February 2009

Sarkozy attempts to calm nerves about 'worldwide crisis'

Johnny Summerton - in Paris, France "It's the crisis of the century and it's without precedence," said the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, early on in a special interview broadcast live here on national television and radio this week.& ...

Now it's our turn to shake up society

Marc Wadsworth - Editor, The-LatestAmericans have long been better at civic activism than the British. Think of Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, the anti-Vietnam war protests and the massive groundswell of people power wh ...

Nokia threatens government after being caught doing 'illegal' snooping

Petri Sajari - Special Investigation         This is an extraordinary story about the power of a mighty multinational and politicians in a liberal Scandinavian country prepared to trade civil rights for economic favours. In April 2005 t ...

Move over Bernstein, Gershwin's in town - Paris that is

Johnny Summerton There's a show about a very special American in Paris currently running in the French capital, and rather appropriately it's called Good morning, Mr Gershwin.For those of you still missing the far too clever link (self praise is no ...

Snowfall in Britain - why the panic?

Heidi KingstoneWhat is all the fuss about? A few flakes of snow and the country has shut down.   For a Canadian this is just delightfully amusing. There are hardly any people on the streets, and the ones who have braved the snow are out making snowmen ...

A room with a view

M. L. Farrier paints a magical picture with this photo of a snow-covered central London street, taken from the window of a room in his home. Click here to view more of   Farrier's quality work. Learn about the High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography ...

He can't bear the snow

Big freeze is on in the UK

The worst snowfall to hit Britain in 18 years caused travel chaos on the roads and railways, closing scores of schools. All bus services in London were cancelled, as well as dozens of trains, and some airport runways, including both at Heathrow, were tempo ...

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