Friday, July 17, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was refused permission by Burma’s military rulers to meet Ms Suu Kyi last week. A guilty verdict and further detention are widely expected.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Both men say they want deep cuts to their current levels of 6,000 nuclear warheads each. In addition, Russia has been pressing Mr Obama to scrap a US plan for a missile defence shield in Europe.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Leaders of G8 nations are to set a target to cut greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050.
They will also call for any human-induced temperature rise to be held below 2 degrees Celsius, but environmental campaigners believe key commitments will be scaled back. News of the G8 plans came as ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair urged rich nations to hit short-term climate targets by ramping up existing clean technologies.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
The Eastern Partnership Initiative agreed in Prague is intended to bolster stability in the region, but without the prospect of eventual EU membership.
The EU will invest 600m euros (£535m; $804m) in the project up to 2013.
Russia has accused the EU of trying to carve out a new sphere of influence in what Moscow sees as its own backyard..
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Greece is stepping up its efforts to have the Parthenon marbles returned by the UK by building a museum to house them.
The ancient sculptures were removed from Greece more than 200 years ago by British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Lord Elgin.
The Greek Government has long fought to have the artefacts returned to their homeland and is still confident it will get its wish despite Britain’s consistent refusal to hand them over.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
The farmer "may have exposed swine on the farm to an influenza virus," said Dr. Brian Evans of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency."We have determined that the virus H1N1, found in these pigs, is the virus which is being tracked in the human population," he added.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Beijing said it would put his fellow passengers under week-long observation. It also suspended flights from Mexico. The move came as South Korea confirmed a case of the virus, the second country in North-East Asia to do so.