This year on World TB Day, the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria no longer has the resources to continue expanding its work is catastrophic for the 3,800 people dying every day from TB and for 33.4 million people living with HIV for whom TB is the leading cause of death.
Giuliano Stroe isn't your average 7-year-old boy. After, all how many kids of his age boast two Guinness world records? Not
The panic behaviour of the German Chancellor and French president, makes it plain to see that both countries are using the economic difficulties of other Eurozone countries and the restructuring of Europe, as a smoke-screen to hide their own systemic economic and social failures.
The European Union - warts and all - has largely been constructed by politicians, albeit with the help of technocrats. But the media also have an important role to play in the evolution of the ongoing European project.
Politicians rarely begin their economic announcements by imploring the audience not to mock them, but Romanian President
Since antiquity Romania has been home to Europe's richest gold mines but after millennia of drilling much of the easily available gold has gone. As recently as 1989 one in ten of the population relied on gold for their livelihoods; today just 50,000 work the mines.