EU condemns Afghanistan attacks

Monday, 16 April 2012 11:00
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has condemned Sunday’s Taliban attacks on government buildings and western embassies in Afghanistan, her spokesperson said in a statement. “The high representative condemns in the strongest terms the coordinated attacks launched today (Sunday)…

Concordia captain must stay under house arrest: Court

Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:57
An Italian court has rejected a request by the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship to release him from house arrest. Francesco Schettino captained the ship that struck a rock formation off the Tuscan coast Jan 13, killing…

A million Italians are gambling addicts,says study

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:21
Gambling is the third biggest business in Italy, where nearly one million people are addicted, according to a study. “We estimated that Italy has the biggest gambling turnover in Europe, amounting to over 76 billion euro ($99 billion) a year…

France rules out military intervention in Mali

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 16:08
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Mali following a coup there, and called on French nationals to leave the African country. Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toures was overthrown March 22 in a…

Mobster released in Italy due to beans allergy

Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:29
Michele Aiello had been convicted for associating with the mafia. He was sentenced to 15 and a half years in prison. A judge in Abruzzo region released Aiello to a year of house arrest because of his allergy. The man…

French gunman killed after 30-hour siege

Friday, 23 March 2012 07:14
Interior Minister Claude Gueant confirmed the 24-year-old suspect, linked to Al Qaeda, was killed following an exchange of fire with the police. Mohamed Merah was hiding in the bathroom when police stormed into the apartment around 11.00 a.m. where he…

Gay marriage not a human right: European ruling

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:46
Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that same-sex couples have a right to marry because their mutual commitment is just as strong as that of husbands and wives. The ruling was made by the judges of the European Court…

Greek economy to shrink in 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:12
The ailing economy, which has been struggling since 2009, will restore growth and overcome the debt crisis only with continuing strong focus on the austerity and structural reform drive under way, Xinhua reported citing the report that was released Monday.…

16 Italian judges held in anti-mafia operation

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:44
The judges are suspected of favouring in court cases alleged members of the Fabbrocino crime clan of the Camorra — as the mafia in Naples is called. Around 60 people have been sent to prison or given house arrest. Assets…

Three killed in French school shooting

Monday, 19 March 2012 16:28
The gunman fatally shot three people before fleeing, Xinhua reported citing a TV report. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant, who rushed to Toulouse, ordered “to strengthen surveillance” around Jewish schools in France, Europe 1 reported. President Nicolas Sarkozy will also…