March 24, 2007 From David Charter and Roger Boyes in Berlin Angela Merkel got Europe’s 50th birthday weekend off to a controversial start yesterday when she said that the creation of a European army should be a key goal in its next 50 years. The German Chancellor added hastily […]

Ahmadinejad angrily abandons plans for UN visit Mar 24 From Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has abandoned plans to address the UN Security Council ahead of a vote on fresh sanctions against Tehran, with Washington angrily accused of scuppering them. Ahmadinejad had asked to address the council to defend his […]

By Fredrik Dahl TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s military said on Saturday British naval personnel seized in the Gulf confessed to entering Iranian waters illegally, but Britain maintained they were detained inside Iraqi territory and demanded their release. Iranian forces captured 15 British sailors and marines on Friday at the mouth […]