• G20 London Summit: "A summit like no other"

    By on April 5, 2009
    London, 3rd April 2009. After G20 leaders agreed a mind boggling trillion dollar plan to tackle the global financial crisis, Gordon Brown declared that the London summit marked “the day the world came together to fight back against the global recession”, and the beginning of a “new world order”. President Obama heralded it as “historic" and "unprecedented”.
  • 'Historic' G20 in London: a one trillion summit like no other

    By on April 3, 2009
    On 2 April G20 leaders agreed on a mind boggling trillion dollar plan to tackle the global financial crisis. As US president Barack Obama heads to Strasbourg for a Nato summit, a roundup of the juice and conclusions
  • Pick of the Week in London

    By on March 28, 2009
    Here's cafebabel london’s choice selection on what's happening in capital in the coming week (30 March - 05 April) In Detail - The Alternative London Summit
  • Joschka Fischer takes a gloomy view on Europe

    By on March 21, 2009

    “We, as Europeans, are not able to do our homework. If we do not act stronger, history will beat us up!” When Joschka Fischer, Germany’s former minister for foreign affairs, came to speak at the London School of Economics at the end of February, he did not carry too many positive words in his luggage.

  • Pick of the Week in London

    By on March 16, 2009
    This is cafebabel london’s choice selection on what's happening in capital in the coming week (23-29 March).
  • Vox Pop - Should Britain join the Euro?

    By on March 15, 2009
    The Cafe Babel London team took to the streets of London with a video camera to find out what the general public thought. This is what a couple of randomly selected people said on the Southbank opposite the Houses of Parliament. Certainly makes interesting viewing!
  • Women's rally in London

    By on March 9, 2009
    By Naomi Christie London, 9th March 2009 (Women marching the streets of London on 7 March 2009. Photo: Naomi Christie) Women rallied in London last Saturday for an end to male violence. The event, One Million Women Rise, did not achieve the high numbers it had forecast with stewards estimating a turnout of only 5,000 women and children.
  • Jack Straw quizzed on civil liberties at the LSE

    By on March 9, 2009

    Audience members were keen to probe the lord chancellor on controversial decisions on civil liberties at a public lecture last Tuesday at the London School of Economics. Lord chancellor and justice secretary Jack Straw spoke on his political role in relation to questions such as legal aid.

  • Kosovo Independence – One Year On

    By on Feb. 19, 2009
    As Kosovo turns one, its UK ambassador assesses the year gone by and the challenges ahead, seeing huge progress achieved and a cause for hope for the future. (Article of statehood - Kosovo's new flag. Image: Peter Casier/Flickr) First Anniversary of Declaration of Independence On Tuesday 16 February 2009, Kosovo celebrated its first birthday as an independent state.