Author

 
Catherine Bremer

Catherine Bremer

    Economy may spell doom for Sarkozy
    Economy may spell doom for Sarkozy
    France voted on Sunday in round one of a presidential ballot, with a feeble economy that could make Nicolas Sarkozy the country's first president...
    'Merkozy' align plans to bring EU budgets under control
    'Merkozy' align plans to bring EU budgets under control
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Paris on Monday under pressure to align their positions on centralising control of eurozone budgets to stem a debt crisis that threatens Europe's currency union....
    I made a 'moral error', Strauss-Kahn tells France
    I made a 'moral error', Strauss-Kahn tells France
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologised to his country on Sunday for a sexual encounter with a hotel maid he said was a "moral error" he would regret all...
    Manuel opts out of IMF contest
    Manuel opts out of IMF contest
    South Africa's Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the race for the International Monetary Fund's top job on Friday, making French Finance Minister...
    Sarkozy nears victory on pension Bill as unrest wanes
    Sarkozy nears victory on pension Bill as unrest wanes
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy moved closer to victory on Wednesday in his showdown with unions over pension reform, with strikes easing and...
    Lower Mexico flu death toll heartens nervous world
    Lower Mexico flu death toll heartens nervous world
    In a glint of good news for a world rattled by the threat of a flu pandemic, new laboratory data showed fewer people have died in Mexico than first...
    Swine flu cases increase, hurting markets, airlines
    Swine flu cases increase, hurting markets, airlines
    A new swine flu virus that has killed 149 people in Mexico was found further around the world on Tuesday and the specter of a pandemic began to hit...
    Swine flu hits New Zealand, Israel
    Swine flu hits New Zealand, Israel
    New Zealand and Israel confirmed cases of swine flu on Tuesday, the latest countries hit by a new strain that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico...
    World battles to curb deadly Mexico flu strain
    World battles to curb deadly Mexico flu strain
    The world's top epidemiologists fought on Tuesday to curb the spread of a new strain of flu that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico in a couple...
    Mexican swine flu spreads to Europe
    Mexican swine flu spreads to Europe
    Governments around the world acted to stem a possible flu pandemic on Monday, as a virus that has killed 103 people in Mexico and spread to North...
    Deadly new flu strain threatens Mexico, US
    Deadly new flu strain threatens Mexico, US
    Mexican and US health officials searched on Saturday for signs an outbreak of a new flu strain is spreading further, after it killed up to 68...
    El Salvador's ex-rebels win power through the ballot box
    El Salvador's ex-rebels win power through the ballot box
    El Salvador's former Marxist guerrillas, who fought one of the bitterest conflicts of the Cold War, finally won power through the ballot box after...