BREAKING NEWS

2008-06-10

Business

Stocks in Europe stay in negative territory

European shares came off lows by midday today as the banking sector reversed early losses. Traders also pointed to a 191 million euros refinancing

European shares came off lows by midday today as the banking sector reversed early losses. Traders also pointed to a 191 million euros refinancing

Business

French and Japanese car makers join forces in Russia

France’s Peugeot Citroen and Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors are to invest 470 million euros in a joint venture in Russia. Industry officials say they will

France’s Peugeot Citroen and Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors are to invest 470 million euros in a joint venture in Russia. Industry officials say they will

Business

IEA reports slower growth in demand for oil

World oil demand is slowing down, at least for the moment. Record high prices have dented consumption. The International Energy Agency, the

World oil demand is slowing down, at least for the moment. Record high prices have dented consumption. The International Energy Agency, the

Business

Possible Nordic telecoms deal

The Swedish-Finnish company TeliaSonera has fanned speculation of a bid from Norway’s Telenor. The news of the bid comes just days after the company

The Swedish-Finnish company TeliaSonera has fanned speculation of a bid from Norway’s Telenor. The news of the bid comes just days after the company

Culture

9/11 Exhibition comes to Caen, France

A history museum in northern France, dedicated to the D-Day landings, is staging the largest exhibit yet on another world-changing event – the

A history museum in northern France, dedicated to the D-Day landings, is staging the largest exhibit yet on another world-changing event – the

Culture

Supernatural thrills in "The Happening"

“The Happening” is the latest cinema release from M.Night Shyamalan, and it bears all the hallmarks of his supernatural thrillers. As usual for the

“The Happening” is the latest cinema release from M.Night Shyamalan, and it bears all the hallmarks of his supernatural thrillers. As usual for the

News

No easing of border blockade over European fuel prices

Lorry drivers who have blocked the border between Spain and France say their action will continue as long as it takes to bring fuel prices down. The

Lorry drivers who have blocked the border between Spain and France say their action will continue as long as it takes to bring fuel prices down. The

News

Irish leader's 'yes' plea as EU vote begins

With early voting underway in Ireland’s referendum on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, Prime Minister Brian Cowen has made a last appeal for a ‘yes’ vote

With early voting underway in Ireland’s referendum on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, Prime Minister Brian Cowen has made a last appeal for a ‘yes’ vote

News

Bush in final EU-US summit as American leader

US President George Bush is at the final EU-US summit of his mandate. The gathering is taking place in Slovenia, which currently holds the EU’s

US President George Bush is at the final EU-US summit of his mandate. The gathering is taking place in Slovenia, which currently holds the EU’s

News

Suspected Islamic militants arrested in Spain

Police have arrested eight people in different parts of Spain on suspicion of recruiting Muslims to fight for militant groups. Officers detained five

Police have arrested eight people in different parts of Spain on suspicion of recruiting Muslims to fight for militant groups. Officers detained five

News

South Korea heads into crisis

The entire South Korean cabinet offered its resignation this morning – amid a wave of public protests and strike calls that have all but blocked the

The entire South Korean cabinet offered its resignation this morning – amid a wave of public protests and strike calls that have all but blocked the

News

Family get letter from captured Israeli soldier

Israeli officials say the family of an Israeli soldier abducted by militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have received a hand-written letter

Israeli officials say the family of an Israeli soldier abducted by militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have received a hand-written letter

News

EU ministers agree to let us all work harder

Talks late into the night finally thrashed out a long-deadlocked EU deal on setting work time rules, blocked mainly by Britain. An agreement on equal

Talks late into the night finally thrashed out a long-deadlocked EU deal on setting work time rules, blocked mainly by Britain. An agreement on equal

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Slovenia realises university dream

Europe’s newest university has opened its doors. The University Centre for Euro-Mediterranean studies in Portoroz, Slovenia offers students a pretty

Europe’s newest university has opened its doors. The University Centre for Euro-Mediterranean studies in Portoroz, Slovenia offers students a pretty

News

Cautious welcome to Chavez' FARC call

Columbia has given a cautious welcome to a surprise call by Venezuela’s President for FARC rebels to end their four-decade long conflict. Hugo

Columbia has given a cautious welcome to a surprise call by Venezuela’s President for FARC rebels to end their four-decade long conflict. Hugo

News

Early voting underway in Ireland's Lisbon referendum

Voting in Ireland’s referendum on the Lisbon Treaty got off to a late start after bad weather delayed the airborne arrival of the ballot boxes to

Voting in Ireland’s referendum on the Lisbon Treaty got off to a late start after bad weather delayed the airborne arrival of the ballot boxes to