Articles by Tom Rachman

European Ballot Features Candidates of Curiosity

  • 10 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Europeans are enjoying a smirk before the usually staid European Parliament elections, with curious candidates such as a porn star who dons risque outfits, a soccer player and a supermodel.

Parmalat Set to Shed Foreign Assets

  • 13 January 04
  • The Associated Press
A restructuring team looking to save devastated food giant Parmalat will likely try to sell the company's international units to foreign buyers but hopes to keep the core domestic dairy business in Italian hands, a government minister said Monday.

Elderly Showgirls Take On Italian TV

  • 01 August 03
  • The Associated Press
In a bubble-gum-pink frock and high heels, the 72-year-old contestant strutted before the television cameras, hips swinging to a pounding dance beat and eyelashes fluttering before millions of viewers.

Victors Promise a Secular Turkey

  • 05 November 02
  • The Associated Press
After an overwhelming victory in Turkey's elections, the Justice and Development Party pledged to maintain the nation's pro-Western stance.