BREAKING NEWS

2008-07-31

Business

All time record for euro zone inflation

Euro zone inflation has surged to another record high, hitting an annual rate of 4.1% in July. It is the highest inflation figure for the currency

Euro zone inflation has surged to another record high, hitting an annual rate of 4.1% in July. It is the highest inflation figure for the currency

Culture

Music lovers head to Lake Geneva

Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event, the Paleo Festival, sold out this year, with some 225,000 music lovers making the trip to Nyon by Lake

Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event, the Paleo Festival, sold out this year, with some 225,000 music lovers making the trip to Nyon by Lake

Business

European shares mixed

Europe’s stock market indexes ended the session mixed on Thursday as traders didn’t react well to the US growth and jobless benefit claims

Europe’s stock market indexes ended the session mixed on Thursday as traders didn’t react well to the US growth and jobless benefit claims

Business

BASF boosted by higher oil prices

BASF said its second-quarter operating profit was up by 19% thanks to rising oil and gas prices. The world’s top selling chemical company also

BASF said its second-quarter operating profit was up by 19% thanks to rising oil and gas prices. The world’s top selling chemical company also

Business

HBOS could sell assets

Britain’s biggest mortgage lender HBOS has said that it is considering selling some asset after it reported profits halved in the first six months of

Britain’s biggest mortgage lender HBOS has said that it is considering selling some asset after it reported profits halved in the first six months of

Business

US GDP grows modestly in Q2

The US economy continues to teeter on the edge of recession. GDP did expand modestly in the second quarter at an annual rate of 1.9%, but economists

The US economy continues to teeter on the edge of recession. GDP did expand modestly in the second quarter at an annual rate of 1.9%, but economists

Science_technology

Scientists replace silicon with paper

Campus Party in Spain is the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world. And in Portugal, work on replacing silicon with paper in chips

Campus Party in Spain is the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world. And in Portugal, work on replacing silicon with paper in chips

Culture

Mamet's Redbelt explores world of martial arts

David Mamet’s latest film Redbelt is set against the backdrop of the world of martial arts, starring Chiwetel Eijofor as Mike Terry, a committed jiu

David Mamet’s latest film Redbelt is set against the backdrop of the world of martial arts, starring Chiwetel Eijofor as Mike Terry, a committed jiu

News

New look war crime suspect confident of acquittal

A man of impenetrable disguise, Radovan Karadzic will rise before a warcrimes judge today for the first time. A Serbian newspaper presents his fresh

A man of impenetrable disguise, Radovan Karadzic will rise before a warcrimes judge today for the first time. A Serbian newspaper presents his fresh

News

Belgium's political progress to slow down for summer

Belgium’s long running constitutional crisis is set to continue for at least another six weeks. King Albert has now given his three so-called “wise

Belgium’s long running constitutional crisis is set to continue for at least another six weeks. King Albert has now given his three so-called “wise

News

Olmert's resignation announcement sparks vote call

The leader of Israel’s right-wing opposition has called for fresh elections following Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s announcement that he is to stand

The leader of Israel’s right-wing opposition has called for fresh elections following Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s announcement that he is to stand

Culture

German design - from fashion to furniture

Women’s wear for next spring and summer was on the menu at Germany’s Igedo fashion fair while the Neues Museum in Nuremberg showcases German design.

Women’s wear for next spring and summer was on the menu at Germany’s Igedo fashion fair while the Neues Museum in Nuremberg showcases German design.

Science_technology

Cartagena's Roman theatre unveiled

Almost unbelievably, a 6,000-seater Roman theatre lay hidden for centuries in the Spanish town of Cartagena, built over and disguised by the passage

Almost unbelievably, a 6,000-seater Roman theatre lay hidden for centuries in the Spanish town of Cartagena, built over and disguised by the passage

News

Olmert pledges to prove innocence

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed to prove his innocence after announcing he is to quit within months. Speaking at a press conference

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed to prove his innocence after announcing he is to quit within months. Speaking at a press conference