BREAKING NEWS

2008-06-20

Business

Producers and consumers ponder curbing crude prices

What to do about rocketing oil prices? That is the big question at a conference of energy producing and consuming countries this Sunday. The meeting

What to do about rocketing oil prices? That is the big question at a conference of energy producing and consuming countries this Sunday. The meeting

Business

European shares hit 14-week low

European shares slumped on Friday by more than 1.55, hitting their lowest close since mid March. Analysts blamed continued worries about the

European shares slumped on Friday by more than 1.55, hitting their lowest close since mid March. Analysts blamed continued worries about the

Business

Slower French economic growth predicted

The French economy will expand by just 1.2% this year, the country’s statistics office, INSEE, is predicting. INSEE said households will cut spending

The French economy will expand by just 1.2% this year, the country’s statistics office, INSEE, is predicting. INSEE said households will cut spending

Business

Sumitomo Mitsui may take stake in Barclays

Barclays is reportedly looking East for fresh capital and repair its battered balance sheet. Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui is said to be in talks about

Barclays is reportedly looking East for fresh capital and repair its battered balance sheet. Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui is said to be in talks about

Culture

Comedian Fellag explores life of Algerian underdog

Algerian comedian and writer Fellag and French actress Marianne Epin have taken their brand of taboo-breaking laughs to the Nuits de Fourviere

Algerian comedian and writer Fellag and French actress Marianne Epin have taken their brand of taboo-breaking laughs to the Nuits de Fourviere

Europe

Cultural tradition or cruel and barbaric sport?

Bullfighting is part of the fabric of three EU countries, but calls for its abolition are growing ever louder. In Brussels, the storm clouds are

Bullfighting is part of the fabric of three EU countries, but calls for its abolition are growing ever louder. In Brussels, the storm clouds are

Culture

Dylan Thomas film opens Edinburgh festival

The Edinburgh Film Festival opened with the world premiere of The Edge Of Love, a look at the complex and heady relationships between Welsh poet

The Edinburgh Film Festival opened with the world premiere of The Edge Of Love, a look at the complex and heady relationships between Welsh poet

Europe

Cohn-Bendit & Lamassoure brainstorm a new EU

A rather special Agora this week; two leading European politicians, from the Greens and Centre- Right. Daniel Cohn Bendit, a veteran from the stormy

A rather special Agora this week; two leading European politicians, from the Greens and Centre- Right. Daniel Cohn Bendit, a veteran from the stormy

News

EU leaders take time to reflect

European heads of state have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the fate of the Lisbon treaty after its rejection by Ireland in a referendum. The

European heads of state have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the fate of the Lisbon treaty after its rejection by Ireland in a referendum. The

News

Bush pays visit to flooded Midwest

President Bush flew in to get a close up view of the damage caused by the flooding Mississippi river. With homes and farmland across the Midwest

President Bush flew in to get a close up view of the damage caused by the flooding Mississippi river. With homes and farmland across the Midwest

News

Worldwide price-rise protests grow

Thousands of Spanish farmers became the latest in a long line of demonstrators taking to the streets of Europe and beyond in angry price-rise

Thousands of Spanish farmers became the latest in a long line of demonstrators taking to the streets of Europe and beyond in angry price-rise

News

Cubans say sanctions decision will have little effect

The EU’s decision to lift sanctions against Cuba will make little difference to the people living under Raul Castro’s regime say dissidents there

The EU’s decision to lift sanctions against Cuba will make little difference to the people living under Raul Castro’s regime say dissidents there

News

EU ready to lift Cuba sanctions

The European Union has given the green light to scrap sanctions against Cuba, but insists the communist Island’s human rights record must improve

The European Union has given the green light to scrap sanctions against Cuba, but insists the communist Island’s human rights record must improve

News

EU offers Ireland more time

European leaders meeting in Brussels have decided not to set a deadline for ratification of the stalled Lisbon Treaty after Ireland’s No vote. The

European leaders meeting in Brussels have decided not to set a deadline for ratification of the stalled Lisbon Treaty after Ireland’s No vote. The

News

Chavez threatens Europe over immigration law

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening to stop selling oil to European countries if they persist with plans to clampdown on illegal

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening to stop selling oil to European countries if they persist with plans to clampdown on illegal

Science_technology

Mammoth potential of elephant grass

As the world wrestles with questions about biofuels versus food, researchers in Brazil are investigating the potential of elephant grass.

As the world wrestles with questions about biofuels versus food, researchers in Brazil are investigating the potential of elephant grass.

Europe

Financial exclusion in Europe

An estimated half of all adults in some EU countries don’t have a bank account. This week Europeans takes a look at how governments and banks are

An estimated half of all adults in some EU countries don’t have a bank account. This week Europeans takes a look at how governments and banks are