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UN’s Ban seeks lifeline to flagging Cyprus talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will attempt to revive flagging Cyprus peace talks on Sunday, convening a two-day meeting with rival leaders to...

Greece euro zone entry was “error” at time – Sarkozy

It was a mistake to let Greece join the euro single currency when it did because its economy was not ready to...

Europe’s leaders take another swing at debt crisis

European leaders meet for a high-profile summit that they hope will produce a clear plan to tackle the sovereign debt crisis that...

Strike-hit Greece heads to standstill ahead of a crucial vote

Greece faces a crucial test this week with much of the country expected to be shut down by a 48 hour strike...

Greece could trigger global banking crisis: Canada

A global banking crisis will erupt unless Europe properly deals with Greece's debt problems, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Wednesday,...

New generations in Europe tipping into homelessness

After 18 years cooking moussaka and roast lamb in restaurants around Greece, Petros Papadopoulos prepares lunch for 50 in a place he...

Selling gold teeth to make ends meet in Greece

A smartly dressed woman waits as a young man behind a glass screen weighs her gold earrings, bracelets and rings and counts...

Europe at rating agencies’ mercy as reforms struggle

A year after it pledged to curb the power of the credit rating agencies, Europe remains at their mercy as it struggles...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...