Issues in Depth

An alternative election poster showing the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen wearing a cowboy hat is displayed in the window of a public house in Dublin February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Independents key in Irish vote?

Ten years ago Luke "Ming" Flanagan sent 500 cannabis joints to Irish politicians as part of his campaign to legalise the drug. By the end of this week he could hold the balance of power in parliament.  Full Article 

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero poses in the gardens of the Moncloa Palace before an interview with Reuters in Madrid, February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Spain is winning battle - PM

Spain is winning the struggle to restore financial market confidence and is convinced Germany will back a stronger euro zone rescue fund despite Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic troubles, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero tells Reuters.  Video | Full Article 

The British Formula One racing team, Williams, is adapting its state-of-the-art racing technology for the gaming and conventional auto industries. REUTERS/TV

Racing tech speeds into real world

Williams F1 believes its driving simulator and flywheel energy recovery system could have an impact away from the track in the gaming and conventional auto industries.  Video 

Tour guide Charmian Griffiths holds up a magazine clipping of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton during a bus tour highlighting areas of Berkshire where Middleton grew up. Credit: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

Bus tour of Kate Middleton's life

The seats are mostly taken by the press and the only "tourists" are a few interested locals as the bus tour around the hometown of Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton kicks off.  Full Article