BREAKING NEWS

2008-06-04

Business

Shares suspended after Alitalia "illegal" loan report

All trading in Alitalia has been suspended by the Italian stock exchange after a newspaper reported that a government loan to keep the struggling

All trading in Alitalia has been suspended by the Italian stock exchange after a newspaper reported that a government loan to keep the struggling

Europe

Concerns over trafficking at Euro 2008

The Women’s Rights Committe at the European Parliament is tackling football and sex trafficking in two days of debate in Brussels. There is concern

The Women’s Rights Committe at the European Parliament is tackling football and sex trafficking in two days of debate in Brussels. There is concern

Europe

Immigration deal risks splintering

A deal on handling illegal immigrants could be undone two weeks from now… The EU governments and the heads of the European Parliament’s main groups

A deal on handling illegal immigrants could be undone two weeks from now… The EU governments and the heads of the European Parliament’s main groups

News

Tiananmen Square deaths remembered 19 years on

A sombre silence hung over Tiananmen Square on the 19th anniversary of the brutal crushing of student protests. There was no official ceremony

A sombre silence hung over Tiananmen Square on the 19th anniversary of the brutal crushing of student protests. There was no official ceremony

News

"Green Revolution" planned for Africa to combat hunger

The UN has called on rich nations to help “revolutionise” farming in Africa and for the developing world to produce more food for the 1 billion

The UN has called on rich nations to help “revolutionise” farming in Africa and for the developing world to produce more food for the 1 billion

News

Obama to face McCain in race to White House

With the Democratic nomination a certainty, Barack Obama now faces the task of uniting his party against the Republican candidate John McCain

With the Democratic nomination a certainty, Barack Obama now faces the task of uniting his party against the Republican candidate John McCain

News

Oil

There have been violent scuffles in Brussels between riot police and angry fishermen protesting against the soaring price of fuel. Violence erupted

There have been violent scuffles in Brussels between riot police and angry fishermen protesting against the soaring price of fuel. Violence erupted

News

Obama prepares for coming battle

So is it next stop the White House for Barack Obama. Having got this far the dream is very much alive. He faced many challenges along the way, not

So is it next stop the White House for Barack Obama. Having got this far the dream is very much alive. He faced many challenges along the way, not

News

German government presents new surveillance law

Police in Germany could soon have extra powers to monitor people’s phonecalls and private homes. The government has unveiled plans for a new law, at

Police in Germany could soon have extra powers to monitor people’s phonecalls and private homes. The government has unveiled plans for a new law, at

Science_technology

Monkey experiment raises hope for the handicapped

U.S. researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have taught monkeys to feed themselves with a human-like robotic arm using only

U.S. researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have taught monkeys to feed themselves with a human-like robotic arm using only

Culture

To returns to his youth with "Sparrow''

A sparrow is Hong Kong slang for a pickpocket, and “Sparrow” is the title of Johnnie To’s latest movie. Fai, played by Simon Yam, and his three

A sparrow is Hong Kong slang for a pickpocket, and “Sparrow” is the title of Johnnie To’s latest movie. Fai, played by Simon Yam, and his three

News

US film legend Mel Ferrer dies aged 90

US actor, director, producer and writer Mel Ferrer, whose career spanned some 60 years, has died at the age of 90. He appeared in more than 100 films

US actor, director, producer and writer Mel Ferrer, whose career spanned some 60 years, has died at the age of 90. He appeared in more than 100 films

News

Nanotechnology experts win Asturias science award

Five scientists renowned for their work in the field of nanotechnology have received the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific

Five scientists renowned for their work in the field of nanotechnology have received the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific

News

Fishermen take fuel protest to Brussels

Police sealed off parts of the European Union district of Brussels as hundreds of fishermen demonstrated against soaring fuel prices. Fishermen fear

Police sealed off parts of the European Union district of Brussels as hundreds of fishermen demonstrated against soaring fuel prices. Fishermen fear

News

Rome food summit draws up emergency plan

After intense debate, world leaders in Rome are drawing up an emergency plan to deal with the global food crisis. On day two of a UN summit, the

After intense debate, world leaders in Rome are drawing up an emergency plan to deal with the global food crisis. On day two of a UN summit, the

News

Obama has the numbers, but Clinton hangs on

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to her opponent but stopped short of officially conceding the race. She had reportedly said earlier she was “open”

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to her opponent but stopped short of officially conceding the race. She had reportedly said earlier she was “open”

News

McCain on attack as presidential race begins

Republican John McCain launched his November election campaign for the White House with an early attack on his Democrat rival Barack Obama. McCain

Republican John McCain launched his November election campaign for the White House with an early attack on his Democrat rival Barack Obama. McCain

News

Obama makes political history in the US

He has made political history as the first African American to win the presidential nomination of a major US party. Barack Obama has scored enough

He has made political history as the first African American to win the presidential nomination of a major US party. Barack Obama has scored enough

Science_technology

Satellites used to combat rocketing food prices

With the cost of staple foods heading into orbit, millions of people in the world’s poorest countries are facing the prospect of hunger. And the

With the cost of staple foods heading into orbit, millions of people in the world’s poorest countries are facing the prospect of hunger. And the

News

German farmers agree to lift milk blockades

Thousands of striking dairy farmers in Germany have agreed to lift their blockades of milk processing plants, just as shortages began to be felt

Thousands of striking dairy farmers in Germany have agreed to lift their blockades of milk processing plants, just as shortages began to be felt

News

Berlusconi backtracks over illegal immigrants

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has backtracked over a controversial bill that would make illegal immigration a jailable offence. It

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has backtracked over a controversial bill that would make illegal immigration a jailable offence. It