BREAKING NEWS

2008-08-08

World

China struck by Olympic fever

As the opening ceremony thrilled those in the Bird’s Nest stadium thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square to watch the events unfold on giant screens

World

French Basque bombs defused

Thousands of people had to be evacuated because of three bombs planted in a tourist resort and on a high-speed rail line in the French Basque

Business

Italy's GDP shrinks in Q2

Italy’s economy contracted in the second quarter of the year according to new government data. The figures for Europe’s fourth largest economy were

Business

RBS hit by writedowns

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its first loss in 40 years, and although it is one of the biggest losses in British corporate history it is not