revenue for the Taliban, but they are not the only ones who profit from it. In the meantime, the United States have radically changed their strategy in the war on drugs...