Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
DR Congo's reconciliation farmIn the east of the Democratic of Republic of Congo, former enemies are being reconciled through agriculture.
The Observers Direct
Guinea's gold rushJulien Pain meets Observers to discuss the memorable events they have witnessed.
WINTER OLYMPICS 2014
France’s Pierre Vaultier wins gold in snowboard crossFrance’s Pierre Vaultier won the gold medal in the men’s snowboard cross competition at the Sochi Olympics in Russia on Tuesday.
Romania in the EU: A work in progress? (part 2)Communist kitsch or architectural prowess? We visit Bucharest's gigantic Palace of the Parliament. Also, our reporters ask why plans by a Canadian company to extract an estima...
Iran's economy suffers under impact of 'violent' sanctionsIranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised economic sanctions imposed on Iran. They have badly hurt the economy, with Rouhani calling them "violent" in their impact....
€1.6m gold 'stolen' on Air France flightGold bars worth 1.6 million euros disappeared from a shipment on an Air France flight between Paris and Zurich last week, French media said Tuesday, in a robbery that police believ...
Romania set to reject controversial gold mine projectRomania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta yielded to mounting popular pressure against plans to allow Canada to open a gold mine in Transylvania, saying that a bill aimed at accelerati...
Kenyan Parliament schedules debate on dropping ICC membershipKenyan lawmakers are called for an emergency session later this week to debate cutting ties with the International Criminal Court. Also, South Africa's beleaguered gold mining...
'IBK' takes over as Mali's presidentMali has a new democratically elected president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, and is hopefully on the way to turning the page on a troubled chapter. Meanwhile, South African gold mining...
Romanians protest against mining projectToday on the net: web users in Romania campaign against a gold mining project. Painting public stairways becomes a new form of protest in Turkey. And web users claiming to be US se...
Verizon sale could earn Vodafone $130 billionVodafone says it's in "advanced talks" to sell its 45 per cent stake in US carrier Verizon for a expected $130 billion. At that value, it would be the third-largest...
France’s Teddy Riner wins gold in judo worldsFrance’s Teddy Riner won gold in the over-100-kilogram class at the judo world championships on Saturday, earning France its seventh medal in the event, putting it on a par with Ja...