China unveils the next generation of leaders

15 November 2012

Xi Jinping led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, signalling his elevation to the top of China’s ruling Communist Party and the man set to lead the country for the next ten years

War looms over Gaza as death toll rises

15 November 2012

A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave

Demonstrations turn to disorder in Europe

15 November 2012

Europe’s day of demonstrations turned into a night of disorder in Spain and Portugal. In Madrid, police fired rubber bullets to disperse protestors. Rubbish bins were set on fire, filling the streets with smoke

Euro zone slips into second recession since 2009

15 November 2012

The euro zone fell into a recession in July-September, the second since the global financial crisis in 2009, as French resilience could not make up for a slump across Europe and the three-year debt crisis slowed Germanyto a crawl

First step in ending DC dysfunction

10 November 2012

After the sound and the fury, the public disdain for government – particularly for Congress – the high stakes and looming fiscal disaster and $6 billion, we end up where we began – with Barack Obama in the White House, Democrats with a modest majority in the Senate, and Republicans retaining control of the House

Sandy complicates final stretch of tense U.S. presidential race

30 October 2012

A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaotic voting process

In foreign policy debate, Romney and Obama get domestic

23 October 2012

It was billed as a debate on foreign policy, but that did not stop Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, from sparring repeatedly on issues that polls indicate are more important to voters: the economy and jobs

Lebanon on edge after car bomb kills security chief

20 October 2012

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Saturday he had been asked by the president to stay in his post as fear and anger over the assassination of a senior intelligence chief opposed to the Syrian leadership gripped the country

Colombia and FARC agree to further talks

20 October 2012

First peace talks in a decade ended with little progress, with the sides agreeing to meet again next month in Cuba

EU leaders agree on banking supervisor

20 October 2012

The deal, reached at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, represents a shaky compromise between France and Germany

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