Gina Doggett

Milosevic wanted ‘one-way ticket to Moscow’

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic deliberately took a drug that neutralised the effects of his heart medicine, an expert who examined his blood said on Monday as the United Nations war crimes court in The Netherlands prepared to release his body.

Thousands gather as pope is inaugurated

In a ceremony replete with solemnity and joy, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday accepted the Fisherman's Ring and woollen pallium symbolising his leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. ''I am not alone,'' he said. ''I do not have to carry alone what, in truth, I could never carry alone.''

Plot talk on eve of Algerian vote

On the eve of what is shaping up as the most democratic presidential election to date to be held in Algeria, the press and three of the six candidates in the polls on Wednesday accused the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika of plotting to steal the vote. Candidates agree that a first-round victory by Bouteflika would raise suspicions.

Algerians ponder choice for president

For the first time since independence more than four decades ago, many Algerians felt their vote could make a real difference as they mulled Tuesday whether to re-elect President Abdelaziz Bouteflika or throw him out in favour of one of his five challengers.

Democracy no cure-all for Ghana?s economy

GHANA, while poised to consolidate its democracy with the first transfer of power from one civilian president to another since independence, will remain beset...

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