Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is appearing before the International Criminal Court at The Hague this Tuesday. The former head of state was arrested after refusing to admit defeat in the country's 2010 election. The crisis sparked by that vote lead many Ivorians to flee the country. Nearly two-thirds of them have now returned but their exile is proving problematic, especially when they cannot get back their land.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has once more met with France's top bankers amid growing public anger over excessive pay. Banks have now agreed to adopt a system of performance-linked pay bonuses, but will it prove effective?
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.