BREAKING NEWS

2008-09-27

World

Economy

Investors in the Fortis banking and insurance group face an anxious weekend as the Belgian-Dutch bank holds talks on its future with the Belgian

World

China takes huge step in space

One huge step for China. That is how the space walk by astronaut Zhai Zhigang, the son of a snack-seller, is being portrayed to the world. As

World

Car bomb kills 17 in Syria

A Syrian intelligence post may have been the target of a car bombing this morning in Damascus. Seventeen people died and around the same number again

World

Economy

Wall Street shares surged over hopes of an agreement on a 479 billion euro rescue package for the stricken financial sector. Big bank shares staged