THREE men in suits carrying violin cases emerge from the shadows of a Palermo side street and walk purposefully towards us. So THIS is how it ends. Dumped in the boot of a car in long-term parking at the airport. Encased in cement and propping up some new
“AS we stopped to see Hadrian’s Wall, I stood up there and I tried to imagine what it was like to be a Roman legionary. “For the Romans at that time, this was the end of civilisation.” OK, those aren’t my words — the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused it of airing programs "against the interest of Pakistan."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing optimism that a weekend meeting by the rival Social Democrats will lead to coalition talks with her conservatives that could end months of tense political limbo in Europe's leading economy.