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World 19 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nuclear North Korea lights candles to stave off dark

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Banners in the North Korean capital proclaim a bright future for the world's newest nuclear power, but after sunset pedestrians make their way in near darkness because there is not enough power for streetlamps.

World 09 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

France to sell former Nazi headquarters in Paris

The Hotel Majestic, on the Avenue Kleber near the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, was seized by the invading German army after the fall of France in June 1940 and turned into a headquarters for both the military command and the Gestapo.

Travel 02 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

The endearing charm of Vientiane

Mention the capitals of any South-East Asian nation and they bring to mind a fast-paced metropolis with towering blocks of glass, concrete and steel, traffic-clogged streets, crowded shopping malls, glitzy clubs and decadent dining.

Other Sport 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Zidane's hope: Hoist World Cup trophy and retire from football

Zinedine Zidane has it all worked out: He will hoist the World Cup trophy in Berlin on July 9 and retire from football.

Education 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

A culinary and cultural feast

IT WAS a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase Malaysia to their French guests and the Taylor's College students did not let it pass by without making an impression.

Other Sport 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Who’s the greatest of them all?

The sporting year of 2006, packed with high-profile events dotted around the globe, will re-ignite fresh debates over best teams, greatest players.

World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

France to help youth with voluntary task force - Chirac

PARIS (Reuters) - France is to set up a voluntary

World 12 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Paris bans weekend gatherings, fearing new riots

PARIS (Reuters) - Police banned any gathering that might provoke disorder in Paris this weekend, saying they had been warned violence was planned for Saturday after two weeks of rioting across France.

World 12 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Paris bans weekend gatherings, fearing new riots

PARIS (Reuters) - Police banned any gathering that might provoke disorder in Paris this weekend, saying they had been warned violence was planned for Saturday after two weeks of rioting across France.

World 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Paris bans weekend gatherings, fearing new riots

PARIS (Reuters) - Police banned any gathering that might provoke disorder in Paris this weekend, saying they had been warned violence was planned for Saturday after two weeks of rioting across France.