Defence Secretary Philip Hammond believes himself vindicated by the High Court ruling that his Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) is independent.
A look at the causes and possible outcomes of Silvio Berlusconi and his right-wing coalition's lead in the polls.
Attacks such as yesterday's horrific murder in Woolwich didn't happen before the 'war on terror.' It's time we recognised the consequences of the conflicts we've unleashed
NORTH Korea requested 500,000 tons of food aid from South Korea at economic talks yesterday after Pyongyang agreed to end its more-than-year-long boycott of international negotiations on its nuclear weapons.
SUDANESE former rebel leader John Garang, who spent 21 years fighting the Khartoum government, was sworn in as first vice-president at the weekend.
HEAVY rains lashed much of Cuba at the weekend in the wake of Hurricane Dennis, which ripped off roofs, knocked out power and killed 10 people on the Caribbean's largest island before heading towards the US coast.
ISRAEL'S apartheid wall will cut off 55,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from their city, the Israeli cabinet admitted yesterday.
SUSPECTED Taliban gunmen have ambushed a border patrol in the desert near the frontier with Pakistan, killing 10 Afghan soldiers and beheading them all, Helmand provincial governor Sher Mohammed Aghunzada said yesterday.
LUXEMBOURG appeared set to ratify the proposed EU constitution in a national referendum yesterday.
UP to 200 people are feared dead days after a ferry capsized in rough seas off eastern Indonesia, authorities said yesterday.
POLICE using a steel barricade prevented unionist hardliners from parading through the mainly Catholic Garvaghy Road area of the bitterly divided town of Portadown yesterday.
THE former head of France's spy agency claimed that late president Francois Mitterrand had approved the sinking of Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior in a New Zealand harbour 20 years ago, according to a French newspaper report published yesterday.
THREE mosques and Islamic cultural centres were vandalised in the northern New Zealand city of Auckland early yesterday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti.