BREAKING NEWS

2008-09-10

Business

Trichet warns of high inflation for some time

Inflation in the euro zone “is likely to remain high for quite some time, moderating only gradually during the course of next year.” So said the

Inflation in the euro zone “is likely to remain high for quite some time, moderating only gradually during the course of next year.” So said the

Business

Euro zone growth prediction lowered

Gloomy new predictions from Brussels. Euro zone growth this year is expected to be much lower than previously thought. Joaquin Almunia, the EU’s

Gloomy new predictions from Brussels. Euro zone growth this year is expected to be much lower than previously thought. Joaquin Almunia, the EU’s

Business

Lehman's survival struggles continue

Lehman Brothers has announced plans to sell a majority stake in its investment management unit and spin off commercial property assets, but the

Lehman Brothers has announced plans to sell a majority stake in its investment management unit and spin off commercial property assets, but the

Business

Oil and European shares fall

Oil prices remain volatile. On Wednesday they rose in response to a surprise decision by OPEC to cut production by just over half a million barrels a

Oil prices remain volatile. On Wednesday they rose in response to a surprise decision by OPEC to cut production by just over half a million barrels a

Europe

Europeans for Obama want climate change high on US agenda

More Europeans would prefer Democrat Barack Obama to win the United States presidency than the Republican John McCain… That is according to a poll

More Europeans would prefer Democrat Barack Obama to win the United States presidency than the Republican John McCain… That is according to a poll

Europe

Oxfam slams EU-UN force in Chad as failing to protect the vulnerable

EU soldiers have proved incapable of protecting civilians in eastern Chad, says international charity Oxfam. It is urging the European Union together

EU soldiers have proved incapable of protecting civilians in eastern Chad, says international charity Oxfam. It is urging the European Union together

News

France battles with civil liberties

The French government has been forced to revise plans over a new security database after widespread opposition to the scheme. More than a 130,000

The French government has been forced to revise plans over a new security database after widespread opposition to the scheme. More than a 130,000

News

Promising start to 'Big Bang' experiment

It is being hailed as the biggest scientific experiment in history and there were smiles all round in the control room as it got off to a successful

It is being hailed as the biggest scientific experiment in history and there were smiles all round in the control room as it got off to a successful

News

EU and Russia in new dispute over Georgia mission

Just days after apparently agreeing on the issue, Russia and the European Union have clashed over Brussels’ plans to send observers to Georgia

Just days after apparently agreeing on the issue, Russia and the European Union have clashed over Brussels’ plans to send observers to Georgia

News

North Korea denies its leader is gravely ill

North Korea is dismissing reports that its leader Kim Jong-il is seriously ill. Speculation grew after the reclusive president failed to appear at

North Korea is dismissing reports that its leader Kim Jong-il is seriously ill. Speculation grew after the reclusive president failed to appear at

News

Retrial in Heathrow bomb plot case

Seven British men accused of plotting to smuggle liquid explosives on to transatlantic airlines and blow them up midflight are to face a

Seven British men accused of plotting to smuggle liquid explosives on to transatlantic airlines and blow them up midflight are to face a

News

Obama denies sexism as US election race tightens

With the US presidential race tightening, temperatures are rising. A row has erupted over remarks made by the Democratic candidate Barack Obama

With the US presidential race tightening, temperatures are rising. A row has erupted over remarks made by the Democratic candidate Barack Obama

Culture

Noah and the Whale make a splash on indie scene

London folk-rock quartet ‘Noah and the Whale’ have been causing a few ripples on the indie festival scene this summer. They have even managed to

London folk-rock quartet ‘Noah and the Whale’ have been causing a few ripples on the indie festival scene this summer. They have even managed to

Science_technology

Dye Another Way: The Secret Agents of Colour

Researchers around Europe and the Mediterranean are looking at new ways to preserve ancient icons and textiles. The plant and insect pigments used to

Researchers around Europe and the Mediterranean are looking at new ways to preserve ancient icons and textiles. The plant and insect pigments used to

Culture

Kiefer Sutherland swaps Bauer for horror

Kiefer Sutherland has taken time out of his busy CTU schedule in the TV series “24” to make a welcome return to the big screen in the new horror

Kiefer Sutherland has taken time out of his busy CTU schedule in the TV series “24” to make a welcome return to the big screen in the new horror

Science_technology

Wink technology opens IT up to disabled users

Computers controlled by eye and head movements have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now practical, feasible examples of this

Computers controlled by eye and head movements have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now practical, feasible examples of this

News

Betancourt wins 2008 Asturias Concord prize

This year’s Asturias Concord prize, awarded to an individual or body that has made a significant contribution to peace, understanding, or knowledge

This year’s Asturias Concord prize, awarded to an individual or body that has made a significant contribution to peace, understanding, or knowledge

News

Georgian policeman killed near Russian checkpoint

A Georgian policeman has been shot dead near a Russian checkpoint in a buffer zone next to breakaway South Ossetia. Police said the shot came from

A Georgian policeman has been shot dead near a Russian checkpoint in a buffer zone next to breakaway South Ossetia. Police said the shot came from

News

CERN search to solve Big Bang mystery

In terms of scale, it is the biggest scientific experiment ever undertaken. Thousands of scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear

In terms of scale, it is the biggest scientific experiment ever undertaken. Thousands of scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear

News

Successful start to CERN's Big Bang experiment

Scientists at the CERN research centre in Geneva have successfully fired up a huge particle-smashing machine, in the first stage of a mission to

Scientists at the CERN research centre in Geneva have successfully fired up a huge particle-smashing machine, in the first stage of a mission to

News

Oil price rise after OPEC makes output cut

The price of of crude oil has rebounded after falling below 100 dollars a barrel for the first time in five months. In early trading US crude rose

The price of of crude oil has rebounded after falling below 100 dollars a barrel for the first time in five months. In early trading US crude rose

News

Netherlands 'not responsible' for Srebrenica massacre

A civil court in the Hague has ruled that the Dutch state is not responsible for the deaths of Muslim refugees massacred by Bosnian Serb troops at

A civil court in the Hague has ruled that the Dutch state is not responsible for the deaths of Muslim refugees massacred by Bosnian Serb troops at

News

Mankind's biggest experiment prepares to power up

Particle physicists are getting ready to power-up the world’s biggest atom-smasher in a mission to answer some of the most perplexing questions of

Particle physicists are getting ready to power-up the world’s biggest atom-smasher in a mission to answer some of the most perplexing questions of

News

Belgium investigates European meat scandal

Belgian police are investigating a suspected meat trafficking scandal involving hundreds of tonnes of chicken not deemed fit for human

Belgian police are investigating a suspected meat trafficking scandal involving hundreds of tonnes of chicken not deemed fit for human