BREAKING NEWS

2008-10-07

Europe

Major day of votes on EU's climate-change measures

The European Parliament’s influential environment committee has backed a plan to auction carbon-dioxide production permits from 2020 to electricity

The European Parliament’s influential environment committee has backed a plan to auction carbon-dioxide production permits from 2020 to electricity

Europe

Mixed reaction to environment committee's votes

There are those who say they must have got it right – because some on the side of industry said the environment committee’s vote was too much, and

There are those who say they must have got it right – because some on the side of industry said the environment committee’s vote was too much, and

Business

Ecofin seeks to restore financial confidence

European Union finance ministers have said they will take all necessary measures to protect the banking system and deposits of individual savers. To

European Union finance ministers have said they will take all necessary measures to protect the banking system and deposits of individual savers. To

Business

Opel and other carmakers cut production

A number of car makers are cutting production in Europe in response to falling sales. General Motors has shut its Opel factory at Bochum in Germany

A number of car makers are cutting production in Europe in response to falling sales. General Motors has shut its Opel factory at Bochum in Germany

Business

Economy confident erodes further

Despite the best efforts of governments, central banks and financial institutions, public confidence in the world economy continues to erode. Repeat

Despite the best efforts of governments, central banks and financial institutions, public confidence in the world economy continues to erode. Repeat

News

Politkovskaya murder: concern lingers two years on

Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the assassination of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, an event which remains a source of huge concern

Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the assassination of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, an event which remains a source of huge concern

News

Bomb blast amid riots deepens Thai unrest

A young woman, aged about 20, is believed to have died and many others were were hurt in a suspected car bomb explosion during rioting on the streets

A young woman, aged about 20, is believed to have died and many others were were hurt in a suspected car bomb explosion during rioting on the streets

Business

Equities hit by investor doubts

There is no sign of an end to the the world’s financial woes. Share markets continued to be extremely volatile on Tuesday as governments around the

There is no sign of an end to the the world’s financial woes. Share markets continued to be extremely volatile on Tuesday as governments around the

News

Israel appeals to Russia over Iran/Syria arms deals

Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is asking Russia to reconsider arms sales to Syria and Iran. Olmert met Russian President Dmitry

Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is asking Russia to reconsider arms sales to Syria and Iran. Olmert met Russian President Dmitry

News

Nobel for Japanese physicists at heart of matter

The Nobel Committee has given this year’s award for physics to three Japanese scientists who have shed light on the make-up of the universe. The

The Nobel Committee has given this year’s award for physics to three Japanese scientists who have shed light on the make-up of the universe. The

Culture

Picasso poised to take Paris by storm

One of France’s most eagerly awaited and expensive art exhibitions – Picasso and the Masters – opens in Paris this week.

One of France’s most eagerly awaited and expensive art exhibitions – Picasso and the Masters – opens in Paris this week.

Culture

Oscar rumours over Jolie's role in Changeling

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie’s latest film Changeling is based on a true story. She plays Christine Collins, who’s son was kidnapped in

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie’s latest film Changeling is based on a true story. She plays Christine Collins, who’s son was kidnapped in

Europe

European Commission reveals Urban Audit

As cities become ever bigger and more populated, so the demands of living conditions for citizens are changing apace. What’s the European response to

As cities become ever bigger and more populated, so the demands of living conditions for citizens are changing apace. What’s the European response to

Europe

Environmentally friendly roads

Pollution from transport is it one of the leading causes of the poor air quality in Europe’s cities. What is Brussels doing to encourage the use of

Pollution from transport is it one of the leading causes of the poor air quality in Europe’s cities. What is Brussels doing to encourage the use of

News

Panic spreads through financial markets

The slight sense of renewed optimism in world stock markets seemed to evaporate this morning, with banks in particular taking a battering. There had

The slight sense of renewed optimism in world stock markets seemed to evaporate this morning, with banks in particular taking a battering. There had

News

Violence erupts in Bangkok

Thailand’s image as a peaceful, tropical paradise has taken a further battering, as anti-government protestors clashed with riot police. Some people

Thailand’s image as a peaceful, tropical paradise has taken a further battering, as anti-government protestors clashed with riot police. Some people

News

Japanese physicists win Nobel prize

This year’s Nobel prize for physics has gone to three scientists from Japan for their work on sub-atomic physics. The announcement of the second

This year’s Nobel prize for physics has gone to three scientists from Japan for their work on sub-atomic physics. The announcement of the second

News

Turkey threatens to invade N.Iraq

Turkey has threatened to send its army back into northern Iraq to attack Kurdish rebels in retaliation for the deaths of 17 of its soldiers in a

Turkey has threatened to send its army back into northern Iraq to attack Kurdish rebels in retaliation for the deaths of 17 of its soldiers in a