Nick Vinocur

Sarkozy, Merkel push euro integration, no joint bonds

France and Germany unveiled far-reaching plans for closer eurozone integration, but maintained a common euro bond issuance would have to wait.

Terrence Malick epic wins Palme d’Or in Cannes

US director Terrence Malick won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival on Sunday for <em>The Tree of Life</em>, a meditative, metaphysical epic.

Director’s shame casts pall over classy Cannes

The Cannes film festival stumbled towards its close on Friday, still reeling from the shock expulsion of Danish director Lars Von Trier.

Police clear refinery, French unions remain defiant

French police cleared access to the refinery supplying fuel to Paris on Friday as unions hardened their stance ahead of a vote on pension reform.

Jobs, crime keep expats away from home

As SA prepares to go the polls, expatriates nearly always mention two obstacles when asked if they would ever move back: crime and the lack of jobs.

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