Herman van Rompuy profile: Belgium’s diffident haiku poet steps from the shadows

Author: By Vanessa Mock Wearing a loose-fitting suit and a look of surprise tinged with amusement, Herman van Rompuy cut a diminutive figure among his…

Measuring Labour’s Glasgow triumph

Author: By Chris Mead, Press Association The new constituency was created under boundary changes in 2005 since when its only MP has been Michael Marti…

Turkey and Armenia sign landmark agreement

Author: AP The contentious issue of whether the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians during the final days of the Ottoman Empire amounted to genocid…

Germany’s pro-Hitler party plans ‘training centre’

Author: By Allan Hall in Berlin The mastermind of the scheme is J├╝rgen Rieger, a lawyer and deputy leader of the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party that is…

New demand for probe into first death of Troubles

The call comes exactly 40 years after retired farmer Francie McCloskey from Dungiven died after receiving a blow to the head during an RUC baton charg…

Kashmir: Paradise once again?

Author: By Andrew Buncombe The official was understandably proud; the course has been voted the best in India and one of the finest in the region. The…

Loyalists start weapons decommissioning

Author: By Steven McCaffery and Michael McHugh, Press Association The decommissioning announcement came from the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), the Uls…