Sylvia Westall

Sylvia Westall

Sylvia Westall

 

Hint at dialogue on Syria

The head of Syria's main opposition coalition, Mouaz Alkhatib, has said he was ready to hold talks with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad.

Austria flaunts quirkiness for Euro 2008

Sylvia Westall

With yob insurance, football-shaped cakes and 100 life-size statues of former soccer hero Hans Krankl, joint host Austria is gearing up for Euro 2008 in its own special way. In a country better known for mountains and Mozart than midfielders, gradual preparations for the three-week tournament are taking on a distinct Austrian flavour.