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James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie

    Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
    Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
    Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of...
    More migrant deaths fuel calls for EU action
    More migrant deaths fuel calls for EU action
    Italian calls for Europe to do more on the migrant crisis grew on Saturday and Malta's prime minister said the Mediterranean was becoming a...
    Italy president starts talks on new government
    Italy president starts talks on new government
    Italy's head of state began talks on Sunday to appoint an emergency government to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and handle a...
    Berlusconi promises reform amid demands for new govt
    Berlusconi promises reform amid demands for new govt
    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi repeated promises of economic reform on Tuesday as Italian bonds came under renewed attack in the eurozone crisis...
    Berlusconi pressured over austerity mess
    Berlusconi pressured over austerity mess
    Italy's chaotic efforts to pass a new austerity plan have already included disputed figures, policy U-turns and cabinet rows even before Silvio...
    Gaza flotilla says 'Monday will be a day of action'
    Gaza flotilla says 'Monday will be a day of action'
    A pro-Palestinian flotilla hopes to leave Greece early next week to challenge Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip despite the arrest of the...
    Europe and US step up pressure on Gaddafi to go
    Europe and US step up pressure on Gaddafi to go
    Europe and the United States stepped up diplomatic pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to quit, while on the ground his forces used their superior strength...
    Berlusconi wins first round in Parliament showdown
    Berlusconi wins first round in Parliament showdown
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a confidence motion in the Senate as expected on Tuesday, ahead of a lower house vote that could force...
    Animation film "Up" may lift gloom as Cannes opens
    Animation film "Up" may lift gloom as Cannes opens
    The Cannes film festival marks a first on Wednesday when it opens with Up, an animation comedy that may help lift some of the recessionary...
    Maurice Jarre, composer of Zhivago score, dies
    Maurice Jarre, composer of Zhivago score, dies
    Oscar-winning French composer Maurice Jarre, who wrote the rich, lyrical scores for films including Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of...
    Emotional Cannes triumph for French classroom film
    Emotional Cannes triumph for French classroom film
    The director of Entre les Murs, the French classroom drama that won the main Cannes film prize said on Sunday he had been deeply moved by...
    France's last World War I veteran dies at 110
    France's last World War I veteran dies at 110
    France's last surviving veteran of World War I, an Italian immigrant who fought in the trenches with the Foreign Legion, has died at the age of...