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Sylvia Westall

Sylvia Westall

    Hint at dialogue on Syria
    Hint at dialogue on Syria
    He would have the talks outside Syria if the authorities released tens of thousands of detainees.
    Climate deal 'must be wide, not overwhelming'
    Climate deal 'must be wide, not overwhelming'
    Nations aiming to agree on a new global climate deal should focus on achieveable greenhouse gas emissions targets, to involve as many nations as...
    Obama boost opens door for nuclear test ban pact
    Obama boost opens door for nuclear test ban pact
    Backers of a global pact banning nuclear tests said on Tuesday they would seize on United States President Barack Obama's disarmament initiatives...
    Iran allows UN watchdog access to planned reactor
    Iran allows UN watchdog access to planned reactor
    Iran has allowed United Nations nuclear inspectors access to a reactor under construction after blocking visits for a year, and has let them...
    Fritzl gets life in psychiatric ward for incest-murder
    Fritzl gets life in psychiatric ward for incest-murder
    Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution on Thursday for locking up and raping his daughter over 24 years, fathering seven...
    Fritzl admits murder, enslavement
    Fritzl admits murder, enslavement
    An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he locked in a cellar for 24 years pleaded guilty on Wednesday to enslavement and murder,...
    EU anti-Semitism rises on Mideast tensions
    EU anti-Semitism rises on Mideast tensions
    Peaks in anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe have tracked worsening tensions in the Middle East and the image of anti-Semites as "right-wing skinheads" has changed, an EU agency said in a working paper on Monday....
    Fading Austrian towns look east for revival
    Fading Austrian towns look east for revival
    Wolfsthal, about 50km from Vienna, is the end of the line. When the train from the Austrian capital pulls into this silent village on Austria's...
    Austrian incest father Fritzl charged with murder
    Austrian incest father Fritzl charged with murder
    Austrian Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathered seven children by her, has been charged with the murder of...
    Austria flaunts quirkiness for Euro 2008
    Austria flaunts quirkiness for Euro 2008
    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...
    Tests show Austrian fathered daughter's children
    Tests show Austrian fathered daughter's children
    DNA tests showed that Austrian Josef Fritzl, who raped his daughter and kept her prisoner in a windowless cellar for 24 years, was the father of...
    Austrian to appear in court over abuse case
    Austrian to appear in court over abuse case
    A 73-year-old Austrian who has confessed to locking his daughter in a windowless cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven children will appear...