BREAKING NEWS

2008-01-18

Business

Brown seeks to boost British trade with China

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in Beijing for a three day visit to improve economic cooperation. One of this first engagements was watching a

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in Beijing for a three day visit to improve economic cooperation. One of this first engagements was watching a

Business

Bush trtied to stimulate US economy

President George W Bush says he will push for an economic stimulus package to stop the US economy slipping into recession. The president said he

President George W Bush says he will push for an economic stimulus package to stop the US economy slipping into recession. The president said he

Business

Romania welcomes Nokia's mobile move

Cluj in Romania is the focus of much German anger because it is where Nokia is building a factory to take over production of mobile phones after it

Cluj in Romania is the focus of much German anger because it is where Nokia is building a factory to take over production of mobile phones after it

News

Egypt and EU trade human rights barbs

The Egyptian government has said it might call off planned political talks with Europe next week. In a tit-for-tat reaction to a European Parliament

The Egyptian government has said it might call off planned political talks with Europe next week. In a tit-for-tat reaction to a European Parliament

News

Serbs offered EU-visa perk

At this sensitive time for EU-Serbia ties, Serbs could be offered visa-free access to the EU under talks proposed by Brussels – to start at the end

At this sensitive time for EU-Serbia ties, Serbs could be offered visa-free access to the EU under talks proposed by Brussels – to start at the end

News

Italian port workers strike over "dangerous" conditions

Workers at virtually all of Italy’s ports have downed tools in protest at what they claim are dangerous working conditions. Three of the country’s

Workers at virtually all of Italy’s ports have downed tools in protest at what they claim are dangerous working conditions. Three of the country’s

News

Checkmate for Bobby Fischer

Former US world chess champion Bobby Fischer has died, aged 64. His death was announced by the media in Iceland, where he had moved in 2005 to avoid

Former US world chess champion Bobby Fischer has died, aged 64. His death was announced by the media in Iceland, where he had moved in 2005 to avoid

News

Kenya's opposition to change tactics

Kenya’s opposition has announced it will change tactics to protest against the outcome of last month’s presidential election by boycotting companies

Kenya’s opposition has announced it will change tactics to protest against the outcome of last month’s presidential election by boycotting companies

News

Tourists shot dead in Yemen attack

At least two Belgian tourists and two Yemenis accompanying them have been killed in a shooting in eastern Yemen. Another Belgian tourist and a local

At least two Belgian tourists and two Yemenis accompanying them have been killed in a shooting in eastern Yemen. Another Belgian tourist and a local

News

Gas pipeline deal a blow to rival EU project

President Vladimir Putin has bagged another huge energy contact: in exchange, Bulgaria will get access to Russian gas and reinforce its strategic

President Vladimir Putin has bagged another huge energy contact: in exchange, Bulgaria will get access to Russian gas and reinforce its strategic

News

Ministry hit as Israeli-Palestinian battle escalates

At least one person has been killed and 30 others injured in an Israeli air strike on the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry headquarters in Gaza

At least one person has been killed and 30 others injured in an Israeli air strike on the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry headquarters in Gaza

Culture

Heinrich Zille - the man who drew 1900s Berlin

They called him Pinselheinrich – Paint brush Henry – and he was a painter of the street. Heinrich Zille would have been 150 years old this year, and

They called him Pinselheinrich – Paint brush Henry – and he was a painter of the street. Heinrich Zille would have been 150 years old this year, and

Culture

Cruz is Freeman's dream in The Good Night

Martin Freeman is a failed popstar who tries to control his dreams in The Good Night. He becomes obsessed with a model – played by Penelope Cruz –

Martin Freeman is a failed popstar who tries to control his dreams in The Good Night. He becomes obsessed with a model – played by Penelope Cruz –

News

Russian gas deal puts Sofia at odds with EU

The Russian and Bulgarian leaders have signed a gas deal that puts Sofia at odds with Brussels, which backs a rival project. President Vladimir

The Russian and Bulgarian leaders have signed a gas deal that puts Sofia at odds with Brussels, which backs a rival project. President Vladimir

News

Mideast talks fears as Olmert talks of "war"

Against the backdrop of daily attacks and even talk of war the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears on the verge of collapse. There has been no

Against the backdrop of daily attacks and even talk of war the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears on the verge of collapse. There has been no

News

Kosovo takes back seat to jobs in Serbia election

It is jobs not Kosovo which are weighing on people’s minds with presidential elections in Serbia coming up on Sunday. Both main candidates –

It is jobs not Kosovo which are weighing on people’s minds with presidential elections in Serbia coming up on Sunday. Both main candidates –

News

Britain and China agree to up trade by 20bn euros

Britain and China have committed themselves to boosting business between the two countries by some 20 billion euros over the next two years. UK Prime

Britain and China have committed themselves to boosting business between the two countries by some 20 billion euros over the next two years. UK Prime

News

Arab League brings two Lebanese sides together

Further attempts have been made to end a political crisis that has paralysed the Lebanese government for months. The Secretary General of the Arab

Further attempts have been made to end a political crisis that has paralysed the Lebanese government for months. The Secretary General of the Arab

News

Israel launches attacks into Gaza as peace plans looks set to founder

Israel blitzed Gaza with air and ground fire as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to wage a “war” to stop rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The

Israel blitzed Gaza with air and ground fire as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to wage a “war” to stop rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The

News

More protests planned in Kenya as death toll rises

Kenya is braced for more opposition demonstrations today as the death toll from post-election violence continues to mount. At least eight people have

Kenya is braced for more opposition demonstrations today as the death toll from post-election violence continues to mount. At least eight people have