Articles by Crispian Balmer



Iraqi President Asks U.S. Troops to Stay

  • 03 November 06
  • Reuters
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Thursday that U.S. troops should remain in Iraq for up to three more years to enable the local authorities to develop their own security forces.

French Lawmakers Stoke Turkish Rage

  • 13 October 06
  • Reuters
Ignoring Turkish protests, the French National Assembly approved a bill Thursday making it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

Prodi Claims Election Laurels

  • 12 April 06
  • Reuters
His slim victory margin threatens to divide Italians and stall the government.

Benedict XVI Is Installed as Pope

  • 25 April 05
  • Reuters
Pope Benedict XVI took charge of his church at a majestic inauguration on Sunday and set the tone for his papacy with a plea to humanity to return to God and transform a world he called a desert of pain and poverty.

Pope Promises to Continue Dialogue

  • 21 April 05
  • Reuters
Pope Benedict XVI moved swiftly Wednesday to allay fears that his papacy would be rigidly inward-looking, saying he wanted dialogue with other faiths and cultures.

4 Million Gather in Rome for Pope's Funeral

  • 08 April 05
  • Reuters
World leaders including George W. Bush and Mohammad Khatami will attend Pope John Paul II's funeral on Friday.

Italy's Royal Family Returns Home

  • 24 December 02
  • Reuters
The male heirs to Italy's throne returned home Monday for a lightning visit, ending more than half a century of exile imposed on the family as punishment for collaborating with fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Global Summits Struck By Epidemic of Apathy

  • 14 June 02
  • Reuters
When plant expert Geoffrey Hawtin got up to speak at this week's United Nations World Food Summit in Rome, he addressed rows of empty seats.

Paris Ruling On Yahoo Raises Legal Dilemmas

Suez Plans to Take Over Its 3rd U.S. Water Firm

Montenegro Confronts Belgrade's Army

Raids Rattle Democratic Montenegro

Williams Claims Senna's Steering 'All OK'

Prodi Praises Pact With Communists

Striker Van Basten Retires, Cites Chronic Ankle Injury

Italy Budget Aims To Calm Investors

Rise in Truffle Prices Not to Be Sniffed At

Corruption: Scourge of Europe

Minister: Mafia Has Nuclear Spare Parts