Radical anti-government protesters were forced to give up their brief occupation of Ukraine’s Justice Ministry on Monday after fellow opposition groups accused them of jeopardising peace negotiations.
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Thursday 20 May 2010
Did you hear the one about Lembit Opik? The news that the former Liberal Democrat MP is to try his hand as a stand-up comedian will no doubt prompt some to say they thought he always was one.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Californian Governor, has withdrawn backing for an oil-drilling project off his state's coast.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Citing the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico that threatens several US states, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Monday that he no longer will support a plan to expand drilling off California's coast.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
The Hollywood sign has been spared from urban sprawl and will stand unobscured to welcome future actors, writers and Austrian bodybuilders, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said.
Friday 16 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Friends, family and former students were yesterday mourning the death of Jaime Escalante, an eccentric maths teacher from East Los Angeles who transformed a troubled inner-city school by teaching advanced algebra to disadvantaged teenagers and inspired the hit film Stand and Deliver.
Monday 08 February 2010
Residents evacuated from foothill communities deluged by weekend mudslides north of Los Angeles were allowed to return home yesterday as crews moved debris and cleared catch basins in anticipation of more rain later in the week.
Thursday 21 January 2010
Sunday 17 January 2010
Some authors are less forgotten than ignored. Gary Indiana is an author whom it is more convenient to overlook. He belongs to a special breed of American urban writers who take cool pleasure in dissecting the lives of the rich and ugly, and is possibly the most jaded chronicler of them all. On a good day, he makes Bret Easton Ellis look like Enid Blyton, yet many, myself included, think he might already have written the Great American Novel(s).
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today will seek to put a fresh spin on a host of familiar money problems facing California as he delivers his final State of the State address.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
He presides over a state that is billions of dollars in debt and recently began issuing IOU notes to creditors after its coffers ran dry. Now it seems Arnold Schwarzenegger's iffy stewardship of public finances may extend to his private realm.
Friday 20 November 2009
Though it may have no more than a few seconds of Arnie (and a digitally reconstructed version, no less), Salvation proves the Terminator franchise is still alive and just about kicking.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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